30th November 2007
Our most recent inspection took place from 15th to 19th October 2007. The Independent Schools Inspectorate's report praised Withington as "an excellent school" where "pupils achieve very high levels of success and enjoy an educational experience that is very successful in promoting their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development."
"Consequently," it added, "pupils leave the school with secure, well-founded values to guide their future life."
Headmistress Mrs Janet Pickering said: "We are delighted that the report not only makes reference to pupils' outstanding performance in public examinations but also recognises the breadth of the education offered at the school. "
"In the words of the report ‘the pupils embrace their vibrant and diverse cultural environment; their awareness of the communities in which they live and their social responsibilities are outstanding features of the school'."
The report also notes the commitment of the whole school community towards working for the benefit of others and praised their broad range of activities and experiences.
Relationships between staff and pupils and among pupils are described as "very warm and mutually respectful" and the quality of the pastoral system is rated "excellent in all respects".
The full report is available on the Independent Schools Inspectorate website.