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Principal‘s Welcome

I have been working alongside the staff of The Wren School for over a year now and I am looking forward to leading the school from Easter 2020. I share the values of both The Wren School and of the Excalibur Academies Trust. My role as the interim Principal will be to ensure that these values are upheld through the work that we do each day. In these unprecedented times, the nature of schooling is somewhat different to what we had all anticipated as we enter the last two terms of this academic year. Despite the circumstances, my colleagues and I will be planning work for students to undertake; we will be getting used to different ways of assessing that work; and we will be making sure that all of our school community is aligned in working to keep each other safe and well.

As well as leading the changes to immediate provision, I will be working with the senior staff and with the Excalibur team to plan for a successful and sustainable future for The Wren School, and for a smooth hand over to John Salberg, Principal from September 2020. With the Sixth Form opening in September 2020 the school will continue to grow and there are exciting times ahead. There will be some changes to our curriculum and some changes to the way that it is delivered, learning from best practice, so that we can ensure that every student outcome can be as good as it possibly can be.

It is not going to be easy and our ways of working will be very different to what we are used to. I am sure that the great sense of community at The Wren School will help us to find our way through these different and difficult times, and will ensure that the values of nurture, challenge and inspire remain at the core of our planning. Such ways of working will be as new to me as it is to you. I very much hope that I can get to know you and your children, albeit at arm’s length for the time being!

Simon Duffy

Mr Simon Duffy

House Points (terms 1 & 2)

Presentation – 7683

Rotherfield – 7578

Elvian – 7555

Oakland – 7183





Term Dates

Term 4
Mon 24 Feb – Fri 3 Apr 2020
Easter holiday – Mon 6 Apr – Fri 17 Apr 2020
Term 5
Mon 20 Apr – INSET day
Tue 21 Apr – Fri  22 May 2020
Bank Holiday – Friday 8th May
Spring break – Mon 25 May – Fri 29 May 2020



Recruiting for new support staff positions

19th June 2020

We are seeking to appoint a number of new support staff posts such as a Cover Supervisor, 2 Pastoral Support Administrators, an Examinations Officer, a Highe...

Are you interested in joining our school? If so, we have a number of teaching vacancies

1st May 2020

We are currently seeking to appoint a Subject Leader of RE and Teachers of English (as well as second in department), Science, Computing and Humanities (with...


17th March 2020

Please read the letters/guidance documents below for the latest information from the school regarding the corona virus. Guidance for home learning ...

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A Local School For The Local Community

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