Wrekin College


The School's Mission Statement

Wrekin College is an Independent Co-educational Day and Boarding School for pupils aged 11 to 18. Founded in 1880 by Sir John Bayley the school still works to his original philosophy of providing individual attention to individual pupils. Wrekin is:

  • A school which adds value to the lives of all its pupils
  • A school which every child believes is ‘their school’, and where every child has an equal chance to contribute
  • A school that takes pride in itself, but is never complacent
  • A school where pupils understand that a first-rate education is a privilege, and one they have a duty to live up to
  • A school which is more than the sum of its parts, offering everything other great schools offer and something more - a Wrekin education.

Academic life

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 lives.

Co-curricular activities

Of course, 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. Pupils’ development and achievements in these areas are supported by wonderful facilities and highly dedicated staff.

Pastoral care

We strongly believe that pupils should be at the centre of any school. The happiness and fulfilment of every child is the first concern of the staff at Wrekin: our size allows us to offer individual care and attention, both to boarders and day pupils. At Wrekin the pastoral care is first-rate, the Chapel, charitable activities and consideration for others are very much part of day-today life.

Wrekin College has a proud and distinguished history, and is a very happy place for staff and pupils to live and work. We are committed to taking the school forwards over the next few years in a way that is true to its traditions and continues to build on its reputation and successes.

Please click here to visit the School Documents page and read the full Mission Statement including the Boarding Mission Statement.