Category: News

Head Teacher Award for Mr Elliott

We are massively proud to announce that our very own Principal, Mr Elliott, has been awarded the Silver Pearson Award for Headteacher of the Year. He is now in the running for the Gold award later this year!

Outdoor Adventure Programme

At Wrenn, we create an atmosphere of determination and success through our ‘Proud to be Wrenn’ ethos. There is no limit to the opportunities that await our students. We have extremely high aspirations of all students and promote working hard, respecting others, enjoying learning and never giving up enabling students to successfully navigate their futures.  

Out students leave Wrenn as confident and respectful individuals who have learnt to contribute in a wide range of situations in order to be responsible citizens.  

Outdoor learning experiences are remembered for a lifetime. Integrating learning and outdoor opportunities, whether through play in the immediate grounds or adventures further afield, provides relevance and depth to the taught curriculum in ways that are difficult to achieve indoors.  

Learning outside in new environments can be enjoyable, creative, challenging and exhilarating; this helps young people learn by experience and grow as confident and responsible citizens who value and appreciate the spectacular landscapes, natural heritage and culture of Wrenn and wider world.  

Year 7 Sailing – We have set up links with the Sea Cadets to deliver a 6 week programme on the water. This has included sailing, paddle sports and raft building. Students have had the opportunity to learn a new skills on the River Nene at Thrapston sailing club. They have been working towards their RYA young sailor Stage 1 qualification.

Year 8 Paddle sports – As part of this programme, students have been given the opportunity to develop paddle sports skills. Delivered in a 6 week block, students work towards gaining their BC Discover Award  

Year 10 Climbing – We have developed a link with the Pinnacle Centre In Northampton allowing our students the opportunity to work towards achieving their NICAS – LEVEL 1 and 2 National Indoor Climbing Scheme qualification. Students can also use this as their Skill for their Bronze/Silver DofE award.  

This programme will continue to run next year to allow students to develop as well-rounded confident and competent individuals. The outdoor environment encourages staff and students to see each other in a different light, it builds positive relationships, self-esteem and resilience.

Wrenn Summer School 2021

Dear Parent/ Carer,

Summer School–23rd – 27th August 2021

I am writing to discuss an exciting opportunity we are offering all students who are joining us in September.

We have been running a successful summer programme for a number of years and have found this has provided a great opportunity for students to work closely with key members of staff whilst building strong friendships in their form groups. With students missing a large proportion of their traditional education over the last year, we would like as many students as possible to attend our summer school so urge you to make the most of this opportunity.

The week will involve a fun curriculum which will immerse the students in something completely new focused all on our Wrenn Values. There will be a large focus on curriculum areas such as P.E, Art, Drama and D.T as well as some project work using literacy and numeracy. We will also take part in a special adventure day trip where the students will be able to do activities such as high ropes, archery and climbing at the Bear Grylls Adventure centre in Birmingham. The summer school is completely free and we will provide the students with a complimentary lunch every day. Students who have previously attended our summer schools have not only thoroughly enjoyed the week but have felt more confident on their first days in September.

You will need to secure your place on the summer school by clicking on the link below and completing the form:

Summer school Form 2021

If you would like any further information on the Summer school, please contact Amanda Dickerson on

Yours faithfully

Mrs R Hales:

Vice Principal: Director of Personal Development and Welfare

A PDF copy of this letter can be found here

Wrenn Remembrance Day 2020

The remembrance day video service by Martin Layton who was a teacher for many many years and an old boy of the school with Jim Cardy who was our Attendance officer for many years.

In honour of the those former students who gave their lives in the world wars and subsequent conflicts.

Click here for the video

Collection of statement of exam results:

Students can now collect their GSCE Statement of results from Doddington Road reception, they can be collected at specific times only, see below.

Year 11 (last year) students with a surname beginning with the letters.
A to F Friday morning 11th Sept 2020 between 9:15am to 12:00pm
G to K Monday morning 14th Sept 2020 between 9:15am to 12:00pm
L to R Tuesday morning 15th Sept 2020 between 9:15am to 12:00pm
S to Z Wednesday morning 16th Sept 2020 between 9:15am to 12:00pm

Year 13 students (last year) can collect theirs on either Thursday 17th September or Friday 18th September between the hours of 1:30pm and 3:00pm

All results are in Doddington Road reception. If the times are not convenient then students must phone reception to arrange a collection time.
IMPORTANT: We can only give out results to parents, relatives or friends if we have received an email or letter from the student giving their consent and the person collecting must bring ID with them to prove they are who they say they are.