Wakefield Girls' High School
Age range 2–18
School head Mrs Gillian Wallwork
Wakefield Girls’ High School is a friendly and caring school with a warm, vibrant community in which all pupils flourish, taking the opportunity to fulfil their potential and throw themselves into every aspect of school life with characteristic cheerfulness and enthusiasm.
The school benefits from an array of first-class teaching facilities, within an environment which blends leading-edge modern design with the rich heritage of our buildings since the school was founded in 1878.
Academic excellence is paramount, and the outstanding results achieved by pupils are testimony to the dedication and expertise of our teaching staff.
Extra-curricular enrichment – sport, music , drama and the plethora of clubs and societies, is inclusive and provides exciting opportunities and experiences for all ages and abilities.
Self esteem and confidence are nurtured, with girls recognised individually for their talents and for the unique contribution they make to the school community.
The school has a first class range of specialist teaching facilities including DT and Textile Workshops; Drama Studio; Recording Studio and Food Technology Suite. Sports facilities have been greatly enhanced by a flood lit all weather Astroturf.
Famous Old Girls include sculptress Barbara Hepworth, novelists Joanne Harris (‘Chocolat’) and Helen Fielding (‘Bridget Jones Diary’), GMTV presenter Priya Kaur Jones and actress Katherine Kelly.
Address Wentworth Street, Wakefield, West Yorks, WF1 2QS
Phone 01924 372490
Fax 01924 231601