Withington is a leading independent day school for girls aged 7 to 18 in which some of the best academic results in the country are attained within a lively, happy and caring environment. Our outstanding record of achievement is complemented by an extensive range of extracurricular opportunities.
In keeping with the wishes of our founders, the School has remained relatively small to allow for the individual development of all girls, enabling every pupil to reach her full potential in a supportive and friendly environment. The School functions in an atmosphere of respect for self, respect for others and personal responsibility without the need for long lists of rules and regulations.
The result is a community where pupils are enthusiastic learners who take full advantage of the impressive breadth of educational and personal opportunities. Our A-Level and GCSE results consistently confirm the School’s position as one of the top schools in the UK and the best-performing school in the North West of England. The girls thrive in a friendly and caring environment; they have – and provide – a lot of fun, and leave to take up their higher education places personally, socially and academically prepared for the next exciting phase of their lives.
Visitors often comment on the special atmosphere they find here at Withington. We are extremely proud of our consistently outstanding record in public examinations and places gained at the most selective universities but also of the happily informal atmosphere, thriving co-curricular programme, community spirit, alumnae network – and engagement with education in its broadest sense which characterise this unique environment.
True to the vision of our Founders, our girls aim high, have boundless opportunities to discover their talents and develop a strong sense of responsibility. We value individuality, celebrate diversity, encourage our girls to think for themselves and to understand the importance of tolerance and teamwork. It is our aim that our girls leave school at ease with themselves, socially aware and ready to face with confidence the challenges of life beyond.