Parents and Carers

Welcome to the Parents and Carers section of our website, which aims to help you find everything you might need to support your child’s schooling, all in one central place.

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Parrs Wood High School

Attendance at Parrs Wood

We are committed to the continuous raising of progress for all students. Regular and punctual attendance is critical if students are to benefit from the opportunities available to them and enjoy a successful and fulfilling school experience.

Behaviour and Attitude

Our approach to behaviour and attitudes is underpinned by our core values of Community, Creativity and Achievement.

Bus Services and Metrolink

There are numerous general bus services that operate close by our school, as well as a local Metrolink stop.
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Calendar and Term Dates

School events and term dates – while we do try to plan our events in advance they are subject to changes, so please check back regularly, especially when close to an event date. Parents’ Evenings 2023/24 For a schedule of this year’s Parents’ Evenings (2023/24), please vis...
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Careers

The designated Careers Lead for Parrs Wood High School and Sixth Form is: Mrs A. Brotherton Date for next review of the information published here on our careers page: June 2024 Future Choices Programme Our Future Choices programme is designed to inspire and expand understanding and knowledge of ...
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Curriculum

The Parrs Wood curriculum is designed to offer each student the opportunity to fulfil their potential, through a wide range of onsite non-vocational and vocational qualifications. Our curriculum is ambitious and reflects our school community, allowing all students to engage successfully with educ...

Extra Curricular Activities (Enrichment)

We firmly believe that learning in the classroom is improved when students are properly engaged outside of it. Therefore, we offer a lot more than academic excellence. We offer a range of activities that take place outside of the classroom and are designed to inspire, deepen and broaden skills, k...
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Family Liaison Officer

As a school we work hard to support our families, who we value as an integral part of our school community.
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FAQs

Discover additional information about attendance, punctuality, the school day, and extra curricular activities at Parrs Wood High School, through our dedicated section of frequently asked questions tailored for parents and carers.
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Free School Meals

If you are in receipt of certain benefits your child could be eligible to apply for the government's Free School Meals allowance, providing your child with a free and nutritious meal per school day.
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Inclusion

Our Inclusion team work with our young people to support their individual learning needs through a holistic approach. We are proud to be an inclusive school. All young people have an equal right to learn and succeed in our school.
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Online Safety at Parrs Wood

Working together between the school and parents/carers is essential if we are to raise awareness of Online Safety. We encourage parents/carers to get involved with their child’s online world and discuss any issues they are having.
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Parent Letters

As well as sending letters home, we deliver much of our communication to parents/carers via the School Gateway app.
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Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

As a parent or carer of a pupil at the school, you are automatically a member of the Parrs Wood PTA, the Parent Teacher Association.
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Parent Voice

The Parent Forum is a group of current parents/careers who work with school leaders and other staff to develop partnerships with school, share their views on areas of the school’s work, and help to improve what we offer our students.
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Parents’ Evenings 2023/24

Appointments are booked in 5 minute blocks. To ensure the evenings proceed as smoothly as possible, please adhere to the appointment times that are scheduled.
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Reading

We often hear about how important reading is for us, both for our development and our wellbeing, but this isn’t something that applies only to younger children. The benefits of reading for our teenagers are innumerable, supporting their progress in school, their development as independent thinker...
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Rewards

We encourage students to participate fully in school life and reward them for their contributions.

Safeguarding

The safety and wellbeing of our young people is a key priority for everyone at Parrs Wood High School and we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff, volunteers and our wider school community to share this commitment. Our Designated Safeguarding Le...
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School Lockers

Information about school lockers including pricing, guidance on usage and the allocation process.
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School Meals

Information about school meals and extra provisions such as our Breakfast Club.
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Supporting Students with SEND

Welcome to our SEND page, where you can find information about all the support Parrs Wood High School offers to young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and their families.
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The School Day

Details of the Parrs Wood High School day, including timings.
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The SHARP System

Students can report concerns about their friends or peers anonymously via The SHARP System (Student Help Advice Reporting Page System), which is monitored during school hours.
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Uniform and Equipment

We aim for our students to take pride in their achievements and their school. Dressing smartly and being properly equipped, prepares them for the professional world beyond their time at school.

Who to Contact

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

Parent View

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.

Requesting Information

If you would like a paper copy of any information published on this website please contact the school.

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.

Ofsted Good Provider logo Greater Manchester Education Trust logo Cyber Essentials Certified 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