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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..

The idyllically situated outdoor centre on the coastal edge of Snowdonia is near enough to make an easy weekend journey in school minibuses. It is much used for CCF and bonding visits as well as for history, geography, biology field trips and modern language immersion courses. 'The children are learning as much out on the hillsides as in a classroom - it reflects our holistic approach to education and commitment  to character education,' one member of staff told us. Boys do the cooking and cleaning...

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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

Headmaster

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 Queen Mary's in 2011.

Academic matters

As expected in a selective school, academic results are very good. In 2018, 66 per cent A*-A/7-9 grades at GCSE and 99 per cent achieved 4-9 in both maths and English. Three A levels taken as standard, with 70 per cent A*/B grades and 43 per cent A*/A grades in 2018. Sciences and maths strong both in terms of results and numbers taking A level, and DT is...

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Independent schools frequently offer IGCSEs or other qualifications alongside or as an alternative to GCSE. The DfE does not record performance data for these exams so independent school GCSE data is frequently misleading; parents should check the results with the schools.

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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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