Wilmington Grammar School for Girls

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Wilmington Grammar School for Girls (WGSG)
Motto "The Pursuit of Excellence"
Established 1957
Type Grammar school;
Headteacher Mrs Donna Lodge
Location Parson's Lane
Wilmington, Dartford
Coordinates: 51°25′51″N 0°11′37″E / 51.4308°N 0.1937°E / 51.4308; 0.1937
Students c750
Gender Girls in years 7-11, Girls & Boys in 6th form
Ages 11–18
Houses Hever, Igtham, Knole and Penshurst
Colours Maroon and Blue
Website www.gsgw.org.uk

Wilmington Grammar School for Girls, WGSG (Previously known as the Grammar School for Girls Wilmington) is a grammar school with academy status in Wilmington, Kent, England. The uniform consists of maroon jumpers and skirts/black trousers, with blue shirts. The school is a member of the WHS partnership, so has a close relationship with the next-door Wilmington Grammar School for Boys, as well as Wilmington Enterprise College (WEC) and Oasis Academy Hextable.


The land was occupied by apple orchards in the 17th century. In the 18th century a workhouse was established before the Whitehead family took over the manor house. There was a gardener with cottage still in the tennis grounds, a pigsty, sweeping carriageway, large greenhouses and many other noticeable features.


The school has the following departments: Science, Mathematics, Design/Technology, Business, Geography, History, English, Art, Modern Languages (including German, French and Italian), Media, Information Communication Technology, Social Sciences, Religious Studies and Philosophy, PE, adventure time and Music.


The school has a hall, gymnasium, seven science labs (two of which are newly refurbished), seven ICT suites, three 6th form common rooms, a large study room, a music room, a library, four tennis courts, two leisure lawns and a long-jump pit.


The school is made up of a number of buildings. The 'Manor' across the road is home to the English department, the practice music rooms, 6th form common rooms, a media studies room and a D.T. room. It still harbours many traditional features, including the ceilings and fireplaces. The 'Grange' is also an old manor house, with stained glass windows and original staircases and fireplaces. It is home to the library, study room and offices. In addition, there is the 'New Building' which was first built in the 1960s but was further extended in 2009. This building has the majority of classrooms as well as 6 of the 7 computer suites. Finally, there is the 'Learning Centre' which is an ICT equipped building consisting of two classrooms with laptops in, and opened in late 2004.

Awards and achievements[edit]

  • Awarded Specialist Status for Maths and Computing. (September 2004)
  • County Beacon status for Mathematics and Modern Foreign Languages
  • Oracle Academy
  • 44% of Year 8 students achieved an award in the UK Maths Challenge.
  • Year 8, Year 9 and Year 10 school netball teams were all placed in the top 3 of the Gravesham League.
  • Three students have reached international standard in canoeing, polo, Tennis and Triathlon.

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