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Welcome to Wren Academy


It is a privilege to have played a part in the success achieved in recent years. Progress has been rapid and remarkable with our students enjoying considerable success and attaining excellent examination results. We have received two outstanding Ofsted reports and are well known for an innovative and inspiring approach to teaching and learning.

Wren Academy has now grown to a full size secondary school with our very first cohorts of students completing their A Levels successfully and a high proportion progressing onto a range of Russell Group university courses.

Our success is underpinned by a close and inclusive community with a strong Christian ethos.  Wren Academy is a school where everybody matters and each individual is celebrated for all their gifts and talents.  It is important to us that all children make the best progress possible, regardless of their academic starting point, and this is reflected by exceptional academic success.  The social dimension to education matters as much to us as academic achievement.  We want our students to be happy, confident and secure so that they can make the most of all the opportunities they are given.  The relationships between staff and students, and between students themselves, are excellent.  Students look after each other and support one another in their learning.  Our ethos, rules, tutorial and house systems are all set up to help children flourish in a disciplined yet caring environment which balances responsibilities and privileges.

Gavin Smith
Secondary Principal

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Culture and Ethos

The Wren Sixth Form is based upon the belief that all of our students can succeed and that, in partnership, students andthe school can help all young people reach their full potential.  We recognise that academic achievement is the most fundamental aspect of any successful sixth form and so we place great emphasis on the quality of post 16 lessons and in supporting students with their private study. We have two Sixth Form learning mentors whose role is to support students in their studies.

We also recognise the importance of the wider learning environment. Sixth Formers at Wren are provided with a high quality Library and plenty of study facilities. An atmosphere of self reliance, curiosity and hard work is encouraged. In the Sixth Form we aim to achieve a 'pre university' atmosphere. Students are supported in thinking about and planning for their futures beyond school with comprehensive university application and careers support programmes.

It is also important to develop young people’s wider skills and personality during their time in the Sixth Form.  All students are expected to engage in sports and exercise and to carry out work in the local community. 

The emphasis on good behaviour, responsibility and mutual support between students found lower down the Academy is continued into the Sixth Form. Sixth Formers are encouraged to work with and support younger students in tutorials and, sometimes, in their lessons. There is a Sixth Form Committee which organises charitable events and provides leadership to students throughout the Academy.  We also have a Head Boy and Girl who provide exemplary role models within the Academy as well as representing Wren at parents’ meetings and external functions.

We recognise the importance of high expectations in the Sixth Form and expect even better standards than we have elsewhere in the school. Sixth Formers are expected to set an example in their behaviour, manners and through the Sixth Form Dress Code which requires students to dress in smart business clothes.  We believe these expectations make sure that our Sixth Formers set the best example to younger students and also that they learn to conduct themselves in a manner becoming to successful and courteous young adults.

Facilities available

The Sixth Form Centre was finished in 2012 and opened to our first Year 12 students in September 2013. Sixth Form students have a whole floor of the building for their own exclusive use.  This space includes teaching rooms, study spaces with excellent facilities and a common room.  We also have a Sixth Form garden and the students have their own coffee shop on site.

Our students were involved in the design of their new building and chose the furnishings and colour scheme themselves.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Wren Academy directly.

Last updated date: 13 September 2016
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