SHiNE Together

Free Saturday morning courses for girls and boys in Years 5-6

Withington Girls’ School has organised and delivered a successful, community-focused series of Saturday School courses since 2007.

The WGS SHiNE Together educational programme is aimed at able students in Years 5 and 6 at maintained primary schools in and around south Manchester. The aim is to increase pupils’ love of learning, boost self-esteem in the classroom, and provide opportunities for academic growth and development.

The programme provides, free of charge, specialist teaching in a range of courses and over the years subjects on offer have included Art, Science, Computing, Creative Writing, Design & Food Technology, Classics, Spanish, Drama and Music. Girls and boys from local state primary schools are invited to come to Withington on a Saturday morning to take part in this exciting programme of themed courses, allowing them to learn fresh skills and make new friends.

View the 2022/23 Course Guide 

Applications for this programme are managed between the applicants’ Headteacher and our SHiNE Together Coordinators.

If you are interested in applying for this year’s programme (and able to commit to attending all the dates of the course), please complete the online application form below.

SHiNE Together Application 2022/23

The programme is coordinated by Withington colleagues Mrs Amanda Collard and Mrs Natalie Baguley who organise the wide choice of topics which are delivered by specialist Withington teachers, supported by WGS Sixth Formers. If you would like any further information, please email our SHiNE Together Coordinators on

We very much look forward to welcoming you onto our SHiNE Together programme.

Read our Impact Report 2022


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