Wrekin College

Wrekin prides itself on stimulating intellectual curiosity, providing excellent and inspiring teaching, and making learning exciting.

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    Wrekin College

    When Sir John Bayley founded Wrekin College in 1880, he wanted to establish a school which would be different. In particular, he said “the danger of any school is that of falling into a narrow groove of teaching all children as though they were turned out by Mother Nature in stereotyped fashion, of failing to realise that any successful school is one where each pupil receives individual attention”. This has been Wrekin’s philosophy ever since.

    At Wrekin we pride ourselves on stimulating intellectual curiosity, providing excellent and inspiring teaching, and making learning exciting. Our guiding principle is to help every child achieve the most they are capable of, prepare them for the competitive world they will enter, and give them a lasting sense of the pleasure and value of learning that will enrich their future. What happens on the sports pitch and in the music rooms, the theatre and the art studios is just as important in Wrekin life. The range and quality of activities available to every pupil at Wrekin is exceptional, especially for a school this size. Wonderful facilities and highly dedicated staff support pupils’ development and achievements in these areas.

    Category: Senior, Sixth Form

    Pupils: Co-Education

    Type: Boarding and Day

    Religious Affiliation: Church of England

    Roll: 347 Boys / / 239 Girls

    Day pupils: 462

    Boarder Number: 124

    Age Range: 11-18 Years

    Founded: 1880

    Location Description

    104 acre campus, close to the market town of Wellington and with easy access to M54 at Junction 6. Excellent rail links.

    School Contact Details

    Headteacher: Mr Toby Spence

    Contact for enquiries:Ros Curel

    Sutherland Road, Wellington, Shropshire, TF1 3BH

    Tel: 01952 265603

    Email: admissions@wrekincollege.com



    New, purpose-built Business School, Music School, purpose-built and fully equipped 200-seat theatre, specialised Art and Design Studios, Dance studio, computer suites, library, Chapel and Sixth Form Centre. 2023 will see work begin on our new centre for Design and Technology.

    We have excellent facilities for rugby, football, hockey, netball, tennis, squash, athletics and cricket as well as a 25 metre, 6 lane, indoor swimming pool, two floodlit all- weather (astroturf) sports pitches, large sports centre, fitness suite and gym, indoor rowing facilities and Fives courts.

    Extensive Saturday activities programme. Extra curricular activities include fencing, fives, squash, fitness training, basketball, sailing and canoeing as well as the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and Combined Cadet Force.

    Both full, weekly and flexi-boarding is available.


    11+, 13+, 16+ : Academic, Art, Design, Music, Performing Arts, Sport and All Round scholarships available.

    Means-tested bursaries also available.

    Please contact our admissions department for full details.

    Entrance Requirements

    Wrekin is non-selective but we do have Entrance Exams at 11+ and 13+ (Maths, English and Non-Verbal Reasoning). Those entering at 13+ can opt to do Common Entrance if they wish. 16+ applicants also sit English and Non-Verbal Reasoning (Maths if wishing to study at A level) and have an interview.

    For full entrance requirements and more information please contact out admissions department.



    All Per term.

    Years 7 and 8: day fee – £5,850. Weekly boarding – £8,450. Full boarding – £10,350.

    Years 7 and 8: International students full boarding – £11,200


    Year 9 – Year 13: day fee – £7.050. Weekly boarding – £9,900. Full boarding – £12,110.

    Year- 13: International students full boarding – £13,100




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    All visits are welcome, please contact the school

    Open Day: Saturday 5 Oct 2024 - Time: 9:45 am

    Open Day: Please REGISTER your place


    Open Days are held each October and March.

    On our Virtual Visit page  we have included a number of resources to give you a flavour of just some of things Wrekin has to offer.

    For information about our open events or to arrange a personal visit please contact the Admissions Office tel: 01952 265603 or email: admissions@wrekincollege.com


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