Annual Open Reunion 2018


The Development Office is delighted to invite you the Annual Open Reunion, on Saturday 9th June 2018, from 11am-4pm. The Open Reunion is a fantastic opportunity for you to come back to Withington, catch up with your classmates and former teachers and have a look around your old school. At this year’s event you will also have the chance to tour our brand-new Sports Centre and learn more about the launch of the digital WGS newsletter archive.

Tickets are £10 (£5 for retired former staff and under 25s). The price of your ticket will include the light refreshments provided throughout the day, a buffet lunch and a glass of bubbly.

Book your tickets online or contact the Development Office by emailing or calling 0161 249 3494.

Special Anniversary Years

In 2018, the following year groups will celebrate milestone anniversaries:

Class of 1958: 60 Year Anniversary
Class of 1968: 50 Year Anniversary
Class of 1978: 40 Year Anniversary
Class of 1993: 25 Year Anniversary
Class of 1998: 20 Year Anniversary
Class of 2008: 10 Year Anniversary

If you belong to one of these year groups and would like to organise a special get-together on the day of the Open Reunion, please let us know. We are happy to help you to coordinate your year and reach out to everyone who might wish to return to school to celebrate. We’ve already had interest in special anniversary reunions from the classes of 1968, 1978 and 1998, so the day looks set to have a fantastic atmosphere!

List of Registered Attendees:

(Alumnae listed by maiden name) 

Beryl Greenhalgh (1952)
Margaret Whiston (1952)
Rosemary Purdy (1954)
Mavis Williams (1954)
Carol Orr (1960)
Jennifer Watson (1963)
Monica Burton (1964)
Sharon Freedman (1968)*
Anne Hulme (1968)*
Wendy McDonald (1968)*
Jill Tunnicliffe (1968)*
Joy Poloway (1968)*
Jean Lowe (1968)*
Victoria Lowe (1970)
Diane Hutton (1975)
Gillian Spark (1975)
Alison Morgan (1977)
Janet Muir (1978)*
Helen Corlett (1978)*
Pauline East (1978)*
Jane Mamelok (1978)*
Anne Kirkham (1980)
Susanna Thornton (1986)
Rachel Pickering (1987)
Catherine Pickering (1993)
Rosalind Bowen (1998)*
Rosalind Cowie (1998)*
Sally Whitehead (1998)*
Emily Black (2008)*
Sophie Zeldin O’Neill (2008)*
Ellen Powell (2012)
Ann Easton (Former Staff)
Judith Willson (Former Staff)
Irene Carrier (Former Staff)
Gillian Smith (Former Staff)
Ann Easton (Former Staff)
Angela Adshead (Former Staff)
Mary Perry (Former Staff)
Sue Marks (Former Head)
Janet Pickering (Former Head)

*Year group celebrating special anniversary

Don’t see your name on the list? If you think you’ve registered, but you don’t appear on the list, please get in touch with a member of the Development Team on 0161 249 3494 or

Don’t see your friend’s name on the list? Why not encourage your classmates to sign-up for a day of nostalgia and celebration!