Projects and collaborations

academic

Junior Science Day at St Teresa’s Primary School

One of Withington's Chemistry teachers delivered a day of science lessons at a local primary school, benefiting the children taught, but also providing insight to the school's staff about how they mig …

academic

Latin lessons at Mauldeth Road Primary School

Withington worked with the University of Manchester, the Classics for All charity and the Manchester Classical Association to establish a Classics programme in a local primary school. …

academic

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. …

drama

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.  …

sponsorship

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 …

music

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.  …

sporting

Yoga Classes

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

academic

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. …

academic

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 …

sponsorship

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. …

volunteering

Supporting ex-military staff

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

academic

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. …

academic

Supporting Teacher Training

Withington is a long-standing member of Independent School’s Teacher Induction Panel (ISTIP), and hosts a regional meeting each term for NQTs. The School also supports the programme for PGCE stu …

drama

Trustee at Z Arts

Withington’s Deputy Head is a trustee at Z Arts, an arts and theatre organisation for children and families based in Manchester.  …

governance

Governor at Elmridge Primary School

Withington’s Head of History is a Governor at Elmridge Primary School.  …

governance

Governor of Didsbury CofE Primary School

The Deputy Head of Withington’s Junior School is a Governor at a local maintained primary school. …

sponsorship

Library development at Old Moat Primary School

Withington funded and developed a library at Old Moat Primary School, as part of the ongoing links between the two schools.  …

academic

Science Week at St Mary’s CofE Primary School

In March 2018, one of Withington’s physics teachers delivered science lessons at St Mary’s CofE Primary School as part of their Science Week.  …

sporting

Summer Activities

Withington runs a programme of affordably priced holiday activities during the school summer holidays for children from the local community. These include:  • A two-week Multi Sports camp …

sponsorship

Harvest Collection for Booth Centre

Every year Withington collects food items for the Booth Centre, a charity which provides hot meals and other means of support for homeless people in Manchester throughout the year.  …

volunteering

Sixth Form Voluntary Service

The Sixth Form Voluntary Service scheme provides opportunities for all pupils in the Lower Sixth to assist local community groups and projects.  …

volunteering

World Challenge Expedition

A team of Withington pupils and staff took part in an expedition to Sri Lanka, run by ‘World Challenge’. …

sponsorship

The Uganda Project

Every year a team of Withington girls fundraise and collect donations for community projects in Uganda, before visiting these projects themselves during the annual trip held in the October half-term. …

sponsorship

WithGambia

Withington Girls’ School raises money annually to support a number of community projects in the Gambia, most significantly the Mama Tamba School which Withington has supported since 2007. There …

governance

Chair of Governors at St James’ Catholic High School

Withington’s Senior Examinations Officer, Susan Breckell, is the Chair of Governors at St James’ Catholic High School in Cheadle Hulme.  …

academic

Flash Bang Science Show

Withington hosted the Flash Bang Science Show, delivered by a professor from the University of Manchester. Year 8 and 9 pupils from local secondary schools were invited, and the exciting show aimed to …

academic

Science Summer School

Withington hosts and runs science events in the summer holidays for Key Stage 2 (Years 3 to 6) and Key Stage 4 (GCSE) pupils. …

academic

Professor Lord Robert Winston Lecture

In March 2018, Withington hosted Professor Lord Robert Winston to present to students from across Manchester. Professor Lord Winston is a doctor, scientist, television presenter and Labour Party polit …

volunteering

Brownies and Rainbows Science Events

Withington hosted Science Events for local Brownie and Rainbow groups. …

academic

Faraday Challenge (IET)

Withington hosted the Faraday Engineering Challenge for five local schools, providing a day of Engineering activities for Year 8 pupils. …

academic

Physics Olympics

Withington hosted the Physics Olympics, a physics-based competition for Year 9 pupils from various local maintained schools.  …

volunteering

Citizenship Day

Withington hosts an annual ‘Citizenship Day’, during which all members of the school participate in activities which benefit the local community.  …

academic

Sixth Form Reading Group

Withington comes together with schools from across Manchester to foster independent reading outside the classroom.  …

academic

Young Chemistry Communicators Programme

For the last three years, pupils and parents from local primary schools have been invited to Withington Girls’ School to participate in a series of workshops which have culminated in an exciting …

academic

WGS SHiNE Educational Programme

Withington Girls’ School has organised and delivered a successful, community-focused series of Saturday School courses for the past 11 years. Run during the Autumn term, the WGS SHiNE educationa …


School details

Withington Girls' School
100 Wellington Road
Fallowfield
Manchester
M14 6BL
England

T: +44 (0)161 224 1077
E: office@wgs.org
W: www.wgs.org

Head's name
Mrs Sarah Haslam
Religious affiliation
All Faiths
Day/Boarding type
Day
Gender profile
Girls only
Size
718 pupils
Day
718
Sixth form
154

Girls

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