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Manchester High School for Girls

About Us

Welcome To Manchester High
A Manchester High girl is recognisable by her confidence and passion, her intellect and ambition, her love of life, her caring spirit and her enthusiasm.
Group of Manchester High girls

At Manchester High School for Girls we have been helping girls
achieve their potential since 1874. We are proud of our reputation
for academic excellence and want our pupils to leave us as outward-looking
and forward-thinking young women.

So, who is a Manchester High School girl?

She’s the girl who tackles everything in life to the best of her abilities.
We encourage our pupils to aim high, take risks and see that learning is a reward in itself, not just a means to pass examinations. We build confidence and character, qualities that girls need today just as much as when our school was formed.

Our pioneering alumnae epitomise this approach. From the Pankhurst sisters who fiercely campaigned for women’s voting rights, through to today’s leaders, such as Facebook EMEA Vice President, Nicola Mendelsohn and Dr Kotska Wallace, Principal Engineer at the European Space Agency.

We are very proud to have educated so many women who have changed the world and are excited about what our current pupils will go on to achieve.

Manchester High does indeed have a long and distinguished history but we strongly believe an even more exciting future lies ahead and we hope you’ll be part of it.

Mrs A C Hewitt