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  • Queen Mary's Grammar School
    Sutton Road
    Walsall
    West Midlands
    WS1 2PG
  • Head: Mr Swain
  • T 01922 720696
  • F 01922 725932
  • E postbox@qmgs.walsall.sch.uk
  • W www.qmgs.walsall.sch.uk
  • A mainstream state school for boys aged from 11 to 18
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Walsall
  • Pupils: 940
  • 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..

Even by post-industrial West Midlands standards, Walsall is not attractive but Queen Mary’s Grammar School is a cultural oasis and powerhouse...

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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)

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Headmaster

A modern linguist, self-confessed Francophile married to a French woman and spending his holidays on a melon farm in France, Tim Swain is lean, intense but with a real sparkle in his eyes. He is an Old Marian, has spent his whole career at QMGS and is now a QMGS parent with his two sons having gone through the school and his daughter just started in the first year sixth. So he has been ideally placed to ensure the rigorous academic traditions of the school are maintained while being determined that the school shall get better and better under his watch. 'He is that unusual combination of visionary and practical', says one of his younger colleagues. He is overseeing a gradual ongoing expansion of the school, that has resulted so far in, among other...

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