We're delighted to be recognised amongst the top 10 independent schools in the North by The Times, Parent Power Schools Guide 2023. Easily accessible via school buses and train, our schools are distinctive for their unique combination of ambitious academics, extensive Extra Curricular, Super Curricular and Pathways to Success programmes. We nurture and support students to do outstanding things here in school so they are ready to do outstanding things in the world.

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In our family of three schools we enable our students to achieve the extraordinary. With tailored teaching, structured pathways to success and exceptional extra and co-curricular programmes with over 200 clubs to choose from, you’ll like the way we happily enrich the lives of our students.  Contact our friendly admissions team on 01924 374577 with any questions or arrange a personal visit to any of our schools via the link below.  Once we receive your request our admissions team will contact you to set up a mutually convenient time.

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Our Family of Schools

The Wakefield Grammar School Foundation numbers amongst the country’s leading families of independent day schools. Explore any of our schools via their links below. An education at our three schools is different in many ways but at the heart of it all, there is one guiding ethos which defines everything we do, academically, socially and ethically. We call it The Wakefield Way.

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For girls and boys age 3 - 7

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For girls age 7 - 18

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For boys age 7 - 18

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My husband and I believe that sending our daughters to Wakefield Girls’ High School has been the best investment we have ever made.
Senior Section
My daughter absolutely loves everything about the school. Older girls are great role models. Class sizes are quite small and teachers have a lot more time to spend 1 to 1 with the girls. Teachers are backed up by Teaching Assistants. The school has been spot on for my daughter.
Junior Section
We feel very blessed that both of our boys are flourishing at QEGS
Senior Section
Our boys have both been incredibly privileged to have had the best Junior School experience. For both of our boys to have had such happy times where they have thrived and made lifelong friends, then these years have really been priceless!
Junior Section
Parent: "Out of 10, how was your first week at school ?" Child: "One hundred million. How many sleeps until I can go back ?"
Wakefield Grammar Pre-Preparatory School

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Why Choose
Wakefield Grammar Schools

NO 1

ranked school in Wakefield

TOP 10

northern independent schools


A Levels graded A* - B


typically earn all GCSE grade 9s


Extras - huge programme of different sports, music, drama, clubs and activities

Closer Than You Think

We are set in the historic centre of Wakefield, a 5 minute walk from Wakefield Westgate train station and located 10 minutes off the M1.

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Doncaster (direct) – 17 minutes
Leeds (direct) – 10 minutes
Huddersfield (via Mirfield) – 35 minutes

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