How to Apply

The Application Process

Please see here for details of the 2020 starters transition

Mrs Hales, Direcor of Lower School

Moving from primary to secondary is an exciting and significant event. We acknowledge this important milestone and invest a significant amount of time and energy in ensuring that the transition is as smooth and problem free as possible.

We visit all our feeder primary schools on several occasions speaking with students and their class teachers so we know as much as possible about them before they begin with us in September. Specialist staff from Wrenn also meet very early in the process with parents of students with special educational needs, to discuss the provision that will be provided. 

Our admissions policies

Our policies can be found on our main policies page here.

Where to apply 

Applications should be made via the admissions system of the Local Authority in which the family lives. 

For more detailed information please email us at or call 01933 222039. 


The end of October is the deadline for your application to Wrenn Academy for year 7 the following September. Applications after this date will be classed as late and will  fall under the County Council’s allocation procedures. Students to Wrenn are admitted without reference to ability, aptitude or culture. 

Applications via Northamptonshire County Council can be accessed here.

Transport and access

Due to the nature of our regular catchment area we only currently operate one bus service to Earls Barton. However the Academy sites are served by public transport from many outlying areas of the town and surrounding villages.
Information regarding public transport in and around Northamptonshire can be viewed at Northamptonshire County Council’s website here.

We also encourage students to access the Academy via foot and bicycle, where we have secure lockable facilities on both sites.

Calendar of transitional events

For any parents who would like to take a tour of the school or have a meeting with Rebecca Hales (Director of Lower School) or would like to discuss your child’s admission to Wrenn Academy please contact Mrs Hales on to book an appointment.

We are very excited about our new cohort joining us in September and are looking forward to meeting all our new students within the months of May and June.


“My son has had an amazing couple of days and is now so excited about starting in September”.  Year 6 parent 

“I can’t thank you enough, my son has had an amazing day and now cannot wait to join in September”. Year 6 parent