Oldham Bursaries

Bursaries at Withington

Children from Oldham are being offered the opportunity to apply for full fee assistance to enable them to attend one of Manchester’s outstanding independent secondary schools, thanks to the generosity of an Oldham-based charity. Withington Girls’ School is one of three schools in Manchester included in the project, which promises to fund the full five years of secondary education from Year 7 to Year 11, as well as Sixth Form, for successful applicants. Four places per year are currently available under the scheme, which is open to applications from pupils wishing to apply for Withington Girls’ School, Manchester Grammar School and Manchester High School for Girls. For further information on Withington’s Open Day events and our Enhancing Opportunities Bursary Fund, please follow the links.

Dates for Open Days at Manchester High School for Girls and Manchester Grammar School can be found on their websites.

Withington’s Enhancing Opportunities Bursary Fund is core to the School’s ethos of friendliness and inclusivity and helps to ensure that Withington retains its unique position as a true centre of excellence, open to all. Bursary funding currently supports one-in-six girls but every year we have to disappoint around twenty deserving girls for whom we have insufficient funds. Bursary recipient Beth Pennington (Class of 2010) has recently graduated from the University of Liverpool with a degree in Medicine and Surgery and has now started her first job as a doctor. Beth kindly submitted an interesting and heart-felt piece detailing what receiving a Withington Bursary meant to her, which you can read here.

If you are an Alumna of Withington and received a bursary, whether in full or part, and would like to give something back by submitting a quote or a profile about your experience (either anonymously or in person) please contact Penny Knipe, Development Officer: development@wgs.org