• Community We value one another
  • Creativity We embrace change
  • Achievement We expect excellence

Why Join Parrs Wood?

We regularly ask for student, staff and parents’ opinions about the school to find out what they think.

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.
Student feedback


Our broad curriculum and subject choice…

There is a path for every child.
Parent feedback


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.
Parent feedback


Our inclusive nature…

You feel safe at Parrs Wood because it doesn’t matter if you’re different.
Student feedback


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.
Student feedback

Enrichment and curriculum opportunities are incredibly broad, but the school will still let you set something up if it doesn’t exist already.
Student feedback


Our diversity…

It is great to be able to meet so many new people who can share different backgrounds.
Student feedback

Everyone is accepting of everyone else.
Student feedback

Our diverse student body defines the school’s accepting culture and provides strong foundations to thrive in modern society.
Staff feedback


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.
Staff feedback


We have high expectations…

The behaviour policy makes people very aware of what is expected of them.
Student feedback

The behaviour policy prepares you for being a polite adult with good manners.
Student feedback


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.
Student feedback


Our size…

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.
Student feedback


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.
Staff feedback


Mr McElwee’s assemblies…

The Headteacher’s assemblies are the stuff of legends – he’s really able to inspire the students.
Staff feedback


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.
Student feedback

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