Our School Aims

At the heart of Wirral Grammar School for Boys are the following core aims:

  • To enable each student to gain the highest possible standard of academic achievement.

We develop in students the ability to learn in the self-disciplined, independent and flexible manner today’s world demands.  High expectations and excellent teaching by well qualified, specialist staff, enable them to develop lively, enquiring and creative minds.

  • To develop each individual’s potential to the full.

School life has to be about more than high academic achievement.  A rich and varied extra-curricular programme complements the formal curriculum so as to enable each boy to develop breadth of interests.

  • To provide a happy, safe and caring environment.

Staff and students are all members of our school community and conduct themselves with courtesy and consideration.  We set very high standards of behaviour and appearance.  The school has a caring and supportive ethos to which all are expected to contribute.

  • To provide an education that is broad and balanced and relevant to the demands of an ever-changing technological society.

Our choice of specialist status as a Business and Enterprise school underlines our commitment to provide each boy with the skills and aptitude required in today’s professional work place.  Society is ever changing and our students will be at the forefront of managing and leading change in all walks of life.

  • To provide an effective and purposeful partnership between the school, parents and the community.

Our sense of community is our strength.  All members, students, parents, staff and governors have a combined role to play in supporting achievement.

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Our School Values

At Wirral Grammar School for Boys:

  • We value learning – for that is the purpose of our school
  • We value respect – for self and others so that we can learn together
  • We value cooperation – because we can achieve more together than we do separately
  • We value courtesy – as a sign of our mutual respect
  • We value fairness, justice and tolerance – for they create equal opportunities and reinforce respect
  • We value trust and honesty – for they are the keys to honest and trustful relationships
  • We value kindness, compassion and generosity – because we are all made better by giving and receiving these virtues

Unicef – Rights Respecting Schools

Unicef works with schools in the UK to create safe and inspiring places to learn where children are respected, their talents nurtured and they are able to thrive.  At Wirral Grammar School for Boys we seek to embed these values in daily school life and give our pupils the best chance to lead happy, healthy lives and to be responsible, active citizens.  We are currently working towards the Rights Respecting Schools Award in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child into practice within the school and beyond.

Much of what you read within this Parent Handbook is reflected within the Unicef principles: our approach to pupil participation and engagement through positive reward; the emphasis placed on participation in House events; countless leadership opportunities whether in relation to House, enterprise, sport or music; participation through School and House Councils; directly leading on Peer Support and Anti-Bullying measures and through engagement in the democratic process through House Captain and Mock National Elections.

Find out more about Unicef Rights Respecting Schools Award here