Parrs Wood High School is a popular oversubscribed mixed 11-18 community school with a thriving Sixth Form that has a proven record of academic excellence. The original school opened in 1967 as an 11-18 co-educational comprehensive situated in the South Manchester suburb of Didsbury.It now occupies an enviable site at the heart of the community, having been completely rebuilt in 2000. The main school accommodates 1500 pupils in years 7 to 11, whilst our 400 Sixth Form students are mainly based in Parrs Wood House, our 18th Century Georgian Villa.
Parrs Wood is truly comprehensive. It is a multi-cultural, multi-faith school with a broad range of ability levels. It has an excellent local, national and international reputation. The school is at the heart of the local community and it’s facilities are used by a wide range of community groups including being a base for the Bobby Charlton International Summer School programme.
Parrs Wood is proud of its place in the community. We believe that our strong links with local primary schools, further and higher education providers and local businesses are of significant benefit to our students.
We have a large, flourishing Sixth Form housed in the unique atmosphere of a beautiful Georgian Villa Parrs Wood House. The new facilities provide spacious teaching rooms and study facilties with the advantages of a college setting within a supportive and structured environment. A separate prospectus is available for the Sixth Form Centre.
As an 11-18 school, it is our expectation and hope that the vast majority of our pupils will remain with us into the sixth form to achieve the level 3 qualifications they desire to enter Higher Education, an apprenticeship or the workplace.
Ofsted judged Parrs Wood Sixth Form to be good and particularly praised the `strong community spirit engendered’, `effective leadership’ and `strong care, guidance and support’.
The School and Sixth Form provides excellent facilities:
We are proud of our status as a Specialist School for Technology , a specialism which reflects our hopes and aspirations for all our learners to develop their problem solving and design and creativity skills.