We went round on a open day a few weeks ago. Was really disappointed and out of 6 schools visited recently, the only one DS objected too. I really can't see why people have been paying for it. It's results are mediocre and the school is so run down!
On the whole tour we were hard pressed to see any "tech" in the classrooms. No interactive white boards, no PC's etc. There is one ICT suite which teachers have to "book". The head said they'd been awarded a grant for IT and I can see why. It looked like the 1920's!
There are several better comp options in Wolverhampton. Just because you pay for something it doesn't make it better!
I know they've just spent a lot on updating their IT systems and in Yr 6 my friend said all the kids had access to iPads.
i looked round last year and it seemed quite disorganised however I'm not sure if this was due to the sudden increase in numbers. I know of 2 parents who have moved kids there as a plan B and the kids seem happy. Apparently Blue Peter filmed a show there. They have wrap around childcare from 8am-6pm (no extra charge) and their kids go to senior school for some lessons to get them ready for Yr7.
I might take another look myself as its better than my local comp.
I also thought the results were ok for a non selective. So I may need to revisit my research there