Wren is an ‘outstanding’ Church of England Academy.

At Wren our values and practices are based on the example and teaching of Jesus and are founded on three principles:

  • All students are unique individuals made in God’s image so deserve to be known and supported by staff in a personalised way.
  • Relationships are key to learning and development; we are called to contribute to the common good not to be islands.
  • Excellence is strived for in all areas because both God and our neighbours are worthy of our best.

Wren’s Chaplain, David Booker, is a member of the leadership team working across both the primary and secondary phases of the Academy. David seeks to support students and staff whatever their faith background. As Chaplain, his work has four main areas of focus:

Worship and Prayer: To support and develop the worship experienced by students and staff through assemblies, tutorial groups and special celebrations.

  • Pastoral: To pray for and offer pastoral support to the whole academy community
  • Formation: To develop opportunities for students to engage more deeply with issues of faith within and beyond the curriculum, and to make sure there is opportunity to grow in Christian discipleship
  • Ethos: To support colleagues in ensuring that the Christian ethos runs throughout Wren Academy life, including our structures, curriculum and policies.

We work with a number of local clergy and youth workers to deliver our collective worship and voluntary groups.

You can find out more about our ethos and stay up to date with what is happening by following chapel@wrenacademy on twitter.

Meet our Chaplain                 

David Booker - Wren Chaplain

David has been a licensed lay minister of the Church of England for over twenty years. After training with Church Army he worked with young people in a number of roles at parish, diocesan and national levels.

David has a Master’s degree focused on the Shakespearean period. He trained as a teacher through Teach First and has taught in two challenging secondary schools before joining Wren. David has also completed an MA in Educational Leadership and is the co-editor of Young People and Mission (CHP 2008).

Married to Alison, David has three teenage children. He is a fan of Dr Who, seeing the world and the Premier League Champions, Leicester City.


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