The Development Team was established in 2005 with the aim of supporting the Withington in its vision to further its aim to work towards a needs-blind admissions process, where any student can attend the school regardless of their financial situation. In the years since being established, our role has expanded, and development and alumnae relations now have an integral role in the school’s community.
Withington is recognised as one of the very best schools in the country, at the forefront of girls’ education and offering an exceptional quality of opportunities: academic, cultural, sporting and social. Our existence arose as a result of the far-sighted vision and philanthropy of our Founders over 130 years ago. This spirit of generosity has continued throughout our history, whether it was the gift of land to provide us with our playing fields, or the generosity of the many who contribute to the Bursary Fund.
Withington does not have a large endowment or state funding, so we need the continuing support of our alumnae, parents and the wider Withington community to help us to develop our bursary offering to maintain our inclusive ethos, and to assist us to enhance the school’s current facilities to offer the best possible educational opportunities to all its pupils.
We are very grateful for the continuing help of alumnae, parents and other friends of the school who contribute to school life in so many ways, whether it is by offering assistance with careers advice, being part of the thriving school community or by making a philanthropic gift.
Your support is greatly appreciated.
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Latest Development News
Ruth Bayley Competition 2023
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Alumna Louise joins the WGS Board of Governors
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Alumna Christine Rice awarded MBE
Congratulations to alumna Christine Rice who has been awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours list fo…