Wrenn School

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Wrenn Academy
Wrenn school crest.svg
Established 1975
Type Academy
Headteacher Mr Steve Elliot
Chair of governors Mr. Bill Mandeville
Location London Road
DfE URN 139961 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Students 1482 (September 2009)
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–19
Colours Black & Red
Former name Wellingborough Grammar School
Website Wrenn Academy

'Wrenn Academy' is a coeducational secondary school and sixth form with academy status, located in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England. It was established in 1975,[1] and occupies the campus of the former Wellingborough Grammar School, founded in 1930,[1] at which British television personality David Frost was a pupil.[1]

Wrenn Academy is a split-site school, with the two parts of its campus being a short walk apart. One part of the school is sited on the A5193 (former A509) in the south of the town, just west of the hospital (52°17′47″N 0°41′19″W / 52.2963°N 0.6887°W / 52.2963; -0.6887 (Wrenn School, London Road site)Coordinates: 52°17′47″N 0°41′19″W / 52.2963°N 0.6887°W / 52.2963; -0.6887 (Wrenn School, London Road site)). The other main site is situated on Doddington Road (52°17′45″N 0°41′41″W / 52.2959°N 0.6948°W / 52.2959; -0.6948 (Wrenn School, Doddington Road site)), a few minutes from the London Road site. The Doddington Road site, which was formerly the boy's grammar school, houses years 9-11 along with the Art and Design Technology buildings, and in London Road the site of the former girl's grammar school is attended by years 7-8 and the school's sixth form. The school has a wide range of buildings ranging from 4 to 100 years old.[2] The oldest buildings are those of the former grammar school, while the most modern addition being the music block, constructed in 2006.

A September 2009 OFSTED report rated the school with an overall Grade 3 (satisfactory), and a Grade 1 (Outstanding) for its sixth form).[3]

Notable former pupils[edit]

Wrenn School[edit]

  • Ashleigh Butler, Entertainer and Britain's Got Talent 2012 winner along with Pudsey the Dog
  • Matthew May - Labour Party Candidate for South Northamptonshire 2010

Wellingborough Grammar School[edit]

Former teachers[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Tall, David, and Graham Tall (2006). Memories of Wellingborough Grammar School, with a foreword by Sir David Frost. Retrieved 12 June 2010.
  2. ^ School website
  3. ^ Ofsted report 2009. Retrieved 12 June 2010.
  4. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/education/2011/nov/07/bruce-liddington-eact-academies-salary Bruce Liddington
  5. ^ http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/1497019/Kenneth-Spencer.html Kenneth Spencer
  6. ^ Tall, T. and Tall, G. (2006). Memories of Wellingborough Grammar School 1930 - 1975 Clock Tower Publications ISBN 0-9548689-1-9 page 125

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