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+)

 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.

Wednesday 15th January Junior Bursary application deadline

(Year 5 & 6 only)

Saturday 18th January Junior Entrance Assessment Day

Year 12 (16+)

* 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 before 20th March 2020. The first round of conditional offers would be made by 27th March 2020. Sixth Form enquiries made after 15th November 2019 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

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