Shortlisted for Outstanding Educational Partnerships 2023
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.