Fees, Scholarships and Bursaries

Fees are set each year to reflect the quality and breadth of opportunities available at Wolverhampton Grammar School. We appreciate that fees represent a significant commitment for families, but we believe it is an investment worth making to experience our unique, independent school. In all instances we try to keep all fees and costs to a minimum.

To help parents meet the annual cost of fees, the School offers an annual fees in advance scheme with a discount being given for early payment of fees. Alternatively, fees may be paid by termly or monthly direct debit, with fee invoices being issued on a termly basis and payable either as a single instalment or four equal instalments each term. There is no additional surcharge for paying by direct debit. If you wish to discuss payment methods please contact Stuart Cohen, Finance Manager on 01902 712060.

Fees for the Junior School for 2016/17 are £3,274 per term.

Fees cover a full day i.e. 8am – 5.30pm (should parents need to take advantage of these extended hours). Fees also include morning break snack and the Big Six residential trip to Towers.

In the Junior School, School lunches are compulsory and will be added to the termly fee at a charge of £180 per term.

Additional costs may also include an optional fees refund scheme, daily travel, music tuition, musical instrument hire and residential trips in Years 3, 4 and 5 and other non-curricular trips and visits. In all instances, we will try to keep costs down to a minimum.

Fees at the Senior School and Sixth Form (Years 7-13) for 2016/17 are £4,313 per term.

Additional costs may include an optional fees refund scheme, daily travel, music tuition, musical instrument hire, public exam fees at GCSE and A Level and non-curricular trips and visits.

School lunches are also optional, the cost of a termly lunch pass is £195 and will be added to the termly fee invoice unless you opt out.

Additional OpAL fees (if required) cover the cost of the intensive small-group teaching that OpAL students receive to help them with their specific learning difficulty. OpAL programme costs vary according to the needs of the child.

Full OpAL support in Years 7,8 and 9 is an additional terms fees per annum for eight periods per week of specialist teacher support. Fees thereafter are based on the level of support required. Typically, at GCSE level students will receive four periods of tuition thus reducing the cost by 50%. The amount of OpAL time each child will receive is agreed on entry to Year 7.

Wolverhampton Grammar School OpAL fees are based on four periods of specialist support per week and calculated as half of one term’s fees per annum.

The links below lead to some of our key policies and procedures relating to our Terms and Conditions and Insurance. If you have any questions about any of these, or other school policy documents please contact Sue Gough, PA to the Bursar email: seg@wgs-sch.net

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.

To ensure all applicants are treated fairly, we ask that all applicants for financial assistance indicate their interest in this support on the Registration Form. All applicants can then be considered at the same time during the main recruitment period (when children are sitting our main entrance test in Spring). You can download the relevant Registration Form here:

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+

Two 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 25% 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.

For further information on fees and the range of support available, please contact Jane Morris, Admissions Registrar on 01902 421326 or by email jam@wgs-sch.net

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.

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