Wolverhampton Grammar School

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

Location: Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 7 - 18 years

About Wolverhampton Grammar School

Wolverhampton Grammar School is an extraordinary school. You just have to step through our doors to feel the tangible warmth – a warmth created by people who embody community.

Founded in 1512, it is one of the oldest schools in the country and the top independent school in Wolverhampton. The School is a popular choice for parents and demand for places is high. The School is 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 individual children.  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.

School Mission

Wolverhampton Grammar School's mission is to deliver education that transforms lives as well as minds. We do this by providing an education as individual as your child, within an environment that’s like no other.

Working for Wolverhampton Grammar School

Wolverhampton Grammar School is a busy, successful school employing almost 200 teachers, professional and technical staff.  We are a thriving, multicultural community that exists to provide an outstanding education that’s as individual as every child that attends our school. All our staff help us fulfil this mission and our students go on to achieve great things.  There are many benefits to working at Wolverhampton Grammar School and all members of our school community are welcomed into our inclusive environment. For full details of Staff Benefits including a Staff Fee Discount Scheme please visit http://wgs.org.uk/about/current-vacancies/ 


All our staff help us fulfil our mission as a school and our students go on to achieve great things. Our highly skilled staff work with students to ensure their curriculum is right for them. We can do this because of small class sizes and flexibility within our academic structures. Our school community inspires openness, trust and mutual respect. We know that a challenging education requires a supportive, caring environment as well as a blend of skills and a mind-set that embraces diversity and difference.

Wolverhampton Grammar School has long been known for its approachability and the human dimension we bring to teaching. All our students are treated warmly as individuals. Their opinions are valued – this is because we know that our school thrives on the relationship between our students, their parents and our staff and the active role that we all play.

Entry Requirements

The School accepts applications to the Junior, Senior School and Sixth Form throughout the year.   We are a selective, independent school and to ensure our school is the right fit for your child we ask all applicants to sit an assessment/entrance test relevant to their year of entry. Applicants to the Sixth Form are also invited to meet with the Head of Sixth Form.

A range of scholarships and bursaries are available and

For us, education is not just about academic achievement, it’s about making a difference. Every member of our school community has a belief that we can all make a difference. We will all play a part in equipping students to develop a love of learning. 

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Address: Compton Road, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV3 9RB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 190 242 1326