The Emily Simon Society


Emily Simon was one of the Founders of Withington Girls’ School. Together with her husband Henry, she was a strong supporter of educating women and worked to ensure that an equal standard of education was available for girls as was provided for boys in the late 19th and early 20th Century.

Emily Simon bequeathed the Playing Fields to Withington upon her death in 1920. In 2014, the school established a society which bears her name and which recognises those who have chosen to leave a legacy gift to support Withington’s future in this way.

Leaving a legacy is a personal decision and must, of course, take into consideration the needs of family and friends first. However, a legacy gift, no matter how small, will make a difference to Withington’s future. Membership of the Emily Simon Society is discreet and members will not be asked to disclose their level of  support unless they wish to do so.

Four of Withington’s previous Headmistresses have become patrons of the society and we would be delighted if you were to consider becoming a member. Members of the society are invited to the annual Emily Simon Society Lunch at the school. These private lunches provide an opportunity for members to enjoy the company of like-minded supporters of Withington, to hear about the latest developments and to meet current pupils and staff.

Please telephone the Development Office on 0161 249 3494 or email if you would like more information or a confidential discussion about joining the Emily Simon Society. Thank you.

View a copy of our latest Legacy Brochure here.

The Emily Simon Legacy Society


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