Wolverhampton Grammar School

Award winning education is closer than you think – Wolverhampton Grammar School

Wolverhampton Grammar School is an extraordinary school. Founded in 1512, it's one of the oldest schools in the country, within easy access of the wider West Midlands, Staffordshire and Shropshire thanks to flexible school bus links.

If you’ve never visited the stunning 25-acre campus, you can register at any time for a virtual open event or individual tour. Simply visit www.wgs.org.uk to register for our open days or for more information on upcoming events.

Just like the school’s approach to education, the open events are tailored specifically for you with flexible opportunities to join in and meet our staff and students. The events include everything from a guided, virtual tour to an opportunity to hear from teaching and specialist staff about our curriculum; how we use technology; life in the Junior School, Senior School and Sixth Form; and our reading and library services too. You’ll also learn about our exceptional extra-curricular programme – the largest available locally.

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The Sixth Form Library at Wolverhampton Grammar School. Picture by Edward Moss Photography.

All teachers are experts in their own academic disciplines; trained and experienced professionals who love their subjects as much as they enjoy teaching students.

Our first priority is the happiness of your child

Children at Wolverhampton Grammar School receive pastoral care like nowhere else – that’s because happy children do well, thrive, and leave the school with excellent exam results and the confidence to embrace whatever opportunities come their way.

Your child will never feel alone at Wolverhampton Grammar School. Assistant Head of Pastoral Care, Claudine Jones leads a team of staff to support and work with families to ensure every child gets the care and individual attention that they need. Support includes a dedicated, expert pastoral team, School Counsellor, and annual adolescent mental health tracking using the latest digital tools.

Academic excellence

The academic achievements of our students speak for themselves and this year was no exception, with another year of top GCSE and A Level results.


  • 87 students studied towards an incredible 824 GCSE and iGCSE awards
  • 529 Grade 9, 8 or 7 awards (equivalent to A* – A)
  • 169 coveted Grade 9s awarded
  • 99.3% achieved equivalent A* – C grades
  • Nearly half of all students achieved nothing but the top grades in 9 or more subjects

A Level and Cambridge Technical awards

  • 200 A Levels and Cambridge Technical awards
  • 100% pass rate and a full house of Cambridge Technical Distinction grades awarded to Sixth Form students studying IT and PE
  • 111 coveted A* and A grades awarded
  • 95% achieved equivalent A* – C grades

Sixth Form students achieved the highest number of A*- A grades for over 10 years, with 56% of entries receiving the top two grades and despite an unprecedented final few months, have secured places at the very best universities on highly competitive courses.

Students have the opportunity to study at least three subjects at Sixth Form, with the option of choosing to go the extra mile with a fourth subject.

As well as A Levels, students at the School achieved outstanding success in Cambridge Technical qualifications and the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). Students studying Information Technology (IT) and PE achieved a full house of Distinction grades.

All teachers are experts in their own academic disciplines; trained and experienced professionals who love their subjects as much as they enjoy teaching students.

Small class sizes and space for individual tuition enables the teachers to get to know each and every child. Wolverhampton Grammar School also offers a tailored and individual approach to UCAS and Careers support and students can expect the very best preparation possible when it comes to life after school. Our examinations and Sixth Form team ensure every student is supported with the very best support possible to ensure students make the right choice for their next step.

Life outside the classroom

The school offers over 100 extra-curricular clubs – the largest range available from any school in the area. Everything from Political Forums, Technology clubs, Debating, Warhammer to Climbing, Cooking, and Gardening. Residential trips begin as early as Year 3, and from Year 7 all children have the opportunity to travel to Europe, culminating in a choice of worldwide expeditions for older students.

Interested to learn more?

Simply visit the website to register www.wgs.org.uk for our virtual open days or alternatively, contact the Admissions team at Wolverhampton Grammar School telephone 01902 422939.

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