FGS Open Evening Goes from Strength to Strength

Posted at 9:07 am on 23rd September, 2016

Trafford’s leading school for girls of all abilities welcomed prospective parents and pupils, for another hugely successful Open Evening.


Over 250 girls and their families flocked to Flixton Girls School (FGS) to meet the Headteacher, students and staff ahead of the next academic year.

The school has gone from strength to strength over the last few years; having become an academy in 2011, it is now leading in the borough as the ONLY all-girls school open to students of all abilities, interests and aptitudes - smashing the new government performance measures with another year of excellent GCSE results in 2016.

The Open Evening provided an access-all-areas approach with specific demonstrations in science, music, drama, food, languages and sports as well as talks from the heads of departments and informal meetings with pupils and staff.

Headteacher Julie Hazeldine commented that "Open Evenings help pupils and parents make an informed choice about their next steps and we hope this successful evening will have shown yet more families how their daughters can benefit through a successful education here at FGS.”

A prospective parent said, “I was very curious and excited attending Open Evening with my daughter as she begins to consider her next step into high school. We were not disappointed!

The evening was very professional yet friendly and welcoming. My daughter was engaged as soon as she entered the building and this continued throughout the classroom visits, especially in the language and science labs. I don’t think she was expecting to have a ‘selfie’ as a German or see any organs from animals, play the piano on bananas or make “moon mud’!

What was most notable however, was the eloquence and maturity of the girls. It was clear how much they instinctively wanted to share the excellence of the school. They are a credit to the staff and school. Not to mention the quality of the school choir that raised the hairs on the back of our necks!.”

Concludes Julie: “We have had a great year, with record numbers of students applying for a place at our school. FGS is a school of first choice for parents who are confident that girls of all abilities succeed. I’d recommend interested families get in touch as soon as possible to discuss a place.”