History of the school
Our building began life as a public house, but has been architecturally re-designed as a purpose-built school with state-of-the-art facilities, set in extensive, attractive grounds.
The name Firwood Manor was chosen after a whole school vote involving pupils, staff, and parents. Firwood is the name of a local area and modern housing estate. Manor is the name of a nearby former cotton mill from which the public house took its name. So Firwood Manor is relevant to our local area and blends the old with the new.
The names of our Houses also have local flavour as they are named after the former local cotton mills - Elk, Raven, and Fox.