For many years the school was known locally as ‘The School in the Garden’ owing to its extensive gardens and playing fields. Wrekin College was founded in 1880 by Sir John Bayley. Wrekin College was one of the first schools of its type to become coeducational, and girls were admitted in 1976. Wrekin College admits boys and girls from age 11 to 18.
Whilst they may not be the most academic of schools, for a such a small number of pupils, their sporting achievements certainly make up for this with the netball team regularly reaching the regional and national finals.Extra-curricular activities include compulsory CCF for all in Year 9, bronze D of E in Year 10. Although the previous head Richard Pleming has now left to head-up Charterhouse he certainly made some improvements before he left, enlisting numerous new heads of department, and the academic results already show considerable improvement.