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  • Wolverhampton Grammar School
    Compton Road
    Wolverhampton
    West Midlands
    WV3 9RB
  • Head: Mr Alex Frazer
  • T 01902 421326
  • F 01902 421819
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.wgs.org.uk
  • An independent school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Wolverhampton
  • Pupils: 722; 432 boys, 290 girls; sixth formers: 136
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Fees: £10,632 - £14,004 pa
  • Open days: By individual tours or virtual open events
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • ISI report: View the ISI report

What says..

We felt that the relationship between staff and students was the main reason for the school's academic success. This is not a hothouse; it’s a nurturing and challenging school. Pupils are happy to hazard an answer to teachers’ questions, no matter how far off the mark they might be – hands shoot up left, right and centre in classrooms, with teacher and peer support there for the taking. Parents feel listened to as well – there has been a recent drop in homework levels for years 7, 8 and 9, for example, off the back of a parent survey. Not fiercely selective, so while…

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What the school says...

Recently judged “Excellent” in all areas by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI), Wolverhampton Grammar School is the top independent school in Wolverhampton and the independent school of choice for parents who want approachability and a human dimension to education. Large enough to be able to offer an experience like no other and yet personal enough to adapt our approach to suit the ambitions and interests of your child.

We provide this experience to boys and girls from Year 3 through to Year 13 (ages 7 – 18) across our Junior School, Senior School and Sixth Form and our students come from all kinds of backgrounds and cultures. Their knowledge and skills are diverse, and are a source of strength and richness to the school.

We ignite intellectual curiosity by providing a classical Liberal Arts curriculum – an approach to education that teaches a diverse range of disciplines and life skills, which equip students to achieve great things and play an active part in society. We bring a human dimension to all of our teaching, our expert staff create an environment with small class sizes that ensures all students are treated warmly as individuals and nurture a belief that we can all make a difference.
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All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.

What The Good Schools Guide says

Head

Since September 2020, Alex Frazer (40s). Previously senior deputy head at Mill Hill School. Educated in London and studied modern and medieval languages (French and German) at Cambridge. He could have had a life of fast cars and open roads, had he accepted (which he nearly did) his first job offer from CAR magazine, following a post-uni work experience stint. Alas (for them), he’d already caught the teaching bug, having spent a year as a teaching assistant in France as part of his degree. Reckons he landed the perfect first teaching job at Trinity School, Croydon, thanks to a head and deputy head dream team and the fact that he was thrown into every aspect of school life from running the cricket B team and CCF to trips and editing the school mag –...

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Special Education Needs

The Opportunities through Assisted Learning (OpAL) Programme, for specific learning difficulties, is a unique unit within the school that enables able dyslexic students to be integrated into an academically selective co-educational school. Applicants for the OpAL Programme can be assessed for entry by interview or entrance exam. The OpAL Programme provides tuition and support within the unit for 3.5 hours per week. The students do not study Latin, French or German; however they have the option of Italian as an MFL. WGS is a dyslexia friendly school. GCSE and A Level OpAL results are excellent; to date, all OpAL students have attained five GCSE grades at A*-C with most achieving nine. At A Level OpAL students have averaged 66 per cent A/B grades over the last three years and have gained entry to universities such as Edinburgh, Nottingham and Cardiff reading a range of subjects including English Literature, Art and Philosophy. Entrance is at 10+, 11+ and occasionally 13+. Nov 09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication Y
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
VI - Visual Impairment Y

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