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Welcome to Northampton School for Boys


Northampton School for Boys is an 11-18 state funded single sex boys’ school. Girls are admitted to the Sixth Form. The school has an illustrious heritage; founded in 1541 by Thomas Chipsey in Bridge Street it then moved to the present site in 1911. His fellow trustees included Laurence and Edward Manley, William Brightwell and Laurence Washington – an antecedent of George Washington, first President of the USA.

We have the highest expectations of all of our students. We believe in firm but fair standards of discipline and we expect each student to demonstrate outstanding levels of courtesy, respect, appearance and work ethic throughout their time at the school. We operate a house system, named after our benefactors, both to promote healthy competition between the pupils and to provide a sense of belonging to a ‘family’ within a large school.

I look forward to welcoming you to the school should you choose to visit.

Richard Bernard
Headmaster

About us

We offer a unique experience through a rich curriculum and an extensive range of activities outside the classroom. When students leave, they should be equipped to deal with life beyond school. They should be confident and well-rounded young people who are able to form good relationships with others. We expect them to be successful and fulfilled, and to have enjoyed and been enriched by their experiences at the school.

Facilities available

Our educational provision is supported by state of the art facilities for learning, sport, music, drama and dance. This year our Science laboratories have been refurbished to provide much greater space for students and to house cutting edge equipment and we are also opening a £4.9 million human performance centre, featuring a 25m length swimming pool and dance studio

Learner success

We ensure that all students who attend the school have the opportunity to maximise their academic potential and their talents and abilities in a vast range of activities outside of the curriculum. Our academic performance at both GCSE and at A Level is consistently outstanding and our students excel academically in comparison to all other students nationally both in terms of progress and attainment. In sport, music and dance we compete and perform successfully at national and international level. Recent successes include reaching the national U18 schools rugby final, winning the national U13 football cup, receiving an invitation for our Big Band to perform at the National Schools Prom at the Royal Albert Hall and a world age-group title for one of our dance teams.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 27 May 2015
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