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Manchester High School for Girls


Developing as individuals

A full programme of extra-curricular activities enriches timetabled lessons, giving girls opportunities to develop as individuals.

Our girls relish their time at school. From their very first day, Year 7 pupils will find that their transition to Manchester High is eased by our comprehensive induction programme, which includes a residential trip.

Our pupils consistently enjoy success in a range of solo and team challenges, whether in sport, Young Enterprise, Science Crest Awards or The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. We celebrate pupils’ successes, both in and outside school, through initiatives such as house points, praise postcards, a celebrations board and a ‘Blow Your Own Trumpet’ week.

Our range of extra-curricular activities is a vital element in creating a stimulating learning environment and broadening the areas of experience available to our girls.

From Greek to knitting, and Year 7 Crime Scene Investigators to Junior Strings, our extra-curricular opportunities cater for all ages and interests. We seek to inspire, enliven and enrich young minds through a mixture of clubs, societies, day trips and residential visits that are designed to enhance the curriculum, providing an opportunity for girls to try new things and learn new skills. These pursuits prepare our girls for active lives with diverse interests and ambitions as they move beyond Manchester High.

Find out what our girls think of their personal experience at Manchester High School for Girls

Manchester High DNA

Pupils have the opportunity to explore new places and new countries, which helps them to become more tolerant, curious and open thinkers and more balanced individuals. Girls are encouraged to interact with those beyond their peer group, take on leadership roles and venture out of their comfort zone. These opportunities are so important in developing confidence, resilience and the sheer joy in learning – all very much part of the Manchester High DNA and key to our girls’ continued success.