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School closure – Friday 1st February 2019

Due to the weather, and for the health and safety of our students and staff, the Senior Leadership Team have made the decision to close the school today.  The school will re-open on Monday 4th February 2019.

 

 

 

 

Business as usual – school open

The school is open as normal today.  The Bath Road pedestrian access will be closed and students travelling from that direction should use the entrance from the staff car park.  Students will not be allowed outside until the gritting is complete and has taken effect.  Students should wear sensible footwear since the footpaths on the approaches to school are slippery.

 

Recruiting Leaders/Teachers and Site Assistants

We are seeking to appoint for a number of new exciting positions to start September 2019.  For further information please go to the vacancies page under the School Information tab.

Sixth Form Admission Policy 2020 – Consultation

The Wren School is consulting on its Sixth Form Admission Policy for 2020.  Please go to the Admissions section under the School Information Tab for more information, we are interested to hear your views.

 

Recruiting for Sept 2019 – Teachers of English and Mathematics

We are seeking to appoint Teachers of English and Mathematics to start September 2019.  For further information please go to the vacancies page under the School Information tab.

Recruiting for Teacher of Mathematics and Teacher of PE

We are seeking to appoint a Teacher of Mathematics and a Teacher of PE to start as soon as possible.  For further information please go to the vacancies page under the School Information tab.

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Support staff recruitment

As we have moved into our brand new multi-million pound building, we are seeking to appoint a number of additional permanent support staff, Higher Level Teaching Assistant, Teaching Assistant, ICT Technician and Exam Invigilators.  For further information please go to the vacancies page under the School Information tab.

Open Day – Wednesday 3rd October 2018

Our Open Day is being held on Wednesday 3rd October from 4.00 – 7.30pm, for September 2019 intake.  You can book an appointment to see the school during the day from Monday 8th to Friday 12th October 2018 at 9.15am (please call the office on 0118 9591868).

Information for the start of term

Entering and exiting the site

The one-way Bath Road entrance and exit can be used for drop-off (but not for parking).  There is a new pedestrian access from Bath Road, which runs alongside the vehicle exit road.  Alternatively, the school can be approached on foot through the Taylor Wimpey development, from Southcote Lane.  There is no drop-off or parking facility on Ruhemann Street.  There is no visitor parking on site, so I would suggest that you park at Prospect Park if needed.

Induction arrangements

Arrangements for each year group:

  • Thursday 6th September = Key stage 4 induction:

o   Year 10 only: 9:00 – 12:00

o   Year 9 only: 12:30 – 15:30

  • Friday 7th September = Key stage 3 induction:

o   Year 7 only: 9:00 – 12:00

o   Year 8 only: 12:30 – 15:30

The details of induction 

Students may arrive 15 minutes before the start of their induction session; they should wear school uniform (no shorts) and bring the usual daily equipment with them (black pen, pencil, ruler, calculator, reading book) and, if they wish, a water bottle.  In addition to looking around our new facilities, each student will be given their new timetable, planner and rough book.  Locker allocations will be made and biometric data will be recorded to enable payment to be made using ParentPay for food purchased in our restaurant or café, which is cashless.  This is for students who did provide this information last term; a parental consent form needs to be received before we can do this.  Whilst we are waiting for our outdoor sports facilities to be completed (January 2019), there is, unfortunately, no outdoor space to play football, so these should not be brought to school.

Lessons begin!

The start of term 1 for all students is on Monday 10th September; gates open at 8:30 and learning begins at 8:50.  Staff will be on hand to direct students to the theatre.

Wrap around care

Wrap around care starts that evening and, whilst free of charge, should be booked via ParentPay.  The daily cost for social time (16:30 – 18:00 (17:30 on a Friday)) is £4.00, which is also bookable on ParentPay.

Visit the school

If you would also like an opportunity to visit the school;  we are offering tours between 16:00 and 18:00 on Friday 7th September.  In the meantime, you can view some photographs of the new accommodation on our website, which also includes a copy of the site plans.

 

 

Term Dates

Term 6
Mon 3 Jun – Fri 19 Jul 2019
INSET: Mon 22 Jul – Tue 23 Jul 2019
 
Term 1
INSET: Mon 2 Sep – Tue 3 Sep 2019
Wed 4 Sep – Fri 25 Oct 2019
 

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