Queen Elizabeth Grammar School (Wakefield) A GSG School
- Queen Elizabeth Grammar School (Wakefield)
- Head: Mr David Craig
- T 01924 373943
- F 01924 231603
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.wgsf.org.uk
- A mainstream independent school for boys aged from 11 to 18 with a linked junior school.
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Wakefield
- Pupils: 718
- Religion: Not Applicable
- Fees: £11,967 pa
- Open days: October and November, Entrance Exams mid January
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
- Linked schools: Queen Elizabeth Grammar Junior School
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Great results and great facilities but not a sweatshop. Very traditional feel and loved for it, but very aware of changing society and ensuring boys are ready for those changes. Downside? Tough to get in, expectations high...
What the school says...
Entrance examinations consist of: 11: maths, English & reasoning tests followed by an interview. 12: Assessed on an individual basis. 16: Minimum of 5 GCSEs with grades A-B in subjects to be pursued. Past papers available upon request.
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards
- Best performance by Boys taking Art & Design (Fine Art) at an English Independent School (GCSE)
2016 Good Schools Guide Awards
- Best performance by Boys taking PE / Sports Studies at an English Independent School (GCSE Full Course)
All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.
What The Good Schools Guide says
Since 2010, Mr David Craig MA MEd (40s). PGCE at Birmingham University and MEd in educational leadership with the Open University. Previous head of department posts at Edgbaston High, Birmingham and Wolverhampton Grammar School and deputy head at Merchant Taylors' School, Crosby. He aims 'to cement QEGS as one of the best boys' schools in the north of England.' His outside interests include cricket, rugby, choral music and Derby County FC. Married with two children.
However, refuses to meet the Guide or discuss reasons for his shyness.
High standards – 52 per cent of A levels at A*/A in 2016. At GCSE, 65 per cent at A*/A. IGCSE in maths, English and now sciences. 'Boys come here knowing that academic expectation is placed upon them.' Not tempted to push students into...
Special Education Needs
The Learning Support Department at Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School provides continuous support for pupils at both the Junior school and Senior school. The SENCO is a qualified teacher of Dyslexia. Provision includes work on: study skill/organisation, revision skills,a multisensory literacy programme, reading courses, diagnostic testing and exam concession reporting. It is a thriving department whose main aims are to raise self esteem and give the pupils the skills and strategies needed to take control of their own learning.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|Aspergers Syndrome [archived]|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders|
|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|