Partnerships and Community Links

As a forward-thinking, outward-looking school, Withington Girls’ School is very proud of our Projects and Partnerships work within our local community and beyond. We have a strong track record of delivering programmes that benefit both our own school community, the wider community and children attending maintained schools.

The pandemic over the past few years afforded us the opportunity to continue to consider how we could sustain and even expand our Projects and Partnerships programme and over the last academic year we have run a hybrid system in that some of our events took place online and thankfully, more recently, most have returned to ‘normal’. Our Projects and Partnerships focus over the past two years has been to develop our Primary Partnerships with maintained schools and to assist where possible with the Covid recovery curriculum. We were also delighted this summer to offer places on our popular multi-sports Summer School to a small group of children from Ukraine.

The main examples of our Educational Partnership programmes include our hugely successful SHiNE Together Saturday morning classes for boys and girls in Years 5 and 6 in a range of subjects, as well as our Science Communicators programme, Jubilee Arts Award and Classics lessons. Numerous staff also continue to occupy Governorship positions, including two Chair of Governors, in both maintained primary and secondary schools across Greater Manchester.

Many of our Partnerships are long-standing, sustained and mutually beneficial and very much built into our whole school ethos of respect for self, respect for others and personal responsibility. We were delighted to be recognised by The Week Schools Guide 2021 as a contender in the category ‘Great for Community’ and were proud to see some of our Partnership work celebrated in the Independent Schools Council Celebrating Partnerships booklet published in November. Our commitment and efforts were also recognised in 2019 when we were named as a finalist in the ‘School in the Community’ category of the MEN’s Greater Manchester School Awards.

You can read more about our recent partnership work in our audits below:

Audit 2021-2022

Audit 2020-2021

Audit 2019-2020

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