Admissions Timetable

We thank you for your interest in Withington Girls’ School as a future school option for your daughter. We run our admissions on a yearly cycle, with applications accepted from early August of the year before the intended point of entry.

The entrance procedure varies depending on your daughter’s age. Below is an overview of key dates for September 2021:

While we would always advise prospective applicants and their parents to visit Withington Girls’ School before applying for a place at the School, we are not currently able to offer individual visits to the School and our Open Events planned for the Autumn term are provisional and may be subject to social distancing and safety requirements in place at that time.

If you would like us to keep in touch with you about forthcoming events and register an early interest in applying, please complete our enquiry form. We will keep those who register their interest in 2021 entry updated on arrangements for Open Events and for the Entrance Examination/Assessments.

Year 7 (11+) Entry for September 2021

As you will appreciate in these uncertain times, events in the timetable below are subject to change. We will keep this section of our website updated and will contact parents who have made enquiries as soon as we aware of any alterations to plans.

Your point of contact throughout the process is our Admissions Officer, Ms Jane Ellis, on admissions@wgs.org. Please do not hesitate to get in touch at any time if you have any queries.

Summer holidays 2020 Throughout the Summer Break, we will be providing information to families who enquire about relevant admissions events in the Autumn Term 2020 and enable parents to sign up for these events.

Applications for Year 7 entry for September 2021 will open during the course of the summer. Parents who have registered their interest in making an application for their daughter will be notified when applications open.

Autumn Term visits We are not currently able to offer visits to the School but will contact parents of prospective pupils who have expressed an interest in a school visit and tour when these resume. Parents of prospective pupils are also warmly invited to contact us at any time at admissions@wgs.org or by completing our enquiry form to register their interest in applying for a Year 7 place in September 2021 or to request information about the Admissions process.
Thursday 17th September
Tuesday 13th October
Please note that the Withington in Action events scheduled to take place on these dates are not going ahead. We encourage parents who are interested in learning more about a Withington education to complete our enquiry form or contact our Admission team on 0161 249 3371 or by email at admissions@wgs.org. We will keep in contact with all parents interested in Year 7 admissions in 2021 about any forthcoming opportunities to visit the School.
Before October Half Term
Make sure we have your contact details (enquiry form) so that we can keep you informed of admissions arrangements and opportunities to visit Withington during the second half of the Autumn term.
Thursday 5th November
4.30 – 6.30pm
Whole School Open Evening (provisional) – enjoy a tour of the School and take the chance to sign up for a November Taster Day when your daughter will have the chance to spend a Saturday morning in School attending two different subject lessons.
Saturday 7th November
10am – 12noon
Whole School Open Morning (provisional) – enjoy a tour of the School and take the chance to sign up for a November Taster Day when your daughter will have the chance to spend a Saturday morning in School attending two different subject lessons.
Late November Two Saturday Taster Days may 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 – provisional.
Thursday 3rd December Deadline for submitting applications for Year 7 places for September 2021.
Thursday 10th December Deadline for submitting applications for Bursary assistance for Year 7 joiners in September 2021.

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 Term Details of the Entrance Exam Day will be sent out to parents.
Friday 8th January Year 7 Entrance Examination Day
by Friday 15th January Letter to everyone who sat the Year 7 Entrance Examination to advise whether or not the applicant will be invited to attend for interview
Monday 25th January Interviews for Year 7 applicants begin
Monday 8th February Final day of interviews for Year 7 applicants
Tuesday 23rd February Notification of Year 7 decisions (by post and email)
Tuesday 2nd March Deadline for responding to offers of a Year 7 place that include an offer of financial assistance
Thursday 4th March Deadline for responding to all other offers of Year 7 places
Friday 18th June Year 7 Induction Day
Saturday 26th June ‘Let’s Make Music’ Day for Year 7 joiners – the chance to spend the day in school and enjoy finding out about the musical opportunities available in Senior School.
Friday 3rd September First Day of the Autumn Term

 

Junior School Entry for Year 3 (7+), Year 4 (8+) and Year 5 (9+) pupils for September 2021

  As you will appreciate in these uncertain times, the timetable below is subject to change. We will update this section of our website and will contact parents who have made enquiries as soon as we aware of any alterations to plans.

Your point of contact throughout the process is our Admissions Officer, Ms Jane Ellis, on admissions@wgs.org. Please do not hesitate to get in touch at any time if you have any queries.

Summer holidays 2020 Throughout the Summer Break, we will be providing information to families who register with us about relevant admissions events in the Autumn Term of 2020 along with offering opportunities to sign up for these events.

Applications for Junior School entry for September 2021 will open during the course of the summer.

Autumn Term visits We are not currently able to offer visits to the School but will contact parents of prospective pupils who have expressed an interest in a school visit and tour when these resume. Parents of prospective pupils are also warmly invited to contact us at any time at admissions@wgs.org or by completing our enquiry form to register their interest in applying for a Junior School place in September 2021 or to request information about the Admissions process.
Before October Half Term Make sure we have your contact details (enquiry form) so that we can keep you informed of admissions arrangements and opportunities to visit Withington during the second half of the Autumn term.
Thursday 5th November
4.30 – 6.30pm
Whole School Open Evening (provisional)

 

Saturday 7th November
10am – 12noon
Whole School Open Morning (provisional)

 

Thursday 10th December Deadline for submitting applications for Junior School places for September 2021.
Tuesday 15th December Deadline for submitting applications for Bursary assistance for Year 5 & Year 6 joiners in September 2021.

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 Details of the Entrance Assessment Day will be sent out to parents.
Saturday 16th January Junior School Entrance Assessment Day
by Friday 29th January Junior 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 18th June Junior School Induction Afternoon
Friday 3rd September First Day of the Autumn Term

Year 12 (16+) for September 2021

Places in Withington’s Sixth Form are limited and prospective students who wish to apply should consider registering their interest in participating in the Sixth Form preliminary interview process during late November/early December. We recommend this route for girls who know their A Level subject choices and whose predicted grades meet our entry requirements (a minimum of six 7-9 grades at GCSE, with 8-9 grades in the subjects you wish to study). Based on the outcome of this interview, some candidates will be invited to make an application, after which a second interview would take place in March 2021. The first round of conditional offers would be made by 30th March 2021. Sixth Form enquiries made after 13th November 2020 may not be taken forward until we know the outcome of the preliminary interviews at the earliest, or possibly until the outcome of the first round of conditional offers is known.

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

  As you will appreciate in these uncertain times, the timetable below is subject to change. We will update this section of our website and will contact parents who have made enquiries as soon as we aware of any alterations to plans.

Your point of contact throughout the process is our Admissions Officer, Ms Jane Ellis, on admissions@wgs.org. Please do not hesitate to get in touch at any time if you have any queries.

Summer holidays 2020
Throughout the Summer Break, we will be providing information to families who register with us about relevant admissions events in the Autumn Term 2020 along with offering opportunities to sign up for these events.

Applications for Year 12 entry for September 2021 will open during the course of the summer.

Autumn Term visits We are not currently able to offer visits to the School but will contact parents of prospective pupils who have expressed an interest in a school visit and tour when these resume.

Prospective parents and pupils are warmly invited to contact us at any time at admissions@wgs.org or by completing our enquiry form to register their interest in joining Year 12 in September 2021 or to request information about the Admissions process.

Wednesday 14th October
6.00 – 8.00pm
Sixth Form Information Evening (provisional)

This event offers the chance for prospective Year 12 students & 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 Make sure that you have registered your interest in coming along to one of our Whole School Open Events in November.

Consider participating in the preliminary interview process if you know your A Level subject choices and your predicted GCSE grades meet WGS minimum entry requirements*

*The requirement for pupils wishing to enter the Sixth Form from another school is a minimum of six 7-9 grades at GCSE, with 8-9 grades in the subjects you wish to study to A Level.

Thursday 5th November
4.30 – 6.30pm
Whole School Open Evening (provisional)

 

Saturday 7th November
10am – 12noon
Whole School Open Morning (provisional)

 

Friday 13th November Deadline for providing the information required to participate in the preliminary interview process

Prospective students who provide the information required by this deadline, meet our entry requirements and whose subject choices we can accommodate, will be offered a preliminary interview. Based on the outcome of this interview, which you will know by Monday 14th December, some candidates will be invited to submit a full application and attend a formal / second interview before 12th March. A first round of offers will be made by 30th March.

w/c 23rd & 30th November Preliminary / Informal Sixth Form interviews will be held.
Monday 14th December Preliminary / Informal Sixth Form interview decisions communicated to the families of all applicants.
Friday 5th February Deadline for submission of full application for formal/second interviews
Monday 22nd February Deadline for submitting applications for Bursary assistance for Year 12 joiners in September 2021.
Monday 1st March Formal Sixth Form interviews begin
by Tuesday 30th March Candidates will be notified of the outcome of the Sixth Form application process by letter and email.
Thursday 26th August Contact School to confirm GCSE results
Wednesday 1st September 2pm – 3.30pm – Year 12 Induction Afternoon
Friday 3rd September First Day of the Autumn Term & Sixth Form Team Building

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