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Background to WGSF

Wakefield Grammar School Foundation is a family of independent schools based in Wakefield, West Yorkshire comprising of Queen Elizabeth Grammar School (QEGS) and Wakefield Girls’ High School Junior and Senior Schools and Mulberry House Nursery.

In total there are around 2,200 pupils across the five schools and almost 500 employees covering both teaching and support staff. Both the Junior and Senior School pupils are taught in a single-sex environment with the exception of Mulberry House Nursery (co-ed 3-4 years). Some A-level subjects are also taught jointly in the Sixth Forms.

Total income for the Foundation is £20 million annually and the financial position is strong. 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. Parents also appreciate this “family” of schools as it caters for each of their child’s needs.

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 both QEGS and WGHS in addition to committees for Finance, Staff and Remuneration and Risk Management amongst others.

“In total there are around 2,200 pupils across the five schools and almost 500 employees covering both teaching and support staff”

Key Facts

  • 2,200 pupils age 3-18 years
  • 500 employees (teaching and support staff)
  • Single Governing body across QEGS and WGHS consisting of 19 Governors
  • The schools of WGSF enjoy close links with the local communities
  • WGSF is a leading player in Independent State School Partnership (ISSP) initiatives
  • The Foundation has productive links with the Local Authority
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