Here are some of the reasons they gave when asked why they think local families should choose to join them in the Parrs Wood community.
Positive relationships between staff and pupils…
The teachers really care about us.
Our broad curriculum and subject choice…
There is a path for every child.
An academic approach that suits everyone…
Children are pushed to be the best they can be and allowed to be what they want to be – they don’t funnel everyone in the same direction because it’s easier for them.
Our inclusive nature…
You feel safe at Parrs Wood because it doesn’t matter if you’re different.
Our extra-curricular activities…
The school is really big so there are load of clubs to get involved in, which makes it so easy to find people with common interests.
Enrichment and curriculum opportunities are incredibly broad, but the school will still let you set something up if it doesn’t exist already.
It is great to be able to meet so many new people who can share different backgrounds.
Everyone is accepting of everyone else.
Our diverse student body defines the school’s accepting culture and provides strong foundations to thrive in modern society.
We celebrate our children…
Celebrating and rewarding success is a large part of the culture e.g. the postcards teachers send through to parents based on achievements, reward points that can be exchanged for items, star of the week award, reward trips etc.
We have high expectations…
The behaviour policy makes people very aware of what is expected of them.
The behaviour policy prepares you for being a polite adult with good manners.
Our facilities and amazing sports fields…
There are a wide range sports facilities and so much more green space than you find in other schools.
It’s really easy for everyone to make friends because there are so many people and a lot of different ways of getting to know them.
Our thriving Sixth Form…
Having the option to stay at Parrs Wood for Sixth Form provides continuity if students want it and also provides more confidence in the quality of teaching too.
Mr McElwee’s assemblies…
The Headteacher’s assemblies are the stuff of legends – he’s really able to inspire the students.
We are dedicated to student well-being…
The school really cares about us – we always know we have a safety net, particularly around mental health, which allows us to focus on our studies.