We have been a Grammar School educating girls aged 11-19 since 1931 and now have just over 1,000 pupils, 300 of them in the sixth form. In August 2011 we became an Academy.
Our most recent OFSTED report judged us to be an outstanding school in all areas. Ofsted inspectors commented:
“Students’ personal development is outstanding. During their time at the school girls develop into confident, caring and responsible young adults who are very well prepared for the next stage in education and the world of work.”
“Standards are very high and students make excellent progress.”
“Students’ achievement is excellent as a result of outstanding teaching.”
“Behaviour is exemplary and attitudes towards learning are excellent.”
“Relationships throughout the school are outstanding and there is an atmosphere of mutual respect where achievements, both academic and personal, are celebrated.” Continue reading →
Following the recent problems with the arrival time of the 663 morning service at Wirral Grammar Schools, please see attached a revised timetable allowing an additional 5 minutes running time from the start of the journey.
This service will, from Monday, 5th October 2015, depart from Thingwall, Pensby Road/ Sparks Lane at 08:03. This has been agreed with Eazibus this afternoon so can you please advise all pupils, parents and staff of this change.
On Friday 25th September, Wirral Girls held their annual Macmillan Coffee Morning Cake sale and it was a huge success. As a school we raised over £300 for Macmillan! Thank you to everyone who got involved!
Open Evening was an amazing success and a real chance to share with our girls and the comunity. Thanks for coming – and enjoy this video which will take you through some of the highlights of the evening
We currently have a vacancy at the school for a Parent Governor. The Governing Body would like this procedure to be completed by November in order that new members are in place for the next meeting of the Governing Body on 2nd December 2015.
School governors have important responsibilities for the overall conduct of the school and clearly the views of parents, are of great value. A recent audit of the Governing Body highlighted that a parent with a Law, HR, Education or Accounting background would be useful. The term of office of all governors (except myself) is four years. Parent governors are elected by all the parents in the school.
Attached is a nomination form (green coloured). If you would like to nominate a candidate, please complete the form and return it to me not later than 9.00 a.m. on Monday 5th October 2015. You must, of course, obtain the agreement of your nominee, and a seconder for the nomination. If you yourself wish to stand, then you will need to find someone to nominate you, and a seconder. If you return a form I shall sign a receipt for it. Should two parents living in the same household wish to make separate nominations, a further form can be obtained from the school.
If more than one nomination is received, it will be necessary to hold an election. Candidates are also asked to supply, in not more than one hundred and fifty words, a pen picture on their background and interests on the attached “Candidate Description Sheet”. In the event of an election being necessary, this information will be available to all parents who are eligible to vote.
Erin Procter 10T and Elisha Jones 11S were selected to attend a special centenary tour of the battlefields of World War 1. After a long journey at their first stop in Ashford in Kent, the girls were asked to do some research into locals to our area and then had a hands on activity with World War 1 artefacts. They then set off early the next morning and visited the In Flanders Fields Museum in Ypres in the beautifully restored Cloth Hall, followed by Lijssenthoek Cemetery and the Death Cells at Poperinge, where soldiers were shot at dawn for desertion. The main highlight of the day was the Ceremony of the Last Post at the Menin Gate, a moving tribute to all those who lost their lives, and the ceremony has run every night at 8pm since 1928, except for during the Second World War. They then had some time to explore Ypres, especially the chocolate shops! On Sunday, the tour took went to Neuve-Chapelle, an Indian cemetery followed by the Newfoundland Memorial Park, Caterpillar Valley cemetery and the Thiepval memorial around the Somme. A busy day planned for Monday to include the Langemark and Tyne Cot cemeteries.
A very rewarding and insightful trip so far.
This week the cast for our production of ‘Animal Farm’ by George Orwell met for the first time. Cora Bullivant, one of our Year 10 students who will be playing the part of Napoleon in the show summed up the experience for us: “The first rehearsal/meeting for ‘Animal Farm’ was fantastic! You could tell everyone was already excited by the amount of people that were there on time all eagerly waiting the news of this year’s play. As more people filtered in the excitement grew and grew; once everybody was in, there was a great buzz and energy in the room. We learnt more about the characters we were given, how we would perform the play and the kind of atmosphere that we would be creating. Throughout the whole meeting and especially when we were taking the cast photo it was so evident how well we would all work together. Everyone left the drama studio with a sense of enthusiasm and anticipation, which we will hopefully carry throughout all the rehearsals and even to the final performances!”
Animal Farm will be performed the week beginning Monday 16th November, so watch this space for more updates and information.