Still places left for Years 7 and 12 in September 2016.
Please contact Mrs Cogan, the Headteacher, on 0151 644 8282 or by using the contact form under the School drop down above.
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 →
As part of a ‘Persuade’ unit we were doing in Year 9, students were researching the features of TV advertising. Students worked in groups to create an idea for a new TV advert for a department store, mirroring the values of the John Lewis adverts. They had to pitch their idea to the class and a panel of judges using persuasive techniques, followed by writing a persuasive letter. Eventually students were able to produce their adverts and share them with the class. All 6 groups produced fantastic videos – this is just one of them!
We are seeking to appoint an experienced, well-qualified and enthusiastic Head of Physics with a proven record of excellent teaching to A level. The candidate is required to lead the department which is part of the highly successful Science Department.
The department is a happy, supportive and lively team with an outstanding record of examination success. We have excellent technical support and facilities. Our girls are highly motivated and are a delight to teach. The recent Ofsted report recognised that we are an excellent oversubscribed school with an enviable reputation for academic excellence.
Wirral Grammar School for Girls is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants for this post must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including reference checks with previous employers and an enhanced criminal record check with CRB.
Application forms and all further details can be found under School Vacancies on the school website: www.wirralgirls.co.uk. Please include a letter of application and c.v. Your application should also include names and address of two referees.
Applicants are also encouraged to make an appointment to visit the school in action.
Closing date Friday 4th December 2015 at (12 NOON).
We plan to hold interviews on Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th December.
TEACHER OF MATHEMATICS MATERNITY COVER FROM FEBRUARY 2016
We are seeking an enthusiastic and well-qualified full time teacher to join our very strong mathematics department at this oversubscribed selective girls grammar school. The post would suit both experienced and newly qualified teachers. It would be an advantage to be able to teach Mathematics at ‘A’ level.
The successful candidate would work as part of a dedicated and hard working team. The department is well resourced and staff have access to excellent support and professional development opportunities.
Wirral Grammar School for Girls is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants for this post must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including reference checks with previous employers and an enhanced criminal record check with the CRB.
Application forms and all further details can be found on the school website under Staff Vacancies. www.wirralgirls.co.uk. Applicants are also encouraged to make an appointment to visit the school in action.
Please also include a letter of application and c.v. Your application should also include names and address and where possible e-mail addresses of two referees.
Closing date for completed applications:
Monday 30th November 2015 at 12 NOON.
We plan to hold interviews on Wednesday 2nd December 2015.
On Wednesday 4th November, we visited Poland as part of the ‘Lessons from Auschwitz’ project run by the Holocaust Educational trust.
As part of our trip, we visited the site of the Great Synagogue in the town of Oświęcim, which had been destroyed in November 1939. Here, a Rabbi told us about our visit to Auschwitz that “the difference between you and them is that you will be able to walk out of Auschwitz today, they couldn’t”, which created a very poignant image for us both to think about and made us both feel so grateful and thankful for our own lives.
We then went onto Auschwitz I where we saw the display cases holding human hair, shoes and other possessions. These displays were very emotional and moving, even more so when you think over the individuals who would have worn the shoes.
We then went onto to Auschwitz-Birkenau which was built for the purpose of killing over a million Jews. Here, many of the cells and blocks remain completely intact. We visited the two crematoriums where the killings happened which was a deeply moving experience for the both of us as it showed us the steps taken by thousands as they were deceptively taken to their deaths.
We were encouraged throughout the visit to focus on the individuals who possessed their own aims, ambitions and lives, rather than just the numbers which we felt made the experience more significant.
The Wirral Grammar Girls & Boys Samba Band performed at the Firework spectacular held at Tranmere Rovers football stadium on Sunday 1st November. The Samba band sounded fabulous and the crowd witnessed an outstanding performance of samba playing led by the Drum Master, Tony Jennings.
On Monday 2nd November, four of our Year 10 girls ‘Faced the Dragon’ as part of a project with the Drama Department. Hollie Hall, Sarah Foster, Eryn Coathup and Emily Wallace went to Wallasey Town Hall to pitch their idea for a Road Safety Campaign, and walked away with the backing of two Dragons, and all of the money they were seeking for their project!
The girls’ were extremely professional when delivering their pitch, and responded well to the further questioning from the Dragons. They will now work to realise their project over the next few months.
We have received a copy of the letter sent to primary schools concerning the changes to 11+ exams from 2016. You will want to be reassured about what those changes mean to your daughter. We are in discussion with the Local Authority to provide support and sample questions to help you understand these changes. Once CEM has provided sample questions to the authority, we will post them on this website.
Please keep checking back here to the website for more news, which we will post as it becomes available.
If you have any further concerns, please do not hesitate to get in touch.