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Manchester High School for Girls


Last weekend, a hundred ‘old girls’ descended on Grangethorpe Road for our Annual Reunion event.

Many had travelled from south of Manchester, with some coming from as far afield as America, Canada, Switzerland and Germany.

With a special welcome for the classes of 1965 and 1985 that were celebrating their 50th and 30th anniversary years respectively, we spent an uncharacteristically sunny September day catching up on school news, rekindling friendships and thoroughly enjoying a trip down memory lane.

A Pimm’s reception in the rose garden was followed by a delicious lunch in the main hall. Our guests were then whisked off by the current Head Girl Team for tours of the school, with the Head Mistress’ office proving a star attraction.

Manchester High’s Development Team will be making plans for the next reunion soon and we hope to persuade as many of our old girls as possible to be brave and return to School. Whether you want to come as a group or are on your own and want to reconnect, we promise it won’t be as scary as you think!

You can keep up to date with all events for our old girls here:

“From initial contact to the old school photo invitation, it was obvious from the outset how much thought went into organisation of the day.

“The initial registration was a great ice-breaker and the warmth in the room was evident. The cocktail reception outside made us all feel very special – a reminder that we were no longer schoolgirls!

“It felt very special sitting in the hall for lunch – once again the attention to details was obvious, from beautifully laid tables to delicious food, we could easily have been at a wedding!”

Louise Tyler, Class of 1985

“Big thanks for the 1965 class reunion. Everything was great and the food was delicious. Our tour round school was led by a lovely, confident young lady. She seemed a bit surprised at some of our anecdotes (especially about the teachers throwing chalk or a blackboard rubber at us girls!). It was rather exciting to go in the Head Mistress’ office for the first time and learn what she keeps under her desk!”

Ann Whittaker, Class of 1965

It was a happy and emotional day for me and I am so pleased that I made the journey to be there.”

Pippa Davie, Class of 1985