Sun shines on The Wren School Open Day as parents and pupils are wowed by proposals for school!

The first Wren School Open Day on Saturday 16th May was a great success, allowing parents/carers and students to visit the home of The Wren School when it opens in September for Year 7 pupils. As well as seeing the site, they met with the Headteacher and teachers and had the opportunity to ask questions and get a real taste of how the school will look and feel.

Time Line

We have added a time line to the site to let you see where Wren are up to in building the school.

Open Morning on the Wren School site

We are opening up the new Wren School site on Saturday 16th May for parents and Year 6 students to take a look. If your children are enrolled or if you’re still considering your secondary school options for this September, then you are welcome to come to the 61A Bath Road entrance at any time between 10.30 and 12.00 where you can meet some members of the Wren team and our staff who will take you on a tour of the site. If you travel by car, it's probably best to park at Prospect Park.

Interested in a year 7 place at The Wren School for your child this September?

We are currently making firm offers to parents and carers for their child to join Year 7 in September 2015. Thank you to everyone who has already applied; the numbers are growing every day.

If you have received an offer in the post and would like to talk to our headteacher, Jo Broadhead you can contact her on 0118 958 5128 or you could send your questions to her in an email (

If you have not yet applied for a Year 7 place at The Wren School for this September, it is not too late. Perhaps you are unhappy with your local authority offer, have been unsuccessful in appealing for a place at your first choice school or are new to the area? If so, please complete our Admissions form.

Flying high! Wren on cloud nine as Elvian site secured for The Wren School to open.

The Wren School Single Academy Trust is delighted to confirm the opening of The Wren School on the former Elvian School Site, Bath Road, Reading in September 2015. This announcement follows the agreement (subject to planning permission and exchange of contracts) of the landowners LTC (Licensed Trade Charity) to allow The Wren School to move onto the Elvian site ahead of Reading Borough Council’s planning meeting, which will evaluate Taylor Wimpey’s applications for the site.

Public Consultation results

Learn here what the public said about The Wren School.

This is the results from our Public Consultation period as submitted to the Department for Education - it is available to download here as a PDF (1MB)

Funding for The Wren School secures 2015 opening.

The Wren School Single Academy Trust is delighted to announce that the Funding Agreement for the Wren School has now been signed on behalf of the Secretary of State for Education, following the successful submission by the Wren team of all relevant documentation required by the Department of Education.

Free schools are giving parents more choice of secondary schools in central West Reading

Press Release

As parents across Berkshire hear this week whether they have been allocated their first choice of secondary school for their child, The Wren School explains how free schools are offering more options for parents.

Meet the Headteacher

Dear Parent or Carer

If you’re considering an offer for your child(ren) to join Year 7 at The Wren School in September 2015, or if you’re thinking about making an application now, please accept this invitation for you and your child(ren) to meet with me and members of the Wren team to learn about the exciting opportunities that The Wren School will offer.

I do hope you can make it to one of the events at St Mark’s Church Hall, Cranbury Road, Reading RG30 2TA.