Memorial Window for Andrew Proverbs

In 2015 the School commissioned Ark Stained Glass (specialists in the design, manufacture, conservation and restoration of stained glass) to design a new stained glass window for installation in Big School to help our community remember our late Director of Music, Andrew Proverbs, who sadly passed away in 2014.

Andy Proverbs

Many of our School community expressed a desire to contribute to a celebration of Andrew’s life the Andrew Proverbs Memorial Fund was launched. Andrew gave so generously to School and the warmth of feeling and response to this memorial is testament to his impact on our community.

Using the themes of the existing stained glass windows, alongside Andrew’s passions – music, his family and the School – the final design, installed this November, is a truly personal and fitting tribute to this much loved and missed teacher. An image of the window can be found at the bottom of this page.

In view of the overwhelming response to the Andrew Proverbs Memorial Fund, the fund will be ongoing and we will continue to support Andrew’s legacy through the Music School. Should you wish to contribute you can find ways to donate below.

An enormous thank you to the generosity of all our donors for their gifts, but also their kind words and wonderful memories. With your support Andrew’s spirit will live on in Big School, the spiritual centre of our community.

Our thank you

All donations will be acknowledged with a personal ‘thank you’ card detailing the window design as a keepsake.

How to donate:

You can donate in any of the following ways:

Purchase an individually made and hand-painted ‘sun-catcher’

You can purchase a stained glass ‘sun catcher’, a special keepsake to hang in your window. Each hand-painted sun catcher depicts a blue bird taken from the new window design (approximate dimensions 110mm x 160mm).

All proceeds from the sale of each sun catcher will go to the Andrew Proverbs Memorial Fund.

Cost: £30 each inc UK postage and packaging.

Download an order form here or contact Katie Guest or Gail Evans in the Development Office email or telephone 01902 241326.


Make a donation

Donations can be made online, by cheque, cash or card.  Download a donation form here, collect a form from Senior School reception or contact the Development Office.  For more information please contact Katie Guest or Gail Evans email or telephone 01902 241326.


Make an online donation using our secure ‘Virgin Money Giving’ page.  Just click on the donate button.




By cheque

Please make cheques payable to ‘Wolverhampton Grammar School IAF’ and write on the reverse Andrew Proverbs Memorial Fund.

By cash or card

For cash* donations please go to Senior School Reception.

For card* payments please telephone the School on 01902 421326 and ask to be put through to the Finance Office.

*Please ensure that you leave your name and contact details or complete a donation form.

Gift Aid

Gift Aid ensures we receive tax back on all donations, increasing your gift by a quarter. Please make your donations go further by clicking the Gift Aid box or completing the Gift Aid Form (ticking the ‘capital and other’ box).  



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