Queen Mary's High School
, situated on Upper Forster Street, just outside Walsall
town centre, is an all-female selective-education school and entry in Year 7 is by passing an entrance exam. It is twinned with Queen Mary's Grammar School
, and like the Grammar School is part of the Queen Mary's Foundation.
The main body of the school is girls only, but the Sixth Form is open to applicants of both sexes and is conditional on a minimum grade achievement at GCSE (no fewer than 5 GCSEs above 'B' Grade, including the subjects you wish to take). This policy is similar to that of Queen Mary's Grammar School.
The school recently gained an outstanding level in the Ofsted report.
The school is a Language College
and it is compulsory for girls to take one language to GCSE out of French, German, Spanish and Japanese; all girls are assignedto one language when they start year seven, their first language is either French, German or Spanish, or Japanese.In year 8 they are given an additional language - either French, Spanish, German or Japanese.They also visit the place where the language is spoken. The school year beginning in 2009 saw a change in rules for compulsory languages. In past years, it had been a requirement to take both languages for GCSE, but a second language is now optional. The school has recently been awarded status as well.
Average class sizes in lower school are about 24 girls.
The school is divided into houses named after famous 19th-century female... Read More