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Recruiting for a HLTA, ICT Technician and Exam Invigilators

As we move into our brand new multi-million pound building, we are seeking to appoint a Higher Level Teaching Assistant, an ICT Technician and Exam Invigilators.  For further information please go to the vacancies page under the School Information tab.  Closing date for application is midday Monday 3rd September 2018.  Suitable applicants may be invited for interview before the closing date.



Stop Press…….. The Wren School is aiming high with ‘Good’ Ofsted

The Wren School, a free school in West Reading, has been rated ‘Good’ following its first full Ofsted inspection in June 2018.

The Wren School, which opened in September 2015 on the former Presentation College/ Elvian Site on the Bath Road in Reading, currently has more than 400 students on roll, made up of Years 7, 8 and 9. It will open its planned sixth form in September 2020.

Ofsted rated the school as ‘Good’ across all inspection areas which included, effectiveness of leadership & management, quality of teaching, learning & assessment, personal development, behaviour & welfare and the outcomes of students. Headteacher, Jo Broadhead expressed her delight at the news ‘I am thrilled and so proud that Ofsted have judged us ‘Good’ in all categories, following our recent inspection. All the staff and governors at The Wren School have worked tirelessly for the past three years to create a school where children can receive a world-class education and are nurtured, challenged and inspired to aim high’.

The inspectors particularly commented that:

  1. The headteacher has established an ethos that enables students to succeed
  2. High aspirations for students’ achievement are evident throughout
  3. Students learn well and make good progress
  4. Students are very well looked after
  5. Parents and carers recognise staff’s dedication and care

The school opens its doors to brand new, purpose-built accommodation this September, designed to educate 1176 students when full – having been in temporary accommodation for the past three years. Jo Broadhead commented ‘We have designed a 21st century school that will be equipped with high quality resources across the curriculum that enhance learning to ensure that we are developing global citizens of the future’.

The Chair of Governors, Julia Cottee said ‘Since its inception, The Wren School has been a very exciting and rewarding project. The Ofsted result reflects the consistent approach and hard work from all the staff at the school, and we would like to say a huge thank you to everyone involved for making The Wren School vision a reality. We feel that this inspection validates the significant progress the school and trust board have made in providing a world-class education for the local community, and supports us in our journey to improve even further in the future’.

The Wren School is holding an open day on Wednesday 3rd October 2018, 4.00pm – 7.30pm for students wishing to join the school in September 2019 intake. Please come along and take the opportunity to talk to the teachers and current students and to view The Wren School in its new school building.

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To read the full Ofsted report click here.





Telephones unavailable from 20th-30th July

Due to the school moving into the permanent building, the telephone lines will not be working from Friday 20th July to Monday 30th July 2018, .  If you need to contact the school during this time, please email [email protected]


Caterlink, TWS catering company, are recruiting ….

Caterlink will be The Wren School’s catering company from September 2018 and they are seeking to recruit Catering Assistants.   For further information please go to the vacancies page under the School Information tab.

Closing date for applications is Friday 30th July 2018.

Support staff recruitment

As we move into our brand new multi-million pound building, we are seeking to appoint a number of additional permanent support staff, both part-time and full-time, for September 2018.  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).

Interested in joining us …..

We are currently recruiting for a Subject Leader of Art & Technology and Teachers of English and Science for September 2018.  For further information please go to the vacancies page under the School Information tab.

Recruiting for a Teaching Assistant

We are currently recruiting for a Teaching Assistant.  For further information please go to the vacancies page under the School Information tab.

Our new minibus has arrived!

Students and staff were very excited today as we took delivery of the brand new school minibus – it seats 16 students, plus the driver and is wheelchair accessible  – with the Wren logo all over it!

We would like to thank the Friends of Wren who very kindly donated £1,000 towards the bus.  In addition, the Friends of Wren have agreed that takings from the School Lottery can be put towards the running costs of the bus.


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Admission 2018/2019 Appeal Hearing

Applicants, who have had their application to The Wren School refused, have the right to submit an appeal to The Wren School Academy Trust and/or request to be placed on a waiting list.

Contact should be made in the first instance with Mrs Lynn Smith, by telephoning 0118 959 1868, or by emailing [email protected] for further details.

Please note that applications to appeal must be received by 29th March 2018 when they are part of the normal admissions round for September 2018 for secondary places and within 20 school days from the date of the offer or refusal letter, at all other times.

Normal Admissions Round Appeals will be held on – date to be confirmed.  Appellants will receive 10 school days’ notice of their individual hearing. Results of all appeals will be confirmed to appellants no more than two weeks after the hearing date.

Hearings for Appeals lodged outside of the Normal Admissions Round will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.




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