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Wolverhampton High School for Girls

Here you can read about the school's admission process, exam formats, follow a link to school website and view suggested 11+ Practice Books.

About the School

Wolverhampton Girls’ High School has a long and established history of providing outstanding education for girls for over 100 years. They pride themselves on their traditions, but we do not stand still, are striving for continuous improvement. There is no charge or cost related to the admission of a student to the school and they welcome students from within the City of Wolverhampton and beyond.

Wolverhampton Girls’ High School offer a broad and rich curriculum where all students are encouraged and supported to achieve their personal best in all aspects of school life. A combination of high expectations and support, tailored to meeting individual needs, leads to academic excellence. Students are highly motivated to learn and personalised learning lies at the heart of our provision.

The school is respected as one of the best state schools in the country, regularly achieving examination results which place it near the top of national league tables. This success has also been recognised by Ofsted, with the school achieving four successive “Outstanding” inspections. Indeed the school was awarded this highest rating in every category in each of the two most recent inspections.

Whilst academic achievements are an important part of life at WGHS, students enjoy the wide range of other opportunities. These include participation in the thriving house system; and opportunities in the fields of sport, music and drama. Sixth Formers are an integral part of the school, taking on various leadership posts and acting as role models for the younger students. There is a plethora of activities for the students to engage in from leading whole school events; to organising charity fundraising activities; participating in debating competitions and enjoying expeditions abroad.

A team of dedicated staff ensure that students are well supported to achieve academic success, within a caring community. Pastoral care is exceptional, with a focus upon student wellbeing. High quality advice and support is provided to ensure that students are well informed to make their choices when preparing for higher education and their future careers.

The school has an impressive record of students going on to read a variety of degree courses including Medicine and Law; and at some of the best institutions in the country including Oxford and Cambridge, alongside securing prestigious higher level apprenticeships at companies such as KPMG.

The school’s motto: Ludus Supra Praemium, emphasises the value of taking part as a member of the school community. All girls are encouraged to develop skills for life long success in terms of understanding themselves as learners and developing as responsible citizens, demonstrating care and respect for all members of the community. Wolverhampton Girls’ High School focuses on the importance of developing persistence, determination, resilience and self belief, encouraging each of the students to aim for their personal best.

Staff want students to develop confidence, determination, resilience and self belief. They encourage all students to embrace all that an education at Wolverhampton Girls’ High School has to offer by seizing the myriad of opportunities both within and outside of the curriculum, to develop passion for learning, and enjoy enriching activities.

As a result, students leave Wolverhampton Girls’ High School with fond memories, and equipped as confident and independent minded young women ready to take on the challenges ahead and enjoy success in their chosen fields.

WGHS truly is a special place to be, with its supportive atmosphere, encouraging all students to achieve their best in all aspects of school life.

Year 7 11+ Exam Content

  • The Entrance Test is based on the CEM 11+ Exam for Shropshire, Walsall and Wolverhampton consortium. Tests are provided by CEM 11+.

  • Our 11+ Exam Book Shop will offer lots of supplementary practice material.

How to prepare for the 11+ in 

Wolverhampton High School for Girls

Parents will search for official resources relevant to Wolverhampton High School for Girls in order to help their child prepare as best they can for the 11 plus test. 

CEM 11+ do not provide official resources as they claim that children cannot be tutored for their exam. However practice in all aspects of 11+ Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal reasoning, 11+ English and 11+ maths will give your child an advantage when sitting the actual 11+ exam.

Our 11+ Exam Book Shop will offer lots of supplementary practice material.



School Type:-

Girls' Grammar

Total Pupils:-



Year 7 Places:-

Year 7 Admission details:-

There may be more than 5 applicants for every place.

Exam Format

CEM version 11+


Wolverhampton High School for Girls, Tettenhall Road, Tettenhall, Wolverhampton WV6 0BY

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