Wakefield Girls’ High School

Wakefield Girls’ High School has a proud history of educating and empowering girls since 1878. We offer bespoke education for girls aged 4 – 18 years in small classes led by subject specialist teachers.

This is supported by exceptional pastoral care and a wealth of opportunities for all girls to pursue and develop passions in an independent, supportive and happy environment.

We encourage our girls to perform to the best of their abilities. So our school fosters personal qualities, such as resilience, grit and determination, to ensure girls are ready to conquer new challenges in our changing world.

We believe that happy girls learn best and Wakefield Girls have a keen sense of belonging, nurtured by strong and supportive friendship groups. Our girls support each other and through our strong female role model program see how women shape the world. Wakefield Girls believe in their own power.

All of our girls are encouraged to make the most of their school career – to take risks and aim for more than they think they can achieve. The girls of today will be tomorrow’s leaders, which is why we believe that there should be no limitations on their ambitions and enthusiasm for learning, either professionally or personally.

Do contact us to talk with any of our teachers or to visit our school. A Warm Wakefield Girls Welcome awaits.


  • Head Heidi-Jayne Boyes
  • Heidi-Jayne Boyes
  • Age range 7 - 18
  • Day / Boarding Day
  • Religious affiliation Non Denominational
  • Exams
  • 14+ GCSE
  • 16+ A Level
  • Fees (per term) September 2021 - July 2022
  • Prep/Junior School
    • £3,412 - £3,602 per term
  • Senior School
    • £4,556 per term
  • Sixth Form
    • £4,556 per term
  • Find out more about fees >

Bursaries & Scholarships

We award 10 academic scholarships to girls joining Year 7 based on performance in the 11+ Entrance Examination. The financial value of a Scholarship is small yet the honour is great. In addition, the Hepworth Knott Scholarship, worth 100% of the fees, is awarded to a girl joining Year 7, who is eligible for a 75% Foundation Award and who performs highest in the Entrance Examination.

We offer highly prestigious Art, Music and Sports Scholarships to Sixth Form girls as well as Academic Scholarships to girls who achieve 8 grades 8 or above in their GCSE examinations.

Fee Assistance (Foundation Award) is available to students joining Year 7 and Year 12, worth 25% to 75% of fees. Assistance is available where net parental income is £50,000 or less per annum.

Scholarships & Bursaries offered
  • Academic scholarships
  • Art scholarships
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • Hardship awards for existing pupils
  • Lump-sum payment discounts
  • Music scholarships
  • Sixth Form scholarships
  • Sport scholarships


Wakefield Girls' High School - world class accreditation
Wakefield Girls' - A Place Where Girls Belong

Disclaimer: Data is provided by the school, the GSA is not responsible for inaccuracies.

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