Admissions - Withington Girls' School

As a leading Independent Day School with an outstanding record of academic success our entrance criteria ensure that places are offered to girls who will be able to take full advantage of the educational experience we can offer.

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The Senior School

All girls wishing to enter the Senior School are required to sit an Entrance Examination which, for the majority of pupils, is taken in January for entry into Year 7 the following September. Papers are taken in English, Mathematics and Verbal Reasoning.

The School receives a number of enquiries throughout the year from parents who are relocating to Manchester or who, for other reasons, wish their daughter(s) to be assessed for a place in the Senior School.  If you are thinking about a Withington education for your daughter for entry to the Senior School outside the usual entry points please contact the Registrar , Mrs Louise Jefferies, for further information.

The Junior School

Assessments for entry into the Junior School are held on the Saturday following the Senior School Entrance Examination in January of each year.  English, Mathematics and Reading are assessed.  Prospective pupils spend half a day at Withington to carry out the assessment and to obtain a feel of the School.

The School receives a number of enquiries throughout the year from parents who are relocating to Manchester or who, for other reasons, wish their daughter(s) to be assessed for a place in the Junior School.  Places do occasionally become available outside the conventional entry points; please contact the Registrar, Mrs Louise Jefferies, for further information.

Each year,  places available in the new Junior School  are as follows:

Year 3 (Transition) One Form (up to 20 girls are admitted each year)
Year 4 (Form I) One Form (up to 5 girls may join pupils progressing from Year 3)
Year 5 (Lower II) Two Forms (up to 24 girls may join pupils progressing from Year 4)
Year 6 (Upper II) Two Forms (up to 7 girls may join pupils progressing from Year 5)

Places do occasionally become available outside the conventional entry points; please contact the Registrar (details below) to enquire.

Sixth Form Entry We welcome new entrants to Withington at Sixth Form level. Places are conditional upon girls achieving a minimum of six A or A* grades at GCSE with  A* grades in those subjects to be taken at AS level. Places are offered following reports from their present school and interviews with the Headmistress and other senior staff members.

Application Forms

If you would like to apply for your daughter to sit the Entrance Examination, or join the Sixth Form, please complete the appropriate Application Form and send it in to School. Application Forms can be downloaded here or please contact the School for a paper copy.

Open Days and Visits

For details of Open Days and Visits,  click here.

Entrance Examinations

Further details about the Entrance Examination can be found here.

Bursaries

The School offers a number of means-tested bursaries  for pupils in Years 5 and 6 in the Junior School, all Years in the Senior School and throughout the Sixth Form.

Admissions Enquiries

All admissions enquiries should be directed to the Registrar, Mrs Louise Jefferies. [ jefferiesl@wgs.org 0161 224 1077 ]

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