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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Our New Head Girl Team

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

You’ll be learning more about them when they are formally introduced to the school – but here they are on non-uniform day packing prospectuses ready for Open Evening. ἀσπαζόμεθα!

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Jazz Night 2014

April 9, 2014 in Front Page News by Mr B Wright

Jazz Night 2014

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Scientists run for cancer charities

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

Members of staff in the Science Department are running to raise money to support Macmillan Cancer Support.
Please support them and sponsor theri efforts.
They are Mrs E de Boorder, Mr J Reynolds, Mrs H Duffell, Mrs E Carr, Mr R Spruce, Mr S McGrady, Dr A Shah, Ms S Pass and Mrs S Cooke are running the Manchester 10K run on 18th May 2014.
Please sponsor them at www.justgiving.com/wirralgirls to help us raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
THANK YOU
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Design Winners!

March 11, 2014 in Front Page News, Uncategorized by Mr M Loveland

Three groups of four girls from year 8 took part in the Rotary Club of Neston Technology Challenge Tournament on Friday 7 March, held at Neston High School. Teams had to design and then make a device that moved a radio active meteorite (tennis ball) from a container onto a target. They could only use small sections of wood, elastic bands, pieces of card and string. The girls were given absolutely no help what so ever during the day!

One of our teams, Ellie Cushion, Anya Peter, Sammi Gibson and Kyla Thomas pictured with the other contestants, won first prize! WELL DONE GIRLS!

 

Design
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Paris Trip 2014

February 25, 2014 in Front Page News by Mr B Wright

The Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, Notre dame cathedral, The Sacré Coeur Basilica, Moulin Rouge, Montparnasse Tower, a boat ride on the river Seine, The Louvre, with the Mona Lisa and the famous glass Pyramid, the Orsay Museum, The Pompidou Centre, the Champs-Elysées, Père Lachaise Cemetery, the Panthéon, the Sorbonne, …..is it really possible to see all these things in the space of four days? Oui, oui, oui, when you are on a school trip with Mr Denby and Mrs Mahony! Read more about it, both in French and English, right here!

 

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Year 13 RS trip to Rome – 2014

February 20, 2014 in Front Page News by Mr M Loveland

After setting our alarms for a painful yet exciting ‘2:45’ wakeup call, 8 hours later, we arrived in Rome Airport at 11am. We then went to Rome city centre via the Metro – our first Italian cultural experience. After checking in to the ‘Hotel San Marco’, we headed straight out to make the most out of our first day. We firstly visited the immense Roman Colosseum, and got lots of pictures of the famous building, and of course many of them posing in front of it! We also visited some ancient Roman ruins, and many churches containing fascinating and cherished ancient relics, including 1000 year old mosaic artwork, artefacts, and paintings. As RS students we found this particularly fascinating and moving as we learned more of Rome’s spiritual and historical background.

Read more of Miranda’s account of this school visit here.

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Cassini Scientist for the Day- competition winner

February 20, 2014 in Front Page News by Mr M Loveland

Eleanor Hinchsliff

Congratulations to Eleanor Hinchsliff, an Astronomy club member in Year 9 who has won her age category in the European Space Agency’s ‘Cassini Scientist for a day’ competition 2013.  The competition is designed to give the participants a taste of life as a scientist. Students were invited to submit a 500-word essay explaining their choice of one of three targets to be imaged by the Cassini spacecraft in orbit around Saturn. The three targets to choose from were: Iapetus, Dione and Saturn. Eleanor will receive a certificate and a special ESA goodie bag as well as having her essay published on the ESA website. Read her winning essay below!

Click this link for the essay

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Languages Spelling Bee

February 14, 2014 in Front Page News by Mr M Loveland

On Thursday 13th February the MFL department held the first ever school final for the Year 7 MFL Spelling Bee sponsored by Routes Into Languages and Vocab Express. Each Year 7 form had already held a Class competition with the person who could spell the most words in one minute going through to the School Final. The School Finalists had to learn a list of 100 words in French, German or Spanish and had one minute to spell as many words as they could. Lots of Year 7 pupils turned up to support their classmates and every finalist did very well. Congratulations to Rebecca Benjamin 7B, the School Winner for French; Taylor West 7W, the School Winner for Spanish and Amelia Avery 7H and Kiara Wild 7S who were the School Winners for German. All four girls will be travelling to Manchester in March for the Regional Spelling Bee Final! Well done and Good Luck girls!

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Song Writers’ Night

February 13, 2014 in Front Page News by Mr M Loveland

I am writing this from the Hall on a chilly February evening, but the warmth of the performances really is helping us to move along. This is the third year of songwriters, and, as I sit and listen to our girls perform their own songs with a confidence that I could never imagine achieving at their age, it makes me think how good it is to create opportunities for them to develop public skills like music and public speaking. We rejoice in their ability and take vicarious pleasure from their skills.

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Bring and Buy Sale

February 10, 2014 in Front Page News by Mr B Wright

The Geography Department would like to say a big THANK YOU and WELL DONE to everyone who contributed in any way to our hugely successful Bring and Buy Sale last Friday lunchtime (7th February)

In the space of 50 minutes we managed to raise £500.10, which will be shared between ‘SightSavers’, a charity working in developing countries, and our South African partner school.

We were able to make this fantastic amount of money due to the overwhelming generosity of the pupils and staff of Wirral Grammar School for Girls, who raided their cupboards and brought in a fabulous array of donations for us to sell, and then came and bought things as well!

A particular thanks goes to all the year 8 form and vice captains who organised teams of donation collectors and helped on the stall, to all the year 8 girls who went around the form rooms each morning to collect donations, to Heather from year 9 who had the original idea and helped us with everything and to our wonderful 6th form team who helped in various ways (and kept Mrs. Walker calm!); Sarah, Jess, Isabella, Emily, Christie, Katy, Temwani, Alex and Emma.

You have helped 6 South African students secure university places as well as funding over 30 sight saving operations or preventing over 700 cases of river blindness. THANK YOU.