Bishop Wordsworth's Grammar School A GSG School
- Bishop Wordsworth's Grammar School
11 The Close
- Head: Dr Stuart D Smallwood
- T 01722 333851
- F 01722 325899
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.bws.wilts.sch.uk
- A state school for boys aged from 11 to 18.
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Wiltshire
- Pupils: 928; sixth formers: 292
- Religion: Church of England
- Open days: June (11+), November (16+)
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
- 16-19 study programmes Outstanding 1
- Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
- Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 1
- Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
- 1 Full inspection 6th December 2006
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
It looks and feels like the city grammar school it is proud to be, occupying a very central site accessed through two unmarked entrances. Reception is housed in an ancient coach-house, whose cobbles still deter anyone unwise enough to wear heels. There is life beyond rugby and cross country, if you look hard, but both these sports are taken with incredible seriousness: ‘loyalty verging on the psychopathic and the coach is terrifying’, said one mother whose son is...
What the school says...
Bishop Wordsworth's School offers a high quality education for boys in South Wiltshire & West Hampshire. Quality of learning and teaching is very high across the full range of the curriculum and results are very strong compared to other selective schools in terms of both grades and value added.
Sport and Music are both very active and strong. Many pupils gain representative honours at county, regional and even national levels in a number of sports, especially rugby. The School has extensive collaboration with South Wilts Grammar School for Girls in terms of post-16 teaching and other areas. ...Read more
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards
- Best performance by Boys taking Physics at an English Grammar School (Cambridge International Certificate Level 1/Level 2)
State grammar school
What The Good Schools Guide says
Since 2002, Dr Stuart Smallwood BSc PhD PGCE NPQH (50s), formerly deputy head. Brought up in Kent and a product of a grammar school like the one he now heads, Dr Smallwood graduated in geology from Leeds and got his doctorate from Cambridge. A brush with the civil service preceded his move into teaching; he has taught in only two schools, though his career follows a conventional path to his current post as head of one of the best state schools in the country. As such, he can press on in pursuit of even greater academic glory without the burden of having to fill fee-paying places; Bishop’s offers places only to one in three applicants. ‘I only ever wanted to work in this type of school’, he told us from his modest, darkly...
Special Education Needs
A qualified Learning Support Co-ordinator works two days a week to support boys with barriers to learning at any level within school. Provision is focused on helping those who face difficulties with hand writing, spelling, organisation etc. 09-09
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|Aspergers Syndrome [archived]|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|Delicate Medical Problems [archived]|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|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|
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