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Sixth Form insight into the world of finance!

Parrs Wood's fabulous production of 'Bugsy Malone'

Science and Technology in the Army

Raising Awareness of Anti-Bullying

Manchester City Enterprise Challenge winners

Rotary Young Chef Competition

Sixth Form visit to USA at election time!

Didsbury Arts Festival Lantern Parade!

Humanities trip to spectacular Iceland!


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School Charity Reuben's Reteat






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It is my great pleasure to welcome you to our school’s website. Parrs Wood High School and Sixth Form is a culturally diverse and truly comprehensive learning environment. We are the founding member of the Greater Manchester Learning Trust (GMLT).

We provide all of our students with opportunities to strive towards academic excellence and to develop their skills in order to make a positive contribution to society, regardless of background.


On behalf of the school, I would like to express my thanks for the numerous messages of goodwill we have received after our Harmony Group performed at the One Love Concert. We have been overwhelmed with the support you have given us, from all across the world.

Our aim has always been to raise funds for the victims and their families of this horrific attack. The Group came together after some of our students had attended the original concert. They wanted to stop feeling helpless and their response was to sing. Their resilience is astounding.

I would also like to thank the organisers of the concert, Ariana Grande and her team, for including us in the event and allowing us to have the platform to raise money for the families. I think by having Manchester children involved within the concert it really gave a sense of authenticity. The feeling at the concert was incredible; the fact that despite everything Manchester had suffered, there was an emphasis on ‘love’ was a real testament to the courage and honesty of the people of the city.

I am very proud of our Harmony Group and the staff involved especially Ms Groarke, Mr Henry and Mr McDwyer and the entire school community. We really believe that by coming together, we will be even stronger going forward.


Mark McElwee - Headteacher






Headteacher Mr McElwee, congratulates those students who have been nominated 'Stars of the Week' on 20th October 2017.



Headteacher, Mr McElwee, congratulate the Year 7 Football Team for winning the Cup for Parrs Wood High School.


Transition from Year 6 to Year 7

Please CLICK HERE to find more information on helping your child transition from Year 6 to Year 7

Anna of Year 9 is one of 48 year 9 who are currently taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze award in school, she entered a prize draw organised by the award and won Cotswold Outdoors vouchers for both herself and the school, she is seen here been presented with the award by Laura Fenney from the Duke of Edinburgh regional office



On Wed 22nd May, Parrs Wood hosted the

4th annual Politics Panel.

Representatives from Labour, Conservative,

Liberal Democrats, and the Green Party

faced questions from Sixth Form students

and some Year 11 students too.

The event was organised and very ably

chaired by Tom Rushton of Year 13 who is

aiming to study PPE at Oxford University.

Here are our guests being thanked by

Mr McElwee. Well done Tom and thank

you to everyone for their participation in

this fantastic event.

Mr Dore - Head of Sixth Form




A Mental Health Resource for Young People







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Suzannah Reeves is available to liaise with parents.
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The Sixth Form prospectus for 2018 can be downloaded as a PDF file by clicking HERE

Alternatively CONTACT Parrs Wood Sixth Form and we will send you out a printed copy.

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