In November 2019, Northampton High was inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI).  The inspection was a Focused Compliance and Educational Quality Inspection.

A Focused Compliance Inspection simply comments on the school’s compliance with the Independent School Standards Regulations. We are pleased to have met these standards across all areas.

The Education Quality Inspection focuses on two main outcomes for pupils: achievement and personal development.


The inspectors note that pupils’ ‘academic and other successes are excellent’, that they ‘have excellent communication skills’ and that ‘collaborative working is a strength of the school’. In the Senior School, ‘results at both GCSE and A-Level examinations have been above the national average’ and pupils of all ages, from Nursery to Sixth Form, ‘show extremely positive attitudes to learning’.

Personal development:

The inspectors really capture the spirit of the school, commenting that the quality of the pupils’ personal and social development is ‘excellent’. They note that pupils ‘show a strong appreciation and respect for the diverse cultures represented within the school’ and that they ‘make excellent contributions to the school and the wider community’, which are ‘promoted by strong school leadership and management’.

Our press release is available here: Inspection report celebrated 01.2020.

‘Pupils throughout the school demonstrate their self-understanding, self-confidence, self-discipline and resilience’.

‘There is an excellent awareness from all pupils as to their moral obligations to each other, themselves and the school to be the best they can be each day’.

In February 2017, the ISI conducted a Regulatory Compliance Inspection, focused on regulatory matters such as health and safety and the welfare of pupils. The report simply states whether the requirements have been met or not. We were pleased to have met all standards across all areas reviewed.

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‘Pupils of all ages in lessons and other activities, as well as in discussion with inspectors, showed their excellent understand of how to keep themselves safe and be physically and mentally healthy’.


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