Executive Principal's Welcome

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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.

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
Executive Principal



  • 16 April A huge thank you to all the team for the high quality teaching of exped skills for our first Gold DofE students to be able to complete their qualifying expedition in the Lakes this summer. We look forward to seeing you all again soon Read more
  • 14 April Last job before heading home, getting their route planned for their Gold qualifying expedition. Doing this allows them to apply all the navigation skills they’ve learnt over the past few days. Read more
  • 14 April How are you finding your DofE so far? Read more
  • 14 April DofE Training working hard with and in the black mountains. Great work team. Read more
  • 13 April Gold training group all finished!! They’ve celebrating with chocolate cake and juice and will be looking forward to a restful night in doors. Well done team, a fantastic effort! Read more
  • 13 April Pre-breakfast walk to Central Park. Read more