Wolverhampton Grammar School

Founded in 1512, Wolverhampton Grammar School is an award-winning, co-educational independent day school.

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    Wolverhampton Grammar School

    Wolverhampton Grammar School is a busy, happy and successful community. Young people, their learning, development and welfare is at the heart of everything we do. Every child is nurtured as an individual within a community that’s like no other.

    Category: Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form

    Pupils: Co-Education

    Type: Day

    Religious Affiliation: Non-Denominational

    Roll: 457 Boys / / 300 Girls

    Age Range: 4-18 Years

    Founded: 1512

    Location Description

    The school is situated in an impressive 25 acre wooded site to the west of Wolverhampton.

    School Contact Details

    Headteacher: Mr Alex Frazer

    Contact for enquiries:Mrs Jane Morris, Admissions Registrar

    Compton Road, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV3 9RB

    Tel: 01902 422939

    Email: admissions@wgs-sch.net

    Email: info@wgs-sch.net



    Wolverhampton Grammar School has long been an iconic school for the city and region. Our large 25 acre campus located to the west of Wolverhampton city centre blends stunning architecture with sports and recreation fields.

    Walk through our historic School campus and you will see how our Senior and Sixth Form buildings wrap around our exceptional Junior School. Purpose built classrooms, the latest laboratories and libraries, sports centre and dedicated music and art studios together with the Viner Gallery (art gallery and exhibition space) and Hutton Theatre provide exceptional facilities that perfectly complement our academic achievements. Quiet study areas, reading and resource rooms provide calm areas for students who choose to arrive early to school or stay beyond their last lesson to complete homework or undertake additional research or study.

    Our vast site also includes rugby, cricket, hockey and football pitches, netball courts, an all-weather astro turf and athletics track as well as a fully equipped sports centre with a dance studio, multi-gym and indoor courts for badminton, squash, fives and basketball. Maintained by a dedicated team of Site Supervisors, Housekeepers and Groundsmen, our School is also a haven for wildlife with over 200 mature trees, a brook, bug hotels and resident beehives providing a natural and assisted habitat.

    Away from campus outdoor education, Duke of Edinburgh awards, work experience, volunteering and the opportunity to take part in sports tours and fixtures also enrich school life. Wolverhampton Grammar School students have opportunities to take part in international expeditions, field trips, exchanges and trekking. 

    For further information or if you would like to take a tour of our facilities, please visit https://wgs.org.uk/about/facilities/


    There are a number of options available for support with fees, including Scholarships and Bursaries. The awards vary according to the level of family income and are reviewed annually.

    • The Jenyn’s Scholarship: offered at Year 7 to a student coming from the Wolverhampton area (WV postcode) who, along with strong academic ability can clearly demonstrate that they will make a positive contribution to the school in any number of areas; these may include (but are not limited to) art, sports, drama or debating.
    • The Year 7 Music Scholarship: provides 25% remission of the school fees plus free music tuition on the instrument of your child’s choice, up to and including Grade 8. The student who is awarded the Music Scholarship must still pass the school’s entrance test and should either be working towards, or have Grade 5 in their chosen instrument.
    • The Junior Scholarship: awarded to a student joining Year 7 from Wolverhampton Grammar Junior School. It is awarded regardless of family income to the top performing Junior School students in the 11+ entrance test. The Junior Scholarship provides up to 50% remission on fees.
    • in their chosen sport

    Sixth Form awards include:

    • Governors’ Academic Scholarships: awarded to current WGS students entering the Sixth Form.
    • Sixth Form Subject Scholarships: provide a £500 academic grant to current WGS students who are excelling in a subject that they wish to study at Sixth Form.
    • Sixth Form Music Scholarship: provides 25% remission plus free music tuition on the instrument of your choice, up to and beyond Grade 8.
    • The Old Wulfrunian (OW) Sports Scholarship: offered to a student (or students) living in the Wolverhampton postcode (WV) area, who joins the school at age 16, and who have strong sporting ability.

    For further information please contact our Admissions Registrar, Jane Morris email: jam@wgs-sch.net or on 01902 421326.

    Entrance Requirements

    Entrance Test. 11+ and 13+: Papers in Maths, English and Verbal Reasoning.

    Sixth Form: An average GCSE score of 5.5 across a minimum of 7 subjects, a minimum of 6 in the subjects (or associated subjects) chosen to be studied at Sixth Form, a minimum of 7 in Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Maths if chosen to be studied at Sixth Form (except Further Maths which requires an 8 in Maths), a minimum of 4 in Maths and English Language where these subjects have not been chosen for study at Sixth Form.

    For further information please contact our Admissions Registrar, Jane Morris email: admissions@wgs-sch.net or telephone: 01902 421326.



    Junior School (Reception): £2,500 per term.

    Junior School (Years 1 – 2): £2,995 per term.

    Junior School (Years 3 – 6): £3,633 per term.

    Senior School & Sixth Form: £4,785 per term.

    Fees are set each year to reflect the quality and breadth of opportunities available at Wolverhampton Grammar School. We appreciate that fees represent a significant commitment for families, but we believe it is an investment worth making to experience our unique, independent school. In all instances we try to keep all fees and costs to a minimum.

    For further information please contact our Admissions Registrar, Jane Morris email: admissions@wgs-sch.net or telephone: 01902 421326.


    Wolverhampton Grammar School is a HMC school. Heads are elected to HMC based on the quality of their schools, which are large enough to offer wide diversity to pupils, have sixth forms and achieve high academic attainment in public examinations.

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    All visits are welcome, please contact the school

    The best way to really appreciate what Wolverhampton Grammar School has to offer is to come and see us for yourself. There are a number of opportunities available for you to explore our School. Personal tours and virtual open events provide the perfect opportunity for prospective children and parents to meet with our students, teachers and support staff from across our Junior, Senior and Sixth Form.

    You can find out further information regarding our open events and personal tours HERE

    If you would like to book an individual tour please telephone 01902 422939 or email admissions@wgs-sch.netA member of the Admissions team will then contact you to arrange your personal visit to our School.


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