• NEW Video assembly by Mrs Dean for all year groups - 3rd June Watch video
  • Video assembly by Mrs Rainford for all year groups - 20th May Watch video
  • Video assembly by Mr Langford for all year groups - 13th May Watch video
  • Video assembly by Mr Hill for all year groups - 5th May Watch video
  • Video assembly by Dr Dore for all year groups - 28th April Watch video
  • Video assembly by Mr McElwee for all year groups - 22nd April Watch video
  • Video message from Mr McElwee Link to Facebook
  • Video message from Ms Bryson to Sixth-Form students Link to Facebook
  • NEW Year 6 update from Ms Foster, and a challenge! Download PDF
  • Letter from Ms Foster, Director of Transition - 4th May Download PDF
KS3 Recommended Reading List (download PDF) - An amazing list of book recommendations that our librarian Mr McKrell has put together for KS3 students. Most are available to download as e-books (Kindle etc) and many are now free! See how many you can read while you're at home!

The current situation means that more children throughout the world are becoming affected by what is happening. Many families have relatives and friends that are infected, isolated at home or are at risk of losing their jobs. This means that in addition to the danger of the virus infection, many families are experiencing increased worry, anxiety and possible changes to their daily lives.

  • Information sheet from One Education: Talking to Children about Coronavirus (PDF)
  • If you are a parent or carer and require any further advice or support from an educational psychologist relating to the above please contact the following help line: 0161 276 0115 – Monday to Friday 09:00-12:00.
  • If you are a school staff member currently working and you require any further advice or support from an educational psychologist relating to the above, please contact the following help line: 0161 276 0114 – Monday to Friday 13:00-15:00.
  • Information from Manchester City Council - Follow this link

All our students should already be familiar with ChatHealth. This is a text messaging service staffed by school nurses to provide information on a range of health and well being topics.

With most accidents occurring in the home, hospitals are seeing rise of unintentional injuries and this is an extra pressure that they just do not have the capacity for at the moment.

Kooth is a website which can be accessed from any device. They offer online counselling, as well as safe, monitored forums where young people can find peer support and discuss a range of issues.

Due to Government advice on social distancing, the Parrs Wood Sports Centre is closed for public bookings.
Existing bookings have been notified.

School Gateway

You can keep up with what’s going on at school easier than ever. You can click on the button below to access School Gateway, or you could download the app onto your phone.

School Gateway

KS4 Choices

When your child completes KS3 they will be expected to select their choices of subjects for KS4. Here we offer information on the range of different KS4 subjects we have available.



You can now make payments using TUCASI for students trips, meals or any other services which require receiving payments.

Pay now Free school meals


It is my great pleasure to welcome you to our website. Parrs Wood High School and Sixth Form is a culturally diverse and truly a comprehensive learning environment fit for the 21st century. We are proudly the founding member of the Greater Manchester Learning Trust (GMLT).

We provide all of our students with the opportunities to strive towards academic excellence and to develop their skills in order to make a positive contribution to society, regardless of background. The students at Parrs Wood make excellent progress over time demonstrated by our results.

We are committed to building a strong community ethos and this is evidence through how our staff and students interact with each other. We have strong emphasis on student leadership and we actively promote participation at extra-curricular activities. Our entire pastoral care is based on 4 key values; Fairness, Respect, Equality and Dignity (FRED). Parrs Wood is a high performing school, with amazing students, dedicated staff and fantastic facilities. We would be delighted to show you our school if you decide to visit.

Mr Mark McElwee
Head Teacher

Please contact us for any enquiries or to report student absences

Parrs Wood High School, Wilmslow Road, East Didsbury, Manchester, M20 5PG
T: 0161 446 8640 | E: admin@pwhs.co.uk

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