The Bursary Fund

Why Are Bursaries so Important?




The Withington Girls’ School Bursary Fund is an integral function of the school, and consolidates its vision and ethos to create a warm community centred on equality and opportunity irrespective of a pupil’s race, religion, social background and financial situation, ensuring that Withington retains its position as a true centre of excellence open to all. We know from experience that bursary students bring unique qualities to the school, and help maintain the diversity which Withington has celebrated since its foundation in 1890.

We are proud that, at Withington, one-in-six of our pupils are supported by our Bursary Fund.

A third of our bursary funding is directed to bursary recipients from the lowest income families who require support of 80% or more of the fees. The support we receive from members of our extended Withington community can transform the educational experiences and future opportunities for these girls and often has a significant impact on the entire family, raising aspirations and opening new experiences.

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 a 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.

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We would like to thank our Withington community who have, or continue to contribute towards our Bursary Fund. If you think this is something you would like to do, please use this link, or contact the Development Office.


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