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Wolverhampton Grammar School

Compton Road
West Midlands

T: +44 (0)1902 421326

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ISC ID: 36257


Mr Nic Anderson (Head)

Boys - age range:

Day: 4 to 18

Girls - age range:

Day: 4 to 18


768 pupils

Wolverhampton Grammar School case studies (15)



  • Wolverhampton Grammar School
  • Smestow Academy, Wolverhampton
  • Student Well Being
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Young Authors' Prize


  • Wolverhampton Grammar School
  • Beacon Hill Academy, Dudley
  • Christ Church Junior School, Wolverhampton
  • Highfields School, Wolverhampton
  • Caldmore Primary Academy, Walsall
  • Codsall High School, Staffordshire
  • Pool Hayes Academy, Willenhall
  • St. Jude's CofE Primary Academy, Wolverhampton
  • Academic
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WGS Sports Leaders


  • Wolverhampton Grammar School
  • West Park Primary School, Wolverhampton
  • St Andrew’s Primary School, Wolverhampton
  • Dunstall Hill Primary, Wolverhampton
  • The Royal School, Wolverhampton
  • Sport DofE Cadets
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Two Cities Book Award


  • Wolverhampton Grammar School
  • 48496
  • 94870
  • Codsall High School, Wolverhampton
  • Beacon Hill Academy, Dudley
  • Queensbridge School, Moseley
  • King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys
  • King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls
  • Handsworth Grammar School
  • Academic
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Wolverhampton Children's Book Award


  • Wolverhampton Grammar School
  • Caldmore Primary Academy, Walsall
  • Brewood Middle School
  • Beacon Hill Academy, Dudley
  • Pool Hayes Academy , Willenhall
  • Merridale Primary School, Wolverhamptong
  • Academic
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Hockey Masterclass


  • Wolverhampton Grammar School
  • St. Luke's CE Primary School
  • Graiseley Primary School
  • St Andrew's Primary School
  • Woodthorne Primary School
  • St Judes C Of E Primary School
  • St Michael's Catholic Primary Academy
  • Parkfield Primary School
  • Dunstall Hill Primary School
  • Woden Primary School
  • Stowlawn Primary School
  • St Michael's CE (A) Primary School
  • Bushbury Hill Primary School
  • Lanesfield Primary School
  • West Park Primary School
  • Bilston C Of E Primary School
  • Stow Heath Primary School
  • St Patrick's Catholic Primary School
  • Perry Hall Primary School
  • Wilkinson Primary School
  • Rakegate Primary School
  • Woodfield Primary School
  • SS Peter and Paul Catholic Primary Academy
  • St Stephen's CofE Primary School
  • Castlecroft Primary School
  • Berrybrook Primary School
  • Connect Ed Partnership
  • Sport DofE Cadets
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Science Showcase


  • Wolverhampton Grammar School
  • Castlefields Primary School
  • Academic
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Impact of partnership work done in 2022 (ISC annual Census 2023)

  • 20 state schools involved
  • 2001+ state school pupils involved
  • 700 staff hours given

Impact Statement

We organise an annual Senior School Discovery Day for children from state schools from across the West Midlands. Approximately, 120 children spend a free day at Wolverhampton Grammar School to learn about what life in a Secondary School is all about. Teachers provide lessons in familiar and un-familiar subjects including Design & Technology, Biology, Physics, Art and Games. The purpose of the day is to not only offer reassurance, but to also expose children to curriculum subjects to aspire to. Feedback from children, parents and the state schools is incredible popular with many state schools recommending our Discovery Day time and time again to their Year 5 families as part of their own transition activities.

Wolverhampton Grammar School has its own commercially used Art Gallery and students from local state schools, colleges and universities have the opportunity to use the facility and also exhibit their work in a series of joint exhibitions. Providing the opportunity for students to see their work exhibited alongside commercial artists provides aspiring artists with the confidence and skills to learn how to professionally exhibit their work in a commercial art gallery.

Wolverhampton Grammar School has a partnership with St Paul School, Macau and with Lords Meade Vocational College, a school in Uganda which provides education to disadvantaged children in Jinja, the country’s fourth largest city. Fundraising activities happen throughout the year and a number of our school leavers have chosen to spend a gap year supporting charity projects in Macau, as well as teaching and helping with building or restoration projects. They also get involved in community work at orphanages, nurseries and medical centres.

Our Junior School hosts an annual Sports Festival for local state schools and approx. 80 children participate. Children get the opportunity to compete and try out a range of sports and activities from netball, football to easy golf. This day long event provides a safe and inclusive space for children to try out new sports and “compete” if they wish to. The Junior School also runs Rugby and Cross Country festivals with local state schools.

We host annual visits with Schools in France and Germany providing an opportunity for teachers to share knowledge and experiences, as well as an opportunity for pupils to experience another culture. Our students also complete a week of work experience in France, providing support to local businesses and communities.

Wolverhampton Grammar School is a centre of excellence for introducing children from any background to a love of reading. We have introduced in excess of 2500 children and adults from across the West Midlands to publishers and award winning authors, poets, journalists, celebrities and writers. Our library outreach work seeks to maximise academic potential and motivate young people of all backgrounds. All our events are free and the Head Librarian and her team of staff actively seek out and invite children from disadvantaged backgrounds to enjoy activities which engage every child in reading and develop literacy skills across the curriculum.

We also host a state school Librarian network providing free access to resources to local schools from across the City. State school librarians are often under resourced and struggle to make connections with other schools. Our school hosts the network providing facilities, refreshments as well as a space to share ideas and training resources.

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.



Scholarships are designed to reward excellence and to celebrate exceptional talent. In recognition of this achievement, the scholar is offered a reduction in the fees (and where appropriate, other advantages) throughout his/her time at Wolverhampton Grammar School.

Scholarships at Year 7

The Jenyns’ Scholarship (named after the school’s founder) is means tested and will be offered at Year 7 to a student or students 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 Jenyns’ Scholarship is equivalent to one full fee paying place offered to a single student, or as a proportion of the fees to multiple students. Awards may vary according to the level of family income, however as an indicative guideline your family’s household income should not exceed £60,000 per annum.

The Junior Scholarship is awarded to a student/s 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.

The Year 7 Music Scholarship is awarded to a student coming to the school at Year 7. This 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 (this includes singing).

Music scholars are expected to make a significant contribution to musical life whilst they are at the school and they may be asked to take part in musical and/or other events to highlight the strength in depth of music here at Wolverhampton Grammar School.

Scholarships at 16+

Up to three Governors’ Academic Scholarships are awarded to current Wolverhampton Grammar School students entering the Sixth Form. Students must demonstrate the highest levels of academic endeavour and achievement in order to be considered for these awards. Each academic Scholarship is worth 17% of the annual school fee.

The Sixth Form Music Scholarship provides 25% remission plus free music tuition on the instrument of your choice, up to and including Grade 8. The student who is awarded the music Scholarship must meet the Sixth Form academic entrance requirements and should be working at Grade 6 standard (and should be looking to reach Grade 8 standard in the Sixth Form). Music scholars are expected to make a significant contribution to musical life whilst they are at the school.

The Old Wulfrunian (OW) Sports Scholarship will be 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 demonstrated through one of the following:

  • County/Regional/National representation at their chosen sport
  • Member of Elite group and / or Academy linked to a professional sporting club or organisation
  • National ranking in their chosen sport

The OW Sports Scholarship is a means tested award and is equivalent to one full fee paying place to be offered to a student (or students) who fulfil the above criteria. Awards may vary according to the level of family income, however to be considered for the OW Sports Scholarship, as an indicative guideline the family’s household income should be in the region of £60,000 per annum.

The student who is awarded the OW Sports Scholarship must fulfil the criteria for entry into the Sixth Form and undertake an interview with the Head of Sixth Form and the Head of Boys’ and/or Girls’ Games as appropriate.

The OW Sports Scholar will be expected to make a significant contribution to the sporting life at the school and to be available to represent his/her school in competitive matches and for relevant training sessions as required.


The school offers several mean tested bursary awards annually to entrants at Year 7. Awards range between 5% and 100% dependent on family circumstances and availability of funding, however in order to be considered for a bursary place, as a guideline your household income should not exceed £60,000 per annum. To apply for a bursary simply tick the appropriate box on the school Registration Form and a separate form will be sent to you. This should be returned to the school at the earliest opportunity, as it is unlikely we will be able to offer support to those who apply for assistance outside the main recruitment period.

Bursaries are reviewed on an annual basis and are offered for a full academic year unless there are significant changes in your circumstances during that period

  • Academic scholarships
  • Music scholarships
  • Sport scholarships
  • Sibling discounts
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • Hardship awards for existing pupils

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