The Girls’ Schools Association

The Girls’ Schools Association (GSA) represents day and boarding schools of all sizes. It encourages high standards of education for girls and promotes the benefits of being taught in a largely girls-only environment.

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Girls' schools in the North-West

Are you looking for a girls' only school in the North-West? Search here for independent girls' schools in Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, the Isle of Man, Lancashire and Merseyside.

You will find all girls' schools listed at the bottom of this page. Use the filters in the box to narrow your search: you can select day or boarding schools,  prep schools, senior schools or sixth forms. You can find the nearest girls' schools to you with our postcode search.

Click on a school's name for more information. Those schools with full profiles appear at the top of the listings in highlighted panels. Some schools provide links to their social media and you can also watch school videos.

Many girls' schools are members of the Girls' Schools Association, which is a good source of initial advice and information. 

We also have a number of articles on independent education for girls, and you may find this one particularly useful:

'Should you send your daughter to a girls' school? How single-sex schools are tackling gender imbalance', by Charlotte Avery, 2017 president of the Girls' Schools Association.

These search results are from  www.schoolsearch.co.uk, the online guide to independent schools in the UK, in partnership with John Catt's Which School? guidebook, first published in 1924. We hope you find the perfect school for your child!   



Alderley Edge School for Girls

Wilmslow Road,
Alderley Edge,
SK9 7QE,
Cheshire

Girls, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Beis Rochel School

1-7 Seymour Road,
Crumpsall,
Manchester,
M8 5BQ,
Greater Manchester

Girls, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Bnos Yisroel School

Foigel Esther Shine House,
Leicester Road,
Manchester,
M7 4DA,
Greater Manchester

Girls, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Bolton School (Girls' Division)

Chorley New Road,
Bolton,
BL1 4PB,
Greater Manchester

Girls, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Bowdon Preparatory School for Girls

Ashley Road,
Altrincham,
WA14 2LT,
Cheshire

Girls, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Bury Grammar School for Girls

Bridge Road,
Bury,
BL9 0HH,
Greater Manchester

Girls, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Ghausia Girls' High School

1-3 Cross Street,
Nelson,
BB9 7EN,
Lancashire

Girls, Day, Senior.

Islamiyah School

Willow Street,
Blackburn,
BB1 5RQ,
Lancashire

Girls, Day, Senior.

Jamea Al Kauthar

Ashton Road,
Lancaster,
LA1 5AJ,
Lancashire

Girls, Boarding, Senior.

Loreto Preparatory School

Dunham Road,
Altrincham,
WA14 4GZ,
Greater Manchester

Girls, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Madrasatul Imam Muhammad Zakariya

Keswick Street,
Bolton,
BL1 8LX,
Greater Manchester

Girls, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Manchester High School for Girls

Grangethorpe Road,
Manchester,
M14 6HS,
Greater Manchester

Girls, Day, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Manchester Islamic High School for Girls

55 High Lane,
Chorlton Cum Hardy,
Manchester,
M21 9FA,
Greater Manchester

Girls, Day, Senior.

Manchester Junior Girls School

64 Upper Park Road,
Salford,
M7 4JA,
Greater Manchester

Girls, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Markazul Uloom

Park Lee Road,
Blackburn,
BB2 3NY,
Lancashire

Girls, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Merchant Taylors' Girls' School

Liverpool Road,
Crosby,
Liverpool,
L23 5SP,
Merseyside

Girls, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Rochdale Islamic Academy

Greenbank Road,
Rochdale,
OL12 0HZ,
Greater Manchester

Girls, Day, Senior.

The Queen's School

City Walls Road,
Chester,
CH1 2NN,
Cheshire

Girls, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Withington Girls' School

Wellington Road,
Fallowfield,
Manchester,
M14 6BL,
Greater Manchester

Girls, Day, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.