Projects and collaborations

Projects and collaborations can be large or small, long-term or one off. All offer a clear benefit or value to the pupils involved. Whatever the nature and scope of activities, they only ever exist because a local need has been identified and there are dedicated and enthusiastic school leaders at the helm to make it work. Read more on what makes a successful partnershipIf you are thinking of setting up a new independent-state school partnership or building up an existing one, these Dos and Don’ts might help.

A selection of projects and partnerships involving independent schools and maintained schools or community groups can be found below.

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Model UN

·      Model United Nations is a student debating activity, which follows the format of a United Nations assembly.  Delegations take the role of individual co …

Partners

  • St Paul's School
  • Harris Westminster Sixth Form, Westminster, London
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Model UN

·      Model United Nations is a student debating activity, which follows the format of a United Nations assembly.  Delegations take the role of individual co …

Partners

  • St Paul's School
  • Harris Westminster Sixth Form, Westminster, London
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Matt Dickinson visit to the Junior School

Withington hosted Matt Dickinson, a film-maker and author, to speak to the Junior School and invited pupils from other local primary schools. …

Partners

  • Withington Girls' School
  • Armitage CofE Primary School, Ardwick, Manchester
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Drama support for a local primary school for their Christmas Show

Withington has loaned sound systems and lighting to St James’ CofE Primary School for their Christmas Nativities.  …

Partners

  • Withington Girls' School
  • St James' CofE Primary School, Birch-in-Rusholme, Birch-in-Rusholme, Manchester
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Philosophy4Children

·    SPS pupils were trained in Philosophy4Children. The boys who were trained have since gone on to deliver Philosophy sessions at  local primary schools. …

Partners

  • St Paul's School
  • Lowther Primary School, Barnes, London (2)
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Book Donation to ‘Better World Books’

Since 2014, Withington’s Librarian has organised book collections for ‘Better World Books’, an organisation which donates a portion of its profits to literacy programmes around the w …

Partners

  • Withington Girls' School
  • Better World Books
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Christmas Party and Concert for Local Senior Citizens

Every year, Withington hosts a Christmas concert and tea party for local senior citizens at the end of the Autumn term.  …

Partners

  • Withington Girls' School
  • Local residential homes and community groups
sporting

Yoga Classes

A Withington teacher teaches yoga classes to children from the Pictor Academy, a school for children with special educational needs. …

Partners

  • Withington Girls' School
  • Pictor Academy, Timperley
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Rowing

Our coaches support the MCA programme with some coach shadowing and development sessions, with LYR MCA coaches coming down to jump in a launch for some of the SPS sessions.  SPS Directo …

Partners

  • St Paul's School
  • London Youth Rowing
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Model United Nations Conferences

Withington hosts an annual Model United Nations (MUN) conference for pupils across the country. MUN is a school-based, extra-curricular activity, which emulates the debate of the real United Nations. …

Partners

  • Withington Girls' School
  • Various schools (6)
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School partnership to assist with university applications

This is a partnership between Withington Girls’ School and other local maintained and independent schools to help pupils with university applications. Withington provides mock interviews and adv …

Partners

  • Withington Girls' School
  • Loreto College, William Hulme’s Grammar School, Cheadle Hulme High School
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Use of facilities

The School makes its facilities available to various groups free-of-charge as part of its role in sponsoring and supporting community groups. …

Partners

  • Withington Girls' School
  • Various
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Study Zone

The Homework Club is attended by around 14-15 children, all of whom are in Year 6 of their education, all of whom attend Lowther Primary, just a short walk from our building. A number of the children …

Partners

  • St Paul's School
  • Castelnau Community Centre
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Supporting ex-military staff

Withington’s Bursar provides guidance and support to a group of ex-military staff. …

Partners

  • Withington Girls' School
  • Manchester Business School
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Sharing academic resources

A number of Heads of Department at Withington enjoy links with other local secondary schools, with whom they have meetings and share resources for mutual benefit. …

Partners

  • Withington Girls' School
  • Various maintained schools

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