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Welcome to Northampton Academy

Thank you for visiting our website and I am delighted to welcome you to Northampton Academy.

We are proud to be part of United Learning, a group of academics, primaries and independent schools who work by the motto ‘The Best for Everyone’, and we wholeheartedly subscribe to this philosophy.

Here at Northampton Academy, we live and breathe our three core values:

  • RESPECT – showing consideration for the views, opinions and beliefs of others
  • DETERMINATION – never giving up
  • AMBITION – aiming high; not just for what you want to be, but also for who you wish to be

Northampton Academy is a welcoming and inclusive 11-18 school on the eastern side of Northampton. Every year group is full or oversubscribed and our highly academic Sixth Form received record applications this year. This is, in part, due to our academic success.  

Last year we were the number one school in Northampton for the Government's Progress 8 measure. At A Level we scored ALPS 3 (with 1 being the highest and 9 being the lowest), which places us amongst the top post 16 providers in the country for progress.  We continue to achieve particularly good university destinations for our Year 13 leavers, with a high proportion of this year’s students attending the very best Russell Group Universities.

Northampton Academy has an excellent and growing enrichment programme in which students are actively encouraged to participate, we promise to give every student at least one leadership opportunity each year both through extra curricular activities and within lessons. This promise will be displayed on a plaque in our main reception area in September. We are also be working on our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) programme towards our Academy vision:

“To be an Academy of character and excellence. To provide a unique and extraordinary experience that sets us apart: locally, nationally and internationally.”

We continue our journey to clearly communicate and embed our core values or Respect, Determination and Ambition - so that we can maintain our already high standards of integrity, discipline and belief. Our students are expected to wear their uniform with pride and be excellent ambassadors for Northampton Academy in the local community and beyond.

Northampton Academy is a wonderful school, with a diversity and vibrancy that is greater than any other school I have experienced. I wholeheartedly commend Northampton Academy as we continue to achieve ‘The Best for Everyone’.

Mr Nat Parnell
Principal, Northampton Academy

About us

We believe that, of the United Learning Values, the three that best define Northampton Academy are Respect, Determination and Ambition. Our vision, our mission, and our values have been arrived at after consultation with staff and students at Northampton Academy.

Every decision we take, from appointing staff to creating policies and deciding student pathways, is made using these values.  We expect all staff to exhibit them and use them in decision-making. We encourage all young people, and their families, to work within these values. 

  • Respect for others
  • Respect for ourselves
  • Respect for our environment
  • Not giving up, especially during adversity 
  • Embracing the challenges of learning at a high level
  • Supporting each other to achieve
  • Aiming to achieve the highest outcomes possible
  • Aspiring to achieve the best jobs, college and university places
  • Offering leadership opportunities for all
Our Vision:

"To be an Academy of character and excellence. To provide a unique and extraordinary experience that sets us apart: locally, nationally and internationally."

Our Mission:

"Providing a safe, caring and exciting environment for young people. Putting young people at the centre of every decision. Developing ambition, confidence and resilience through a relentless focus on opportunities and standards."

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We are very proud of our flourishing Sixth Form which year-on-year, has seen excellent results and students moving on to top universities or highly skilled apprenticeships.

Northampton Academy offers over 20 courses with the strong provision and results in STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). Students have access to our new state-of-the-art study centre exclusively for Sixth Form.

The Sixth Form students are supported with personal tutors, UCAS guidance and mentoring from businesses such as Barclaycard. They also have access to a first-class enrichment and careers programme. They will all have the opportunity to work with employers and also mentor younger students. Year 12 students complete work experience, further enhancing their skills and experience for higher education or the workplace. The full range of options is explored to focus on the best interest of the individual student, including apprenticeships, vocational courses, employment with training and A Levels.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Northampton Academy directly.

Last updated date: 15 August 2017
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