Wolverhampton Grammar School A GSG School
- Wolverhampton Grammar School
- Head: Kathy Crewe-Read
- T 01902 421326
- F 01902 421819
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- W www.wgs.org.uk
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 7 to 18
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Wolverhampton
- Pupils: 720
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Fees: £9,822 - £12,939 pa
- Open days: October and June
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
The Victorian buildings lend an air of dignitas without pomposity. Perhaps it’s not too pretentious to suggest that overall there is a feeling of continuity. Certainly the staff and students we met gave off a sense of direction and purpose....
What the school says...
Boys and girls come to Wolverhampton Grammar School and Wolverhampton Grammar Junior School from all sorts of schools and families. Their experience, knowledge and skills are diverse. What they all have in common, though, is an interest in thinking and learning.
Wolverhampton Grammar School is an academic school, and that means much more than good exam results. The challenge of scholarship is central to our students' lives. We expect them to work hard, to get into the habit of enquiring and finding out for themselves. True scholarship is concerned with discovering new facts and ways of thinking: we believe it's our job to ensure that our students find that exciting - and fun.
Success requires a spirit of commitment from our students. That means getting involved, being positive and sticking to something when things get tough. Students who are involved in the whole of school life, playing a leading role in sports, the arts and other activities, are those who achieve most highly in the public examinations too. A school should never just be about what is learned in a classroom: it is about giving students a sense of responsibility for their own destinies, a conviction that they can make a difference. ...Read more
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards
- Excellent performance by Boys taking Art & Design (Fine Art) at an English Independent School (GCE A level)
- Excellent performance by Girls taking Biology at an English Independent School (GCE AS level)
- Best performance by Girls taking Physics at an English Independent School (GCE AS level)
- Best performance by Girls taking Art & Design (Fine Art) at an English Independent School (GCE AS level)
- Excellent performance by Boys taking Art & Design (Fine Art) at an English Independent School (GCE AS level)
- Best performance by Girls taking Latin at an English Independent School (GCE AS level)
- Best performance by Boys taking Art & Design at an English Independent School (GCSE)
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What The Good Schools Guide saysThe Victorian buildings lend an air of dignitas without pomposity. Perhaps it’s not too pretentious to suggest that overall there is a feeling of continuity. Certainly the staff and students we met gave off a sense of direction and purpose. But adaptation is a form of creativity as well, and it was not altogether surprising to be told that the excellent arts and drama complex was fashioned from a local car workshop. Everything here is good but unpretentious; the atmosphere we encountered as we walked round with a succession of delightful guides was smilingly friendly.
Since September 2013, Kathy Crewe-Read. This is her first headship and she is the school’s first female head though, thank goodness, most people have stopped talking about that now. It’s not that important and besides, there’s much more to say about...
Special Education Needs
The Opportunities through Assisted Learning (OpAL) Programme, for specific learning difficulties, is a unique unit within the school that enables able dyslexic students to be integrated into an academically selective co-educational school. Applicants for the OpAL Programme can be assessed for entry by interview or entrance exam. The OpAL Programme provides tuition and support within the unit for 3.5 hours per week. The students do not study Latin, French or German; however they have the option of Italian as an MFL. WGS is a dyslexia friendly school. GCSE and A Level OpAL results are excellent; to date, all OpAL students have attained five GCSE grades at A*-C with most achieving nine. At A Level OpAL students have averaged 66 per cent A/B grades over the last three years and have gained entry to universities such as Edinburgh, Nottingham and Cardiff reading a range of subjects including English Literature, Art and Philosophy. Entrance is at 10+, 11+ and occasionally 13+. Nov 09
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class||Y|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|