Welcome Message from the Headteacher

May 2, 2012 in Front Page News by Mr J Wood

Welcome to Wirral Grammar School for Girls.

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 →
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Careers Convention

November 17, 2014 in Front Page News by Mr M Loveland

Last week saw visitors from industry and higher education who came in to give our girls information about their future careers opportunities. The school was packed and the representatives were overwhelmed with the interest and questions that the girls had. An evening which was really supportive of the learning of the girls. Thanks to the Year 13 photo team for these pictures which gives a real picture of the vibrancy of the evening

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Arkwright Scholars

November 11, 2014 in Front Page News by Mr M Loveland

Mellissa Nolan, Georgia Semple, Holly Pearson, and Haley Williams are the latest four Pupils from Wirral Grammar School for Girls to be awarded the prestigious Arkwright Scholarship. The Scholarship is awarded for excellence in Product Design, Mathematics and Science to pupils who are considering a future in engineering.

Each pupil receives an award of £600 over the course of their A Level studies, but more importantly the status of being an Arkwright Scholar. Scholars are sponsored by major industrial companies and receive offers of work experience and sometimes offers of employment and even sponsorship through University. The Scholarships are respected by leading universities and companies and are supported by top engineering employers and organisations such as Rolls-Royce, BAE Systems, National Grid, Balfour Beatty, Microsoft Research, Thales, The Royal Air Force, The Royal Navy and the Institution of
Engineering and Technology.
Pupils had to successfully complete a rigorous selection process consisting of a detailed application form, a two-hour aptitude exam and an interview hosted at a top engineering university.

The aptitude exam tested candidates’ flair and originality in solving engineering design problems. At the in-depth interview, candidates were asked about their career aspirations and had to discuss an engineering project they had conducted. During the interview day the candidates took part in a team exercise to solve a hands-on engineering problem working with students they had never met before. Candidates and their parents also toured the engineering facilities at the host university and explored the diversity of engineering and related design careers and their importance to the UK economy.

Competition for a Scholarship is fierce with over 1,000 students applying nationally. 653 candidates reached the final interview stage and only 380 Scholarships have been awarded. It is a remarkable achievement for any pupil and school to be awarded a Scholarship in any one year. This is now the second time Wirral Grammar School for Girls has been awarded four scholarships in one year. Fifteen scholarships have now been awarded to pupils from Wirral Grammar School for Girls in the last eight years.

This success is unparalleled in the region.

Arkwright
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Biology Art

November 11, 2014 in Front Page News by Mr M Loveland

On Saturday 8th November staff across departments came together for a day of painting and relaxation. It was a hugely successful day, enjoyed by all. We’re planning another for the spring term to learn more skills and techniques. All welcome – staff, friends and family

Biology Art
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Jade Kosanlavit

November 11, 2014 in Front Page News by Mr M Loveland

It is with great regret and sadness that we learned of the death of Jade Kosanlavit, a talented and hardworking pupil at the school. Jade was an articulate and gifted Year 11 pupil, popular with both pupils’ and staff alike.

Jade had a good friendship group at school and her family gave her strong and unwavering support at home. She had a great love of music and will be particularly remembered as a gifted musician. Jade was an accomplished player of three instruments, she took an active role in school recitals and music evenings, and recently toured Austria to perform with music department.

There is a strong sense of loss across the whole school at present and our thoughts and prayers are very much with her mother, friends and wider family at this very sad and difficult time.

 

Elaine Cogan

Head teacher

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FESTIVAL OF CULTURAL AND CREATIVE ARTS

November 7, 2014 in Front Page News by Mr M Loveland

On 25 November we would like to invite you to attend our festival celebrating the cultural and creative arts at Wirral Grammar School for Girls. A group of our staff would like to share their interests and invite you to join them in cultural and creative workshops: have a look and see what you’d like to attend.

Keep watching for more news about this exciting project!

Check the workshop options by clicking on this link

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Songwriters

November 7, 2014 in Front Page News by Mr M Loveland

Our first Songwriter’s Night of the term featured pupils from every year group, performing original material and inventive interpretations of existing songs to a packed drama studio. It was fantastic to see so many new performers and to see how returning musicians had grown in confidence. The audience was a mixture of family, friends and pupils who all commented on how talented our girls are. Well done!

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Swing Band

November 7, 2014 in Front Page News by Mr M Loveland

The Swing Band performed at a fundraising concert at Heswall Hall in aid of Wirral Hospice on Friday 24th October, helping to raise £500 and entertaining the audience with a varied programme of swing, funk and Latin classics. The event also featured vocalists Catherine Ashworth, Sophie Wilson, Chloe Hayward, Molly Dunleavy and Ben Turner. Well done and thank you to all performers

Swing Band
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Key Stage 3 Concert

October 15, 2014 in Front Page News by Mr M Loveland

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

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Road works and school bus services

October 6, 2014 in Front Page News by Mr M Loveland

Road works affecting our school bus services are outline on this link – updated October 7 2014

Roadworks Church Road, Tranmere

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Scottish Referendum

September 18, 2014 in Front Page News by Mr M Loveland

Excitement mounts as we vote on the subject of Scottish independence! Surpise visit from Alex Salmond!