Meet the school that’s home to ex­cep­tional re­sults and out­stand­ing support...

Macclesfield Express - - GARRY THE HAT WHAT’S ON -

DE­SCRIBED by pupils as: “A friendly school,” Withing­ton Girls’ School has been praised for its close-knit com­mu­nity spirit and wel­com­ing at­mos­phere; its sup­port­ive staff, in­spi­ra­tional teach­ing; ex­cel­lent aca­demic re­sults and for the breadth of the ex­tracur­ric­u­lar ac­tiv­i­ties on of­fer.

Withing­ton’s lat­est ac­co­lades have come, not from ex­ter­nal in­spec­tors or award­ing bod­ies, but from the pupils them­selves, who, in a re­cent survey, agreed over­whelm­ingly that WGS is a re­mark­able school where its rel­a­tively small size al­lows each girl to be known and treated as an in­di­vid­ual.

OUT­STAND­ING SUPPORT

In re­cent pub­lic ex­am­i­na­tions, re­sults were ex­cep­tional, plac­ing the school in the top 10 na­tion­ally in The Times news­pa­per’s GCSE league ta­bles with 93.3 per cent of en­tries at­tain­ing A* and A grades - and at A-Level, WGS was one of the top achiev­ing schools in the north west with 79 per cent of pa­pers se­cur­ing A* and and need to stay at home, I’m think­ing, ‘I could be at school right now.’ The next day peo­ple tell me all the won­der­ful things they have done and I won­der why I had to have the day off!”

NEW JU­NIOR SCHOOL BUILD­ING UN­DER­WAY

Girls en­joy the school’s fa­cil­i­ties which are set to im­prove fur­ther next year with the ad­di­tion of a new Ju­nior School build­ing and a cen­tral so­cial ‘Hub’. The de­vel­op­ment is due for com­ple­tion in time for the Septem­ber 2015 in­take and will en­able WGS to of­fer ad­di­tional classes in Years 5 and 6, as well en­hanc­ing over­all ac­com­mo­da­tion through­out the school.

EX­CEL­LENT TRANS­PORT LINKS

Pupils also praised the school’s trans­port links. “Trav­el­ling on the bus with friends is great fun and means I get to know girls from other years too,” said one. Withing­ton is ac­ces­si­ble from most ar­eas by ded­i­cated or pub­lic trans­port and the school has also in­tro­duced a pri­vate, keenly priced shut­tle ser­vice to and from Manch­ester city cen­tre, in­clud­ing a later after-school ser­vice to ac­com­mo­date ex­tracur­ric­u­lar ac­tiv­i­ties.

VISIT THE SCHOOL

Par­ents and girls want­ing to view Withing­ton for them­selves are warmly in­vited to at­tend the forth­com­ing Open Day events or to con­tact the school to ar­range a pri­vate tour. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Withing­ton Girls School on 0161 224 1077 or visit the web­site www.withing­ton. manch­ester.sch.uk

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