WSG Shortlisted For ISOTY 2023

Shortlisted for Outstanding Educational Partnerships 2023

Founded in 1512, Wolverhampton Grammar School has a rich and varied history serving the young people of Wolverhampton and its surroundings.

We are conscious of our long history as an integral part of the City of Wolverhampton and already make a number of significant contributions to the life of the community, particularly among young people.

We are committed to reaching out still further to benefit local groups and organisations through charitable endeavour and volunteering. We are currently building a mutually beneficial partnership with Beacon Academy in Dudley, our neighbouring borough.


We are proud to have signed up to Independent Schools Council’s Schools Together Programme which celebrates partnerships between independent and state schools. This reflects the number of initiatives we have run that have had an impact on our surrounding schools. More recently these have included working together in the curriculum areas of Science, Careers Education, Wellbeing and Maths. However, our longest community engagement has been through the work of Head Librarian, Zoe Rowley, and the Jenyns Library.

 At a time when so many schools are silos working alone, such opportunities to work together, offered with no agenda other than that of improving outcomes for children regardless of their school, is a truly amazing thing to be part of.

Tom Garner, Head, Fairhaven School


At Wolverhampton Grammar School, education is not just about academic achievement, it’s about helping our students to know they can make a difference during their time at school and after they leave us.

We encourage our students to have an altruistic outlook on life and our charity-work is student-led, empowering our young people to generate their own ideas for fundraising and identify the charitable causes they wish to support. 

In the Junior School charity work is as a whole endeavour and in the Senior School charity work is led by the House system, with the four Senior Houses choosing to support a charity of their support and engage in social action. Additionally, each year a group of Year 10 students undertake the Coast 2 Coast Challenge of running a non-stop 24-hour relay that follows Wainwright’s famous walking trail over three spectacular National Parks (the Lake District), Yorkshire Dales and North Yorkshire Moor.

Now in its 25th year at WGS, the Coast 2 Coast challenge has raised in excess of £100,000 for local charities. A commemorative booklet celebrating Coast 2 Coast has been compiled to mark its momentous anniversary.

If you are interested in working with Wolverhampton Grammar School please do contact us.

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Proud to be one of the oldest schools in the country but forward-looking in our approach.