Admissions Timetable

The entrance procedure varies slightly depending on your daughter’s age. Below is an overview of key dates for Junior (Years 3 to 6), Year 7 (11+) and Sixth Form admissions in September 2020. We advise parents of prospective applicants to visit Withington Girls’ School before applying for a place at the School, either at one of our events listed below or by arranging an individual visit.

Year 7 (11+)

 2019
Tuesday 17th September Withington in Action event – 1.30 – 3.30pm

Booking link: WiA 2019

Tuesday 15th October Withington in Action event – 9.30 – 11am

Booking link: WiA 2019

Thursday 7th November Whole School Open Evening – 4.30 – 6.30pm

Booking link: Open Days 2019

Saturday 9th November Whole School Open Morning – 10am – noon

Booking link: Open Days 2019

Late November Taster Days x 2

Saturday mornings – details to be confirmed

Wednesday 4th December Year 7 application deadline

Link to application forms: Application Forms 2020

Friday 13th December Year 7 Bursary application deadline

Bursary application forms will be provided on receipt of application

2020
 Friday 10th January Year 7 Entrance Examination Day
between Friday 24th  January and Friday  7th February Year 7 interviews

Details will be confirmed with applicants who have progressed to interview stage

Tuesday 25th February Notification of Year 7 decisions

(By post and email)

Tuesday 3rd March Deadline for acceptance of a Year 7 place that includes an offer of financial assistance
Thursday 5th March Deadline for acceptance of Year 7 places

JUNIOR SCHOOL (Years 3 – 6)

Please note it is likely there will be very few places available in Year 5 and Year 6 in 2020 – please contact our Admissions office on 0161 249 3371 to discuss availability.

2019
Thursday 7th November Whole School Open Evening – 4.30 – 6.30pm

Booking link: Open Days 2019

Saturday 9th November Whole School Open Morning – 10am – noon

Booking link: Open Days 2019

Wednesday 11th December Deadline for applications to attend the Junior Entrance Assessment Day

Link to application forms: Application Forms 2020

2020
Wednesday 15th January Junior Bursary application deadline

(Year 5 & 6 only)

Saturday 18th January Junior Entrance Assessment Day

Year 12 (16+)

2019
Thursday 17th October Sixth Form Information Evening 6 – 8pm

Please email admissions@wgs.org to book a place

Thursday 7th November Whole School Open Evening – 4.30 – 6.30pm

Booking link: Open Days 2019

Saturday 9th November Whole School Open Morning – 10am – noon

Booking link: Open Days 2019

2020
January / early February Consider an early application if you know your A-Level subject choices and that your predicted GCSE grades meet Withington’s minimum entry requirements*
Friday 21st February Sixth Form application deadline to participate in the preliminary interview process**

Link to application forms: Application Forms 2020

Monday 2nd March Sixth Form preliminary interviews begin
Monday 9th March Sixth Form bursary application deadline
Friday 20th March Completion of Sixth Form interviews
Friday 27th March Sixth Form results notification

Applicants will be notified by letter of the outcome of the Sixth Form application process by this date

Thursday 22nd August Applicants with conditional Sixth Form offers should contact WGS to confirm GCSE results

  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.

** Prospective students who submit an application 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, some candidates will be invited to a second interview before 20th March and a first round of offers will be made by 27th March. Applications received after 21st February may not be taken forward until we know the outcome of the first round of offers.

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

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