“WGS is an inclusive and inspiring community built on respect, individuality, equity and kindness.”
At Wolverhampton Grammar School we pride ourselves on offering the best pastoral care possible. Looking after every individual is key to the ethos of our School. Our diverse community is celebrated, and we want all students to feel at home and proud of who they are. We all work together to foster a sense of community and belonging at WGS.
A priority from the start
From the start of Wolverhampton Grammar Junior School pastoral care is a priority. We are a busy, happy and successful community. Our children’s learning, development and welfare are at the heart of everything we do. Read more about support in the Junior School.
Additional support channels
We also have a School App called ‘toot-toot’ where students can reach out anonymously for help.
Our on-site professional Counsellor, Mrs Abbi is available to provide more formal one-to-one support if required. She also runs group workshops on topics requested by students such as building self-confidence, self-esteem, and assertiveness.
Senior school students all have 2 dedicated tutors who they see twice a day and whose primary responsibility is to care for their tutees; to provide support and guidance and build positive, strong relationships within the tutor group.
Senior House System
The Senior House system which is at the centre of school life further enhances the School’s outstanding pastoral care, enabling students to build relationships across year-groups.
The House tutor and Co-tutor remain with the student from Year 8 through to Upper Sixth providing continuity of support and care. Read more about the Houses.
“The School is unique with a real sense of family and community. From the outset, I can see that the pupils are happy, polite and confident. To support such students...is an important and integral part of my role.”
Mrs Abbi, School Counsellor