Manchester High School for Girls

A Manchester High School girl is known for her confidence and compassion.

Our pupils are bright and passionate, with a love of learning and they are ambitious for themselves and others. They are kind, caring, well-rounded individuals. They are all of these things and more. Our girls are remarkable.

Manchester High Schools for Girls is an independent day school for girls aged 4-18. We have been empowering girls since 1874 with our pioneering education as one of the first girls’ schools in the UK and the first academic girls’ school in the north of England.

Our vision is excellence: to deliver a pioneering, innovative, and dynamic learning experience within a compassionate and caring environment for a needs blind, diverse community where the wellbeing and happiness of every individual and the fulfilment of their potential are our priority. As the School of choice for girls in the North-West, our pupils – like those who have attended the School before them – will go on to be global citizens and courageous motivators of change.

At MHSG, we have educated many women who have gone on to change the world. We are proud of our reputation for academic excellence, but recognise that our extra-curricular opportunities and caring ethos are equally important in supporting our pupils as they become outward-looking and forward-thinking young women, forging pioneering lives and careers.

Wellbeing is a priority and we help pupils develop an awareness of their own value as well as their responsibility towards others. We encourage our pupils to develop character; to build resilience, self-confidence, and self-esteem so that they can flourish as individuals.

We encourage them to aim high and be ‘risk-takers’, embracing the importance of failure and viewing challenges as stepping-stones to future progress. We believe these qualities are fundamental for happiness and success both at school and in the world beyond Manchester High.

Our pioneering alumnae epitomise our approach. From the Pankhurst sisters who fiercely campaigned for women’s voting rights, through to today’s leaders, such as ITV’s Deputy Political Editor Anushka Asthana and Principal Engineer at the European Space Agency, Dr. Kotska Wallace, our pupils go on to make a real difference.

Manchester High School for Girls does indeed have a long and distinguished history but we strongly believe an even more exciting future lies ahead and we hope your daughter will be part of it.

Essentials

  • Head Helen Jeys
  • Helen Jeys
  • Age range 4 - 18
  • Day / Boarding Day
  • Religious affiliation None
  • Exams
  • 14+ GCSE
  • 16+ A Level, Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
  • Fees (per term) September 2022 - September 2023
  • Prep/Junior School
    • Infants (Reception to Year 2): £3,234 per term
    • Juniors (Year 3 - Year 6): £3,287 per term
  • Senior School
    • £4,410 per term
  • Sixth Form
    • £4,410 per term
  • Find out more about fees >
  • Exams
    • Exams
    • 14+ GCSE
    • 16+ A Level, Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
  • Fees (per term)
    • Fees (per term) September 2022 - September 2023
    • Prep/Junior School
      • Infants (Reception to Year 2): £3,234 per term
      • Juniors (Year 3 - Year 6): £3,287 per term
    • Senior School
      • £4,410 per term
    • Sixth Form
      • £4,410 per term
    • Find out more about fees >

Bursaries & Scholarships

Manchester High School for Girls is committed to providing education to academically gifted students regardless of circumstance, and offers financial assistance through a small number of part or full bursaries to girls joining in Year 7 and Year 12.

All bursaries are means tested and assistance is offered with tuition fees according to a sliding scale that is linked to family income.

How Bursaries Are Awarded
Bursaries will be awarded on the basis of an annual grant, the maximum amount of which will be specified when a place is offered. All awards, whether calculated according to family income or on a flat rate, will be based on a combination of academic merit and a parental statement of need. They will be re-evaluated annually to ensure any changes in circumstance are taken into account. Details will be confidential, but supporting documentation will be required and the School reserves the right to seek supplementary evidence in support of the income figures.

List of Bursaries

  • School Award – to the value of an amount agreed with the Governors
  • General Charitable Trust Bursaries – funding agreed by the trustees of the School’s General Charitable Trust
  • Thomas Frank Trust – currently funding one pupil for seven years
  • Peter Kershaw Trust – currently funding three pupils – £2,000 each, per academic year
  • NFL Trust – currently funding one pupil – £4,500 per academic year
  • RNCF – currently funding one pupil – £2,250 per academic year
  • Peggy Adler Trust – funding pupils from Oldham and the surrounding area

Scholarships
Academic Scholarships
One or more academic scholarships may be awarded by the Governing Body for excellence in performance in the entrance examination for admission to Year 7 in September.

Music, Sport and Dance Scholarships
For the Music Scholarship applicants should have reached ABRSM Grade 4 or equivalent and, if chosen for audition, be prepared for sight-reading and aural tests as well as a performance on their choice of two instruments (or one instrument plus voice).

For Sports and Dance Scholarships, girls may be invited to come for an assessment where their performance will be evaluated against their peers. A written recommendation is required from a sports coach or dance teacher along with copies of any awards or certificates achieved. A scholarship is generally a percentage of fees paid and is not a fully sponsored place. The maximum allowed is 50%, but most are substantially less than this.

Joint Application for a Scholarship and Bursary Assisted Place
A student may be in receipt of a scholarship and a bursary. However, if a joint award is made, the total value of the support provided will not exceed the value of a full fee.

For further information on our bursaries and scholarships, please contact the School Registrar on [email protected] or 0161 224 0447 or visit the School’s website.

Please note: Financial assistance is not available to support girls in the Preparatory Department.

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Scholarships & Bursaries offered
  • Academic scholarships
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • Music scholarships
  • Sibling discounts
  • Sport scholarships

Film

MHSG Introduction Video
MHSG Preparatory Department Introduction Video

Disclaimer: Data is provided by the school, the GSA is not responsible for inaccuracies.

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