Wreake Valley 50 Years on

50 years ago a Mesopotamian ziggurat emerged in Syston. The Wreake Valley building always has been (and remains) architecturally quirky and relatively unique.

Over the last twelve months what goes on inside the building has undergone something of a transformation. Back in March 2020 a new Headteacher arrived and throughout the period of lockdowns 1, 2 and 3 a very confident and outward facing school has begun to re-emerge.

On the inside there has been significant investment in new classroom spaces and communal facilities. The aging theatre has been completely refitted and the main atrium space is now a light and modern hub at the heart of the school. The dining area has undergone a total transformation with additional bench seating and American diner style booths.

The school has also invested in a dedicated Inclusion Centre for students who find communication and social interaction particularly challenging. The Bradgate Inclusion Centre opened during the lockdown period and will support up to 10 students over the forthcoming year.

In the Academy itself, this year sees the intake at the school increase by 50%. The recruitment of 10 new staff will allow us to work with the increased number of students now opting to attend, whilst still maintaining relatively small class sizes. In its fiftieth year the school has defined itself one of the few in the country to offer completely open choices to students as they move through the school. The full national curriculum is taught to all students but in Year 9 they select the subjects they are keenest to pursue without limitations based on the subjects upon which the school are judged.

The staff at the school are excited for the future and proud of the history of the school. It is exciting to think that the next forty years will offer such a modern and vibrant experience to the local community.

We will soon be releasing details of our Open Events for students currently in Years 5 and 6 who will be thinking about applying for their secondary school place for September 2022 and 2023. To find out more keep an eye on our website www.wreake.bepschools.org

If you are unhappy with the secondary school place that your child has been offered for September 2021 do get in touch with us, we have a limited number of places still available for this September so may be able to help.

Please contact rboyall@wreake.bepschool.org or call us on 0116 264 1080.