Welcome

Gavin SmithWelcome to the Wren Academy Trust website.  It is designed to be a friendly and informative site which gives visitors detailed information about Wren in an appealing, interesting and exciting way.  We also hope the site keeps you up to date with our latest news and events.

The Wren Academies Trust has come a long way since our first school opened in 2008.  We are now a growing Multi Academy Trust (MAT) which consists of two schools:

Wren Academy Finchley: an all through school with over 1400 students aged between four and 18.

Wren Academy Enfield: a free school which opened to a first cohort of Year 7 students in September 2020 and will continue to grow each year until it has over 1200 secondary students.

The Trust is proud of its successes; Wren Finchley has received three outstanding Ofsted judgements, two outstanding SIAMs reports and achieved excellent GCSE and A Level results.  Wren Enfield has started strongly with early signs indicating that it will be equally successful.  Both schools have established national reputations for excellence in teaching and learning, developing an approach which focuses consistently on enabling young people to be effective learners.

Having been involved in the setting up of both schools I am delighted to recommend all of our provision to parents and children interested in becoming part of the Wren community, whether in Finchley or Enfield.

Whilst our high quality lessons and enrichments make Wren schools rewarding places to attend or to work in, perhaps the most unusual thing about our Trust is the quality of the relationships you will find within it.  Students like and respect each other and value their opportunities to learn.  They get on exceptionally well with staff, as adults and students work together in a productive and trusting atmosphere.  Students thrive by being given a high degree of responsibility and this leads to the exceptional behaviour Wren is so well known for.  Student leadership is at the heart of our philosophy with student curriculum advisers, lesson observers and interviewers working along with a more traditional student council.  We believe that Wren students are given unequalled opportunities to learn, to encounter positive life experiences and to excel.  Underpinning all of our work with students and staff is our Christian vision which permeates all aspects of our work at Wren.  We are inspired by the Biblical account of the encounter between Jesus and Zacchaeus to build a community and provide an education that enables all students to thrive and reach their full potential.  This is done so that our community has a positive impact on the world inspired from our foundational Bible passage.

Do justice, love kindness, walk humbly with your God - Micah 6v8

Gavin Smith, Executive Principal