Inspection Reports

Withington Girls’ School is inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate. The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) is the body approved by the Department for Education for the purpose of inspecting schools belonging to Independent Schools Council (ISC) Associations and reporting on compliance with independent school regulations.

Withington Girls’ School’s most recent inspection was a Regulatory Compliance Inspection carried out by ISI in September 2017.

The School was judged to be fully compliant with all of the Regulatory Standards.

GCSE and A-level results for 2013-2016 are described as ‘well above’ and ‘far above the national average for maintained schools’ respectively.

In September 2013, ISI conducted an inspection of Withington Girls’ School which, in addition to finding the school fully compliant with regulatory requirements, also incorporated qualitative judgements on the education provided here.

Withington Girls’ School was judged as ‘Excellent’ – the highest possible rating – in every category and our pupils’ achievements were judged to be ‘Exceptional’, a category awarded to very few schools nationally.

The report describes Withington pupils as ‘receptive, alert, articulate and highly motivated’, as well as being ‘confident, happy and self-reflective, with genuine concern and respect for both their peers and staff’.

The quality of care provided by the school is described as ‘excellent’, pupils’ behaviour ‘exemplary’ and the quality of the girls’ personal development is described as ‘a distinctive feature throughout both junior and senior schools’.


ISI Regulatory Compliance Inspection September 2017

ISI Integrated Inspection September 2013

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