We offer our Sixth Formers great opportunities at Wren.  In return however there are responsibilities and we have expectations which all of our students should meet.  These expectations are hopefully not onerous and they help to make Wren a better place for all members of our community.  The standards we expect from our Sixth Form are also good for them as they help prepare the Sixth Formers for what will be expected in the workplace and allows them to put something back into their community.


All of our Sixth Formers are role models for younger students in the Academy and all are leaders.  Younger students will look up to them and will often take a lead from the way they behave.  We expect all Sixth Formers to be polite and well behaved around the Academy.  In the Library and other study areas, Sixth Formers are expected to demonstrate good learning habits.  Often, Sixth Formers will find themselves working with younger students (perhaps at a charitable event or school performance).  On these occasions the Sixth Formers must always be aware of their responsibility to encourage younger students and to set a positive example.

Religious Education and Collective Worship

As a Church of England School, we expect students to engage regularly with religious education and collective worship.  This will allow students to consider moral and spiritual values and the chance to explore their own beliefs.  It is important to point out that no one at Wren will ever be expected to say or do things that compromise their own personal set of beliefs.  However, we do expect everyone to show tolerance and respect for all other members of our community.
2_1030_sPart of the responsibility which all of our Sixth Formers must exercise is the organisation of their studies.  Whilst Wren has a range of support in place for our students, it remains the case that A Level study places more responsibility upon them for their own learning, than anything they have previously encountered.  First and foremost, students are expected to always work hard and to follow the guidance of their teachers.  All work set in class and for home learning must be completed fully.  It is the responsibility of students to discuss academic issues with their teachers and to ask questions when they do not understand or want to find out more.
Sixth Form students are also expected to read around their subjects and not to stick just to the texts which form part of the examination syllabus.  As well as inspiring interest, this wider reading may well be valuable when it comes to university applications.


  • It is expected that attendance in the Sixth Form will be 100% and should never fall below 98%. We have to comment on students attendance in a UCAS reference.
  • Parents are expected to contact the attendance office on the first day of a students absence.
  • When students return to school after any period of absence, they must bring a note signed by their parent/carer giving full reasons for absence.  Permission for holiday leave must be requested in advance from Mr Smith and is strongly discouraged.  
  • Students may wish to visit university open days.  This is encouraged, but we would ask them to select carefully and limit themselves to no more than two visits during school time. Students should inform their tutor in advance and bring in a note.
  • Students are expected to inform all subject staff prior to known absences and to ensure that they catch up with class and independent work missed due to any absence.

Clothes and Appearance 

Wren Academy’s gender-neutral dress code allows members of the Sixth Form to set a high standard in their personal appearance and conduct.  All items on the list below may be worn by Wren Academy Sixth Form students:

  • Smart trousers
  • Smart skirt of an appropriate length
  • Smart dress of an appropriate length
  • Smart shirt with collar
  • Smart blouse
  • Smart jumper
  • Smart cardigan
  • Smart leather or suede shoes (or shoes of leather/suede appearance)
  • Smart jacket or blazer
  • Formal items, such as waistcoats and ties, are optional

Please also be aware of the following:

  • Coats may be worn but are to be removed once inside classrooms/study areas
  • A single piercing in each ear is permitted, as well as a single nose stud
  • Hair should be of a natural colour
  • Where religious dress is worn such as a hijab, turban, abaya etc., it should be worn in conjunction with the dress code and maintain its spirit.

Please assume that anything not specifically listed above is not allowed. For example, denim, visible tattoos and facial piercings are not included on the list, so are not permitted.  Any clothing with rips, holes or large logos/slogans will not be deemed as being smart and the judgement of the Academy Leadership Group will be final on all matters relating to the Sixth Form Dress Code.

Finally, please remember that the dress code in the Sixth Form is a privilege not enjoyed by other members of the school community.  It reflects the level of maturity and independence we expect from our Sixth Form students and any student failing to comply with it may be sent home to change.

Sports Kit

Students may choose their own sports kit but it must be appropriate for physical exercise.  All students taking part in sport should have a pair of trainers, socks, shorts or tracksuit bottoms and a sports t-shirt.  Students who represent the Academy at sporting fixtures will be asked to ensure they have the appropriate team kit.

To see a copy of our Sixth Form Contract for all students please click here.