The Girls’ High has a long and established history of providing outstanding education for girls for over 100 years. The school prides itself on its traditions, but we do not stand still, we are striving for continuous improvement. We offer places to 145 students in Year 7, attracting students from Wolverhampton, Stourbridge, Staffordshire, Shropshire and beyond. Entry is via an entrance examination and places are offered on ability. The school also welcomes new students to the school in the Sixth Form.
All students are encouraged and supported to achieve their personal best in all aspects of school life. Our combination of high expectations and student support tailored to meeting individual needs leads to academic excellence. Students are highly motivated to learn and personalised learning lies at the heart of our provision. The school is respected as one of the best state schools in the country, regularly achieving examination results which place it at or near the top of national league tables. This success has also been recognised by Ofsted, with the school achieving four successive “Outstanding” inspections. Indeed the school was awarded this highest rating in every category in each of the two most recent inspections.
Whilst academic achievements are an important part of life at WGHS, students enjoy the wide range of other opportunities. These include trips abroad; participation in the thriving house system; and opportunities in the fields of sport, music and drama. The school’s motto: Ludus Supra Praemium, emphasises the value of taking part as a member of the school community. Our girls are encouraged to develop skills for life long success in terms of understanding themselves as learners and developing as responsible citizens, demonstrating care and respect for all members of the community. As a result they leave WGHS with fond memories, and equipped as confident and independent minded young women ready to take on the challenges ahead and enjoy success in their chosen fields.
WGHS truly is a special place to be, with its supportive atmosphere encouraging all students to achieve their best in all aspects of school life. If you would like to find out more about our school, please don’t hesitate to get in touch or arrange to pay us a visit to experience our ethos for yourself.