Who to Contact

Key contact information for parents and carers to help you find the right person to deal with your query.

Reporting Absences

We urge all parents to always report absences to our school office. This helps us to know who has attended school and who hasn’t. The procedure for reporting absences is very straight forward. When reporting absences please contact your child’s Head of Year office:

  • Year 7, 8, and 9 – 0161 446 8641
  • Year 10 and 11 – 0161 446 8644
  • Year 12 and 13 – 0161 446 8648

Please note: family holidays are not to be taken during term time.

Sixth Form Reception

Can help with anything specifically related to Parrs Wood Sixth Form College.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Our SENDCo (Ms C. Doherty) and the Inclusion Team can be contacted through the main office, or through:

For more information please visit our SEND Report and our Inclusion page.

Family Liaison Officer

As a school we work hard to support our families, who we value as an integral part of our school community. Our Family Liaison Officer is here to help build and maintain these relationships.

Learn more about our Family Liaison Officer and the support available.

Year Groups

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Year 12 and 13

Directors of Faculties

Learn more about our curriculum offer via our curriculum page, including subject/faculty specific information and our Directors of Faculties/Heads of Faculties.

Senior Leadership Team

  • Headteacher: Mr M. McElwee
  • Deputy Head: E. Rainford
  • Deputy Head: E. Bryson
  • Deputy Head: M. Dore
  • Deputy Head: D. Goddard
  • Assistant Head: K. Catterall
  • Assistant Head: E. Foster
  • Assistant Head: M. Waites
  • Assistant Head: M. Dean
  • Assistant Head: J. McLynn
  • Assistant Head/ Head of Sixth Form: A. Langford
  • Associate Assistant Headteacher: I. Smith
  • SLT Member: J. Cooper

For correspondance relating to the Greater Manchester Education Trust, please visit the Greater Manchester Education Trust website.

Tell Ofsted What You Think of Our School

An online questionnaire for you to give your view about this school at any time of the year. At the time of an Ofsted inspection, parents are also invited to give inspectors their views using Parent View.

If you’re struggling to find a specific person/team to contact directly, please feel free to contact our main school office, who’ll do their best to put you in touch with the appropriate person for your query.

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