Miss Marie Green, Former Head of English, has recently passed away

(Updated 17th May 2018)

Miss Marie Green, Head of English 1990-2003

We are deeply saddened to announce that Miss Marie Green has recently passed away.
Marie was Head of English Withington from 1990 – 2003 and remained a close friend and supporter of the Withington Onwards community. She left to become the Headmistress of Polam Hall School, County Durham, and was greatly missed by her pupils and colleagues. In the 2004 Newsletter, Dr Mary McDonald said, “She led the department with energy and vigour. Her passion for books and literature has inspired generations of girls and staff, and her genuine love of the subject made her a ‘teacher to remember’ by the very large number of girls whom she taught.”

On World Book Day 2016, Marie submitted to the Development Office, The Alumnae Reading Challenge. This was a list of 25 books to read by the end of the year in support of the WGS Bursary Fund. The list came to light after a discussion on the Withington Onwards Facebook Group in which many of our Old Girls recorded being inspired by the famous reading lists of Miss Marie Green.

We will be including tributes to Marie in this year’s Withington Onwards magazine, due to be published in December. We would like to invite any of Marie’s former pupils and colleagues to submit a few words of tribute for publication in the magazine. Please email them to development@wgs.org.

Marie’s funeral will be on 29th May 2018, 11.30am at Howe Bridge Crematorium, Off Lovers Lane, Atherton, Manchester, M46 0PZ . All friends and colleagues are welcome 

Miss Green and colleagues