Welcome to Parrs Wood High School
The opportunity to experience new subjects, new activities and make new friends at a bigger school is often met with great enthusiasm. At Parrs Wood High School, we also understand that whilst some students feel this way, some may feel nervous and anxious at the thought of starting at a new school. For most, it’s normally a little bit of both!
To ensure that our new Year 7 students’ transition from primary school is as seamless and stress-free as possible, Parrs Wood High School has a very effective and highly-regarded transition programme in place.
Please explore the information here on our Transition page, and follow us on social media to learn more about our school.
If you have any questions you can reach us by email: email@example.com
Secondary School Admissions
Student places at Parrs Wood High School are allocated by Manchester City Council. If you have accepted a place, but have not yet spoken to us at school, then please contact our main office to speak to one of the team. Further details can also be found on our admissions page.
In the summer term we will arrange with your primary school for you to come and spend a full day with us. You will be divided up into groups and will follow an exciting and interesting programme of lessons led by some of our amazing teachers.
Tutor Groups – Our Pledge
When you apply for your place at Parrs Wood we will ask you some information about yourself, including who your friends are. If any of them are also joining us in September, we will make sure that at least one of your friends is in your new tutor group to help you find your feet.
Parrs Wood Summer School
During the summer holidays we run a really successful holiday school just for our new year 7 students. You will have plenty of time to get to know your new school friends, meet our staff and find your way around your new school. We will be running loads of fun learning activities, all for free!
All students will receive a Transition Booklet on transition evening. The booklet will enable you to discuss moving to secondary school as a family. It will enable you to plan your journey to school, discuss worries and set targets for yourself, along with some other wellbeing activities. Your new teachers have also set you a task to complete within each of their subject areas. Please choose which activities you would like to complete over the summer as best you can. There is no pressure to complete all the activities. Those that you do complete, please do so on separate paper so that they can be distributed to your different teachers in September! Remember to bring these along with you on your first day at Parrs Wood.
Manchester Big Read
Manchester Big Read have launched a ‘Transition Read’ project for Year 6-7 students. Each primary school in Manchester should have received copies of ‘The Lion Above the Door’ by Onjali Q. Raúf, for their Year 6 students.
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