Withington Calling 2023

Tuesday 15th – Monday 28th August 2023

What’s happening?

During August, a team of current Sixth Formers and recent leavers will be calling alumnae and other members of the Withington community. They are looking forward to hearing about your experiences of Withington and the different ways you may wish to become involved in our activities.

As well as updating you on all that has been happening at Withington, we would like to share our future plans to ensure that the Withington experience continues to be the best possible.

We are transforming the lives of young women and aim to do more by extending our Marjorie Hulme Bursary programme. You will have the opportunity to help girls shine at Withington by ensuring that financial constraints are not a barrier and to support projects that will enrich the education of all our pupils.

Why is our telephone campaign important?

Withington has long held dear principles of social cohesion, diversity and inclusion. The Marjorie Hulme Bursary Fund is integral to our school, consolidating our 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.

Currently one-in-six of the pupils in the Senior School is supported by a bursary. However, in recent years, the number of applications for bursaries has continued to grow and an increasing number of talented individuals are unable to take up their place at Withington as there is simply not enough bursary funding available.

How you can help to change things

Our immediate aim is to increase our overall bursary provision to include one-in-five Senior School pupils, offering a range of bursaries awarded according to need and rigorously means-tested. Longer term, our aim remains to achieve a ‘needs-blind’ admission policy. Moving to one-in-five is another step to bring us closer to this goal. Regardless of the level of support that is needed, a bursary transforms the educational experiences and future opportunities for these students.

Alternatively, you may wish to support the Ad Lucem Fund. This helps to provide learning opportunities for all our pupils that are enriching but would normally fall outside of the school’s budget.

If you receive a call, we hope that you enjoy it. If you’d rather not receive a call, please contact the Development Team at development@wgs.org or call 0161 249 3494.

*Please note, some of our calls will be screened for training purposes so that we can ensure our callers are getting the necessary support.

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