Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care

“WGS is an inclusive and inspiring community built on respect, individuality, equity and kindness.”

At Wolverhampton Grammar School we pride ourselves on offering the best pastoral care possible. Looking after every individual is key to the ethos of our School. Our diverse community is celebrated, and we want all students to feel at home and proud of who they are. We all work together to foster a sense of community and belonging at WGS.


A priority from the start

From the start of Wolverhampton Grammar Junior School pastoral care is a priority. We are a busy, happy and successful community. Our children’s learning, development and welfare are at the heart of everything we do. Read more about support in the Junior School.

Support for fellow students

In the Senior School, students are always happy to help or give support to fellow students when they need it, particularly the Head Boy and Head Girl and their Sixth Form Prefect team.

Peer Support from students in the Sixth Form provides valuable help for students who for whatever reason feel unhappy or under pressure with school work.

Read more about support in the Senior School and the Sixth Form.

Pastoral Care

“Your child will never feel alone at our School. We make sure every child gets the care and individual attention that they need.”

Claudine Jones, Assistant Head (Pastoral)



Our Wellbeing Curriculum incorporates the statutory subjects of PSHE and RSE, helping students to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes that they will need to help them thrive.
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Additional support channels

We also have a School App called ‘toot-toot’ where students can reach out anonymously for help.

Our on-site professional Counsellor, Mrs Abbi is available to provide more formal one-to-one support if required. She also runs group workshops on topics requested by students such as building self-confidence, self-esteem, and assertiveness.

Senior school students all have 2 dedicated tutors who they see twice a day and whose primary responsibility is to care for their tutees; to provide support and guidance and build positive, strong relationships within the tutor group.

Senior House System

The Senior House system which is at the centre of school life further enhances the School’s outstanding pastoral care, enabling students to build relationships across year-groups.

The House tutor and Co-tutor remain with the student from Year 8 through to Upper Sixth providing continuity of support and care. Read more about the Houses.

“The School is unique with a real sense of family and community. From the outset, I can see that the pupils are happy, polite and confident. To support such an important and integral part of my role.”

Mrs Abbi, School Counsellor

Proud to be one of the oldest schools in the country but forward-looking in our approach.