Head Girl Team & House System

Introducing our Head Girl Team for 2024-25!

Congratulations to Eva and her team; Katie, Coco, Sara, Nikki and Pippa.

They have chosen to focus their work on the theme of 'The Importance of Community' throughout MHSG's 150th year.

Developing Leadership Skills

Our extra-curricular activities provide opportunities to develop leadership skills, work effectively as part of a team and, more importantly, have fun! In addition, there are opportunities to take on leadership roles with our Head Girl Team and House system.

The following list highlights the kinds of leadership roles available to Sixth Formers:

  • Assembly leaders
  • House Captains and Deputy House Captains
  • Head Girl Team
  • Lower School subject clinic helpers
  • Library supervisors
  • Literacy leaders
  • Mentors
  • Form prefects
  • Preparatory Department reading assistants
  • The primary school partnership scheme
  • Preparatory Department Science Club
  • Swimming Assistant

"As Manchester High proudly celebrates 150 years of empowering women, we are presented with a perfect opportunity to reflect on the strength and resilience of our school community. United by shared values and aspirations, each individual at Manchester High is encouraged to thrive, facing challenges with unwavering support.

"Ultimately, the power of our community lies in its ability to cultivate mutual respect and understanding, serving as a catalyst for positive change and a platform to exchange ideas, seek guidance and lend a helping hand.

"I am tremendously excited to be a part of something with such a rich history and promising future. The Head Girl Team and I cannot wait for the year ahead; focusing on the theme the ‘Importance of Community." - Eva, current Head Girl.

House System

The House System is very important to the sense of community that exists at Manchester High. Students are allocated a House on arrival and quickly bond with their house peers from across the different year groups.

The Prep and Senior School have their own house systems.

In Prep, staff and students are allocated to one of four houses - Behrens, Gaskell, Roby and Darbishire.

In the Senior School, staff and students are also allocated to one of four houses - Rosa Parks, Malala Yousafzai, Mary Seacole and Ada Lovelace.

Students can earn House Points throughout the academic year by taking part in competitions, music events, sports activities or by producing high quality homework or classroom projects and assignments.

At the end of each week, total house points are added up and displayed within the school.

At the end of each academic year, the final scores are tallied and Head Mistress, Mrs Helen F Jeys, presents the House Cup to the year's winning house captains during the end of year assembly.