Withington is shortlisted for a leading education award

 Updated 7th December 2013

Withington was recently one of five schools shortlisted for an Education Business Award, a prestigious national accolade that recognises a school’s commitment to delivering a quality education.

Mrs Marks and Mrs Haslam were very proud to represent the School at the ceremony at the Emirates Stadium in London on 5th December, though Withington was just ‘pipped’ to the title by Guildford High School.

They are delighted to have brought back a Certificate of Commendation for the School – further national recognition of the excellence of the education offered here. Sponsored by Rathbones, Withington was the only school outside the South East to be shortlisted in the Independent School Outstanding Progress category, alongside other finalists Westminster School, Brighton College, Epsom College and Guildford High School.


The award was presented by Olympic medalist Roger Black to the UK independent school which, in the judges’ opinion, “has made outstanding progress in the management of its facilities, finances and human resources and can demonstrate an increase in the educational performance of the school.”

Mrs Marks commented: “ We were absolutely delighted to have been shortlisted for this prestigious national award so soon after receiving our  outstanding report from the Independent Schools Inspectorate, which also recognised the excellent progress the School has made in recent years. We at Withington are not inclined to rest on our laurels, but are constantly striving for incremental excellence in every aspect of our girls’ education”.