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Manchester High School for Girls


Explore the curriculum

Our girls explore a curriculum which offers a wide range of learning experiences. The curriculum is delivered by dedicated, talented, inspirational teachers with the use of excellent resources. Engaging and active lessons are complemented by visiting speakers and educational trips. Pupils here at Manchester High take a lively and enquiring interest in all aspects of their learning and develop a natural curiosity and understanding of the world around them. Technology plays an important part in learning and our girls have access to iPads and computers in all subjects. We have superb facilities which include a swimming pool, dance studio, sports hall, astro turf pitches, a climbing wall and specialist music and computing rooms.

Our girls are taught by their class teacher for most subjects, however, there are specialist teachers to teach Music, Swimming, Physical Education, Mandarin and French. Workshops and events are organised to enrich and extend the curriculum and some subjects are delivered in themed weeks.

In the past, events have included a Victorian day, Diwali celebrations, International Women’s Day, Democracy Day, an Ancient Greece Afternoon, a Tudor Day and various music, dance and drama activities.

Ancient Greek Day

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) relates to the Reception year in the Preparatory Department. The curriculum of the EYFS underpins all future learning by promoting and developing:

The three prime areas of learning:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development – making relationships, self-confidence and self- awareness, managing feelings and behaviour
  • Physical Development – moving and handling, health and self-care
  • Communication and Language – listening and attention, understanding, speaking

The four specific areas of learning:

  • Literacy – reading, writing
  • Mathematics – numbers, shape space and measure
  • Understanding the World – people and communities, the world, technology
  • Expressive Arts and Design – exploring and using media and materials, being imaginative

Our pupils are encouraged to become effective learners through playing and exploring, being active in their learning and being creative and thinking critically. 

Celebrating Chinese New Year