• Community We value one another
  • Creativity We embrace change
  • Achievement We expect excellence


The Library caters for students of all ages and reading abilities and with a wide variety of books in different genres, you’re guaranteed to find something to get you drawn into reading.

Speak to our librarians for great recommendations and look out for our Book of the Month for more inspiration.

Reading for Pleasure

  • Our Reading Lists contain inspiring books to get stuck into for all year groups, with a wide variety to choose from
  • For other exciting reads, keep an eye out for our Book of the Month as well

Amazon Wish List

Parrs Wood Library now has an Amazon Wish List to enable members of our community to gift a book to the school, if they wish to and are able to do so. This list features books we need to replace and new stock we would like to acquire for both our High School and Sixth Form collections.

Please also be aware that we continually accept book donations and are very happy to give a new life to any unwanted books you may have at home.


The school has full access to the online resource sites Gale Literature Resource Centre and Bloom’s Literature. First-time users need to visit the school library to receive login details.

Bloom’s Access

Bloom’s Literature provides access to:

  • More than 400 full-length videos of classic plays and films
  • Over 1,000 full-text classic works of literature
  • In-depth, full-text entries on literary movements, groups, periodicals, and historical events.
  • More than 2,600 full-text poems

Gale Literature

Gale Literature Resource Centre provides access to:

  • More than 850,000 full text articles, non-fiction and fiction titles, essays, magazines, journals on many subjects
  • In depth biographies of over 135,000 authors
  • More than 8,500 interviews
  • Digitised primary source materials
  • A useful ‘how to cite’ feature with export to citation tools

Quality Marks, Awards and Affiliations

We strive for excellence and are very proud of our achievements and affiliations.

If you believe something is missing or should be removed from the list below, please let us know.

Greater Manchester Education Trust logo Chartered College of Teaching Institutional Member 2023/24 badge Cyber Essentials Certified logo
Ofsted Good Provider logo Leading Parent Partnership Award logo Music Mark logo The FA Charter Standard Schools logo Inspiring IAG logo School Games Gold logo Healthy Schools Manchester logo Speaker's Schools Council Awards logo Artsmark Gold Award logo