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Transition - Moving to Secondary School


Moving to Secondary School

The opportunity to experience new subjects, new activities and make new friends at a bigger school is often met with great enthusiasm. At Parrs Wood, we also understand that whilst some students feel this way, some may feel nervous and anxious at the thought of starting at a new school. For most, it’s normally a little bit of both!

To ensure that our new Year 7 students’ transition from primary school is as seamless and stress-free as possible, Parrs Wood has a very effective and highly-regarded transition programme in place.

In the Spring term, we will be contacting your primary schools with details of lots of different exciting and interesting opportunities for you to get involved in your new school. Until then, keep exploring our website and social media feeds. If you have any questions you can reach us on email: seeyousoon@pwhs.co.uk

Transition Events

Data Application Form:

New Year 7 intake - Parents have been sent a data information pack to complete, please have these completed and sent back to the main school office.

If you have not received a data form then please contact the main office on 0161 446 8640 and we can resend the pack. 

Secondary School Admissions 

Student places at Parrs Wood are allocated by Manchester City Council. If you have accepted a place, but have not yet spoken to us at school, then please contact our main office to speak to one of the team: 0161 446 8640. Further details on admissions can also be found on our school website. 

Transition Booklet

All students will receive a Transition booklet on transition evening. The booklet will enable you to discuss moving to secondary school as a family. It will enable you to plan your journey to school, discuss worries and set targets for yourself, along with some other wellbeing activities. Your new teachers have also set you a task to complete within each of their subject areas. Please choose which activities you would like to complete over the summer as best you can. There is no pressure to complete all the activities. Those that you do complete, please do so on separate paper so that they can be distributed to your different teachers in September!  Remember to bring these along with you on your first day at Parrs Wood.   

Keep an eye out for more events and our timetable.


Meet our Transition Team

Getting to know your new school


  • Information about our Uniform Policy
  • FRED
  • Library & Independent Learning Centre
  • Moving around the Building
  • Break times
  • Musical Opportunities
  • School Lockers
  • EAL & Nurture Support
  • Parent Information Pack


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