The U14 A/B team played a very good game against Withington Girls’ school last week but lost 2-0.


We had good results against Queen’s School Chester at the weekend.

U16 National Schools’ Squad won 2-0

U14X1 won 2-0 against their National Schools’ Squad

U13X1 drew 1-1

U12’A’ lost 3-1

U12’B’ drew 1-1

Well done girls- there was some excellent hockey played 


Could you host a Japanese student next term?

japanes-suitcaseIn recent years, we have successfully hosted Japanese home stay students.  We are looking forward to hosting another student from Nagoya International High School next term to help her improve her English, learn about our culture and experience English lifestyle.

We need a family who could host one of the girls for two weeks in March 2016.  This is an excellent opportunity to get to know about Japanese culture and meet a young student from a fascinating part of the world.

The Japanese student will be high achieving, responsible and independent.  A very generous weekly living allowance will be paid to the host families.

As part of the AGGS safeguarding policy, please be aware that the host family will have to undergo a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.

If you are interested in finding out more, please contact Mr Harrison (Head of MFL)  as soon as possible by telephone on 0161 912 5912 or by email to

Year 9 Artists of the Week…

Excellent final pieces and conclusions to the fashion project.

Mahjabin and Fenella – year 9

Stunning detail on this Mexican Day of the Dead Skull.

Amelia M – year 9

A personal and imaginative response to the fashion brief.

Liyyah K – year 9

Year 7 Artist of the Week….

Too much wonderful work this week to only have one….

Sophia L has produced a stunning collage design. Excellent composition.

Anusha G – so much detail achieved here with collage, well done!

Touba D- excellent selection of papers to achieve depth and texture.

Are you interested in a career in Journalism?

News Associates are running a series of free, hands-on workshops in their Manchester office in December (Saturday 12th and Monday 21st). It would be an excellent opportunity for students to get some experience on their CVs and UCAS forms.

The sessions are very practical and great fun, and provide a chance to sample life as a working multimedia journalist including:

  • – A breaking news exercise where they simulate a newsroom and get you to produce a mock article for the BBC website.
  • – A broadcast session where you get to present a news bulletin to camera.

For further details, please email or see Mrs Gillibrand

Christmas concert rehearsals

Mon 30 Nov / Tue 1 Dec / Wed 3 Dec – Main Hall

Mon 30 Nov

3.30 – 4.30      Jazz Band

Tue 1 Dec (Rehearsals for all and Tue night ensembles)  Day 2

8.45     Guitar Ensemble

9.00     Soloists: Kiya G 7-1, Holly H Y8, Hope E 8-7, Miranda W 10-1

9.25     1st Orchestra

10.05   Chamber Choir

10.45   Senior Choir (continued after Rec)

11.05   Rec

11.25   Senior Choir

11.40   Junior and Senior Choir (One Candle)

11.55   Junior Choir

12.30   Saxophone Ensemble

1.00     Stage managers meeting – Y12/Y13

1.30     2nd Orchestra

2.00     String Orchestra

2.30     Flute Ensemble

3.00     Wind Band

3.30     End

6.30pm Tue 1 Dec concert – all performers arrive for 7pm start

Wed 2 Dec  (Rehearsals for Wed night ensembles)  Day 3

1.15     Amelia C and Eleanor W Y13 – Messiah duet

1.30     Junior Strings

2.00     Cello ensemble

2.30     Recorder ensemble

3.00     Folk Band

3.15     String trio – Katie A, Ellie C, Wendy G-Y Y10

Please let your teachers know in advance which lessons you will be missing. Going to the Devisdale you must walk across in 2s at least – see Ms Mayall if any questions.