Open Days and Visits

There are few things more important than choosing the right school for your child. The special atmosphere at Withington Girls’ School encourages and extends each girl not just academically but in every area of her life. We invite you to read below to discover ways in which you can learn more about all that Withington has to offer.

Whole School Open Days

Thank you to everyone who joined our virtual Open Events in 2020. We very much hope that our next Open Events in Autumn 2021 will be more in our traditional style of welcoming visitors into our school buildings.

Meanwhile, do please view our virtual tour video showcasing our fantastic teaching and learning spaces.

Please refer to our timetables for Year 7, Junior School and Sixth Form entry for a full list of planned dates for September 2022 admissions.

If you would like us to keep in touch with you about forthcoming events and register an interest in applying, please complete our enquiry form. We will keep those who register their interest in entry in 2022 updated on arrangements for opportunities to visit the School, virtual events and for the Entrance Examination/Assessments.

For all Admissions enquiries:

Visit us

We would always advise prospective applicants and their parents to visit Withington Girls’ School before applying for a place at the School, although we have had to manage visits in a different way in recent times.

As we look ahead to the start of the next academic year, prospective parents and pupils are warmly invited to contact our Admissions Officer, Ms Jane Ellis, on or 0161 249 3371 if they wish to be contacted about opportunities to visit the School and learn more about a Withington education.

Further Information

The main entry points to Withington are Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 7 and Year 12 and there may be availability of spaces in other year groups. Please see our Admissions timetable page to find out about application deadlines for main entry points and other useful dates, and contact or 0161 249 3371 to enquire about availability in other year groups.

North West Independent School of the Decade

We were delighted to hear in November 2020 –  a year after being named the top independent school in the North West, that Sunday Times Parent Power named Withington as North West Independent Secondary School of the Decade based on consistent academic excellence over the last 10 years.

Withington’s Sunday Times National rank in 2019 – the last time public examinations were not disrupted due to the coronavirus pandemic.

2019 A-Level and GSCE results also reflected particular success among our pupils in achieving the very top grades; 32% of A-level subject grades were passed at A*, while 56% of GCSE results were achieved at Grade 9 or A* Distinction in Further Maths. The vast majority of 2019 leavers achieved or exceeded their offers to study the subject of their choice at the university of their choice.

Withington Girls’ School’s most recent inspection was a Regulatory Compliance Inspection carried out by ISI in September 2017.

The School was judged to be fully compliant with all of the Regulatory Standards. GCSE and A-level results are described as ‘well above’ and ‘far above the national average for maintained schools’ respectively.


If you would like to discuss admissions and opportunities to learn more about a Withington education, please contact our Admissions Officer, Ms Jane Ellis, on or 0161 249 3371.

Entrance Examinations

For detailed information about the Entrance Examination and Admissions process, please click here.

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