Welcome to Withington Junior School

Withington Junior School is an academically selective school for girls in Years 3 to 6

Our Special Approach

Mrs BurrowsOur Junior School has the advantage of being able to retain its small size and its individual character whilst benefiting from its close links with the Senior School. We share superb facilities in all subjects across the curriculum and staff teach in both schools.

Our excellent team of Junior Staff teach their own class English and Mathematics and their specialist subject to the whole Junior School. Specialist Senior Staff teach the Juniors Music, PE, Languages, DT, ICT, and Science. Each Form has a trained Sixth Form Peer Supporter, which strengthens the links across the age range.

Junior girls enjoy a wide range of academic subjects, which not only incorporates all the elements of the National Curriculum, but also takes learning beyond these boundaries. They are offered a great variety of cultural experiences, visiting galleries, museums, concerts and theatres. The School also welcomes an exciting range of visiting speakers, and plays host to authors, poets and drama workshops.

In this lively, creative environment, well structured but warm and friendly, Withington girls flourish and grow into balanced, happy, confident young people.

Mrs Kathryn Burrows
Head of the Junior School

Whole School Open Day in November

Whole School Open Morning – Saturday 10 November, 10am-12 noon

Our Whole School Open Events provide the opportunity to see Junior, Senior and Sixth Form facilities. There are many exciting activities in each subject area as well as the chance to chat with the Headmistress and teaching staff. Prospective parents and pupils will be guided around the School by one of our pupils. Anyone is welcome to just arrive on the day but if you would like to register and receive the programme in advance, please do provide your details using this form.

What some Juniors said when we asked them why they like Withington

Entry Points

Entry for the Junior school is by an Entrance Assessment taken on Saturday 19th January 2019. Up to 20 places are available for Transition (Year 3). Additionally, a small number of places are available for Form I (Year 4), Lower II (Year 5) and Upper II (Year 6). The closing date for applications is Wednesday 16th January, but of course the earlier we receive the application, the better it is for us to plan the day.

Places do occasionally become available outside the conventional entry points; please contact our Admissions Officer to enquire.


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