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You’ll like The Wakefield Way.Way Ahead.

“We believe that empowering students to do outstanding things here in school enables them to do outstanding things in the world,” agree the Heads at Wakefield Girls’ High School (WGHS) and Queen Elizabeth Grammar School (QEGS) which both rank amongst the North’s top 10 independent schools by The Sunday Times.

“We see this as our students power on to new achievements in their chosen fields professionally, personally and socially: they see their possibilities as limitless and truly accomplish the extraordinary.”

Complemented by the recently opened Wakefield Grammar Pre-Preparatory School (2021), the family of three schools are united by the Wakefield Way, a shared ethos which defines and informs everything the schools do, academically, socially and ethically. The Wakefield Way is about providing an imaginative foundation for life, learning and lasting achievement. The three schools share a culture which welcomes and values all, nurturing and supporting each individual to aim high and become the best version of themselves.

From the very youngest 3 year old students in Pre-Prep to the oldest in Sixth Form, the schools celebrate and nurture the distinctive needs of boys and girls, build confidence, inspire hearts and minds and instil an empowering sense of purpose.

Big futures start early

“We know that the early years are a magical time when children learn at the most significant rate,” says Head of Wakefield Grammar Pre-Preparatory School, Emma Gill. “Remarkable beginnings can make a world of difference for curious little people. Our girls and boys have one opportunity for an excellent education. We aim for this to be the best possible education. We enhance our curriculum with languages, music, arts, drama, sports, philosophy and enrich that with a wide range of extracurricular activities and leadership opportunities.

The children in our care develop a strong sense of self and independence and cultivate skills of collaboration and problem solving while establishing friendships which will last a lifetime. Along the way, we are committed to ensuring that our children learn to be kind, respectful and resilient. These values are crucial to their relationships and learning.”

Combining Academic Excellence with Personal and Professional Development

There is a seamless, non-examined transition from pre-prep to WGHS and QEGS and whether stretching academic high-flyers to even greater heights, or supporting girls and boys to achieve things they never thought possible, both schools are expert at helping every child to reach their potential. Excellent academics and small, personal classes are core, complemented by the WGHS and QEGS signature programmes. Included are their dynamic EDGE and QED programmes which offer students over 80 different activities each week so everyone can discover and pursue their passions and interests and their innovative Pathways To Success programme which helps all students become intellectually and socially confident, work-place and life-ready with a global outlook.

Smiles are valued as much as success:

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