Academy, ages 11 to 18
1058 pupils enrolled
11 to 18
About Wirral Grammar School for Boys
Wirral Grammar School is a selective state, 11 to 18 Business and Enterprise School for Boys. The
school is situated on the Wirral peninsula in the village of Bebington, one mile from junction 4 on the
M53. Our school is very popular and oversubscribed.
We have extensive specialist facilities and much of our accommodation is under 15 years old, while
the older parts date back to the 1930s. Thanks largely to the Target Capital Grant that was awarded
in 2006, new buildings have been added and all parts of the existing buildings have been remodelled. ICT facilities cover the whole school with WiFi connectivity to most areas and all
classrooms have ICT equipment for presentation purposes. We have our own purpose built Sports
Hall and extensive playing fields.
Wirral Grammar School for Boys has been a converter academy since 2011. Prior to becoming an
Academy, the school was a Foundation School and this followed from the school’s Grant Maintained
status, which was acquired in the 1990s. We serve the immediate community of Bebington and
Bromborough and each year, pupils join us from other parts of Wirral and across the county border
Wirral Grammar School is a selective 11 – 18 school and entry into Year 7 is by a threshold 11+
assessment that pupils take when they are in Year 6 at primary school. The admissions process is
managed by Wirral Local Authority on behalf of the school and the same assessment is used for
admission to the other Grammar Schools in the area. The school has capacity to admit 155 pupils in
each year group making us a five form entry school. At the end of Year 11, most pupils stay on into
our Sixth Form and upon leaving the Sixth Form, the majority go on to University. In recent years
there has been a growing demand for routes into higher level apprenticeship placements.
During the specialist Schools Funding programme the chosen specialism was Business and
Enterprise. Although the funding has ended, we have continued to place an emphasis on Enterprise
Education given the importance of this from the perspective of employability skills. Enterprise activity
is promoted through the House system and encouraged through the rewards system. The fact that
our boys raise in the region of £14,000 every year for their choice of charity, bears testimony to their
Our pupils’ personal development is further enriched through a strong emphasis on promoting
leadership opportunities though peer support, academic tutoring, anti-bullying, sport captaincy and
music ensemble coordination.
Participation in a wide variety of extra-curricular activities, including overseas visits, the Duke of
Edinburgh Award Scheme, outdoor pursuits; together with school-based clubs, all serve to further
enrich our pupils’ education.
Over a third of pupils are actively learning to play musical instruments, supported by eighteen
school-based peripatetic music tutors and in sport our school has a reputation for winning
competitions at local, regional and national levels.
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In 2018 we achieved the Unicef ‘Rights Respecting Schools Award’ at Silver level and we are
currently working towards the Gold Award.
Since 2011, we have successfully secured in the region of £1million through the Education Funding
Agency Capital Improvement Fund; this has resulted in significant capital improvements with the
replacement of all windows, flat roof areas and the creation of a new ‘Hall Annex’.
In our 2009 Ofsted inspection, the school was judged to be outstanding and we have retained this
judgement through the policy of inspection exemption for outstanding schools. Governors and senior
staff maintain a clear picture of school performance through a process of self-evaluation that reflects
the structure of the school inspection framework. Each year Governors produce an Annual Review
which is circulated to all stakeholders. Past copies of the review can be found on our school website.
Annual surveys confirm that parents have a high degree of confidence in the school and across all
aspects of school life. The reputation of the school within the community is very strong and this is
reflected in the fact that the school is typically over-subscribed.
Further information about the school can be found on our school website:
www.wirralgrammarboys.com .Publications’ section of our website includes links to a number of
documents including: School Prospectus, Governors’ Annual Review, Parent Handbook and recent
copies of the termly news publication which is called ‘Nuntius’.
We place an emphasis on professional development and we have established a strong commitment
to collaboration and in-house support. Wirral Grammar School is well respected in its community
and parent surveys reflect a high degree of satisfaction and confidence in the school. Parent
surveys for the last academic year can be accessed through the ‘Parent’ link on the home page of
our website. Further details about our school can be found at our
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