Welcome from the Head Teacher

Thank you for visiting the website of Wilmington Grammar School for Girls and I hope it gives you an indication of our school’s values and ethos.

Founded in 1958, our school has been helping girls to secure outstanding academic results and providing a well-rounded experience for over half a century. The school encourages a happy and harmonious community which respects the individual and celebrates the rich diversity of backgrounds and heritage of students and staff. We are a growing school with over 920 students on roll, but remain sufficiently small to recognise individual talents and ensure everyone is challenged and supported to reach their goals.

This is a school that has always been willing to reinvent itself, to look for new opportunities and to take on new challenges.  We encourage each of our students to do likewise.  We aim to nurture a passion for learning and a desire to try new things and set ambitious goals. We have a strong emphasis on skill development and encourage our students to adopt the’ Wilmington Mindset’, where resilience and the impetus to innovate, trial new initiatives, grow in confidence, independence and resilience is applauded. Respectful relationships are central to our philosophy and there is a strong belief that students learn best when they are happy, motivated and co-partners in their own learning. Our younger students have had the opportunity to immerse themselves in both Mandarin and an Enterprise curriculum.  The triage of Mandarin, Enterprise and Mindset will provide an excellent base for our students when they eventually move on to work places that we can possibly only imagine.  To gain a picture of what this life looks like, please follow us on Twitter and read the Head Teacher’s blog here.

From Year 7 to Year 11, girls are taught in a single sex environment. In sixth form however, we offer an unparalleled range of curricular opportunities through our partnership with Wilmington Grammar School for Boys. The same ethos of ambitious aspirations pervades our post 16 offer and the opportunity to further stimulate the students’ intellectual curiosity alongside the opportunity to further develop their personal and social skills is a winning formula. WG6 has its own website at www.wg6.co.uk. With the variety of different pathways on offer, we are confident that this gives a unique opportunity to support students in preparation for their next step, be that university or the world of work.

At Wilmington Grammar School for Girls, we recognise the part that is played by all stakeholders and work closely with parents to ensure our students emerge as confident, self-reliant, responsible and caring citizens. We encourage you to attend one of our Open Days/ Evenings so you can meet our students and staff first hand and judge for yourself.

We very much look forward to welcoming you.

Michelle Lawson