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Wolverhampton Grammar School

Boys and girls come to WGS from all sorts of backgrounds. Their experiences are diverse, but what they all have in common is an interest in thinking and learning. We expect students to work hard, to get into the habit of enquiring and finding out for themselves. WGS students gain a sense of responsibility for their own destinies and a conviction that they can make a difference.

Compton Road
Wolverhampton
West Midlands
WV3 9RB

+44 (0)1902 421326

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ISC associations: HMC, IAPS, AGBIS, ISBA

Religious affiliation: Non-denominational

Day/boarding type: Day

Gender profile: Coeducational

Size: 727

Wolverhampton Grammar School fees:

Day fees per term:
£3,356 to £4,421

Scholarships & bursaries:
Available

ISC reference number:
36257

DfE reference number:
336 / 6023

Boys - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 7 to 18 (425)

Sixth form: (83)

Girls - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 7 to 18 (302)

Sixth form: (76)

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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

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 Ivy Jones Award recognises the potential of a talented student transferring to our Sixth Form from another school who is in need of financial support. The award may vary according to the financial circumstances of each family but will not exceed 50% of the annual fees. As a guideline, in order to be considered for the award, your family household income should not exceed £60,000 per annum.  The award will be offered to the student who achieves the highest GCSE grades of all eligible applicants. It is therefore designed to reward the brightest and best students who may not otherwise, be able to experience a Wolverhampton Grammar School education.

The award will be available for both years of sixth form, subject to annual review, with eligible students invited to apply during the recruitment period for Year 12. Due to limitation of funds, applications are only invited every two years.

The STEM Sixth Form Scholarship is awarded to a student who has a passion for STEM subjects (academic disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics); who can also demonstrate a love of learning, adaptability, confidence and teamwork (not just limited to intellectual ability); and can demonstrate they are in need of financial support. The recipient of this Scholarship will receive partial fee remission (it will not exceed 75% and not be less than 50%) of the annual fees for the duration of their time at the School. As a guideline, in order to be considered for the award, your family household income should not exceed £60,000 per annum.

The award will be available for both years of sixth form, subject to annual review, with eligible students invited to apply during the recruitment period for Year 12. Due to limitation of funds, applications are only invited every two years.

 

Bursaries

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

Scholarships & Bursaries offered

  • Academic scholarships
  • Design scholarships
  • Music scholarships
  • Science/Technology scholarships
  • Sport scholarships
  • Sixth Form scholarships
  • Sibling discounts
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • Hardship awards for existing pupils

Contacts

Jane Morris

Admissions Registrar

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