Alumnae News

  1. Withington Alumnae Attend Gold DofE Award Celebration

    Eight Withington alumnae from the Class of 2022, who completed their Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award in 2021, attended a Gold Award celebration at Buckingham Palace in the week of 15th May 2023. During the week, His Royal Highness The …

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  2. Founders’ Day 2023: Inspiring Futures

    In keeping with this year’s theme Inspiring Futures, Withington’s Founders’ Day celebration held at Manchester’s prestigious Bridgewater Hall on 2nd May was a joyful, uplifting occasion filled with motivational speeches, wonderful music, poignant readings and heartfelt tributes also to the …

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  3. First WGS Iftar

    On Tuesday 28th March the very first WGS Iftar took place at Vermilion Restaurant, Manchester. It was a very special evening of warmth and friendship and we are delighted to announce that £32,000 was raised for The Marjorie Hulme Bursary

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  4. The Bexwyke Lecture at MGS

    On Thursday 23rd March, The Manchester Grammar School hosted the Bexwyke Lecture, this year with the theme – ‘determination’.

    A small group of Lower II (Year 5) pupils attended the morning workshops during which they created parachutes utilising materials such …

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  5. Ruth Bayley Competition 2023

    The Ruth Bayley Illustration Competition was set up in memory of WGS alumna Ruth Bayley, a successful illustrator of many children’s books. Each year, Withington pupils are set a theme which this year was ‘labels’.

    Illustrator and comic maker, Emmeline

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  6. Oxbridge Offers for Withington Eleven

    Nine Upper Sixth pupils are celebrating offers from the universities of Cambridge or Oxford, as well as two of last year’s leavers who have secured unconditional places at Oxford for September 2023.

    Offers from Cambridge have been made for: Economics …

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  7. WGS Top 50 for Sport

    Withington Girls’ School has achieved its highest ever ranking by School Sport Magazine as a top sporting school in the UK. Of all the schools listed in the ‘Top 200 Sporting Schools of 2022’, WGS is named 43rd.

    The ranking …

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  8. Alumna Louise joins the WGS Board of Governors

    Withington Girls’ School is very pleased to welcome alumna Dr Louise Maynard-Atem to the school’s Board of Governors. Louise (Class of 2004) completed her PhD in materials chemistry in 2013 at the University of Manchester. She then worked in the …

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  9. Alumna Christine Rice awarded MBE

    Congratulations to alumna Christine Rice who has been awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours list for services to opera.

    Christine (Class of 1988) studied Physics at Oxford before pursuing her interest in music and studying singing at the …

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  10. The Gambia 2022

    Fourteen Lower Sixth pupils and four members of WGS staff embarked on the first visit to The Gambia since 2019 during the final week of the Autumn Term. The trip was led by Ms Browning, accompanied by Miss Bruce, Mrs …

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