Wrekin College

Type of school: Co-Ed Senior school

Nearest international airport: Birmingham (71km)

Age Range: 11-18

Number of pupils: 400

Number of boarders: 92

Fees per term: Boarding: £8,260–£9,590
Day: £4,565–£5,530


Photo of wrekin college pupils 300x200Wrekin College at a glance

Wrekin College is a flourishing co-educational day and boarding school in a beautiful part of Shropshire. Well served by road and rail links, it combines the benefits of rural and urban living, and is an unusually happy place to work and study. The school community is very strong, with excellent relationships between pupils and staff. Wrekin is over 130 years old, with all the traditions of an English education. But we are also a cosmopolitan, vibrant community. International pupils play a full part in this, right from the start, and everyone here warmly welcomes the insights they bring.


Wrekin is:

• 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.

Making learning exciting

Photo of wrekin college friends 300x200Wrekin has a strong academic record, consistently ALPS ranked in the top 5% nationally for added value at A-level. 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.

The school has a reputation for its broad academic and extensive co-curricular opportunities. Pupils follow IGCSE and A Level courses supported with additional English language tuition where necessary. The popular one-year IGCSE Transition Year programme provides international pupils with comprehensive preparation for the challenges of A levels.

The Sixth Form is an important and distinctive part of the school. Wrekin has combined the best elements of its traditional boarding ethos with an extensive enrichment programme to create a new and unique sixth form, offering an intellectual and social environment closer to that of a university. Wrekin has also launched its own Business School, providing pupils with an environment in which they can immerse themselves in the world of business. This practical component, supported by real companies and entrepreneurs, complements the academic aspects of their studies.

Photo of wrekin college lawn 300x200Wrekin’s Sixth Form is an intelligent path to higher education; our pupils complete their education ready for university and the wider world, with the ability to think creatively, the ability to take responsibility for their own learning, and the ability to work collaboratively.

Entry and scholarships

Academic, music, art and sports scholarships are offered at 11+, 13+ and 16+. Further details can be obtained from the Admissions office.

“Wrekin is a school which adds value to the lives of all its pupils.”