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Jo Broadhead, Head Teacher at The Wren School, Reading, Berks

Headteacher’s Welcome

The Wren is a local school for the local community. Each student is known and valued as an individual and inspired to aim high in all that they do. Our vision is to nurture, challenge and inspire each of them to achieve excellence as a result of our personalised approach to learning and progress.

In common with the aims of Excalibur, the multi-academy trust that we formally joined on 1st February 2019, we want to prepare our students for the future both academically and socially through our Wren Skills where students develop their leadership and interpersonal qualities to prepare them to play a full part in the changing global economy. Our curriculum is broad and balanced to ensure that each child benefits from a strong core curriculum supplemented by a wide range of key stage.  We are all excited that our sixth form will be opening in September 2020 with a wide range of key stage 5 option choices.

In reflection of our diverse and very supportive local community, The Wren School promotes the British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and understanding of those with different faiths and beliefs. We are indeed an inclusive school! Our students develop and demonstrate skills and attitudes that will allow them to participate fully in, and contribute positively to, life in modern Britain. This was confirmed by Ofsted in July 2018 in their first report here.  Within the report, which is a genuine reflection of our school, my favourite quote is that we have “established an ethos that enables pupils to succeed… Staff and governors share a determination to achieve this vision”.

I am very proud of our students and invite you to come and see for yourself how successful and confident they are in school life.

Jo Broadhead

Mrs J Broadhead




House Points (terms 1 & 2)

Presentation – 7683

Rotherfield – 7578

Elvian – 7555

Oakland – 7183





Term Dates

Term 3
Mon 6 Jan – Fri 14 Feb 2020
Spring break – Mon 17 Feb – Fri 21 Feb 2020
Term 4
Mon 24 Feb – Fri 3 Apr 2020
Easter holiday – Mon 6 Apr – Fri 17 Apr 2020



Recruiting for a Teacher of Mathematics/Business Studies to start Easter 2020

10th January 2020

We are currently seeking to appoint a Teacher of Mathematics or a Teacher of Business Studies (with an ability to teach maths) to start Easter 2020.  For fur...

Recruiting for an Attendance Officer and Teaching Assistants

25th November 2019

We are currently seeking to appoint an Attendance Officer and Teaching Assistants to start January 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.  For further infor...

Admissions consultation opens Monday 25th November

21st November 2019

The Excalibur Academies Trust wishes to consult on its admission arrangements for The Wren School for the academic year 2021-22.  The consultation will run f...

Video: A Local School For the Local Community
The Wren School Video
Teachers and students explain how The Wren School is providing a world class education for each and every child

A Local School For The Local Community

Please watch our video in which teachers and students explain how The Wren School is providing a world class education for each and every child