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Withington Girls’ School 7 Plus (7+) Entrance Exam Information – Key Details


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Withington Girls’ School is an independent day school for girls in Fallowfield, Manchester. It was founded in 1890 by a group of eminent Manchester families who wanted their daughters to have the same educational opportunities as their sons. [1]


In the Junior School, girls study English and Maths, along with science, DT, art, geography, history, ICT, languages, music, PE, PSHCE and religious studies. The school aims to meet their interests beyond the classroom via a large number of extracurricular clubs including choir, orchestra, gymnastics, eco-warriors, dance, pottery, tennis, Yoga, fencing and drama.


Community service pursuits are strongly encouraged as girls are given the opportunity to ‘project manage’ their own fundraising activities and get involved in nationwide charity appeals such as Children in Need and Comic Relief. 


The school’s pastoral care system is directly involved in identifying the special interests, abilities and needs of every girl on campus. The Form Teachers maintain permanent communication with parents and actively invest in making sure that students are responsible and respectful to those around them.


Small class sizes and the purpose-built area at Withington Girls’ ensure positive academic outcomes and memorable educational experiences. Furthermore, via trips out of school and lectures from visitors coming in, girls are taught to be curious, embrace challenges and develop confidence early on, growing in resilience and character throughout their time at the school.


Withington Girls’ School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Information


Address: 100 Wellington Road, Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 6BL

County: Greater Manchester

Admissions info: or 0161 249 3371

School Type: Independent, day school for girls

Open Days: Throughout the year 

7+ Exam Date: January of Year 2


Open Events for Withington Girls’ School 7 Plus (7+) Entry


Prospective families who wish to learn more about the admissions process are invited to visit the school during its open events. These typically include a speech from the Head, one-on-ones with key staff members and tours of the campus and facilities. More details are available here.


Withington Girls’ School 7 Plus (7+) Admissions


To register for Year 3 entry, you should complete a registration form and return it to the Admissions Officer by the deadline in early December of the year preceding entry. 


Your daughter will be admitted on the basis of strong performance in the entrance examinations and positive current school references/reports.


Her results will be communicated in late January. The offer should be accepted within three weeks. 


Withington Girls’ School 7 Plus (7+) Scholarships and Bursaries


Scholarships and bursaries are only available to Senior School applicants.


Withington Girls’ School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Format


The Withington Girls’ School 7 Plus (7+) exam consists of the following assessments:


  • English
  • Mathematics


The English assessment examines comprehension and writing skills, including spelling, punctuation and grammar, as well as the fluency of your child’s reading and oral skills.    


The Maths exam assesses your child’s problem-solving abilities and arithmetic skills, including her knowledge of times tables.


Please see below for further details and recommendations on how to prepare for the Withington Girls’ School 7 Plus entrance examination.


How to Prepare for the Withington Girls’ School 7 Plus (7+) Entrance Assessment 


To successfully prepare your child for the selective Withington Girls’ School’s  7+ entrance exam, we recommend using practice tests. Our resources fully reflect the actual 7+ exam by covering all the question types that could come up, whilst helping your child become familiar with the exam layout. 


Coupled with a structured study plan, our practice tests will help you define any weak areas that require additional work at the earliest. They will also help you recognise your child’s strengths, resulting in a significant boost of their confidence in the lead up to the big day.


The majority of our 7+ resources are accompanied by detailed step-by-step video tutorials for every question. These are available for free with all purchases. It’s like having a world-class tutor explain each question to your child at no extra cost!


Our practice tests are used successfully every year by tens of thousands of students targeting schools with a competitive entrance exam. They are age-appropriate, reflecting the demands of the actual exam.


Our recommendations to help your child prepare for the Withington Girls’ School 7 Plus entrance exam can be found below.


Withington Girls’ School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Practice Papers


If you are at the very beginning of your 7+ journey, you may wish to start with our range of 6+ resources. These cover the core Maths and English skills your child needs to develop but at a slightly easier level.


Our 6+ range will help your child develop confidence and a strong foundation before they progress further with the 7+ material listed below.




We highly recommend the following practice papers to help your child prepare for the Withington Girls’ School 7+ English exam. They cover everything your child needs to know about comprehension and writing:


Full Practice Tests


7+ English Pack 1

7+ English Pack 2

7+ English Pack 3

7+ English Pack 4

7+ English Pack 5


Comprehension Skills


7+ English: Comprehension Pack 1

7+ English: Reading Workbook

7+ English: Inference Skills

7+ English: Vocabulary and Grammar


Comprehension Guide


This guide covers all the key comprehension question types in a clear, step-by-step manner so that both you and your child know exactly what to expect on exam day.


The Complete Illustrated Guide to 7+ Comprehension


Writing Skills


7+ English: Writing

7+ English: Rewrite & Improve

7+ English: Punctuation

7+ English: Spelling

7+ English: Dictation


Writing Guide


Starting from the foundational basics, this guide works its way through all the key skills your child needs to develop to become an excellent writer within the framework of what’s expected at the 7+ level.


The Complete Illustrated Guide to 7+ Writing

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The following 7+ packs will help your child develop the key skills needed to do well in the mathematics section of the Withington Girls’ School entrance exam:


Full Practice Tests


7+ Mathematics Pack 1

7+ Mathematics Pack 2

7+ Mathematics Pack 3

7+ Mathematics Pack 4

7+ Mathematics Pack 5


Targeted Skill Development


Each of the following skill practice 7+ mathematics packs focuses on just one specific topic, covering all the possible variations your child may face on exam day:


7+ Mathematics: Mental Arithmetic

7+ Mathematics: Problem Solving

7+ Mathematics: Addition & Subtraction

7+ Mathematics: Multiplication & Division

7+ Mathematics: Geometry

7+ Mathematics: Number & Place Value

7+ Mathematics: Measurement

7+ Mathematics: Fractions

7+ Mathematics: Statistics


Mathematics Guide


This guide covers the full 7+ maths syllabus step-by-step, teaching your child everything they need to know in a fun and interactive manner.


The Complete Illustrated Guide to 7+ Mathematics




The following pack is ideal for developing listening skills ahead of the Withington Girls’ School 7+ entrance exam, helping your child learn how to follow instructions carefully:


7+ Listening Pack 1



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Our practice tests aim to show the sorts of questions that have been included in Withington Girls’ School 7+ past papers. The information provided about Withington Girls’ School was believed to be correct at the time of publishing. However, please be aware of future changes. We advise you to contact the school directly if you are unsure of anything. School contact details are provided within the post.


Other entry points for Withington Girls’ School:


Click here to learn about Year 4 entry via the 8 Plus (8+) Exam

Click here to learn about Year 5 entry via the 9 Plus (9+) Exam

Click here to learn about Year 7 entry via the 11 Plus (11+) Exam

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