Admissions Timetable

We thank you for your interest in Withington Girls’ School as a future school option for your daughter.

If you are interested in a place for your daughter in September 2024, please contact our Admissions team on 0161 249 3371 or admissions@wgs.org to enquire about availability of places.

Admissions for September 2025

The entrance procedure varies depending on your daughter’s age. Below is an overview of key dates for September 2025:

If you would like us to keep in touch with you about updates regarding 2025 admissions, please contact us at any time at admissions@wgs.org or complete our enquiry form. We will then keep you updated with details of Open Events and other opportunities to visit the School and reminders of application deadlines and arrangements for the Entrance Examination/Assessments.

Year 7 (11+) Entry for September 2025

Here is an overview of the Admissions Timetable for Year 7 (11+) entry in September 2025.

Your point of contact throughout the process is our Admissions  team on admissions@wgs.org or 0161 249 3371. Please do not hesitate to get in touch at any time if you have any queries.

Summer Term 2024Prospective parents and pupils are warmly invited to contact us at any time at admissions@wgs.org to register their interest in applying to joining us in Year 7 in September 2025, to request information about the Admissions Process or to arrange visits as appropriate.
July & August 2024Throughout the Summer Break, we will be providing information to families who register with us about relevant admissions events in the Autumn Term of 2024 along with offering opportunities to sign up for these events. Applications for Year 7 entry for September 2025 will open during the course of the summer.
Monday 14th October
1.30 – 3.30pm
Withington in Action

This is an opportunity to observe part of a School day here at WGS and also to meet the Headmistress and other senior members of staff and talk to our admissions team. Places are limited, and are offered on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. Visitors will be guided around School by current pupils and will visit classrooms during lessons. We will notify parents who complete our enquiry form when booking opens for this event.

Before October Half TermMake sure that you have registered your interest in coming along to one of our Whole School Open Events in November by completing our enquiry form
Thursday 7th  November 2024
4.30 – 6.30pm
Whole School Open Evening
Saturday 9th November 2024
10am – 12noon
Whole School Open Morning
16th & 30th November 2024
Two Saturday Taster Days will run, which offer girls who are currently in Year 5 or Year 6 the chance to spend a morning in School and attend two lessons. We will notify parents who complete our enquiry form when booking opens for these events.
Friday 6th December 2024Deadline for submitting applications for Year 7 places for September 2025
Thursday 12th December 2024Deadline for submitting applications for Bursary assistance for Year 7 applicants in September 2025

Please note that we will not be able to accept applications for Bursary assistance which are submitted after the Entrance Examination has taken place.

Before the end of the Autumn TermDetails of the Entrance Examination Day sent to parents of applicants
Monday 6th January 2025Year 7 Entrance Examination Day (please note, this may be before the start of term for some schools)
by week commencing Monday 13th JanuaryEveryone who sat the Year 7 Entrance Examination contacted to advise whether the applicant will be invited to attend for interview
week commencing Monday 20th January 2025Interviews for Year 7 applicants begin
Friday 7th February 2025Interviews for Year 7 applicants completed
Tuesday 25th February 2025Notification of Year 7 decisions (by post and email)
Tuesday 4th March 2025Noon deadline for responding to offers of a Year 7 place that include an offer of financial assistance
Thursday 6th March 2025Noon deadline for responding to all other offers of Year 7 places
Friday 13th June (tbc)Year 7 Induction Day
Wednesday 3rd September 2025First day of the Autumn Term

 

Junior School Entry for September 2025

For Year 3 (7+), Year 4 (8+), Year 5 (9+) and Year 6 (10+) pupils

Here is an overview of the Admissions Timetable for Junior School entry in September 2025.

Your point of contact throughout the process is our Admissions  team on admissions@wgs.org or 0161 249 3371. Please do not hesitate to get in touch at any time if you have any queries.

Summer Term 2024Prospective parents and pupils are warmly invited to contact us at any time at admissions@wgs.org to register their interest in joining our Junior School in September 2025, to request information about the admissions process or to arrange visits as appropriate.
July & August 2024Throughout the Summer Break, we will be providing information to families who register with us about relevant admissions events in the Autumn Term 2024 along with offering opportunities to sign up for these events.

Applications for Junior School entry for September 2025 will open during the course of the summer.

Before October Half Term 2024Make sure that you have registered your interest in coming along to one of our Whole School Open Events in November.
Thursday 7th November 2025
4.30 – 6.30pm
Whole School Open Evening
Saturday 9th November 2024
10am – 12noon
Whole School Open Morning
Monday 9th December 2024Deadline for submitting applications for Junior School places for September 2025
Thursday 12th December 2024Deadline for submitting applications for Bursary assistance for Year 5 and 6 applicants in September 2025

Please note that we will not be able to accept applications for Bursary assistance which are submitted after the Entrance Assessments have taken place.

Before the end of the Autumn Term 2024Details of the Entrance Assessment Day sent out to parents of applicants
Saturday 18th January 2025Junior School Entrance Assessment Day
By Friday 31st January 2025Junior School staff will contact the families of all applicants by phone or letter to confirm the outcome of the Entrance Assessments

Those families receiving an offer of a place for their daughter have three weeks in which to respond to Offer Letters.

Friday 13th June 2025 (tbc) Junior School Induction Afternoon
Wednesday 3rd September 2025First day of the Autumn Term

 

Year 12 (16+) for September 2025

Places in Withington’s Sixth Form are limited and the parents of prospective students who are considering applying are advised to complete our online enquiry form and make a note of the dates of our Sixth Form Information Evening and our Open events – please see below.

We will publish details of our Sixth Form admissions process on the school website during the week of 17 June 2024. If you have completed our online enquiry form, our Admissions team will provide you with details of the admissions process once published and will also let you know when bookings open for the Sixth Form Information Evening and our Open events.

If you have any questions regarding the admissions process and events, please do not hesitate to contact our Admissions team on 0161 249 3371 or admissions@wgs.org

Sixth Form Admissions Events
Summer Term 2024Prospective parents and students are warmly invited to contact us at any time at admissions@wgs.org to register their interest in applying for Year 12 in September 2025, to request information about the admissions process or to arrange visits as appropriate.
July & August 2024Throughout the Summer Break, we will be providing information to families who register with us about relevant admissions events in the Autumn Term of 2024 along with offering opportunities to sign up for these events.
Wednesday 9th October 2024
5.00 – 7.00pm
Sixth Form Information Evening

This event offers the chance for prospective Year 12 students and their families to learn more about life in our Sixth Form and to meet Heads of Academic Department to discuss A Level courses.

Before October Half Term 2024Please register your interest in coming along to one of our Whole School Open Events in November where you will be able to have a tour of the school.
Thursday 7th November 2024
4.30 – 6.30pm
Whole School Open Evening
Saturday 9th November 2024
10am – 12noon
Whole School Open Morning

 

Further admissions dates to be published.

 

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