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The School Day at Parrs Wood
Students Arrive 08:35 a.m.
First school bell 08:38 a.m.
PCD / Assembly 08:40 a.m. to 09:00 a.m.
Period 1 09:00 a.m. to 09:50 a.m.
Period 2 09:50 a.m. to 10:40 a.m.
Break time for all students 10:40 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Period 3 11:00 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.
Period 4 11:50 a.m. to 12:40 p.m.
Lunch time for all students 12:40 p.m. to 13:25 p.m.
Period 5 13:25 p.m. to 14:15 p.m.
Period 5 14:15 p.m. to 15:05 p.m.


It is a known fact that regular attendance is closely linked with attainment. As a parent/carer it is your legal responsibility to ensure that your child attends school. We are committed to working in partnership with you to ensure that your child has excellent attendance. Requests for absence during term time will not be granted unless for situations that would be deemed as exceptional circumstances by the Headteacher and Local Authority. Where possible, medical appointments should be made outside the school day. School will allow approximately 1-2 hours for appointments (including travel time). A medical card with appointment times on should be shown on return to school.


Of equal importance is the fact that your child arrives at school on time; please see the school timetable above. Following the initial settling in period, your child will be issued with a late detention of 15 minutes (for the same day) if they arrive at school between 8.40-9.00a.m. Should they arrive after 9.00a.m., this detention will be increased to 30 minutes.

Reserving a Locker

At Parrs Wood High School we have a large number of lockers available to students at a fixed cost. The lockers are only available for a five year period, therefore students will be required to return their locker keys to the school.

To read more information on how to purchase a locker please click here.

Breakfast Club

To support Parents / Carers who have work or childcare commitments, we run a Breakfast Club in our small dining hall for those students who may need to arrive early. School is open from 8.00a.m. and students can grab some free breakfast whilst they wait for the start of the day.

Personal Development Curriculum (PDC)

Your child will be assigned a Tutor group and Tutor base and they will meet with their Tutor for 20 minutes every morning. During this time, students are registered and they complete Personal Development Curriculum activities.
The PDC tasks cover topics within the PSHE and Citizenship curriculum and also ensure that students learn about Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural aspects of life. In addition to this, Tutors use this time to speak to students, check their planners and ensure that they are fully prepared for the day ahead.
As part of our 1,000,000Km challenge, students also complete a 1Km walk around the school site on an assigned day and meet as a Year group for a formal assembly once a week.
Your child will be in a tutor group comprised of students of different abilities from a range of partner Primary schools. In completing the All About Me Form, we will endeavour to ensure that your child is placed in a Tutor group with at least one other person that they know well.

Class types

Students are taught in their form groups for: Art, Music, Drama, PE, PSRE and Technology.
Students are placed in broad ability sets for: English, Maths, Science, History, Geography and Languages. Your child will have a different teacher and classroom for each curriculum subject.

Break and Lunch time

We are incredibly proud of our Healthy Schools status and aim to provide nutritious food for our students during the course of the day. The school uses a Biometric system to provide cashless catering. At break a range of breakfast snacks, sandwiches and drinks are available to purchase and at lunch hot meals, salads and sandwiches catering for halal and vegetarian diets are available.
Students are welcome to bring a packed lunch on any day and may eat this in the dining room with their peers instead of purchasing food. Where students are bringing in food from home, we would politely remind you that fizzy drinks, energy drinks and large “sharing” style confectionary and crisps are not permitted.

Extra-curricular activities

Your child will be given a list of the extra-curricular activities that they can participate in in September. These activities take place both during the school day and after school hours.