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Top school in the north accolade for Withington

We are delighted that Withington’s position as the leading independent school in the north of England based on 2017 public examination results has been confirmed in The Sunday Times Schools Guide ‘Parent Power 2018’, which identifies the 2,000 highest-achieving schools in the UK.

Withington emerged as the 25th top independent school in the country, one up from its position as 26th in 2016, and the highest-ranked independent school north of Birmingham.

“We are very proud of these results which once again reflect Withington’s place as one of the country’s leading schools,” says Headmistress Sarah Haslam, who pays credit to the enthusiasm for learning and dedication of pupils and staff in ensuring Withington consistently achieves excellent academic results.

“What we nurture here is a dynamic, supportive environment with a strong sense of community, shared purpose and self-belief. This enables our pupils to make exceptional progress and to develop as outstanding young people who feel that the sky’s the limit and have a strong sense of their potential to make a difference in the world.

“Withington’s inspiring ethos is as relevant today as it has ever been.”

Our students’ committed involvement in numerous community activities alongside recent achievements, including winning the Sir Rhys Davies Mock Trial for the second year running, scooping the honours in the regional round of the Schools’ Mace Debating competition and a host of sporting victories, reflects that special Withington vitality and spirit that enables our students to produce superb academic results plus so much more!