We have added a few new sections to the website “correspondence” and “in the news”

Correspondence-Visit the new correspondence  section to keep up to date with published correspondence between our campaign group, the chair of governors and head teacher.

In the news-Visit the in the news section to keep up to date with press releases and news articles.


The school governing body has recently started an academy consultation in order to decide whether to convert Parrs Wood High School in south Manchester to a multi academy trust. The consultation ends on the 7th December 2015.


It means the school, which is one of the most oversubscribed secondaries in Manchester, could move away from local authority control to form its own independent academy trust. The school would convert adopting the Co-op model.

A public meeting was held on the 17th November to discuss the implications of becoming an academy. At the meeting the implications of becoming an academy were discussed and concerns were raised by both parents and staff.

Paws off Parrs Wood is a parent, community and staff campaign to oppose the conversion of this already thriving school to academy status

What you can do?

Get actively involved


If you are a parent, community member or other stakeholder and would like to actively be part of the campaign please email:



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Please ensure you return your consultation questionnaire before the consultation closes on 7th December 2015. This will enable the governing body to get a clear idea of public opinion.

More info can be found at http://www.parrswood.manchester.sch.uk/


The petition to reject the proposal to become an academy is gaining signatures fast. Within the first 48 hours it had already gained over 200+ signatures from concerned citizens.

If you would like to sign the petition yourself then please follow the link below to sign: