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Welcome to WGSF

Wakefield Grammar School Foundation is one of the country’s leading families of single-sex independent day schools incorporating Queen Elizabeth Grammar School (QEGS), Wakefield Girls’ High School (WGHS) and Mulberry House Nursery.

There are five schools in total as both QEGS and WGHS have a Junior School and a Senior School in addition to the Nursery. In total there are around 2,100 pupils across the five schools and almost 500 employees covering both teaching and support staff.

All five 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 and 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 Governors provide strong governance through a committee structure with specific committees for QEGS and WGHS in addition to committees for Staff and Remuneration, Risk and Constitutional, Land and Buildings and Finance. Total income for the Foundation is £20 million annually and the financial position is strong.

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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