Another stellar year of exam results for Withington Girls’ School


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Withington Girls’ School celebrated exceptional A Level and GCSE results over the summer with particular success in achieving the very top grades; an all-time high of 41% of A Level subject grades were passed at A*, while 43% of GCSE results were achieved at Grade 9 under the new numerical grading system.

With an enviable record of students securing places at the country’s best universities, Withington also saw 13 of this year’s leavers, plus two students who left in 2017, prepare to start their courses of study at Oxford and Cambridge universities. 

There were many individual stand-out achievements.

19 A Level students, or one in four, achieved a clean sweep of three or more A*s, and over half of Withington’s Year 13 leavers earned at least three A* to A grades.

In GCSEs, 11 pupils attained a clean sweep of at least eight Grade 9s, eight of whom also earned the very top A** in Further Mathematics, while 46 (58%) Year 11 pupils earned Grades 7 or above in all their subjects, equating to A* to A in the pre-reformed grading system. 

“Withington students never cease to amaze me,” says headmistress Mrs Sarah Haslam.

“They participate in a breadth of activities – the performing and creative arts, sport and outdoor adventure, debating, fundraising, voluntary work and local community involvement – and do so with great enjoyment and success.

“Yet the girls also embrace our ethos as a school where learning is its own reward, and willingly and enthusiastically give their full commitment to their studies, supported by a superb team of staff.”

Withington Girls’ School is a leading independent day school for girls aged 7 to 18 located in Fallowfield, Manchester.

The school enjoys excellent transport links including a city centre shuttle bus and attracts pupils from a wide catchment area.

Applications for admission in September 2019 are welcomed from girls who wish to be part of a friendly, vibrant and supportive community while benefiting from excellent teaching and the choice of over 100 extracurricular activities each week.

Interested applicants should contact Admissions on 0161 249 3371 or email

Open days for entry to Withington Girls’ School will be held on Thursday 8th November and Saturday 10th November – see for more details on 2019 admissions.



Group photo – pictured with WGS students are: head of sixth form Mrs Elizabeth Robinson, headmistress Mrs Sarah Haslam and deputy head of sixth form Mrs Judith Wallis.



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