"I am touched and thrilled to have been offered this opportunity to become the new permanent Head of Wolverhampton Grammar School."
Nic anderson, head of wolverhampton grammar school
Former student appointed as Head
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Nic Anderson as the new Head of Wolverhampton Grammar School.
Nic, who has been the Acting Head since 1 September 2023, will take up the permanent position as Head with immediate effect, offering a seamless transition for parents, staff and students. Nic is well known to the WGS community having enjoyed a long association with the School for over 40 years. His journey first began as a young senior school student. For the last 26 years, he has been a much-loved member of the teaching staff, first as a Maths Teacher and Teacher in charge of boys’ hockey, then in 2005 as Head of Lower School in charge of Years 6, 7 and 8, and more recently as Deputy Head (Academic) and a member of the Senior Management Team since 2009.
Spanning four decades at WGS, Nic has nurtured relationships with students, staff and former pupils (known as Old Wulfrunians) and is proud and protective of the School in equal measure. His own personal high standards for academic excellence and his passion for all-round education will make sure that the academic is also supported by the best pastoral care and broad extra-curricular opportunities over the coming years. Nic has a long and close working relationship with Dan Peters, Head of Wolverhampton Grammar Junior School, and will ensure continuity of education for students progressing up to the Senior School.
I am touched and thrilled to have been offered this opportunity to become the new permanent Head of Wolverhampton Grammar School. WGS is so dear to me and has been with me for the best part of my life. I can’t imagine a greater honour than to be asked to lead WGS into its next exciting chapter. My journey from being a boy at school here, through to my adult teaching career and seeing my own children become WGS students, has come full circle. It is with the utmost pride that I take up my headship.
Wolverhampton Grammar School is on an upward trajectory and I am so excited to take up the helm of this incredible school that has recently been recognised in the top 10 independent schools for academic performance in the West Midlands by the Sunday Times Parent Power Guide 2024. I will continue to dedicate my time to ensuring that our students have access to the best teaching and learning and that our GCSE and A Level results continue to be region-leading and surpass national averages.”
NIC ANDERSON, HEAD OF WOLVERHAMPTON GRAMMAR SCHOOL