Wrekin College

Wrekin is proud of its strong academic record, based 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.

    Wrekin has a strong academic record. 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: Day & Boarding

    Religious Affiliation: Church of England

    Roll: 290 Boys / 195 Girls

    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 Tim Firth

    Sutherland Road, Wellington, Shropshire

    Tel: 01952 265600

    Email: info@wrekincollege.com



    New, purpose-built Business School,Music School, purpose-built and fully equipped theatre and specialised Art and Design Studios.

    We have excellent facilities for rugby, soccer, hockey, netball, tennis, squash, athletics and cricket as well as a 25 metre, 6 lane, indoor swimming pool, floodlit Astro-turf, large sports centre, gym 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 boarding and flexi-boarding are available.


    11+, 13+, 16+ : Academic, Art, Music, All Rounder. Occasional Sport scholarships. Some bursaries are available, please contact the school for details.

    Entrance Requirements

    11+: School examination in Maths, English and Verbal Reasoning. 13+: School Entrance Examination or Common Entrance. 16+: Current school report together with a minimum of six GCSEs, with Bs in subjects to be taken to AS or A2 Level. Entrance exams take place in November.


    2020/2021. Per term.

    First and Second Forms: day fee – £5,120. Weekly boarding – £7,380. Full boarding: £9,540.

    Third – Sixth Forms: day fee – £6,190. Weekly boarding – £8,690. Full boarding – £11,170.



      All visits are welcome, please contact the school

      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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