Wolverhampton Girls’ High School is a maintained, selective grammar school for girls from 11 to 18 years with foundation status. There is no charge or cost related to the admission of a pupil to the school. The Governing Body of the school is responsible for the admission arrangements. All parents living both within and beyond the City of Wolverhampton may apply for their daughters to be admitted to the school.

We offer a broad and rich curriculum where all students are encouraged and supported to achieve their personal best in all aspects of school life. Our combination of high expectations and 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 participation in the thriving house system; and opportunities in the fields of sport, music and drama. There is a plethora of activities for the students to engage in from leading whole school events; to organising charity fundraising activities; participating in debating competitions and enjoying expeditions abroad.


Our team of dedicated staff ensure that students are well supported to achieve academic success, within a caring community. Pastoral care is exceptional, focusing upon student wellbeing. High quality advice and support is provided to ensure that students are well informed to make their choices when preparing for higher education and their future careers. The school has an impressive record of students going on to read a variety of degree courses including Medicine and Law; and at some of the best institutions in the country including Oxford and Cambridge.

What we offer

“The review process to check on
students’ progress is extensive
and involves parents fully.”
“The quality of care, support
and guidance is excellent.
Relationships between students
and staff are exceptional as are
those between home and school.”
“The music extracurricular
timetable includes Senior Choir,
auditioned Vocal Ensemble,
student-led Gospel Choir and Rock
and Pop, Concert Band, String
Orchestra and Jazz Band; with
many opportunities to perform
throughout the year.”
"Lessons are a completely different experience: the ambiance is relaxed; relationships with teachers are superb; and it is so enjoyable to take the subjects you love, or to try out new ones."
"Teaching is excellent and very focused on students achieving academic excellence."
"Provision is excellent and students in the Sixth Form reach very high standards and make outstanding progress."
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