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Admissions Timetable

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

Admissions for September 2023

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 2023 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 2023

Here is an overview of the Admissions Timetable for Year 7 (11+) entry in September 2023.

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. 

Summer Term 2022
Prospective parents and pupils are warmly invited to contact us at any time at admissions@wgs.org to register their interest in joining us into Year 7 in September 2023, to request information about the Admissions Process or to arrange visits as appropriate.
July & August 2022Throughout the Summer Break, we will be providing information to families who register with us about relevant admissions events in the Autumn Term of 2022 along with offering opportunities to sign up for these events. Applications for Year 7 entry for September 2023 will open during the course of the summer.
Tuesday 11th October
1.30 – 3.30pmMonday 17th October
1.30 – 3.30pm
There are two Withington in Action events this term.  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 keep parents who complete our enquiry form informed when booking opens for these events.
Before October Half TermMake sure that you have registered your interest in coming along to one of our Whole School Open Events in November
Thursday 3rd November
4.30 – 6.30pm
Whole School Open Evening

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 5th November
10am – 12noon
Whole School Open Morning

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.

19th & 26th November
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.
Thursday 1st DecemberDeadline for submitting applications for Year 7 places for September 2023
Thursday 8th DecemberDeadline for submitting applications for Bursary assistance for Year 7 applicants in September 2023

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
Friday 6th January 2023Year 7 Entrance Examination Day
by week commencing Monday 16th JanuaryEveryone who sat the Year 7 Entrance Examination contacted to advise whether the applicant will be invited to attend for interview
week commencing Monday 23rd JanuaryInterviews for Year 7 applicants begin
Friday 10th FebruaryInterviews for Year 7 applicants completed
Tuesday 28th FebruaryNotification of Year 7 decisions (by post and email)
Tuesday 7th MarchNoon deadline for responding to offers of a Year 7 place that include an offer of financial assistance
Thursday 9th MarchNoon deadline for responding to all other offers of Year 7 places
Friday 16th June (tbc)Year 7 Induction Day
Wednesday 6th SeptemberFirst day of the Autumn Term

Junior School Entry for September 2023

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 2023.

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. 

Summer Term 2022Prospective 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 2023, to request information about the Admissions Process or to arrange visits as appropriate.
July & August 2022Throughout the Summer Break, we will be providing information to families who register with us about relevant admissions events in the Autumn Term 2022 along with offering opportunities to sign up for these events.

Applications for Junior School entry for September 2023 will open during the course of the summer.

Before October Half Term 2022Make sure that you have registered your interest in coming along to one of our Whole School Open Events in November.
Thursday 3rd November
4.30 – 6.30pm
Whole School Open Evening
Saturday 5th November
10am – 12noon
Whole School Open Morning
Thursday 8th DecemberDeadline for submitting applications for Junior School places for September 2023
Tuesday 13th DecemberDeadline for submitting applications for Bursary assistance for Year 5 and 6  applicants in September 2023

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 2022Details of the Entrance Assessment Day sent out to parents of applicants
Saturday 14th JanuaryJunior School Entrance Assessment Day
By Friday 27th 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 16th June (tbc)Junior School Induction Afternoon
Monday 6th SeptemberFirst day of the Autumn Term

Year 12 (16+) for September 2023

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 2023.

The first round of conditional offers would be made by 31st March 2023. Sixth Form enquiries made after 11th November 2022 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 2023.

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. 

Summer Term 2022Prospective parents and students are warmly invited to contact us at any time at admissions@wgs.org to register their interest in joining us into Year 12 in September 2023, to request information about the Admissions Process or to arrange visits as appropriate.
July & August 2022Throughout the Summer Break, we will be providing information to families who register with us about relevant admissions events in the Autumn Term 2023 along with offering opportunities to sign up for these events.

Applications for Year 12 entry for September 2023 will open during the course of the summer.

Wednesday 12th October
6.00 – 8.00pm
Sixth Form Information Evening

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 2022Please 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.

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 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.

Thursday 3rd November
4.30 – 6.30pm
Whole School Open Evening
Saturday 5th November
10am – 12noon
Whole School Open Morning

 

Friday 11th NovemberDeadline 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 12th December, some candidates will be invited to submit a full application and attend a formal / second interview before 10th March 2023. A first round of offers will be made by the end of the Spring term.

W/c 21st & 28th NovemberPreliminary Sixth Form interviews will be held
W/c Monday 12th December Preliminary Sixth Form interview decisions communicated to all interviewees
Thursday 9th February 2023Deadline for submission of full application for formal interviews
Tuesday 14th FebruaryDeadline for submitting applications for Bursary assistance for Year 12 applicants in September 2022
Monday 13th MarchFormal Sixth Form interviews begin
By Friday 31st MarchCandidates will be notified of the outcome of the Sixth Form application process (by post and email)
Thursday 24th AugustPupils to contact School to confirm GCSE results
Thursday 31st August (tbc)Year 12 Induction Afternoon
Monday 6th SeptemberFirst day of the Autumn Term & Sixth Form Team Building

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