School Data

Gender Mixed
Age 4-18, Boarding 11-18
Type Boarding Day School
Size 1259 students
Bursaries Available
Principal: Mr Mark Heywood

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Open Days for Day students are held in September and October but we encourage potential boarding students to visit us anytime.

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The Royal School Wolverhampton

Penn Road, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV3 0EG

The Royal School Wolverhampton

Penn Road, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV3 0EG

The Royal School opened as a Free School in September, 2016. Students come from the surrounding Wolverhampton area as well as from further afield with 110 boarders from the UK and the European Economic Area.  It is a fully co-educational, independent day and boarding school.

Heads Welcome

The Royal has a long and successful history of providing a nurturing and stable school and boarding environment. Boarding has always been a fundamental part of the life and spirit of The Royal and this continues to be so now that we are a Free School. In fact, many of The Royal’s core values date back to its history as an orphanage, founded in 1850 by local philanthropist and businessman, John Lees. As well as compassion and caring for others, it was his intention to help and support the most vulnerable in society and that ethos remains as strong today. A good education is about developing the whole child into an independent, resilient and ambitious young adult; equipping them to make their mark on the world. Not only do we truly believe this at The Royal School, but we also do everything within our extensive means to ensure it happens.


The Royal School Wolverhampton is located in a leafy suburb of Wolverhampton, The Royal is conveniently situated between countryside and the UK’s second largest city, Birmingham, giving pupils ample opportunity to experience the rich contrasts of British life. Furthermore, the school is a State Boarding School making it a very attractive option for students from the European Economic Area and European Union.Tuition is free and Boarding costs are £11,900 for the year.

The Royal School Wolverhampton is a small, cohesive community with a friendly atmosphere for both day pupils and boarders alike. Our strong academic tradition is based upon individual attention and encouragement, as well as  excellent pastoral care founded on respect, tolerance and understanding of others.  Students achieve their full academic potential, whilst a wide range of extra-curricular activities is available to develop character and leadership. We prepare pupils for Oxbridge and other top universities while also catering to pupils of all abilities.  The School regularly achieves high standards in both A-Level and G.C.S.E. results, particularly in STEM subjects of mathematics and the sciences. The Royal combines traditional values with a modern outlook and a ‘real-world’ attitude.  At the Royal, education is about developing the whole individual.

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