Headteacher - Dr Gemma Smith


At Wombourne High School we place the highest value on hard work, positivity and kindness.  We believe that a successful education allows young people to discover their gifts and talents, and then through hard work success ensues.  Wombourne High School is committed to a positive ethos, to a belief that great things are possible, and to an environment where kindness is a hallmark of all that is achieved. 


Wombourne High School was renamed in September 2019 (formally Ounsdale High School).  The new name reflects an exciting time for the school.  A new 10 classroom teaching block is currently being built, the front of the school has been remodelled, and facilities throughout the school are being improved.

 It is also a time of new leadership and direction.  Academic standards remain central to all that is achieved, and academic results are very high.  Wombourne High School is a name we are proud to identify with, a successful and flourishing High School for the Wombourne area.


We are extremely proud of our students at Wombourne, visitors to the school frequently comment on their confident, friendly approach and their enjoyment of learning. We offer an enriched, enjoyable curriculum that enables each child to develop their personal and employability skills through visits, competitions, clubs and memorable learning experiences.


We aim for excellence in all things. We recognise the importance of good examination results for our students’ future success. We believe the academically talented should strive for the very best Universities, the sportsmen and women should play for England, the Performing Artists should head for the West End, and the practically minded students should aim for the most prestigious apprenticeships. However, an outstanding education is not solely qualification orientated and therefore we seek to develop students into kind, compassionate, well rounded young people.


As a founder member of the Invictus Education Multi-Academy Trust, Wombourne High School is part of a carefully planned collaboration between six self-selecting, highly successful schools. Within the Trust each school retains its own separate identity, but all members are totally committed to working together to ensure that each of our students receives the best possible education. Through combining our efforts, we have extended and enriched the opportunities available in order to give our students access to the best possible outcomes in terms of both examination results and wider educational experiences.


We welcome applications from students within and outside of our catchment area, particularly those living in Dudley and Wolverhampton. Admissions are dealt with via the Staffordshire School Admissions Service and details of how to apply for a place can be found on our admissions page (click here). Parents who wish to enquire about a place at other times during the year should contact the school directly.


Choosing the right secondary school is one of the most important decisions that you will make for your child and I hope that you will visit Wombourne High School to see the exceptional opportunities we offer.