School Policies, Handbooks & Inspection Reports

A comprehensive list of School Policies, Privacy Notices, Parent Handbooks and Inspection Reports can be viewed below.


Inspection Reports

Manchester High School for Girls is routinely inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI). This body is overseen by the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted).

ISI conducted a School Inspection of Manchester High School for Girls in April 2024.

The new inspection framework provides no qualitative judgements. There are no longer any comments relating to provision being ‘excellent’ or ‘outstanding’; rather, the report focuses on child-centred, holistic summaries of the school’s provision.

It is rare for schools to receive a ‘significant strength’. We are, therefore, delighted that not only have we met all standards required of us as an independent school and therefore ‘passed’, but the following significant strength of the School was noted by inspectors:

“Leaders have high aspirations and have firmly established core values that underpin the school.  This results in a caring, inclusive and diverse community.  Staff are ambitious for the pupils and thread the values of learning, innovation, compassion, wellbeing and individuality through every aspect of school life.  This results in empowered and dynamic pupils who flourish.”

The full report can be read below:

ISI Report 2024 | PDF

The highlights of the report can be read below:

ISI Report Highlights 2024


Information Booklets

Prospectus | PDF

Sixth Form Prospectus | PDF

Further Information Booklet | PDF

Extra-Curricular Information Booklet | PDF

Wellbeing Programme Booklet | PDF

Educational Purpose, Aims, Values & Strategy Document | PDF

ISI Inspection Reports Highlights 2024


Parent Handbooks

Reception Parent Handbook | PDF

Prep Parent Handbook | PDF

Senior Parent Handbook | PDF

Sixth Form Parent Handbook | PDF


School Policies

Admissions Policy Preparatory Department | PDF

Admissions Policy Senior School | PDF

Anti-Bullying Policy Preparatory Department | PDF

Anti-Bullying Policy Senior School | PDF

Behaviour, Discipline and Pastoral Care Preparatory Department Policy | PDF

Behaviour, Discipline and Pastoral Care Senior School | PDF

Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy | PDF

Complaints Policy and Procedures | PDF

Covid-19 Risk Assessment (January 2022) | PDF

Curriculum Policy Preparatory Department | PDF

Curriculum Policy Senior School | PDF

Data Protection Policy | PDF

Ethical Fundraising Policy | PDF

Examination Access Arrangements Policy | PDF

Expulsion, Removal & Review Policy| PDF

Financial Assistance & Scholarships Policy & Procedures | PDF

First Aid & Administration of Medicines | PDF

Health & Safety Policy | PDF

Homework and Home Learning Policy Preparatory Department | PDF

Homework Policy Senior School | PDF

ICT & E-Safety Policy Preparatory Department |PDF

ICT & E-Safety Policy Senior School | PDF

Looked After Child Statement | PDF

Mental Health Policy | PDF

Photography & Videos at School Policy | PDF

PSHE & Citizenship Policy Preparatory Department | PDF

Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) Policy Preparatory Department | PDF

Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) Policy Senior School | PDF

SEN Policy | PDF

Spiritual, Moral, Social & Cultural Development Policy Preparatory Department | PDF

Spiritual, Moral, Social & Cultural Development Policy Senior School | PDF

Statement concerning Looked After children | PDF

Adverse Weather Procedure | PDF

Attendance | PDF

Medical Facilities | PDF

Privacy Policy | PDF


Privacy Notices

Admissions, Development & Marketing | PDF

Archive | PDF

Employees of the School/Applying to join the School | PDF

Governors | PDF

Parents/Guardians of Children | PDF

Pupils Over the Age of 13 | PDF

Visitors & Contractors | PDF


The Good Schools Guide Reviews

Pupils are encouraged to blow their own trumpets, and each other's. They're building a sisterhood here.

The Good Schools Guide visited us in March 2017 to review both the Senior School and our Preparatory Department.

You can read the reviews by clicking the links below. Please note that you will need to subscribe to the Good Schools Guide in order to access them.

Manchester High School for Girls Senior School Review

Manchester High School for Girls Preparatory Department Review