Bursary Appeal 2020


We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to all of you who have donated to our Bursary and hardship appeal. The response has been astonishing.

Thanks to your generosity, the appeal to date has raised an incredible £114,338.75.

You may know that an alumna who wishes to remain anonymous agreed to match the first £12,633 (equivalent to a full year’s fees) and was so impressed with the response that she offered to match any further donations received throughout August.

Your donations will make a real difference.

If you would like to make a gift, there is still time to so so.




We are proud that, at Withington, one-in-six of our pupils are supported by our Bursary Fund. Supported by the generosity of Withington alumnae and friends, like you.

This year however, more families than ever are facing financial hardship as the coronavirus pandemic affects income and livelihoods. We expect greater calls than ever before on our Bursary Fund from those seeking a place at Withington. Even before the pandemic, we had to disappoint around 20 girls each year due to a shortfall in Bursary funding and we are determined to support as many deserving girls as possible. You can help us to provide the gift of a Withington education.

Any support you can give will be matched pound for pound, thanks to the generosity of an anonymous alumna, who has agreed to match the first £12,633 given.

This will provide the equivalent funds for two full bursaries for a year.




Some families are in need of short-term support to enable their daughter to continue at Withington and, with your help, we can ensure that no pupil faces the prospect of having to disrupt their education and leave our school community – something that would be devastating for many pupils.

Kea, Head Girl and one of Withington’s Bursary Ambassadors, knows only too well what it feels like to face the potential of leaving Withington due to a change in her family’s financial circumstances.

Read more about how the gift of a bursary changed Kea’s life.

Will you help to support others like Kea, whose family circumstances have changed, by making a gift to the Bursary Fund today?

Through the power of collective giving, by donating £15 a month (for four years), you could be one of 14 donors who fund a 100% bursary and help support and inspire the next generation.

Remember, your gift will be matched by an anonymous alumna, unlocking further funding for much needed bursaries.

Making your gift before 31st July,  will help to provide support for families from September.




We are proud that the Bursary Fund has had an active role in changing the future paths of many bright girls. Please help us to ensure that no deserving girl is denied a place at Withington. It is not a cliché to say that your support can change lives.

Thank you!

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