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The Wren School Academy Committee


The Wren School Academy Committee (the Academy Committee) and thenceforth ‘the Academy Committee’, was initially appointed by the Members of The Wren School Academy Trust on 8 June 2015 and included parents, staff and members of the community. As Trustees and Directors, governors ensured the strategic direction of the school, accountability throughout the school and financial probity.  The academy transferred to Excalibur Academies Trust on 1st February 2019.


The Academy Committee acts as a Local Academy Committee for Excalibur Academies Trust and the Academy Committee works alongside the principal and his senior leaders to support and challenge their work. It is responsible for the conduct of the school and for promoting high standards. The Academy Committee aims to ensure that children are attending a successful school which provides them with a good education and supports their well-being. Minutes of the meetings of The Wren School Academy Committee and the Excalibur Academies Trust are available on request.  Please contact the Clerk to Governors at

Click here to read Excalibur Academies Trust’s vision statement

Click here to read The Wren School Academy Trust’s vision statement

Roles and organisation

Chair of Governors – Julia Cottee

Vice Chair of Governors – Jackie John

Clerk to Governors – TBC

If you wish to contact the Chair please write c/o

The Academy Committee currently numbers 15 governors: 5 parent, 3 staff, 7 co-opted (1 vacancy).  Details of governors’ roles and responsibilities can be seen below.  Terms of office and declarations of interest can be seen here.


Academy Committee Schedule of Meetings

The schedule of meetings for the current year is under review and will be posted shortly.

Term Dates


Term 2

Inset day – Fri 11 Nov & Fri 2 Dec 2022

Mon 31 Oct – Tue 20 Dec 2022

Christmas break – Wed 21 Dec – Tue 3 Jan 2023

Term 3

Wed 4 Jan – Fri 10 Feb

Half term – Mon 13 Feb – Fri 17 Feb 2023