Wakefield Grammar School Foundation
  • Wakefield, UK

Wakefield Grammar School Foundation is one of the country’s leading families of single-sex
independent day schools. Girls and boys join the Foundation from age 3 at the newly opened WakefieldGrammar PrePreparatory School, and then from age 7 at either Wakefield Girls’ High School or QueenElizabeth Grammar School (QEGS) for boys.

All three schools are conveniently located together with easy access to the West Yorkshire motorway network and within walking distance of Wakefield city centre. Wakefield Westgate train station is a short 10- minute walk from the schools with regular services from Leeds, Doncaster, Sheffield, Huddersfield and London. Additionally, there are dedicated school bus services from Barnsley, Huddersfield, Pontefract and east of Leeds.

In total the Foundation has around 1,900 pupils and around 425 employees covering both teaching and support staff. Each school in the Foundation is highly individual with its own Head and Senior LeadershipTeam, and central governance via one governing body comprising 19 Governors with a broad range of skills and experience. The Governing board provides robust and conservative governance through a well established committee structure. Total income for the Foundation is around £21m annually, and the Foundation has gone from strength to strength in this regard.