Wrenn School

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Wrenn Academy
Established 1975
Type Academy
Headteacher Mr Steve Elliot
Chair of governors Mr. David Smith
Location London Road
DfE number 928/4014
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 (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.). The other main site is situated on Doddington Road (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.), 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

Wrenn School

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

Wellingborough Grammar School

Former teachers


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 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. http://www.guardian.co.uk/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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