Latest Inspection Report

Wolverhampton Grammar School is judged “Excellent” in all areas by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI). 


School inspectors awarded the highest rating available to Wolverhampton Grammar School during our latest inspection. Schools are rated on a scale from ‘Unsatisfactory’, ‘Sound’, ‘Good’ to ‘Excellent’. Wolverhampton Grammar School was found to be ‘Excellent’ in all areas.

The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) is the body responsible for the inspection of independent schools. Their role is to ensure that schools meet the regulatory standards required by the Government and to make a judgement on the quality of the education provided. Their work requires lengthy preparation examining regulatory information provided by the School, a formal inspection in School, surveys with parents and students, as well as interviews with staff, Directors and students.

The School was inspected by the ISI as part of their programme of regular inspections required by the Department for Education. Their inspection reported on the School’s educational quality and compliance, focussing on the quality of our school’s work, academic achievements and the personal development of our students.

You can read and download a summary of their findings here:

Wolverhampton Grammar School is a school where “the quality of pupils’ academic and other achievements is excellent” and where attainment in Years 3 to 6, GCSE and A Level performance is above the national average, inspectors reported. Inspectors also reported “By the time they leave school, pupils are well equipped for their future lives. They are effective learners, keen participants, socially aware and keen to make their positive contribution to the world ahead.” and that Wolverhampton Grammar School is a “community that inspires openness, trust and mutual respect”.

After the inspection they concluded:

  • The quality of the pupils’ academic and other achievements is Excellent
  • The quality of the pupils’ personal development is Excellent
  • The School is fully compliant with all statutory regulations and requirements

Their conclusions were supported by the pupil and parent questionnaires completed for the inspectors. Inspectors commented that it was one of the highest student and parent response rates that they had experienced.

Wolverhampton Grammar School provides an outstanding education for children attending the Junior School, Senior School and Sixth Form. We consistently achieve outstanding GCSE and A Level results, provide the largest range of extra-curricular activities of any independent school in the area, and continue to be the independent school of choice for parents of children from across the Wolverhampton, Shropshire and Staffordshire areas.

Wolverhampton Grammar School is an HMC school. Heads are elected to HMC based on the quality of their schools, which are large enough to offer wide diversity to pupils, have sixth forms and achieve high academic attainment in public examinations.


This is the moment Kathy Crewe-Read, Head of Wolverhampton Grammar School told some of younger students the excellent news at assembly.

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