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About Us

“On visiting for the first time, our immediate impression was of a school where pupils showed a real sense of purpose and where they were clearly enjoying their lessons and activities.”

This comment, by parents looking for a school, is typical of the feedback we are delighted to receive.

At Wisbech Grammar School we are proud of our past but are very much focused on the future. We believe that educational development is not simply confined to the classroom or laboratory, but can be found in the drama studio, sports fields and music rooms. We go beyond the narrow confines of exam specifications, giving an all-round educational experience from which every pupil can benefit.

The School has a fantastically talented teaching staff who develop a strong rapport with pupils, better enabling them to negotiate their own individual learning pathway.

 

 

The facilities on our 34-acre site are excellent and recent developments include;

  • School classrooms have been transformed with new designs based around Harkness tables. This is a method of teaching and learning that involves 12-14 pupils seated around a large oval table which encourages pupils to discuss ideas, work collaboratively and shifts the focus away from the more traditional, teacher at the front of the class, approach.
  • 6th Form pupils have a new 6th Form Centre which allows pupils to have a dedicated space for specialist 6th Form subjects, collaborative and silent working spaces, a lecture facility, plus a café and common room space all with the aim of supporting academic success at A-level.
  • The old 6th Form house has been transformed into a new International Boarding House for overseas pupils.
  • Science and Maths, Humanities, alongside and Creative Hubs have been established which will mean pupils benefit from having focused academic environment s that utilise the expertise of specialist teaching staff and resources.

The pages which follow give you a flavour of the School’s breadth of provision in the classroom as well as the wide range of sporting and cultural activities and the extensive variety of visits and foreign exchange trips on offer. They demonstrate the individual academic and pastoral support and encouragement we offer all pupils to develop those crucial life skills which will enable them to deal with the demands of many different situations both now and later in life.  Success at WGS is not simply measured by the grades received at GCSE and A-level but by the roles and lives our pupils make for themselves in their 20s, 30s, and 40s.

To really experience all that is inspiring about Wisbech Grammar School, we encourage you to visit when we are in session. Please contact the Admissions Team to arrange a tour to meet both staff and pupils, or view the dates of our forthcoming Open Events.

I look forward to hearing from you.

C N Staley, Headmaster
Member of the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference