Welcome to Wren Academy

Wren Academy is now nine years old. The school's progress has been rapid and our achievements remarkable. There are now close to 1200 students in the Academy with well over 200 in the Sixth Form. In September 2015, Wren became an all through school with the opening of our primary phase. We have had two outstanding Ofsted reports and have developed a reputation for an innovative and inspiring approach to teaching and learning.

We are a close and inclusive community. Wren Academy is a school where everybody matters and everyone’s talents are celebrated.  It is important to us that all children make the best progress possible, regardless of their academic ability. The social dimension to education matters as much to us as academic achievement.  We want our students to be happy, confident and secure at Wren. The relationships between staff and students, and between students themselves, are exceptional here.  Students look after each other and support one another in their learning. Our ethos, rules, tutorial and house systems are all set up to help children flourish in a disciplined yet caring environment which balances responsibilities and privileges.
Wren’s development has taught us to enjoy and make the most of the present, whilst always preparing for the future. This is a philosophy we wish to share with our students, helping them to succeed at school and making them ready for an active and rewarding adult life.
We understand how important the choice of school is for parents and children. The Wren Academy team are absolutely committed to making your child welcome and happy here and to ensuring they achieve the very best of which they are capable.
Gavin Smith, Principal


Wren Academy is a Church of England school sponsored by the London Diocesan Board for Schools and Berkhamsted School. The Academy is founded on Christian principles and is both a community school meeting needs of local residents and an Academy which serves the children of the Christian community in the area.
The Admissions Policies of the Academy seek a balance between those who come from a Christian background and those who come from other faith backgrounds or no faith background. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and faith traditions. We do, however, expect that everyone who comes to Wren Academy will be fully supportive of the school as a Christian foundation. This is in line with our aim to be a distinctive school, but also an inclusive school.


  • 17 January Our four students with offers from Magdalen Oxford, Lincoln Oxford, Christ’s Cambridge and St Catherine’s Cambridge. Read more
  • 17 January A group of Y12 maths and science students had a great time at Oxford yesterday learning about life at the university and the application process. Read more
  • 16 January Congratulations!🎓
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  • 16 January What's new : Four students given offers at Oxbridge. Two to study English at Cambridge, one to study Biomedical Science at Oxford and one to study Archeology and Anthropology, also at Oxford. Our best offers ever.
  • 16 January Focus Day : Year 8 create their own headlines on Climate Change Read more