Wakefield Grammar School Foundation

We are one of the country's leading families of single-sex independent day schools.  Our boys' school is Queen Elizabeth Grammar School (QEGS).  Our girls' school is Wakefield Girls' High School (WGHS) and Mulberry House is our co-educational Nursery.

We have five schools in total as both QEGS and WGHS have a Junior School and a Senior School in addition to the Nursery. In total we have around 2,000 pupils and almost 500 employees covering both teaching and support staff.

All our schools are conveniently located together with easy access to the West Yorkshire motorway network and within walking distance of Wakefield city centre. Wakefield Westgate train station is a short 10 minute walk from the schools with regular services from Leeds, Doncaster, Sheffield and Huddersfield. Additionally there are dedicated school bus services from Barnsley, Huddersfield, Pontefract and east of Leeds.

Both the Junior and Senior School pupils are taught in a single-sex environment with some A-level subjects being taught jointly in the Sixth Form.

Mulberry House Nursery is co-educational for boys and girls aged 3-4 years. Each school within the Foundation has its own Head and Senior Leadership Team with the exception of Mulberry House Nursery, which is managed by the Head of WGHS Junior School. The five schools are all highly individual, yet governed together so that they are tailored to the needs of their pupils.

There is a single Governing Body for the Foundation of 19 Governors with a broad range of skills and experience. The Governing board provides robust and conservative governance through a well-established committee structure.  Total income for the Foundation is around £20 million annually and our financial position is strong.

Key Facts

  • Wakefield Grammar School Foundation provides a single-sex education from 4-18 years
  • Mulberry House Nursery educates boys and girls from 3-4 years
  • A total of around 2,000 pupils attend the schools between 3-18 years
  • The Foundation comprises separate sites all located within a short walk of each other

Key Facts

  • WGSF provides a single-sex education from 4-18 years
  • Mulberry House Nursery educates boys and girls from 3-4 years
  • A total of c. 2,100 pupils across the schools age 3-18 years
  • The schools comprise of separate sites all located within a short walk of each other
  • The Foundation has nearly 500 employees (teaching and non teaching staff)
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