Simon Ascroft

Welcome to Wirral Grammar School for Boys where our combination of core values, educational excellence and caring, committed staff provides an enriching environment in which to learn.

Wirral Grammar School for Boys has offered a distinct education on the Cross Lane site since 1931. We welcome boys from across the Wirral and beyond. We get to know all our students and ensure that they are encouraged and challenged to realise their potential; our vibrant student community is the true heart and soul of the school.

Education at Wirral Grammar School for Boys is founded on the core values of hard work, determination, and respect, with a fair amount of courtesy, fairness, trust, honesty, kindness, and generosity thrown in too. Visitors say that our students reflect these values and that they are a credit to themselves, their families, and the school.


At Wirral Grammar School for Boys, we want our students to be happy, creative, and motivated. We believe that school should provide an energising and transformational experience. We set very high standards and encourage all students to have high aspirations; we offer challenge and opportunities for independent thinking through a broad curriculum that is responsive to global challenges.

We work tirelessly to ensure that teaching is of the highest quality and that learning is both interesting and fulfilling.

Academic excellence, demonstrated by the exceptional results achieved by our students every year is important to us, but this is only part of the education that is on offer. Our broad co-curricular programme offers genuine enrichment inside and beyond the classroom for the pupils to find what it is that inspires them.

In a fast-moving and competitive world, we believe it is important that the boys grow and mature into confident young men, equipped with the qualifications and skills that they will need to make their next, successful steps in life.

We are proud of our students and all that they achieve. Together, both present and past students share a great pride in the school, and we are developing an alumni programme that will benefit the school and the network of Wirralians.

We are committed in ensuring that Wirral Grammar School for Boys remains community-centred and inclusive. We believe that academically minded and talented students, regardless of their backgrounds, should have equal opportunities to benefit from a grammar school education.

If you are interested to find out more about our great school and incredible students, please have a look around our website and get in contact with us. We are at an exciting point in the school’s history; you can help to create our future.

Yours sincerely,

Simon Ascroft

WelcomeWirral Grammar School for Boys exists to provide the best possible education for its pupils.

Each boy is encouraged to maximise his academic potential. A diverse extra-curricular programme provides scope for individual character development. We say that life at WGSB is about both working hard and playing hard.  Our website provides both factual information and support. If you are at the initial stage of choosing a school for your son, you are welcome to come and see us at work. We are always pleased to see parents and prospective pupils and show them the school in action.

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Sixth FormStart your Sixth Form Journey with Us

Most year eleven students progress into our sixth form, although a small number do leave us to pursue alternative or vocational courses that are offered in alternative environments. We also welcome a number of external students who wish to join our sixth form, and these come from a wide geographical area, as far afield as Chester and Liverpool. We value each of these students equally and are keen for all to quickly settle into our practices and meet our expectations.

We are developing our outreach programme to enable us to broaden our appeal to students from a larger catchment area and to those attending 11-16 schools who may not have previously considered continuing their education here.

We encourage any student considering applying to WGSB6 to contact schooloffice@wirralgrammarboys.com to arrange a bespoke tour of our facilities and a chance to meet students and teachers. We hope this personalised approach will provide a valuable and informative opportunity to learn more about our community.

Please follow us on Twitter @WGSBSixthForm and Instagram wgsbsixthform to find out more about life @WGSB6

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Sport at WGSBPhysical Education and Games

Physical Education and Games play a major role within our school, and extra-curricular sport is an area in which we pride ourselves.  Our ethos is to provide a breadth of excellent sporting opportunities for as many students as possible to help them develop a life-long love of sport, regardless of the level they decide to play.

In school we have opportunities for students to enjoy sport at a social level right through to competitive regional and national competitions where we have seen plenty of success over many years.  Countless students continue to play sport beyond their school years, some at university and many who carry on helping to swell the playing numbers at local clubs.  Occasionally, some students go on to perform at the highest level within their chosen sport thanks in part to their experience here at WGSB.


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