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 (January 2008) 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.” Read the rest of this entry →
Key Stage 3 Teatime Concert – Tuesday 7th October 2014
The Key Stage 3 Teatime Concert is a fantastic opportunity for the younger girls to showcase their musical abilities, either for their Wirral Grammar debut or to gain more experience of performing in a concert environment. As usual, the standard was very high and the girls show incredible potential for their musical futures. Members of Junior Singers (possibly the largest we’ve ever had!) took to the stage with a cover of ‘Say Something’, beautifully harmonised, arranged by Mr. Sills. There were numerous soloists with a variety of instruments and musical genres, from musical theatre to Mozart to Oasis. All of the young musicians were confident, calm and professional, showcasing their excellent talents which we’ll be sure to hear in the future. Well done to the girls who performed
178 Year 7 pupils left school on Wednesday 10th Sept to go on their first Wirral Girls school trip to Colomendy in Wales. The trip was full of exciting activities including the Giant Zip Wire, 3G Swing Abseiling, Rock Climbing and many more. The weather was fantastic with the rain holding off throughout the visit. We returned back to school on Friday 12th September and although very tired the girls were very excited to tell their parents about the activities they enjoyed and the friends they’ve made. Overall, the trip was a great success in which many good memories have been made. Well done Y 7s!!
Staff and pupils at Wirral Grammar School for Girls celebrate outstanding GCSE results
It’s been another successful day for Wirral Grammar School for girls who are celebrating their GCSE results. 99% of pupils having gained at least 5 A* to C grades. Over 64% of all grades were awarded at the very highest grades of A* or A and 88% of all grades were A*- B.
Mrs Cogan, Headteacher from Wirral Grammar School for Girls said “Our students have once again done us proud. It is an amazing achievement and all our pupils have proved that hard work really does pay off.”
This leading school is renowned for cultivating high achieving students and this year is no exception with 42 pupils gaining 10 or more A*/A grades. Thirteen students, Annie Liu (11 A* grades), Catherine Ashworth (10 A*s and 1 A grade), Caragh Bardolia (10 A*s), Nithya Eswar Vee (10 A*s), Georgia Semple (10 A*s), Helen Williams (10 A*s), Amy Bennett (9 A*s), Ceri Duff (9 A*s and 1 A grade), Rebecka Forbes (9 A*s), Eleanor Langshaw (9 A*s and 1 A grade), Elizabeth McGowan (9 A*s and 1 A grade), Hannah Mills (9 A*s and 1 A grade) and Sophie Tarver (9 A*s and 1 A grade) achieved at least 9 A* grades.
Holly Bates, Ella Benson Easton, Mia Riley, Anna Welsh, secured 8 A* and 2 A grades, while Chloe Heyward gained 8 A* and 1 A grade. Seven other students, Ellie Blakemore, Sarah Buckley, Kate Compton, Natasha Martlew, Kelly McNee, Holly Pearson and Anastasia Shafran, achieved 7 A* and 3 A grades while Fiona Hitchcock gained 7 A* and 2 A grades.
Mrs Cogan accredited the high success rate to the students’ self-motivation and drive to do well, the school setting ambitious targets for the students to aspire to, the staff working with the students as individuals to ensure they achieve their full potential and the students desire to stay on at the school in the sixth form.
Following the outstanding GCSE pass rate, over 90% of the Wirral Grammar School for Girls students plan to stay on at the school for their A-Levels and additional girls will also be joining the 6th form from other schools.
Mrs Cogan added, “The results show the high standard of teaching and learning and with the constant support of the parents, staff and governors we have developed a culture of high attainment that everyone aspires to. Last week our A level results were fantastic. Our GCSE results today are also outstanding and are a true reflection of the hard work that all our pupils consistently deliver.”
The percentage of A*/A grades was 41%, with 73% for combined A* to B grades.
The high achieving Wirral Grammar School for Girls will see many of its pupils going to the very best universities to study for their degrees.
High achieving Hannah Yiu achieved an amazing six A*s and will study Medicine at the University of Hong Kong.
Sophie Mount achieved four A*s and is going to read Mathematics and Physics at Warwick University.
Lucy Eccles achieved three A*s and one A grade and is going to read Chemistry at the University of Durham.
Katherine Greenlees achieved three A*s and is going to read Chemistry at Leeds University.
Temwani Mwenechanya will read Medicine at the University of Nottingham after achieving one A* and two A grades.
Charlotte Simms will read Medicine at Sheffield University after achieving one A*, two grade As and one grade B
Elysia Kirby and Ellie Bennett both gained two A*s and two grade As and are going to read Dentistry at Leeds University and Cardiff University respectively. After one A* and three at grade A Bethany Jones will also read Dentistry at Manchester University.
Elizabeth Rosseinsky achieved two A*s, two As and one grade B and will read Biochemistry at Bristol University.
Charlotte Lawrence will read History at Bristol University after achieving 2 A*s and one grade A
Katherine Keene achieved four A grades and will read Computer Science and Electronic Engineering at Liverpool University.
Isobel Hughes will read International Relations and History at Leeds University after achieving one A* and three A grades.
Deanna Hughes will read English Literature and Creative writing at Lancaster University after achieving four grade As.
Kate Mansfield, Charlotte Lawrence and Aisha Stalker achieved two A*s and one grade A
Ellen Bedson, Eleanor Crescent, Bethany Gerard, Sally Kershaw, Sarah Prendergast and Alexandra Stokell all achieved a combination of three or four grades A* and A in their A level examinations
A total of 79 girls achieved A* and A grades in their A level examinations
Wirral Grammar School for Girls Headteacher Mrs Elaine Cogan accredited the high success rate to rigorous attention to detail, the staff’s outstanding commitment and subject knowledge, consistent hard work from girls throughout the two years of A level courses, desire of pupils to achieve, a strong school ethos and the sharing of this ethos between school, home and the wider community.
Mrs Cogan said: “I am thrilled that today has gone so well. Now we have to look towards next year to maintain this success and support all our girls individually. Offering an individual education to each student and sound careers advice is the key to a bright future. “I am extremely proud of the achievements of all the girls. It is a true testament to the hard work and dedication of all the pupils, staff and parents.”
It is always sad at the end of the year to say good bye to our friends and colleagues when they leave, whether it is to retirement, promotion or other jobs. This year our leavers were Mrs Waring, Mrs Irvine, Miss Hill, Mr Ellison, Miss Fowler, Mrs Williamson, Miss Pass, Mrs Colebourn, Mr Flynn, and Mrs Barnard, as well as Jo, our school nurse, and Miss Buchanan – not leaving, but getting married!
Year 7 Maths students have been using the computer programme Autograph to design animations using their knowledge of rotations, reflections, translations and enlargements. Here are a selection of their creations.