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For almost 150 years, Manchester High School for Girls has been empowering young women to be the very best they can be.

The Bursary Fund.

Whether their passion for learning stems from a love of science, arts or humanities, our aim is to welcome academically gifted students into a caring community that stimulates their curiosity, stretches their intellect and gives them the confidence to excel.

Alumna and Bursary Recipient, Hawa, shares her thoughts on the difference receiving a Bursary assisted place made for her:


It is an approach that puts our examination results up there with some of the best in the country and encourages girls to take on extra-curricular challenges they never dreamed possible. The School’s culture of fostering ambition, enthusiasm and integrity is closely connected to the spirit of its founders and to the remarkable women who have been educated here. From Emmeline Pankhurst’s three daughters, Christabel, Sylvia and Adela, to Dr. Kotska Wallace, Principal Engineer at the European Space Agency, our alumnae continue to meet the world with pioneering ideas, entrepreneurship and a sensitive appreciation of what it means to contribute.

Alumna and Bursary Recipient, Orla, shares the impact that donating to the Manchester High Bursary Fund can have:

Sustaining such an exciting, aspirational environment for learning depends on our ability to nurture a community that thrives on diversity and we have always valued the positive impact of bursaries in helping us to achieve this important priority. A bursary place not only has the capacity to transform the life of an individual girl, but also has the power to ripple through the whole school community, ensuring that the student body remains socially and culturally inclusive.

Today, the era of direct grants and assisted places are long gone, but the Bursary Fund still allows us to enroll as many girls as possible, regardless of their families' ability to pay. Up to now, we have been able to offer financial assistance to a relatively small number of pupils, helping girls starting in Year 7 or Year 12 with full or partial tuition fees and, in some cases, providing additional support with travel costs, uniform and free school meals.

Please click the links below to discover a range of easy ways for you to make a real difference by helping to support our provision of a Manchester High School for Girls education through the Bursary Fund.

Make a Single or Regular Donation

Leaving a Gift in your Will

In Memoriam Giving

Bursary Recipients

In their own words, here is what our former Bursary Recipients have to say about the fund and the impact it has had on them and their lives.

Leaving a Gift in Your Will