“I believe the Wellbeing curriculum is being handled excellently to encourage understanding and empathy as well as personal safety across the school demographic.”

current parent

All students have access to a School experience that is tailored to their individual needs.

At Wolverhampton Grammar School we ensure that students opinions are valued and that students are there for one another. The Head Boy and Girl lead a team of Prefects who ensure all students are supported and encouraged to get the most out of School life. With our small class sizes, subject tutors are able to get to know each and every child on an individual basis. Our Form Tutors and Heads of Year also work with our dedicated team of specially trained staff and advisors to support any students or parent who needs additional advice or guidance.

Pastoral care is one of our highest priorities, with students’ development, learning and welfare being at the heart of everything we do. With a dedicated Assistant Head who directly overseas the care and support offered to all our students, which includes a School counselling service, all students and parents can be assured that every child in our care is fully supported.

As a dyslexia friendly School, all new members of staff receive training on dyslexia friendly teaching and multi-sensory strategies are visible throughout the School. Our School provides access to OpAL – a specialist, dedicated support programme for students with dyslexia who need a little extra support. Students receive small group or one-to-one tuition to support their learning needs, and action plans are provided to each of their teachers detailing their individual learning profile and suggestions for suitable teaching activities. All our OpAL students consistently perform well in GCSE and A Level exams, which is testament to their hard work and dedicated to achieve and be the best they can be.

For further information about how WGS delivers SEN Learning, please visit the SEN page.

A bespoke Wellbeing programme

We recognise that happy, confident students will thrive and succeed not only during their school years but beyond.

Our Wellbeing Education incorporates PSHE and RSE and helps students to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes that they will need to help them thrive. From making responsible decisions about alcohol to succeeding in their first job, Wellbeing Education helps students to manage many of the most critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face growing up.

Maggie Keeley Head of Wellbeing

“At Wolverhampton Grammar School we pride ourselves that Wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do."

Maggie Keeley, Head of Wellbeing

Our Wellbeing Curriculum

Wellbeing Education helps students to manage many of the most critical opportunities, challenges, and responsibilities they will face growing up. Wellbeing has been embedded as a subject within the WGS Curriculum and it includes Personal, Social, and Health Education (PSHE), and Relationships and Sex Education (RSE).  Wellbeing is taught to students from Year 7 to Year 13 by a specialist group of teachers in the Wellbeing Department. Students are also allocated dedicated weekly tutor time to discuss scheduled topics. These could include how to form positive friendships, diversity online and real-world safety, mental and physical health, first aid, personal finance and much more.  Like any other subject, students receive progress checks throughout the year via quizzes and are tasked to produce a written debate about an interesting topic covered in lessons. Lessons are enhanced by fascinating guest speakers, such as ‘Loudmouth’ who deliver RSHE education through theatre, and enrichment activities.

The WGS Wellbeing Curriculum has been recognised nationally for its proactive and responsive content, adapting to changes in the news and society and ensuring the students are well informed within a safe environment. Mrs Keeley has featured as an expert on PSHE and Wellbeing on radio and tv broadcasts.

Wellbeing is a flexible broad-based curriculum which at its heart encompasses fundamental British values and has due regard to the nine protected characteristics of the 2010 Equality Act.  We are proud to be a diverse community and celebrate this in our ethos and school life.

We encourage our students to receive their ‘Wellbeing Five a Day’:
  1. Connect
  2. Be Active
  3. Take Notice
  4. Keep Learning
  5. Give

We believe these are vital to helping our students be happy and well adjusted.

Our Senior School Wellbeing Overview outlines our Wellbeing Policy as well as providing a curriculum overview and information on key topics. For current parents the Wellbeing page on Firefly is kept up to date with useful information. 

View our Wellbeing Overview

Further help and support


Congratulations to our Wellbeing Team for completing their
City and Guilds' assured training. Protecting our students from the dangers of the online world is central to keeping them safe, healthy and happy. 
Proud to be one of the oldest schools in the country but forward-looking in our approach.