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Many students will say that the Sixth Form experience is “different” to what they have experienced before. At Wolverhampton Grammar School we work hard to ensure that students in our Sixth Form are treated more like young adults through their interactions with staff and the opportunities they are given, but with that comes greater responsibility.

Students join the Sixth Form from all sorts of schools, backgrounds and cultures. Our collective experiences are diverse, and a source of strength and richness to our school community.

Every Sixth Form student has a tutor and is a member of a mixed Lower and Upper Sixth
tutor group of around twelve people. Sixth Formers meet with their tutor every school day
and are able to talk to them about anything from their work and options for university to
what’s happening in the media and wider world. A tutor understands the importance
of their role and they are always there to help.

As young adults, Sixth Formers will notice a difference in the way that they have
interactions with staff, fellow students and peers.

Beyond the tutor, there is a dedicated Sixth Form team who see students on a daily basis
in the Sixth Form Centre. The School also offers Peer Support where specially trained older students are available for anyone who wants to talk. Students also have access to a
professional counsellor.

Our staff know our students well and always have time to listen. In short, there is always someone on hand to listen and support both student and parents.

Pastoral care is a priority for Wolverhampton Grammar School. We are a busy, happy and successful community with young people – their learning, development and welfare at the heart of everything we do. All of our teachers get to know the students as individuals and we have a dedicated team of specially trained staff and advisors to support any student or parent who needs extra guidance or advice. 

Wolverhampton Grammar School is a dyslexia friendly school. All new staff receive training on dyslexia friendly teaching and multi-sensory strategies are evident throughout the school. The school also provides access to OpAL – specialist, dedicated support for students with dyslexia who need a little extra support. Through OpAL, students receive small group or one-to-one tuition to support their learning needs.

The OpAL programme is recognised nationally as a unique and powerful example of how able dyslexic students can achieve when given the opportunity of an academic education.

 

“We give our OpAL students the space and time to come to grips with the subjects that they find challenging. Our students leave the centre happy, confident and not afraid to face their fears.”

Ian Tyler, Director of OpAL

 

The OpAL philosophy is to enable every dyslexic student to achieve their full potential. The guiding principle of our specialist teaching is personalised tuition and curriculum flexibility.

 

“OpAL really helped me become the student I am today.”

Elizabeth Mahon, former student

 

If you are applying to our Sixth Form and would like to learn more about how OpAL could support your learning at Wolverhampton Grammar School please contact the Admissions Registrar, Mrs Jane Morris telephone: 01902 422939 or email: jam@wgs-sch.net

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