SCHOOL PROVIDES AN ALL-INCLUSIVE EDUCATION THAT PREPARES STUDENTS TO REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL ACADEMICALLY AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ALL OPPORTUNITIES
As one of Shropshire’s leading independent schools Wrekin College is forging ahead with a long-term campaign to not only up academic standards, but to create a range of specialist facilities.
The programme of works has entered its latest phase with a new £2million state-of-the-art design and technology school due to open later this year.
It comes as the school continues to win plaudits from industry leaders for its Business School and national awards for its Jazz and Concert Bands. The school also opened a new Sixth Form Centre, recently opened a new Dance Studio and unveiled its second artificial playing surface.
It is all part of a targeted strategy to build on the school’s enviable status for promoting employability skills helping to win coveted places at not only the top universities, but also some of the most sought after apprenticeship schemes in the country.
Sixth Form students at the school have also played key roles in running a new business to help cement life skills taught in the classroom. They launched the Wrekin Express-o, a coffee shop in a renovated horsebox that is opening regularly on campus, including at the recent Shropshire Business Festival which attracted hundreds of people from across Shropshire together with representatives from some of the most successful and high-profile companies in the region.
Headteacher Tim Firth said Wrekin had looked to improve its offering in an extensive plan which focused on providing an all-inclusive education. He said the aim was to not only prepare students to reach their full potential in exams, but also to teach reallife employability skills and open up other opportunities to youngsters.