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Charming girls' school just beyond the very southernmost outstretched fingertip of Manchester's conurbation. A new vigour of academic purpose mingles with the strong Christian ethos that so celebrates and values each girl here, urging her on to be all that she can be. Compulsory monthly Eucharist is ‘boring’ in some girls’ books, and they’re not afraid to say so, but most accept it happily. Pupils are helped with learning difficulties and the head has re-launched gifted and talented scheme. Open to any who are...

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking English Language at an English Independent School (GCE A level)
  • Best performance by Girls taking English Language at an English Independent School (Cambridge International Certificate Level 1/Level 2)

2016 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking French at an English Independent School (Cambridge Int Certificate Level 1/Level 2)


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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since September 2016, Helen Jeys, previously deputy head at Manchester High School for Girls. Theology degree from Durham and PGCE from Cambridge; has taught religion and philosophy at Manchester Grammar, Malvern Girls’ College and Hulme Grammar School for Boys. She has written on philosophy and pastoral care, and enjoys playing the cello and piano.

Head of junior school since 2013, Bridget Howard BEd (50s), previously deputy head. Educated at St Albans High, then Rolle College Exeter; returned to St Albans to teach in the prep, then a stint in Sydney, before coming back to teach at Manchester High Prep and Bolton School Girls Junior.

Academic matters

Large ‘learning enhancement unit’ with SENCo’s office in junior school, mainly helping dyslexic pupils. Class size average is 15, maximum 22 herre. Maths sets from year 4,...

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