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  • Queen Mary's Grammar School
    Sutton Road
    Walsall
    West Midlands
    WS1 2PG
  • Head: Richard Langton
  • T 01922 720696
  • F 01922 725932
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.qmgs.walsall.sch.uk
  • A state school for boys aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Walsall
  • Pupils: 1,093; sixth formers: 405 (105 girls)
  • Religion: None
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • 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 Good 1
    • 1 Full inspection 20th November 2008
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 10th November 2005
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Under Langton's leadership the school balances formal traditions with a contemporary, holistic approach. Forward thinking includes Project Horizon – a cutting edge space probes project. All year 7 students learn a musical instrument, provided at no cost to parents through the Esmée Fairbairn foundation. Music concerts are professionally organised, featuring everything from jazz bands choirs, orchestra, string ensembles to electric guitar renditions of ACDC. Older students steward and mentor younger ones...

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What the school says...

Language College status from September 2002.

Entrance requirements are as follows: 11 - Verbal, Non-verbal reasoning. No Interview. 16 - GCSE results and reference from school.

What the parents say...

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Design & Technology Resistant Materials at an English Grammar School (GCSE)

School associations

State grammar school

What The Good Schools Guide says

Principal

Since January 2018, Richard Langton MA PGCE NPQH, previously deputy head. Spent a year as head of school prior to formal appointment whilst his predecessor, Tim Swain, set up the Mercian Multi-Academy Trust, of which he is now CEO. Geography degree from Birmingham and a masters in geography in education from UCL. Was head of geography at Lawrence Sheriff School before joining QMGS in 2011.

A family man who has fully embraced the Queen Mary’s community. His approach is to mix the traditional with modern life. From the ceremonious whole school assembly dressed in full traditional robes to active conversations about current issues: male suicide and equality. Open to ideas from staff and pupils alike, he has his finger firmly on the pulse when it comes to current issues. <br...

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Interpreting catchment maps

The maps show in colour where the pupils at a school came from*. Red = most pupils to Blue = fewest.

Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.

For help and explanation of our catchment maps see: Catchment maps explained

Further reading

If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.

Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.

Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.

*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.

The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.

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