Campus closure guide following the Government’s decision to close schools

In response to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, the UK Government has taken the step of closing schools from Monday 23rd March 2020.

Wolverhampton Grammar School is therefore delivering its teaching function remotely. Although Wolverhampton Grammar School campus is currently closed to students, parents and visitors – the School is fully contactable and still operating.

Wolverhampton Grammar School’s use of technology across every aspect of School life has enabled us to deliver lessons, as well as ongoing support, communications and extra curricular activities to parents and all students via the School’s digital portal (Firefly).

All students and parents were already familiar with Firefly and everyone has received guidance and support to help make the most of home learning.

If you are a current parent, please check your email inbox for regular communications and updates from the School.

What Distance Learning measures do you have in place? 

Wolverhampton Grammar School’s use of technology across every aspect of School life enables us to deliver lessons as well as ongoing support and email communications to our students and parents via the School’s digital portal (Firefly). When it is not possible for students to be present on site for long periods, Wolverhampton Grammar School is committed to ensuring the quality of its education provision is maintained.

All of our families have received a step by step guide to how to learn from home effectively and how to remain in contact with School and their teachers during the enforced closure.

How are lessons delivered?  

Students will work to a published schedule and will be expected to complete work within specified timeframes – as is usual. They will have regular contact with teachers electronically and receive feedback on work submitted. Our step by step guide also includes top tips for learning from home, including:

  • Establish a daily routine to support your learning
  • Create a quiet and  comfortable space where you can work successfully at home
  • Check regularly for any online communication from your teacher
  • Take breaks, play and be active
  • Complete your work to show the best of your learning
  • Speak to the adults at home or through School if you need support

How will Wolverhampton Grammar School communicate any news or updates? 

We are in regular contact with our parents, staff and students and we are able to keep our community updated with School news in a number of ways, including:

If you need to contact School, please email: info@wgs-sch.net or tel: 01902 421326. Students and parents can contact teachers direct via the Portal.

Prospective families can contact our Admissions Team on tel: 01902 422939 or email: jam@wgs-sch.net

Old Wulfrunians (former students) can contact our Development Team by telephone: 07584 567685 or email development@wgs-sch.net

Are end of year exams going ahead?

All examinations (including end of year exams for Years 7-10, GCSEs and A Levels) have been cancelled this year. Families of students in Year 11 and Upper Sixth continue to receive regular updates about how the results of GCSE and A Level grades will be determined.

I have already booked a visit to Wolverhampton Grammar School. Will the visit still go ahead?  
At the moment, admissions visits to Wolverhampton Grammar School are not taking place and our Admissions team should have contacted you to make alternative arrangements. You can take a virtual tour of our School, simply click here.

I am interested in sending my child to Wolverhampton Grammar School in September 2020. What do I do? 

Families are still enrolling with Wolverhampton Grammar School for September 2020. Simply contact our Admissions team tel: 01902 422939 or email jam@wgs-sch.net. Alternatively, you can register your interest online here and we will contact you with details of our assessment and admissions process.

I am an Old Wulfrunian. Can I still visit the School?
It is always lovely to welcome Old Wulfrunians back to School but unfortunately, as current visits to the campus are not possible, we ask that you communicate with the Development team who will be able to advise you further: Telephone: 07584 567685 or email development@wgs-sch.net

I supply goods and services to Wolverhampton Grammar School, should I continue to deliver to the campus?

Operational staff are still on site and the School is open to deliveries and post etc. Our Finance team are processing orders and invoices as normal and we will contact you should we not be in a position to receive deliveries etc.

When will Wolverhampton Grammar School reopen? 

Wolverhampton Grammar School’s campus is currently closed to students – other than the children of parents who are key workers. Our staff are still working. Given the dynamic nature of COVID-19, we will continue to follow government guidance given to us. We are fully prepared for all our students to continue to learn from home for as long as restrictions remain.