A student’s education at Wrenn is not just about what happens in the classroom. We provide experiences and opportunities that supports and encourages our pupils to grow into well rounded young adults.
Wrenn Academy runs a wide and varied extra-curricular programme for all students, which varies on a year to year basis depending on student demand.
The aim of the extra-curricular programme is to provide students with experiences outside of their normal curriculum and also allow them to potentially build upon work they have done in class.
The sessions usually run until 4.15 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays. It is the responsibility of parents to ensure that students can make their way safely home after this time. On occasion, particular in relation to sports fixtures, students may arrive back into school late. Parents will be informed when this is the case so that suitable arrangements for students to get home can be made.
Some of the extra-curricular programme in particular the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme, will be done during the weekend or holiday time. Where this is the case parents will be made aware of this commitment.
Outdoor Adventure program
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. Click here for the Outdoor Adventure Page
The school offers subsidised peripatetic service that provides one-to-one tuition in a range of musical instruments. These lessons usually take place during school time, and further information can be obtained from the music department.
Wherever possible we aim to provide extra-curricular activities free of charge. Any charge that is made usually relates to the costs of administering the activity, or to contribute to transport costs. If this is the case parents will be informed.
Trips and Visits
Students have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of trips and visits throughout their time at the academy. We always balance the type and duration of visits alongside the cost implications for parents, as well as minimising any curriculum time lost.
In year 7 through our Modern Foreign Languages faculty we offer an annual visit to either Normandy in France or Barcelona in Spain. Both visits take students out of their comfort zone, encouraging them to use a different language in everyday situations.
In year 7 we also take students to Bushcraft, where they learn how to cook, camp outdoors and take part in many outdoor activities. A definite highlight of the year!
Other trips and visits differ from year to year, but are closely linked to themes being studied within the curriculum. A selection of trips throughout the school is shown below:
- Art and Design – Tate Britain, London
- Business Studies – Jaguar Land Rover, Coventry
- Drama, Dance and Music – The Lion King Musical, London
- English – Shakespeare, The Globe
- Geography – Field studies centre, Surrey
- History – Hampton Court Palace
- Media – Harry Potter experience, London
- PE – European Championships – Old Trafford
- Science – Natural History Museum, London
We are very much part of the community and as such work with a number of partners to enhance the opportunities our students can access
Wellingborough Hatton Rotary Club
The Rotary club of Wellingorough Hatton are sponsoring events for our students to engage in throughout the year with support for transport costs, including:
- Annual Young Masterchef of the Year
- Young Designer of the Year
- Team Product Designers of the Year
- Young Musician of the Year
- Choir to support Boobs and Brass
Wellingborough Sea Cadets
HMS Hydra meet on Wednesdays 7.30-9.30pm at the Wrenn music block on London Road. They offer training, experiences and links to the Royal Navy. The organisation is open to years 7 to 9 students.
For further information contact click the logo above
Wellingborough Centre has a wide and exciting range of activities in all aspects of performing arts, including bands, choirs, keyboards, ukulele, string and jazz ensembles; dance, drama, musical theatre and theatre tech & sound. They cater from early years (children from 9 months old) up to adults. The classes are all inclusive and you don’t need an instrument to join them. They provide keyboards, ukuleles, recorders, ocarinas and plenty of percussion.
For further information can be found here: NMPAT
Santa Pod Raceway
The biggest drag racing track in UK has worked closely with students at Wrenn this year. As part of their GCSE Graphics course, our students work with the designers at Santa Pod to develop new promotional imagery. Students visited the site and were involved with workshops and tours.