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  • Queen Mary's Grammar School
    Sutton Road
    West Midlands
    WS1 2PG
  • Head: Richard Langton
  • T 01922 720696
  • F 01922 725932
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A state school for boys aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Walsall
  • Pupils: 1,011; sixth formers: 346 (91 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.

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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


Since January 2018, Richard Langton, previously deputy head, who spent a year as head of school 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 2017, 74 per cent of GCSE grades were at A*-A/9-7. At A level, 72 per cent of results were A* to B and 36 per cent A*/A. Sciences and maths are strong in terms of both results and numbers taking A level, and DT is also high profile, with its visits out of school to show how design works in business and...

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