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  • Wren Academy
    Hilton Avenue
    N12 9HB
  • Head: Mr Gavin Smith
  • T 020 8492 6000
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  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Barnet
  • Pupils: 1,288; sixth formers: 254
  • Religion: Church of England
  • Open days: October
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 2nd February 2011
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Steps leading down from the entrance hall to the library, ‘the heart of the school’, are lined by ledges where children can sit and chat, under treble-height rooflights, giving an amphitheatre-like atmosphere. ‘The teachers don’t tolerate any bad behaviour,’ say parents. ‘It is a lovely, safe environment for learning’; and indeed the school had a supremely ordered feel during our visit. Art, design and technology very strong and creative – as one would expect in a school with a design specialism. Projects include designing sculptures of dream ice cream sundaes...

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2015, Gavin Smith (40s). He has a geography degree from University College London and a PGCE from the Institute of Education. He joined Wren Academy in 2008, having worked in various London secondary schools, and was part of the founding team responsible for the curriculum, assessment and enrichment programme. He is married with two young children.

Headteacher of the primary phase is Louisa Taylor.

Academic matters

This is a comprehensive, but the nature of the students in this leafy area means it is primarily an academic one. The biggest initial challenge was achieving a truly comprehensive intake: the previous school on the site had a very poor reputation and Barnet has a variety of popular state schools, including three grammars. However, within a short space of time Ofsted stated that ‘the teaching...

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