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 421326.
Fees for the Junior School for 2018/19 are £3,457 per term.
Fees cover a full day i.e. 8.15am – 5.15pm (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 £191 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.
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. The OpAL programmes’ costs varies depending on the needs of each child however the standard provision and costs are:
Fees at the Senior School and Sixth Form (Years 7-13) for 2018/19 are £4,554 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 £207 and will be added to the termly fee invoice unless you opt out.
All Year 7 students are required to purchase an iPad and case (with optional insurance and extended warranty) via our School suppliers. The basic cost will be approximately £350 and the cost will be spread equally over the first and second term’s fees.
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. At Sixth Form, OpAL fees cover the cost of intensive small group learning assistant support sessions as opposed to taught lessons. In Year 11 and Year 13 OpAL sessions are also provided through study leave periods to ensure each child has the support they need during external examinations.
The OpAL programmes’ costs varies depending on the needs of each child however the standard provision and costs are:
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 Marsha Martin, PA to the Bursar email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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.
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.
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:
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.
For further information on fees and the range of support available, please contact Jane Morris, Admissions Registrar on 01902 421326 or by email email@example.com
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.
Use this link to learn more about our Means Tested Bursary Guidance.
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.
The School offers several mean tested awards annually to entrants joining the School for Sixth Form. Awards range from 33% and up to 100% fee remission 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.