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  • Wolverhampton Girls' High School
    Tettenhall Road
    Wolverhampton
    West Midlands
    WV6 0BY
  • Head: Mrs Trudi Young
  • T 01902 551515
  • F 01902 328770
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.wghs.org.uk
  • A state school for girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Wolverhampton
  • Pupils: 892; sixth formers: 233
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Open days: April
  • 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 Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 9th March 2009
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 28th February 2006
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

This is the school where the Right Honourable Baroness Heyhoe Flint, the greatest woman cricketer of all time, learned to play the game. She was also, incidentally, an international hockey player. It must give her much pleasure to know that six girls at WGHS currently represent their county at cricket. The school is a specialist language college and very hot on languages: everyone starts two of French, German, Japanese and Russian in year 7 and adds Latin in year 8, continuing at least one to GCSE. Teachers were in full flight – none more so than a language teacher who…

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What the school says...

Entrance examination age 11 consists of 3 tests: maths, Verbal and Non-verbal reasoning.
Entry at 16: Dependent on achieving certain grades at GCSE.

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Headteacher

Since 2012, Mrs Trudi Young (30s). Though perhaps not quite as young looking as her photograph would suggest, nevertheless the word ‘eponymous’ effortlessly springs to mind. Once engaged in conversation, she reveals considerably more than youthful wisdom and experience. She has plenty of those qualities as well as determination and courage. Twenty years ago she was a pupil at the school and now, slightly surprised and totally delighted, she is head. In the intervening years she attended Birmingham University, where she read mediaeval and modern history, following this up with a PGCE. Before coming back to her alma mater, she taught in Lincolnshire, followed by a stretch at Sutton Coldfield Grammar, where she was assistant and deputy head.

And so she returned, full of newly acquired experience and knowledge and with...

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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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