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 with young people, their learning, development and welfare 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: 435 Boys / 307 Girls

Age Range: 7-18 Years

Founded: 1512

Location Description

The school is situated in an impressive 23 acre wooded site to the west of Wolverhampton.

School Contact Details

Headteacher: Kathy Crewe-Read

Contact for enquiries:Mrs Jane Morris, Admissions Registrar, email: jam@wgs-sch.net or telephone 01902 421326

Compton Road, Wolverhampton, West Midlands

Tel: 01902 421326

Email: wgs@wgs.org.uk



Wolverhampton Grammar School has long been an iconic school for the city and region. Our large 23 acre campus located to the west of Wolverhampton city centre blends stunning architecture with sports and recreation fields.

Purpose built classrooms, laboratories and libraries, 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, 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 multi-gym and indoor courts for badminton, squash and basketball. The school grounds are also a haven for wildlife with over 200 mature trees, a brook 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.


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 is 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 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.

Sixth Form awards include: Two Governors’ Academic Scholarships awarded to current WGS students entering the Sixth Form, a Sixth Form Music Scholarship providing 25% remission plus free music tuition on the instrument of your choice, up to and including 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, The Ivy Jones Award which recognises the potential of a talented student transferring to our Sixth Form from another school who is in need of financial support and the STEM Sixth Form Scholarship awarded to a student who has a passion for STEM subjects.

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 (for letter grades where A*=8, A=7, B=6 etc) across a minimum of 7 subjects, a minimum of 6 (or B) in the subjects (or associated subjects) chosen to be studied at Sixth Form (except Further Maths which requires A*/8 in Maths) and a minimum of a 4 (or C) in Maths and English Language where these subjects have not been chosen for study at Sixth Form.


2019/2020. Junior School: £3,544 per term. Senior School & Sixth Form: £4,668 per term.



    All visits are welcome, please contact the school

    For information regarding our open events please go to our website: www.wgs.org.uk

    Parents are more than welcome to make an appointment with our Admissions Registrar Mrs Jane Morris, to view the school on a working day.

    Please telephone 01902 421326 or email jam@wgs-sch.net for further information.


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