At the Wakefield Grammar School Foundation we recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children.  Our priority is providing a safe and welcoming environment, where children are respected, valued and feel that they belong. Please see our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy below.

Other valuable resources include How To Report Harmful Content Online, Staying Positive and Well and  The NSPCC helpline.

Our Foundation policies are listed below and can be downloaded for your reference.  School specific policies can be found on the individual school’s website (links to those pages are below).  Hard copies of all of our policies are available for reference in each School Office.

Our complaints policy is also available from each School Office. If you would like a copy, please contact the relevant School Office at Wakefield Grammar Pre-Preparatory School, Wakefield Girls’ or QEGS.

Additional Parental Charges

Bursary Policy

Bring Your Own Device Policy

CCTV Policy

Child on Child Abuse Policy

Critical Incident Policy

Current Government COVID Guidance

Data Protection Policy

Data Retention Storage & Disposal Policy

Educational Visits Policy

English as an Additional Language (EAL) Policy

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy

First Aid Policy 

Food Allergy Policy

Food and Nutrition Policy

Foundation Award Policy

Gift Acceptance Policy and Code of Ethical Fundraising Practice

Health and Safety Policy

ICT Acceptable Use Policy

Parent Contract – Terms and Conditions

Pre-Prep and Junior Sections Arrivals and Departures Policy

Recruitment, Selection & Disclosure Policy

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Policy

Sponsorship Policy

Transport Policy

Use of Images of Pupils Policy

Visitor and Intruder Security Policy

Whistleblowing Policy

Cookie Policy


Please find our school specific policies here:

Wakefield Grammar Pre-Preparatory School

Wakefield Girls’ High School



Privacy Notices

Privacy Notice – Development Office

Privacy Notice – Hirers of Facilities

Privacy Notice – Parents and Senior Section Pupils

Privacy Notice – Junior Section Pupils

Please note that due diligence checks are carried out on all third party online E Learning platform providers, in line with our WGSF Data Protection Policy and Privacy Notices for Parents, Senior School staff and Junior Section pupils.  If any parents would like a copy of the list of the third party E Learning providers, please contact WGSF, Green House, Governors’ Office, 158 Northgate, Wakefield, WF1 3UF. T. 01924 231600.



More information for the general public regarding guidelines on the use of personal data can be found on the website of the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

Formal Complaints

The WGSF Complaints Policy is available here or from the Schools’ Office.

Details of the number of formal complaints for 2021/22 are below:-

  • QEGS – Through School: 1 Formal Complaint, and 1 Panel Hearing Complaint
  • WGHS – 3 resolved at Stage 2