Wisbech Grammar School is a community populated by individuals instilled with a sense of purpose and passion. We are proud to be one of the oldest academically selective HMC day schools in the country and to offer our pupils a most remarkable learning experience. Beneath the surface, key components explain why we continue to perform at the highest level with consistently very high pass rates and similar percentages of our pupils going on to study at their first choice university. We also send pupils to Oxbridge, Medical, Veterinary and Dentistry school as well as Ivy League universities in America, every year.
Education at Wisbech Grammar School is a journey where each pupil learns to take responsibility for his or her own learning. We encourage pupils to be involved in all areas of the curriculum and part of our success is undoubtedly due to the commitment of the staff who are more than outstanding. Staff, like the pupils, are involved in teaching, sport, academic and pastoral leadership, clubs and societies.
Mr Chris Staley , Headmaster at Wisbech Grammar School has announced, this week (12 March, 2019) , a forward thinking and innovative plan that will have far-reaching benefits for pupils across the School. More details about these plans are available on our information page.
- School classrooms are being 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 will benefit from a new 6th Form Centre which will allow 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 will be developed into a new International Boarding House and will be available for overseas pupils from September 2019.
- Science and Maths, Humanities, alongside and Creative Hubs will be established which will mean pupils benefit from having focused academic environment s that utilise the expertise of specialist teaching staff and resources.
The decision behind the new state of the art plans at WGS is based on the Headmaster’s vision of continuous improvement, and year on year the School is raising standards to become a beacon of excellence for pupils.
We are excited to announce that phase 1 and 2 of ‘Building for the Future’ has now been completed with the new ‘Music Rooms and Humanities Hub’.
Music- The plan to transform the old geography rooms has certainly paid off. The newly designed space has become the music hub and offers pupils a modern, spacious and light environment to be inspired and creative. “The new classrooms are a fantastic space for teaching and motivating our pupils and the light and space in the room has made a real difference”. Jane Missin, Head of Music
The Humanities hub has now been completed and the space has been transformed to become a creative learning hub for all pupils to thrive in. The rooms are bright and light, and offer pupils a positive space where they can enjoy exploring and learning about History, Geography and Religious Studies.
Both areas include the space being designed around the Harkness method of teaching. This 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.