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Stepping out for 'Activities Week'.

Posted: 18/07/2014

For a second year we ended the academic year with an off-timetable 'Activities Week'. Each Year group took part in a variety of alternative activities ranging from work experience, charity walk fundraising, art work shop, drumming work shop, practical ...

Winners at National 'BASE' Finals.

Posted: 30/06/2014

The BASE (Business and Accounting Skills Education) competition is organised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants and involves teams of six students competing in heats to devise the best solution to a business scenario. 675 teams took part ...

Year 10s play in National Handball Final...

Posted: 28/06/2014

An excellent performance by our Handball team secured them a place in the final of the England Handball competition. A consistently strong performance saw the Year 10 team sail though the qualifying rounds and into the Final. A last minute penalty given ...

African schools exchange visit....

Posted: 28/06/2014

On Friday 21st June 12 students and 6 teachers from Cape Town, South Africa and Whidhoek, Namibia arrived in the UK for an exchange visit of a life time.  The IWELE project which was started 3 years ago aims to bring African and UK schools together ...

"Postcards From the Front"

Posted: 16/06/2014

"Postcards From the Front", an Art and Music exhibition to commemorate the start of World War One was held at Christchurch Community Centre this weekend. All @WGSB pupils in Years 7 to 9 had produced handmade poppies for the exhibition together with a ...

BBC Radio 2 Short Story Winner....

Posted: 02/06/2014

Well done to Owen Storer in Year 8 who won the Bronze Award in the BBC Radio 2 '500 Word Short Story' Competition and out of 120,000 entries. Owen found out about his success on the Radio 2 'Breakfast Show' when it was announced to him by Chris Evans. ...

Rainforest Roadshow for Year 9

Posted: 23/05/2014

All boys in Year 9 attended the 'Rainforest Roadshow', organised by the Geography Department. The boys heard about life in the rainforests, the cultures of the people who live in them and the fragility of these precious environments. For the boys, the ...

Primary School Tag Rugby Competition

Posted: 22/05/2014

We were pleased to host teams from fourteen primary schools from across Wirral for this year's Tag Rugby competition. Over 16 children took part and the standards of play were excellent by all teams. Well done to this year's winning team from Higher ...

New House Captains Elected for 2014/15

Posted: 09/05/2014

Congratulations to our newly elected House Captains for 2014/15! Jack Kelly (Hodgson), Udit Shankar (Lever), Jack Hulme (Dodds) and Daniel Dorda (Barber). We wish all 4 of them all the very best as they take the student lead over their Houses for the ...

First XV Rugby Team Wins Cheshire Cup...

Posted: 05/05/2014

In a superbly fought game against Sandbach School played at Lymm a Rugby Club, our First XV team won 22 -5 in the final of the Cheshire Schools' Cup. Congratulations to all players and team coach Mr Phil Crowley. A well deserved victory after an excellent ...

Caves and Waterfalls - Year 8 visit Ingleton

Posted: 11/04/2014

On the 3rd April 2014 year 8 travelled to White Scar Caves in Yorkshire to learn more about limestone. It was a two hour journey to the caves and we were glad to step off the bus. First of all our group went into the cave network, which is the longest ...

Introducing our new Head Boy Team

Posted: 10/04/2014

Following a process of staff and student nominations and inteviews, we are pleased to introduce our Head Boy Team for 2014 / 2015. Pictured left to right are: Robin Leach (Senior Prefect), Matthew Herbison (Senior Prefect), James Evans (Head Boy, Aaron ...

Spring Term Concert

Posted: 10/04/2014

In the week before finishing for Easter our Spring Concert took place in school. Over 150 boys took part in 18 ensemble pieces. Items incluided: 'Rhapsody in Blue' (Orchestra); 'The A Team' (Junior Brass); 'Timbalada' (Samba Band); 'Sing' (Y7 Choir); ...

Sixth Formers Through to BASE National Finals

Posted: 27/03/2014

Our Sixth Form students gave a brilliant 'account' of themselves at a business competition in Chester last week. Our two teams took both first and third place and were highly commended for their professionalism, application and presentational skills.The ...

French, Politics and Art Paris Visit

Posted: 21/03/2014

On 6th February the French, Politics and Art departments went to Paris for a 5 day trip with the Sixth Form. In what was a brilliant cultural experience, over the course of the visit we saw sites such as Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower, Sacré Cœur, Tour ...

West Side Story

Posted: 20/03/2014

...was performed between Tuesday 1st April until Saturday 5th April and was directed by Geoff Hinde MBE and included performers from both the Girls’ and Boys’ Grammar Schools. The high quality of performance was sustained across all nights and each ...

Natwest Vase Semi-final at Allianz Park

Posted: 11/03/2014

Our First XV played in the Natwest Vase semifinal at the Saracen's Allianz Park stadium, North London on Sunday. Despite superb play we were knocked out of the competition by Exeter College in what was a very closely contested game. Wirral were in the ...

Princess Diana Award for Peer Support Group

Posted: 04/03/2014

Peer Support is a well established part of school life and its success depends on the voluntary good will of our leading students. Their work has been given due recogntion in the aquistion of the Princess Diana Award this year. The WGSB ...

Students visit South African Schools...

Posted: 27/02/2014

A group of 5 students accompanied by Mrs Heather Davies (Head of English) spent a week in South Africa over the halfterm holiday. This visit was part of the Iwele Schools Partnership Project where we are currently linked with three Cape Town schools: ...

Visite À Paris...

Posted: 14/02/2014

A group 23 students took part in a joint residential visit to Paris together with students from Wirral Grammar School for Girls. Locations visted included: Notre Dame, the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, Centre Pompidou and Les Invalides. Students ...

Careers Convention 2014

Posted: 05/02/2014

Over 50 representatives from a wide range of industries and services attended our Careers' Convention in February. Advisers represented Accountancy, the Armed Forces, Apprenticeships, Barristers, Biomedical and Chemical Engineering, Dentistry, Retail ...

WGSB in top 30 schools in the country for sport

Posted: 24/01/2014

A survey of national school sport for 2012 / 2013 has shown WGSB to be in the top 30 schools for sport. This is based on an analysis of participation across 20 different sports and 120 national competitions. A brilliant achievement. ...

West Side Story... Coming Soon!

Posted: 21/01/2014

Rehearsals are well underway for this year’s performance of West Side Story. Set in New York, gangs rule the streets, with feuds raging between rival groups over claiming territory in the big city. Can love survive in such a challenging, constant battle?As ...

Staff Christmas Karaoke

Posted: 19/12/2013

The term ended in style with the annual Staff Christmas Karaoke and all in aid of our chosen charity which this year is Alder Hey Hospital. Some say that the performances were the best so far in our 8 year history of this event!A selection of pictures ...

Book Award Scheme 2013

Posted: 19/12/2013

This was a new project this year to help to instil a passion in reading and an awareness of a variety of fiction reading categories. Four books from 7 categories were chosen (Thrillers, Science Fiction, New Authors, Award Winning Authors, Historical ...

Carol Service at St Andrew’s

Posted: 19/12/2013

All pupils attended a school Carol Service at St Andrew’s Church in the last week of the school term. All boys in Barber and Lever Houses attended in the morning and all boys in Dodds and Hodgson Houses in the afternoon. A third service took place ...

Certificate and Awards' Evening 2013

Posted: 17/12/2013

This took place at Hulme Hall in Port Sunlight in the last week of the Autumn Term. Awards and Certificates were presented to former Year 13 and Year 11 students who took their A Level and GCSE examination last summer. Our guest speaker was Mr ...

Christmas Fair

Posted: 02/12/2013

Many thanks to everyone who supported our Christmas Fair on Saturday 3oth November. Over £5,200 was raised through both the Fair and the associated raffle. The fair itself took £2695 on the day. All proceeds go towards PA funds which in turn provide resources ...

'Question Time'

Posted: 30/11/2013

…Our BBC style event took place on Friday 29th November with a panel that could have been assembled for a national broadcast of the BBC programme. Panel members were Ester McVey MP, Employment Minister; Alison McGovern, MP for Wirral South; Paul ...

Autumn Concert 2013

Posted: 28/11/2013

  With over 200 boys taking part in no fewer than sixteen ensembles, the Music Society delighted the audience. Musical items included: ‘Les Miserables Medley’ (Orchestra), ‘Pompeii’ (Year 7 Choir), ‘Lord of the Rings’ (String Group), ‘Star ...

Anti-Bullying Fair 2013

Posted: 21/11/2013

As part of Anti-Bullying Week 2013, the Anti-Bullying Committee alongside the Peer Support Group organised an Anti-Bullying Fair, which ran at lunchtime on Thursday 21st November.The fair included stalls for stationery, cakes and raffle tickets, as well ...

European Mock Council visit to London....

Posted: 19/11/2013

On 12th November a group of Sixth Form students visited London for the EU Mock Council. They were welcomed by the Deputy Prime minister, Rt. Hon. Nick Clegg M.P. The Mock Council was made up of students from around the UK, each representing a member state. ...

WGSB hosts anti-bullying conference...

Posted: 19/11/2013

  On Tuesday 12th November, 26 pupils from 11 different secondary schools across Wirral entered our school hall to attend the Wirral Schools KS3 Pupil Panel Anti-Bullying Conference hosted by Wirral Grammar School for Boys. The conference ...

Parents' Association funds new minibus....

Posted: 19/11/2013

Thanks to the tireless fund-raising efforts of our Parents' Association we have recently taken possession of a new school minibus. Sports fxtures, Duke of Edinburgh courses, theatre visits, music events, evening lectures, university visits...... are all ...

Remembrance Day...

Posted: 11/11/2013

Our School Remembrance Service took place on Friday 8th November and was attended by all Year 7 and Year 8 pupils.  Several former pupils came back to share in it.   We were very pleased to welcome Mr Ian Meadows, High Sheriff ...

English visit to London: Literature from Shakespeare to J K Rowling

Posted: 24/10/2013

The trip was fantastic fun with boys taking part in a full range of activities across two days including: Tour of the Globe Theatre Drama workshop Performance of 'Macbeth' at the Globe Theatre Sight seeing tour ...

Autumn Chamber Concert…

Posted: 15/10/2013

.....This took place on 15th October and included no fewer than twenty four solo performances. Items included: ‘I Giorni’ played by Oliver Wedgewood (Piano); ‘Skye Boat Song’ played by Sam McEvoy (Trumpet); ‘Double Trouble’ played by Morgan Williams ...

Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award....

Posted: 14/10/2013

The practice expedition took place over a grey and cold weekend in October. Ninety six boys took part supported by twelve volunteer teachers, support staff and Sixth Formers. The route took the groups around the southern edge of LlynBrenig in Wales ...

Heswall Arts' Festival 2013

Posted: 30/09/2013

The Heswall Arts’ Festival began on Saturday 28th September and runs until 12th October. Activities are taking place in a variety of venues. The event has become one of the foremost of its kind in the North West. Boys from Wirral Grammar School ...

Top Grades at GCSE!

Posted: 22/08/2013

Congratulations to all of last year’s Year 11 students on your GCSE results. The results for 2013 have seen a significant increase in the numbers of top grades awarded. Nationally it is being reported that the number of top grades has fallen but ...

Outstanding A level Results!

Posted: 15/08/2013

  Congratulations to all students who gained their A Level results this summer! The results were a credit to your hard work and commitment. They are in line with the record breaking results we have achieved in the last two years and continue ...

'Activities Week 2013'

Posted: 19/07/2013

In the last week of the Summer Term the school timetable was suspended to allow the whole school to take part in a wide range of extra-curricular activities. All boys walked the 'Wirral Way' as a charity event and raised will over three thousand pounds. ...

Australia 2013 Rugby & Hockey Tour

Posted: 14/07/2013

Eighty one boys accomapanied by eight staff departed for a 17 day Rugby & Hockey tour of Australia in the last week of the summer term. Following a visit to Sydney harbour the group will playing matches at number of venues along the east ...

WGSB wins Vauxhall Community School Project Award 2013

Posted: 10/07/2013

A group of enterprising students have won this year's Community Project for Schools. Sixteen local high schools took part and the boys at WGSB "stood out for their team work, creative enthusiasm and commitment." The project which is coordinated by Vauxhall ...

Awards Ceremony 2013

Posted: 09/07/2013

Our annual Awards Ceremony took place on Tuesday 9th July in the School Hall. We were very pleased to welcome Mr Ian Meadows OBE DL, the High Sheriff of Merseyside. Over 150 boys of all ages were present to receive awards and prizes as parents, grandparents ...

Sports Day 2013

Posted: 09/07/2013

... this took place on Friday 4th July is glorious weather. Field events took place in the morning followed by track events in the afternoon. Dodds were the overall Sports Day winners with 544 points followed closely by Barber on 522 points. Well done ...

Staff Tug of War

Posted: 18/06/2013

On Tuesday 18th June, over 30 staff from all houses took to the field to compete in a Charity Tug o’ War. It was an intense battle for victory but Barber house came out victorious, winning both the Women’s and Mixed competition, coming in first overall. ...

Year 8 Charity Football Tournament Extravaganza!

Posted: 07/06/2013

Year 8 were challenged by Mrs Hynes to come up with form charity events over the summer term and Joe Irvine in 8GE came up with an inter-form football tournament, with all competitors paying money to play.  The tournament, kicked off on Tuesday ...

Nathan Denton - Since Leaving WGSB...

Posted: 07/06/2013

Although it was only during the summer of 2009 when I walked out of the Sports hall having finished my last A-level exam, it feels like it happened an eternity ago. I look back on my time at WGS with great fondness, because having met with people from ...

Former pupil becomes youngest pilot ever...

Posted: 16/05/2013

Congratulations to Ryan Irwin, ex-pupil of WGSB on beoming the youngest pilot ever at the age of 19. The following ariticle is courtesy of the Daily Mail...   A real high-flyer! Teenager set to become one of youngest airline pilots ever as he ...

Year 9 Outdoor Enterprise

Posted: 10/05/2013

In May, well over 100 boys in Year 9 went on a 3 day Outdoor Enterprise Course at the Conway Centre, by the side of the Menai Straits on Anglesey. Actvities included: Raft-building, Kayaking, Surfing, 'Outdoor-Business', Mountain climbng, Sea-Level ...

Visit by the first Police & Crime Commissioner for Merseyside...,

Posted: 08/05/2013

Merseyside’s first Police and Crime Commissioner Jane Kennedy visited the school on Wednesday 1st May 2013. Jane spoke in the Conference Hall to the Lower 6th History and Politics group and a Year 9 History group. She explained her role and how ...

Chamber Concert...

Posted: 01/05/2013

The Summer Term Chamber Concert took place on Wednesday 1st May;a splendid evening of solo performances. Thirty boys of all ages took part in a programme that comprised 24 pieces. Instruments included: trumpet, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, flute, ...

Panoramic Photo...

Posted: 01/05/2013

The first ever panoramic photo was taken in 1935 and the most recent in 2007. The latest was taken this morning in perfect sunshine. In a military style operation, boys lined up on the playground and were guided to their positions on the scaffolding. ...

Beathovens Performance for Y7 and Y8

Posted: 24/04/2013

When the Beathovens came in to perform for years seven and eight, it was clear that the Wirral Grammar for Boys hall was not going to be its usual quiet self. The Beathovens are a pop/rock’n’roll band, born from a Wirral Autistic Society project ...

Sixth Form Peer-led Careers Fair...

Posted: 24/04/2013

The idea of our Head Boy Team; our first ever peer-led Careers Fair took place in April. Students in Year 13 who have very recently been applying to Universities and for places on Apprenticeship courses shared their knowledge and advice with members ...

Primary School Tag Rugby Competition

Posted: 24/04/2013

This year 16 primary schools took part in our annual tag rugby competition. We were very fortunate with the weather and standards of play were excellent. Well done to all of the boys and girls who took part and congratulations to this year's joint winners: ...

Cheshire Cup Winners...

Posted: 19/04/2013

Our Bantams (U14s) XV successfully defended their Cheshire Cup Winners Title with an emphatic 38-10 victory over Lymm HS this afternoon. It was not all one way traffic, however. Lymm led 10-0 five minutes before half time but two tries in as many minutes ...

Visit of Baroness Newlove

Posted: 18/04/2013

On Friday 15th March Baroness Newlove visited the school to speak to the 6th Form History & Politics group. A tireless campaigner against anti-social behaviour and under-age and binge drinking she was given a peerage in 2010 and sits in the Lords ...

Berlin & Poland: History Visit 2013

Posted: 13/04/2013

Over Easter, 45 boys, accompanied by 5 staff took part in the History Department Visit to Berlin & Poland. Places visited included: the remains of the Berlin Wall, the holocaust memorial site next to the Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag ...

Spring Concert 2013

Posted: 23/03/2013

… this took place on Wednesday 20th March. The audience was treated to performance by no fewer than 15 ensembles, involving over 150 boys. Performance included: ‘Under the Sea’ by the Keyboard Group; ‘Three Irish Jigs’ performed by the Folk Group; ...

Music Competition 2013

Posted: 13/03/2013

Well done all 15 of this year's Music Competition Finalists and congratulations to the section winners: Jamie Shorrock (Senior); John Fieldhouse (Intermediate) and William Bracken (Junior). Thanks to Mr Graham Ellis, former Director of Music ...

South Pacific

Posted: 11/03/2013

The dress reheasal took place on Monday 11th March ahead of performances Tuesday to Saturday. The pictures here are all from the dress reheasal. Superb set, superb sound / lighting, superb acting and signing. An excellent week of performances. Well done ...

Train Naming Ceremony

Posted: 11/03/2013

On what would have been Harold Wilson’s 97th birthday Merseyrail named a train after Wirral Grammar’s famous old-boy. Current Head Boy George Wilkinson was guest of honour at the ceremony and unveiled the named carriage for invited guests and ...

GCSE Pod

Posted: 09/03/2013

GCSEPod has over 2,500 GCSE specific podcasts which you can watch online or download to your Apple, Blackberry or Android device. GCSEPod is FREE OF CHARGE to all Wirral Grammar School for Boys students and staff.   Click here for more ...

World Book Day 2013

Posted: 07/03/2013

World Book Day today. Professional poet and story teller in school. Lots of teachers dressed up as characters from literature. ...

Victorious start to Rugby Sevens season...

Posted: 03/03/2013

Our Under 16s won The Merchant Taylor's Sevens on Saturday 2nd March when they  beat Arnold/King Edwards School 24-12 in the Final after losing to them 26-12 in final Group game. A fantastic performance! Special mention to Jack Kelly who scored 13 ...

WGSB.... from the air

Posted: 25/02/2013

Over the half-term holiday Mr Hazeldine flew as a passenger in a Piper Cherokee aircraft over Liverpool and Wirral. Here are a few photographs taken of the school site, taken at an altitude of 1400feet. ...

Hillsborough Remembered

Posted: 14/02/2013

On the 1st of February 2013 the local MP Alison McGovern visited boys of the Year 9 English group after they had submitted a copy of their ‘Hillsborough Report’ which was a topic the boys had worked on as part of their English lessons. During the ...

Visit by R.A.F Band

Posted: 08/02/2013

The R.A.F. Regimental Band, based in RAF Cranwell, Lincolnshire visited us on 7th February and played before both boys and girls in two separate performances.  They do many publicity events on behalf of the armed forces, and have performed at Buckingham ...

Visit by Wirral Mayor and Mayoress…

Posted: 25/01/2013

On Thursday 24th January the Mayor of Wirral, Councillor Gerry Ellis and Mayoress, Mrs Margaret Ellis visited the school. They attended a Year 8 and 9 assembly where the Mayor talked to the boys about the work of the Council and in particular the duties ...

Cockleshell Heroes

Posted: 22/01/2013

On Tuesday 18th December, our Upper VI A Level History group went to Birkenhead Town Hall to hear a talk by Paddy Ashdown, former leader of the Liberal Democrats, as part of the background study for our Historical Enquiry:  War and Peace 1861-1975.  ...

University Honour....

Posted: 17/01/2013

Congratulations to Thomas Fairclough, a former student of our school. Tom has been awarded a top university honour at Reading University for gaining results that place him in the top 1% of their students. University Chancellor Sir John Madejski said; ...

Place in National Finals

Posted: 11/01/2013

 Our U18 Hockey Team qualified for the National Schools Indoor Championships at Whitgift School, Croydon in January  Before Christmas the team won the North of England round over in Hartlepool, beating Ermistead School 4-3 in the final. Team ...

'South Pacific'

Posted: 07/01/2013

Coming soon!... this year's joint production with the Girl's school is 'South Pacific', a musical set on an island during World War II, in which love blooms between a young nurse and a secretive Frenchman who's being courted for a dangerous military mission. ...

Staff Karaoke - Charity Video

Posted: 20/12/2012

Thanks to everyone who downloaded our Christmas Charity Video. All proceeds will go to our charity appeal for Wirral Autistic Society. Who knows... Heads of Year may return next year for another epic!   Thanks to Andrew McLannahan in Year 11 for ...

Carol Service at St Andrews Church

Posted: 19/12/2012

Our annual Carol Service was held at St Andrews Church in Bebington. A service was held in the afternoon and was attended by all boys in Years 7 to 9. The evening service was attended by parents and members of the community. The traditional service comprised ...

On the road to Twickenham...

Posted: 18/12/2012

The First XV moved into Round 7 and the last 16 of the National U18 Daily Mail Cup with a well earned 17- 5 victory over QEGS Wakefield at Wirral RUFC on Saturday. Wirral led 7-5 at the break through a Simon Flavell try converted by Ben Brooks. ...

Best wishes to all for 2013!

Posted: 18/12/2012

.... with the hope that 2013 brings both happiness and good fortune. ...

Sixth Form Sessions on the dangers of Drink and Drug Driving

Posted: 08/12/2012

Sixth form students are currently learning about the impact of drink and drugs on young drivers and their passengers. In a series of briefings by a recently retired traffic officer from Merseyside Police the students are discovering the implications, ...

Year 10 visit to Barcelona 2012

Posted: 08/12/2012

The Barcelona tour of 2012 was an unforgettable experience for the 60 pupils and several staff that took the opportunity to visit such a historic city. The tour began at 4am, a time that is most unsavoury for teenagers. We left by coach and headed ...

Sixth Form visit to Madrid with Wirral Grammar School for Girls

Posted: 08/12/2012

15th November 2012 After experiencing an intense delay at Liverpool Airport we left at about half past two in the afternoon arriving at Madrid Airport at half past five local time.  As the coach took us to our hotel we were greeted by a beautiful ...

Mock European Union Council

Posted: 08/12/2012

On Wednesday 21st November, I and three other Sixth Form students, Sam Edgar, Daniel Kowalski and Gabriel King, went down to London for the Mock EU Council 2012 event. This event was designed to mirror the real-life meetings of the EU Council, which ...

U18 Hockey Team Reaches National Finals

Posted: 05/12/2012

Well done to our U18 Hockey team for qualifying for the national finals. The North indoor competition took place in Hartleppol. They won the competition beating Queen Elizabeth School 1-0 in the semi-final and then Ermistead School 4-3 in the final. This ...

Awards for business enterprise

Posted: 05/12/2012

Congratulations to the Y8 and Y11 boys who represented the school at the recent Park Suites Foundation Business awards event held at Hulme Hall. The boys were a credit to the school and they deservedly walked away with the award for 'Most Original Idea' ...

Christmas Fair 2012

Posted: 02/12/2012

The Parents' Association Christmas Fair took place on Saturday 1st December. Thanks to everyone who supported this event. The usual variety of festive stalls (cakes, tombolas, toys, books, refreshments) attracted hundreds of visitors. A particular ...

Music Society Autumn Concert

Posted: 30/11/2012

The Autumn Concert took place on 29th November and involved over 180 boys taking part in 18 ensembles.  Performances during the evening included:   ·         Orchestra (‘Prelude’ and ‘Clog Dance’) ·         ...

National Anti-bullying Week

Posted: 28/11/2012

National Anti-bullying Week took place from 19th to 23rd November. This year's theme was 'We're better without bullying' and put the spot light on the effect of bullying on achievement.Our pupil-led Anti-Bullying Committee (ABC) led ...

In memory of Peter Seaman 1945 - 2012

Posted: 22/11/2012

  In memory of Peter Seaman 1945 - 2012   It is with great sadness that we announce that Peter Seaman, one of our instrumental teachers, who retired in the summer due to ill health, passed away on the morning of Saturday 17th. November 2012, ...

Charity achievement

Posted: 15/11/2012

On Thursday 15th November Head Boy George Wilkinson handed over a cheque for £11,122.09 to Louise Aubrey from Cancer Research UK. The money had been collected throughout the previous school year and the handing over of the cheque had been delayed because ...

Mock EU Council

Posted: 09/11/2012

On Friday 21st September, our school was paid a visit by Antonia Mochan, a representative of the European Commission. Ms. Mochan is the Head of the Commission’s communication, partnerships and networks in the UK, and she was visiting Wirral Grammar ...

Welcome to our new French assistant: Julie Villars

Posted: 09/11/2012

Bonjour, Je m'appelle Julie Villars, j'ai 23 ans. J'habite dans la banlieue parisienne, je connais donc très bien Paris. Je suis actuellement en première année de Master Français Langue Étrangère à l'Université Paris Diderot. C'est un Master qui ...

Wirral Grammar Remembers......

Posted: 09/11/2012

Our Remembrance Day Service took place on Friday 9th November  in our School Hall.  All boys in Years 7 and 8 attended and 10 ‘old boys’ of the school were present.   The service included a reading by Mr Hazeldine, the signing of ...

Alex Cox Back on the Wirral

Posted: 01/11/2012

Wirral Grammar Old-Boy Alex Cox was recently back home on the Wirral as guest of honour at a film night at Hoylake Community Centre. The film director and actor was given the school history book and a school scarf which he donned for the photograph. ...

Chamber Concert

Posted: 19/10/2012

The Autumn Term Chamber Concert took place on Thursday 18th October in the school hall.  The concert comprised solo pieces performed by 28 boys from all age groups.  The vast majority of boys had never performed publicly before an audience.   ...

Remembering Harold Wilson

Posted: 18/10/2012

On Friday 12th October Sir Gerald Kaufman MP visited the school along with Wirral South MP, Alison McGovern. Sir Gerald had come to see a collection of letters and photographs of former Prime Minister, Harold Wilson. Sir Gerald was a close political ...

Heswall Arts' Festival 2012

Posted: 17/10/2012

The school is currently taking part in The Heswall Arts festival 2012. In addition to poetry readings in the local cafes we have a collection of art work on display at 'Kitchen Design' in Telegraph Road and at 'Cains' menswear. Look out for our musicians ...

World Marathon Challenge

Posted: 16/10/2012

Today's World Marathon Day involved 17 boys and girls from Yr8 & 9 from Wirral Boys and Girls. We came 6th in the world out of 390 teams with a time of 1 hour, 59 minutes and 33 seconds.  We also beat St Anselms and Upton! Well done to all on ...

Parents’ Association Back Pack Saturday 29th September

Posted: 13/10/2012

Many thanks and well done to all who participated in the recent Parents’ Association ‘Mini Bus Appeal’ Bag-Pack at Tesco’s Heswall. A total of £753.00 was raised towards a new mini-bus for the school. ...

Welcome to the Spanish assistant: Blanca Saavedra Rosa!

Posted: 13/10/2012

En primer lugar, le comunico que soy estudiante de último curso de Traducción e Interpretación en la Universidad de Granada. Mi idioma de especialidad es el inglés y de segundo idioma estudio francés. También tengo conocimientos básicos de árabe, rumano ...

Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Practice Expedition

Posted: 11/10/2012

A group of 45 boys set out for their Bronze Practice Expedition in October. We weekend route was in the area around Llyn Brenig in North Wales. The purpose of the practice expedition is to give the groups an opportunity to work together and master their ...

Gordon Youd Memorial Lecture

Posted: 05/10/2012

Inaugural Gordon Youd Memorial LectureThe Inaugural Gordon Youd Memorial Lecture will take place in the schools’ Conference Hall on Monday 15th October 2012  refreshments at 6-30pm lecture starts at 7pm.   ‘Iceland, Fire and Water’By Dr. ...

Charity Bag Pack

Posted: 02/10/2012

On Saturday 29th September 2012 Wirral Grammar Boys Parents' Association will be holding a Charity Bag Pack at Tesco's Store, Telegraph Road, Heswall to raise funds towards a replacement mini-bus. Volunteers are required to assist between 10-30 ...

Australian Visitors

Posted: 02/10/2012

Two recent visitors to Wirral Grammar were Brian Kelly and his daughter Nicola from Australia. Brian is an Old Boy of the school having attended between 1949 and 1955 and he and Nicola were given a tour of the building and grounds by Head Boy George ...

Top Achievement at GCSE!

Posted: 02/10/2012

Congratulations to all students who took GCSE and A level Examinations this summer, we are delighted with your achievements. Our very best wishes for your future academic career. READ MORE ...

Record Breaking Results at A Level!

Posted: 02/10/2012

Congratulations to all students who gained their A Level results this summer! The results were a credit to your hard work and commitment; collectively you set a number of new school records. In fact most of the ‘headline’ figures below are ...

Charity Olympic Torch Photo Shoot

Posted: 02/10/2012

On Friday 13th July we were lucky enough to have a genuine Olympic torch in our school. It was involved in the torch relay around Birkenhead Park recently and was held by one of the nominated torch bearers. The upcoming Olympic games will be an ...

Comenius 2012

Posted: 02/10/2012

Thursday 10th May.  The day started off brightly with an early start of 4am, myself, Miss Burns, Mrs Walker and three fellow students met at school to make a start on what turned out to be one of the best trips of my life.  We went to ...

History Visit to Munich - Easter 2012

Posted: 01/04/2012

Over the Easter the History Department visit to Munich took place. 63 Year 9 and 10 boys plus 6 staff went on the 6 day trip covering aspects of the curriculum relating to the Nazi period and the Holocaust. Pupils visited sites in Munich that during ...

Nuntius Spring 2012 Edition

Posted: 01/03/012

Our Spring 2012 edition of Nuntius is now available over on our nuntius page. ...

L6 Trip to Paris

Posted: 25/02/2012

On Thursday 2nd of February I, along with 11 of my male classmates and 24 girls from the Girls’ School, departed Liverpool Lime Street in order to begin a life-changing trip to Paris. Accompanying us on the trip were Mrs. Craze, Mr. Denby and Mrs. ...

Ben is a hero!

Posted: 25/02/2012

Upper 6th Student Benjamin Caveen was recently nominated for a Wirral Youth Hero award in the Enterprise section. On Friday 24th February Ben won first prize in the category at a Gala Dinner held at the Thornton Hall Hotel.  Ben was nominated ...

Singing, Music and Dancing from Argentina

Posted: 01/02/2012

On Tuesday 31st January 90 students and staff from St Andrews School Buenos Aires made a musical visit to Wirral Grammar Boys. The school’s choir entertained an afternoon audience with a varied repertoire that included works by Vivaldi, William ...