Welcome to Wren Academy

Welcome to Wren Academy, one of the top 30 schools in the country for student progress. If you choose to send your child to Wren, you are opting for some of the best education to be found anywhere.

We recognise how important this website is to members of our school community and to the many visitors it receives. Hopefully, you will find the site interesting and useful. Please click here to read our Principal's welcome.

Wren Academy is an 11-18 secondary school in the London Borough of Barnet. Since opening in 2008, the Academy has grown each year until reaching our full student numbers of about 1150 in September 2014.

The Academy has quickly established a reputation for high academic standards and for an innovative and challenging curriculum. We are a comprehensive school and pride ourselves on providing teaching and learning which engages all students. Our achievements have been endorsed by excellent examination results and by an 'outstanding' Ofsted report which described teaching at Wren as 'stunning' and behaviour as 'impeccable'. 

The Academy, specialising in Design and the Built Environment, is sponsored by the London Diocesan Board for Schools and by Berkhamsted School. Wren is situated in new buildings with great facilities on Hilton Avenue.

You will find out much more about the Academy on this site.
See the letter from our Executive Principal and find out how to apply for a place.

To see the Academy at work please see our Image Gallery.

Take a tour of Wren Academy by clicking on the video link below.

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    • Wren Houses
      At Wren Academy we operate a House system. This means that every student in Years 7-10 is allocated a House to which they belong for the duration of their time in the lower school. We thought very carefully about what to names our houses after, way back in 2008, and settled on some Christopher Wren designed churches from around the city of London.Read More
    • Showcase and Outreach
      Twice judged outstanding by Ofsted, with teaching described as 'stunning', Wren Academy has developed a national reputation for innovative and inspiring classroom practice. Much of this practice has been built upon our development of the Building Learning Power (BLP) approach. We share our BLP ideas with teaching colleagues at our regular Showcase Days.Read More
    • School Direct
      School Direct is a programme which establishes schools at the centre of Initial Teacher Training (ITT). Under the scheme, schools can recruit and train their own teachers to achieve Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) and Qualified Teacher (QT) status.Read More
    • Our Aims, Vision and Ethos
      We aim to create an inspirational community of learning rooted in Christian values, providing outstanding educational opportunities and experiences for all students regardless of age, ethnicity, ability and background.Read More

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