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Reading's first secondary free school WILL open this year

The school will now open in September Credit: The Wren School Trust

It's been confirmed that Reading's first free school for secondary pupils WILL open in September this year, after a planning dispute was resolved.

The Wren School will move onto the former Elvian School site on Bath Road, ahead of its re-development.

"Having the school’s location confirmed is the best possible news and means that parents can be confident of our opening in September 2015.

"I very much look forward to leading the development of the school as we prepare to open."

– Jo Broadhead, headteacher at The Wren School

Firm offer letters for students to accept a year 7 place have now been sent out confirming the school’s opening for this September. In addition, offer letters for teaching and non-teaching staff have been sent out.

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