Admissions Timetable

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

Admissions for September 2022

The entrance procedure varies depending on your daughter’s age. Below is an overview of key dates for September 2022:

If you would like us to keep in touch with you about updates regarding 2022 admissions, please contact us at any time at admissions@wgs.org or complete our enquiry form. We will then keep you updated on arrangements for Open Events, opportunities to visit the School and for the Entrance Examination/Assessments.

Year 7 (11+) Entry for September 2022

Here is an overview of the Admissions Timetable for Year 7 (11+) entry in September 2022.

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

Thursday 2nd DecemberDeadline for submitting applications for Year 7 places for September 2022.
Thursday 9th DecemberDeadline for submitting applications for Bursary assistance for Year 7 joiners in September 2022.

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 Exam Day sent to parents of applicants.
Friday 7th January 2022Year 7 Entrance Examination Day.
by week commencing Monday 24th JanuaryLetter to everyone who sat the Year 7 Entrance Examination to advise whether the applicant will be invited to attend for interview.
week commencing Monday 24th JanuaryInterviews for Year 7 applicants begin.
Friday 11th FebruaryFinal day of interviews for Year 7 applicants.
Tuesday 1st MarchNotification of Year 7 decisions (by post and email).
Tuesday 8th MarchNoon deadline for responding to offers of a Year 7 place that include an offer of financial assistance.
Thursday 10th MarchNoon deadline for responding to all other offers of Year 7 places.
Friday 17th JuneProvisional Year 7 Induction Day.
Monday 5th SeptemberFirst day of the Autumn Term.

Junior School Entry for September 2022

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

Here is an overview of the Admissions Timetable for Junior School entry in September 2022.

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

Thursday 9th DecemberDeadline for submitting applications for Junior School places for September 2022.
Tuesday 14th DecemberDeadline for submitting applications for Bursary assistance for Year 5  joiners in September 2022.

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 2021Details of the Entrance Assessment Day sent out to parents of applicants.
Saturday 15th JanuaryJunior School Entrance Assessment Day.
By Friday 28th JanuaryJunior 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 17th JuneProvisional Junior School Induction Afternoon.
Monday 5th SeptemberFirst day of the Autumn Term.

Year 12 (16+) for September 2022

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. If an application is made, a reference will be sought from the prospective student’s current school as well as any updated information on mock examination/predicted grades. Based on a review of this additional information, applicants may be invited to a second interview, which will take place during March 2022.

The first round of conditional offers would be made by 29th March 2022. Sixth Form enquiries made after 15th November 2021 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

Here is an overview of the Admissions Timetable for Sixth Form entry in September 2022.

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

November 2021Consider 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 girls 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.

Friday 12th NovemberDeadline for providing the information required to participate in the preliminary interview process.
W/c 22nd & 29th NovemberPreliminary Sixth Form interviews will be held.
W/c Monday 13th December Preliminary Sixth Form interview decisions communicated to all interviewees.
Friday 4th February 2022Deadline for submission of full application for formal interviews.
Monday 21st FebruaryDeadline for submitting applications for Bursary assistance for Year 12 applicants in September 2022.
Monday 7th MarchFormal Sixth Form interviews begin.
By Tuesday 29th MarchCandidates will be notified of the outcome of the Sixth Form application process (by post and email).
Thursday 25th AugustPupils to contact School to confirm GCSE results.
Thursday 1st SeptemberYear 12 Induction Session
Monday 5th SeptemberFirst day of the Autumn Term & Sixth Form Team Building.

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