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  • Wolverhampton Grammar School
    Compton Road
    West Midlands
    WV3 9RB
  • Head: Mr Alex Frazer
  • T 01902 421326
  • F 01902 421819
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • An independent school for boys and girls aged from 7 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..

It was not altogether surprising to be told that the excellent arts and drama complex was fashioned from a local car workshop. Everything here is good but unpretentious; the atmosphere we encountered as we walked round with a succession of delightful guides was smilingly friendly. We felt that the relationship between staff and students – both within and without the classroom – was the main reason for the school's academic success. This is not a hothouse...

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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


Since September 2020, Alex Frazer who joins from Mill Hill School where he has been both senior deputy head and deputy head (academic). He has had a leading role in the growth and modernisation of this multicultural, co-educational school. Previous posts have included roles at Hampton School, where he was head of modern languages, and Trinity School, Croydon. He is also governor of a girls’ state school in Mill Hill and an Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) inspector.

Mr Frazer was educated in London and studied modern and mediaeval languages (French and German) at the University of Cambridge. A keen traveller, he also enjoys history, reading, cycling, skiing and the visual arts. He is married with four children.


Three main entrance routes: to the junior school at 7+; to senior school at 11+;...

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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
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
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
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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