Wolverhampton Grammar School

West Midlands

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  • 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

General Information

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.


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.

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.


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.

Open Days

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.


2017/2018. Junior School: £3356 per term. Senior School & Sixth Form: £4421 per term.


Online prospectus
ISI Inspection report 2017

School Contact Details

Headteacher: Kathy Crewe-Read

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

Wolverhampton Grammar School
Compton Road
West Midlands

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Location Description

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

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School News

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Over 50 universities and employers met with students from year 7 to Upper Sixth at the annual Higher Education and Careers Forum held

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at School in February.

A range of sectors were represented from the arts and creative industries; banking and finance to law; engineering; veterinary science and medicine; the public and charitable sectors, and many more.

Students from all Senior years had the opportunity to talk to Admissions teams from a range of Universities as well as specialists in Apprenticeship and Sponsored Degree programmes. They were also able to access ten specialists careers talks on everything from medicine, law, graduate apprenticeships, financial services, dentistry, optometry and careers in the arts.

Many thanks to all the organisations represented and to the Old Wulfrunians (alumni of Wolverhampton Grammar School) who also came back to School to share their experiences and knowledge.

If you would like to get involved in the Higher Education and Careers Forum 2019 on Monday 4th February, then please contact Mrs Clancy, Head of Careers at rec@wgs-sch.net

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Wolverhampton Grammar School has won ‘Senior leadership team of the year’ at the prestigious Tes Independent School Awards 2018.

Few things play a bigger part in

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a school’s success than its staff, and Wolverhampton Grammar School’s wide range of initiatives to improve staff development and opportunities are truly impressive.

Projects include a fund to support postgraduate training, research grants for teachers and a review of staff engagement in all strategic planning, as well as new CPD opportunities to help early career development, and media and external relations training.

Comments in the latest staff survey demonstrate how this has paid off: “When you have a young family and spend most of your time at work, it’s important to enjoy coming into work, find your role rewarding and see you can make a difference”; “this is the best school I have ever worked in”; and “the environment we work in is first rate and I believe the senior team will take the school to even greater heights”.

This was just one area where Wolverhampton showed TES judges it could meet the criteria of “demonstrating excellence in strategy and direction”. Low student fees, an excellent ISI inspection report, the depth of community outreach and the achievement of pupils all confirmed this senior leadership team as a worthy winner.

Kathy Crewe-Read, Head of Wolverhampton Grammar School comments “The work of a great School has been recognised by TES. To be selected as the best of the best by our peers and industry experts is a great testament to the hard work and commitment of every member of our community.”

Philip Sims, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Wolverhampton Grammar School added “For me, there is an undoubted link between being judged “excellent” in all categories of the School’s activities by the Independent Schools Inspectorate last year and our Senior Management Team being recognised as the best team nationally by the Times Educational Supplement this year. Our Head and her team illustrate outstanding leadership every day, ensuring that we provide the very best education for all our Students.”

The TES judges said: “This was a category with a number of really creative strategic initiatives from a wide variety of schools in different contexts. The judges chose Wolverhampton Grammar School because it was clear that a closely knit team was addressing with real care many aspects of school life which directly impacted on the experience of teachers.

“The personal, and apparently voluntary, testimonials from staff about their love of working in the school were also significant in the judges’ choice.”

Winners attended a black-tie event at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London, hosted by author, broadcaster, actor and entertainer Gyles Brandreth, where more than 400 attendees celebrated all that is outstanding in independent schools.



This year’s categories and winners are as follows (full details of the winners can be viewed here):

Independent school of the year: Latymer Upper School

Senior leadership team of the year: Wolverhampton Grammar School

Marketing campaign of the year: Loughborough Grammar School

International school of the year: Prince of Wales Island International School – Penang, Malaysia

Boarding school of the year: Wellington College

Best use of technology award: Caterham School

Special services to independent education award: Peter Bellenger, Brighton College

Pre-prep/prep school of the year: Clifton School and Nursery

Senior school of the year: Latymer Upper School

Whole-school community initiative of the year: Bolton School

Independent-state school partnership award: Latymer Upper School

Special needs initiative of the year: Wilds Lodge School

Wellbeing initiative of the year: The Holmewood School

Creativity award: Surbiton High School

Strategic education initiative of the year: St Faith’s

Financial/fundraising initiative of the year: King Edward VI High School for Girls

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Our congratulations go to former student April Dalton (OW 2011) for her stunning set design for the Welsh National Opera’s production of Le Vin herbe

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at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff this month.

The opera by Frank Martin, tells the mythical tale of Tristan and Iseult, the fated lovers who consume a potion. Working closely with director Polly Graham, April was to establish what was important about the opera for a contemporary audience and to create a world from which this could most effectively and efficiently be expressed.

We are delighted to be welcoming April back to School next month to deliver a master class on her career as a Performance Designer as part of the Viner Lecture Series. For more information contact jjm@wgs-sch.net or development@wgs-sch.net

Photograph supplied by Robert Workman

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A group of Wolverhampton Grammar School students was recently given a talk by Barrister and former student Simon Davis (OW 1983).

Simon was called to the

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Bar in 1990 and has over 26 years experience conducting criminal cases. He has developed expertise in matters relating to the Proceeds of Crime Act, money laundering and bribery legislation. The students gained a great insight into the career path of a barrister, complete with real life trial scenarios.

If you would like more information about Careers advice and support available at Wolverhampton Grammar School please contact Mrs Clancy email rep@wgs-sch.net

Wolverhampton Grammar School are Year 8 Girls National Schools Rounders Champions for 2015 with two members of the squad talent spotted by the England squad.


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National Schools Rounders Championship is widely becoming known as the ‘ultimate’ Rounders tournament for schools and is open to four year groups. Organised by Rounders England, the National School Rounders Championships is growing in popularity since the inception of this competition, some 30 years ago.

Katherine Dyer, Head Rounders Coach for Wolverhampton Grammar School said “The number of schools entering this national competition has really gathered pace over the last few years. Well done to everyone in the team – you are national champions!”

A special mention to squad members Serina Basra and Katie Evans who, as Year 7 girls were competing against older, more stronger competitors. Serina and Jordan Russell were also spotted by England Squad talent scouts who have asked them to compete in the next round of England trials.


Photo:  winning squad. Top left to right: Nina Sidhu, Emily Aston, Charlotte Wallis, Elysia Darrall, Mrs Causebrook (Head of Girls’ Games), Deenah Ahsan, Mrs Dyer (Head Rounders Coach), Alex Bryan, Lexie Turner, Renisha Chhokar and Jordan Russell.

Bottom left to right: Anya Stojanovic (Captain), Katie Evans and Serina Basra.


Joshua Evans Upper 6th Form student here at Wolverhampton Grammar School, will be representing Great Britain as part of the Under 20’s team in the

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European Triathlon Age Group Championships in Geneva, Switzerland on Sunday 12th July.

The race consists of a 1500m swim followed by a 20k bike and finishing with a 10k run.

Joshua is a member of Black Country Triathletes, Wombourne Swimming Club and Wolves and Bilston Athletic Club.

He will also be accompanied by his sister Lauren Evans an OW of Wolverhampton Grammar School, who will also be competing in the 20-24 age category.

We would like to wish Joshua and Lauren all the very best!


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