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.

Admissions for September 2021

It may still be possible to accept applications to join Year 3 or 4 in September 2021. Please contact our Admissions Officer, Ms Jane Ellis, on admissions@wgs.org in the first instance.

Admissions for September 2022

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

We very much hope that it will be possible to invite prospective parents and pupils into School later this year, but be assured, we will adapt to the prevailing circumstances and present our Open Events virtually, if necessary.

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

Exact event dates will be confirmed in due course, but we thought it might be useful to provide 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. 

Summer Term 2021 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 us into Year 7 in September 2022, to request information about the Admissions Process or to arrange visits as appropriate.
July & August 2021 Throughout the Summer Break, we will be providing information to families who register with us about relevant admissions events in the Autumn Term 2021 along with offering opportunities to sign up for these events.

Applications for Year 7 entry for September 2022 will open during the course of the summer.

Thursday 16th September The first of our planned admissions events for Year 7 entry this term.  The details of this afternoon event will be confirmed in due course and we will keep parents who complete our enquiry form updated of final arrangements.
Tuesday 12th October The second of our planned admissions events for Year 7 entry this term.  The details of this afternoon event will be confirmed in due course and we will keep parents who complete our enquiry form updated of final arrangements.
Before October Half Term Make sure that you have registered your interest in coming along to one of our planned Whole School Open Events in November.
Thursday 4th November

4.30 – 6.30pm

Whole School Open Evening

The details of this open event will be confirmed in due course and we will keep parents who complete our enquiry form updated of final arrangements.

Saturday 6th November

10am – 12noon

Whole School Open Morning

The details of this open event will be confirmed in due course and we will keep parents who complete our enquiry form updated of final arrangements.

Late November Taster Sessions will run, which offer girls who are currently in Year 5 or Year 6 the chance to choose from a range of fun lessons by Withington teachers, either at school or virtually.
Thursday 2nd December Deadline for submitting applications for Year 7 places for September 2022.
Thursday 9th December Deadline 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 Term Details of the Entrance Exam Day sent out to parents.
Friday 7th January 2022 Year 7 Entrance Examination Day.
by Friday 14th January Letter to everyone who sat the Year 7 Entrance Examination to advise whether the applicant will be invited to attend for interview.
Monday 24th January Interviews for Year 7 applicants begin.
Friday 11th February Final day of interviews for Year 7 applicants.
Tuesday 1st March Notification of Year 7 decisions (by post and email).
Tuesday 8th March Noon deadline for responding to offers of a Year 7 place that include an offer of financial assistance.
Thursday 10th March Noon deadline for responding to all other offers of Year 7 places.
Friday 17th June Provisional Year 7 Induction Day.
Monday 5th September First day of the Autumn Term.

 

Junior School Entry for September 2022

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

Exact event dates will be confirmed in due course, but we thought it might be useful to provide 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. 

Summer Term 2021 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 our Junior School in September 2022, to request information about the Admissions Process or to arrange visits as appropriate.
July & August 2021 Throughout the Summer Break, we will be providing information to families who register with us about relevant admissions events in the Autumn Term 2021 along with offering opportunities to sign up for these events.

Applications for Junior School entry for September 2022 will open during the course of the summer.

Before October Half Term 2021 Make sure that you have registered your interest in coming along to one of our Whole School Open Events in November.
Thursday 4th November

4.30 – 6.30pm

Whole School Open Evening

The details of this open event will be confirmed in due course and we will keep parents who complete our enquiry form updated of final arrangements.

Saturday 6th November

10am – 12noon

Whole School Open Morning

The details of this open event will be confirmed in due course and we will keep parents who complete our enquiry form updated of final arrangements.

Thursday 9th December Deadline for submitting applications for Junior School places for September 2022.
Tuesday 14th December Deadline for submitting applications for Bursary assistance for Year 5 & Year 6 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 2021 Details of the Entrance Assessment Day sent out to parents.
Saturday 15th January Junior School Entrance Assessment Day.
By Friday 28th 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 17th June Provisional Junior School Induction Afternoon.
Monday 5th September First 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, after which a second interview would take place in March 2022. The first round of conditional offers would be made by 30th 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

 

Exact event dates will be confirmed in due course, but we thought it might be useful to provide 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. 

Summer Term 2021 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 us into Year 12 in September 2022, to request information about the Admissions Process or to arrange visits as appropriate.
July & August 2021 Throughout the Summer Break, we will be providing information to families who register with us about relevant admissions events in the Autumn Term 2021 along with offering opportunities to sign up for these events.

Applications for Year 12 entry for September 2022 will open during the course of the summer.

Thursday 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 2021 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 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 4th November

4.30 – 6.30pm

Whole School Open Evening

The details of this open event will be confirmed in due course and we will keep parents who complete our enquiry form updated of final arrangements.

Saturday 6th November

10am – 12noon

Whole School Open Morning

The details of this open event will be confirmed in due course and we will keep parents who complete our enquiry form updated of final arrangements.

Friday 12th 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 13th December, some candidates will be invited to submit a full application and attend a formal / second interview before Wednesday 23rd March 2022. A first round of offers will be made by 29th March.

W/c 22nd & 29th November Preliminary Sixth Form interviews will be held.
Monday 13th December  Preliminary Sixth Form interview decisions communicated to the families of all applicants.
Friday 4th February 2022 Deadline for submission of full application for formal / second interviews.
Monday 21st February Deadline for submitting applications for Bursary assistance for Year 12 joiners in September 2021.
Monday 7th March Formal Sixth Form interviews begin.
By Tuesday 29th March Candidates will be notified of the outcome of the Sixth Form application process (by post and email).
Thursday 25th August Pupils to contact School to confirm GCSE results.
Thursday 1st September

2pm-3.30pm

Year 12 Induction Afternoon.
Monday 5th September First day of the Autumn Term & Sixth Form Team Building.

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