Category: Principal’s Blog

End of Year 2018

A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our friends, family and supporters of Wrenn School. I hope you all have a lovely holiday and are looking forward to what 2019 will bring. Our amazing students and staff deserve a break after all of their hard work.

We have had a busy but fruitful term:

• Our rebrokering with the Creative Education Trust went through without a hitch and we are really looking forward to a long and successful relationship together.
• We recently received a GOLD Champion School Award in recognition of our commitment to engaging students to the National Citizens Service every summer.
• The staff and students have built a new Santa Sleigh for the Wellingborough Hatton Rotary Club, which you will see around the town over the next two weeks.
• Our hugely popular Masterchef competition will see our winner represent Wrenn School in the regional Rotary Club Finals.
• The new Wrenn Science double decker bus is starting its new journey as a provider of science education to local primary schools and community organisations.

Can I remind you that school will close on Wednesday 19th December at 1.00pm. Students who require lunch will be able to purchase this from the London Road canteen. For those students who cannot return home, provisions will be made at both school sites until the end of the normal day. Please inform the relevant Year Teams if this is the case.

We return to school on Monday 7th January 2019. Further information about events at Wrenn School can be found on our website:

Happy Holidays everyone.

September 2018 Blog

I think you will all agree that 2018 was an amazing year for Wrenn with so many individual and collective successes.  We were proud to be judged GOOD by Ofsted in May which is testimony to all the hard work and commitment from all of our stakeholders.  In July, we were recognised at the Northampton Education Awards as “School of the Year 2018”, which highlighted the incredibly journey and triumphs over the last year.

In sport, there is a famous saying; ‘you are only as good as your next game’. At Wrenn we are determined not to stand still and will work harder to raise the bar for next year.  We will continue to raise the aspirations and expectations of all our staff and students so that we deliver an excellent education, where everyone can achieve beyond their potential. Our next challenge is to be recognised as a top 10% school in the UK within the next three years.  We are looking forward to this new journey with you. 

I would like to congratulate all of the Year 11 and 13 students who passed their examinations in the summer. Our Year 13’s had record breaking results and the majority have now started their degree courses in their first choice universities.  Our wonderful Year 11 students continued to raise standards and we saw improvements in both 4+ and 5+ English and Maths results.  Many have stayed on with us in our Wrenn Sixth Form and we know they will work just as hard in their chosen A level courses.

Our students are exceptional, and we will continue to guarantee that they receive every opportunity to make the progress that turns their dreams into a reality.  Our aim is to unlock the capability of every student and believe that there are no limits to what they can achieve. 

We look forward to meeting all new parents and students when we open our doors on Tuesday 2nd October 2018 for our Year 5/6 Open Evening. You will be able to attend from 6.30pm until 8.30pm, to see for yourself why Wrenn Academy is a great place for your child to be educated.

On the 1st of November 2018, we will be joining the Creative Education Trust and we are looking forward to the new opportunities that will benefit our school and students.  This is an inspiring time to be part of the Wrenn family, we are proud of our achievements and excited about the future.


Steve Elliott