Senior School News

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Senior Citizens’ Christmas Tea Party 2022

    In the words of that popular Christmas song, it certainly was ‘the most wonderful time of the year’ when Withington was again able to open its doors to our friends from the local area for the Senior Citizen’s Christmas Tea …

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  4. Happy 100th Birthday, Miss Hulme

    Congratulations to Miss Hulme who celebrated her 100th birthday in November. Mrs Haslam, Headmistress, and Lesley Dowdall, Director of Development, were very pleased to be able to visit Miss Hulme to convey the best wishes of all at Withington. They …

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  5. Fourth consecutive Sunday Times accolade for Withington

    Withington Girls’ School is celebrating being named Independent Secondary School of the Year in the North West in the prestigious Sunday Times Schools Guide, Parent Power, which will be published on Sunday 11th December. It is the fourth consecutive year …

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  6. Manchester Sings 2022: We’re all in this together

    Seven schools from across Greater Manchester unite for Manchester Sings 

    Withington Girls’ School senior and junior pupils gathered with children from six Greater Manchester primary schools in the spectacular setting of Manchester Cathedral on Tuesday 29th November to perform together …

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  7. WGS PrideSoc

    PrideSoc at Withington provides a safe and inclusive space for pupils to talk about LGBTQ+ issues and celebrate the rich contributions that LGBTQ+ people make to society.

    PrideSoc launched with a whole school assembly on National Coming Out Day on …

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  8. Withington Staff Experience Language and Cultural Enrichment

    Withington Girls’ School was fortunate to receive Erasmus funding from the European Union for a staff language and cultural programme to enhance our understanding of other cultures and languages.

    Under the theme of ‘Empathy, Enrichment, Enhancement’, 20 members of staff …

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  9. Settling in at Senior School

    The transition from junior school to senior school is an exciting yet potentially testing time for children – new teachers, new subjects, new friends and navigating their way around a much bigger school site are among the opportunities and challenges …

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