Royal Wolverhampton School
A Royal Background
Royal Wolverhampton School is a co-educational independent school in the Midlands, which was originally founded as an orphanage in 1850. The school was officially visited on the opening of a nursery in 1900 by the future King George and Queen Mary, from which it derives its title.
The main focus on studies is English National Curriculum based, with a wide range of subjects to choose from, including Art and Design, History, Mathematics, German and French, the three sciences and English language. The core subjects are then taught at GCSE level.
Students at AS Level can choose between 3 – 4 subjects, with professional career and education guidance being given to help students decide their academic futures.
Overseas students are accommodated in five houses, with the sexes being separated. All students exempting sixth formers, share rooms with one or more other students. Sixth formers have single rooms with en suite facilities, but are not prohibited from sharing with other students if they wish to do so.
There are state-of-the-art studios, workshops and theatre spaces, as well as courts, pitches and playing fields.
Both junior and senior students can choose from netball, football, basketball, swimming and athletics. Scuba diving lessons are available to senior students too, which has proved to be incredibly successful.
Musically there are several choirs to join, with individual music lessons for those wishing to learn to play an instrument.
Other activities on offer are model making, nature watch, cooking, computer and board games, dance – ballet, modern, yoga, elocution lessons and drama.
There is also a combined cadet force which boasts strong numbers among its more senior students. Every year there are specially organised cadet force camps, which are one of the school’s calendar highlights for many of those involved.
There are trips abroad as well as locally and within the region, with visits to such countries as Morocco, and expeditions into the Mexican rainforests. Many of these trips/expeditions are run with the express purpose of carrying out environmental or social work of benefit to the local and surrounding indigenous community.