Why should I consider Parrs Wood as my first choice school?
Parrs Wood provides support for your child's personal and intellectual development. Each child has daily contact with a form tutor who will share in achievements, deal with concerns and monitor progress in learning. The Form Tutors and Heads of Learning ensure that all pupils are happy, challenged and are achieving their academic and social potential. Year groups are also supported by Pupil Support Managers, Learning Mentors and a Pastoral secretary.
There are many opportunities for your child to contribute to the life of the school. All pupils are encouraged to be actively involved in their learning during lessons and there are many extra-curricular activities that will extend their learning beyond the classroom.
The Student Leadership Team, made up of nominated Year Representatives, work closely with the Headteacher, contributing to the evaluation and further development of learning and teaching at Parrs Wood. All staff, teaching and support, have the welfare and success of your child at heart. Parents are kept fully informed of the progress of their child through Review Days (KS5), Open Evenings and reports.
How to gain admission to Parrs Wood
Parrs Wood is a comprehensive school, open to girls and boys of all religions and backgrounds. Admission to year 7 and other year groups is through the Manchester Admissions Office and follows current City Council policy. In the Autumn Term of Year 6, pupils and their families receive details of how to apply for the High School of their choice.
You will have the opportunity to visit the school on one of our Open Mornings, or on our Open Evening, during the first half of the Autumn Term. Parrs Wood always welcomes visitors. If you cannot come to the Open Days please telephone school to arrange a visit at a mutually convenient time.
If your child is successful in gaining a place at Parrs Wood, we have a well established induction programme developed through our strong links with our partner primary schools, which begins whilst your child is in Year 6. A full programme of events and personal interviews ensure that the transfer to Parrs Wood is smooth and free from anxiety. Pupils will have an opportunity to spend a whole day in school in the Summer Term, where they will sample a number of lessons and meet staff.
You will be invited to attend an Induction Evening, where you will have an opportunity to meet staff and find out more about the school The Inclusion Team will be present or, alternatively, we are able to arrange for individual meetings at other times.