Welcome to Northampton High School

We believe in our girls
And they believe in themselves

Steeped in 143 years of history, but housed in a purpose built modern building, Northampton High School is a community that values its traditions whilst adopting a forward-looking approach to every aspect of our pupils’ educational journey. Our ethos is simple: 

We believe in our girls and they believe in themselves

From their first day we begin getting to know who our pupils are, what they enjoy and what their ambitions are. By learning about them from a 360o  perspective we learn how to develop their confidence and challenge them to grow to their full potential. 

We scatter their path with opportunities

Some pupils start school knowing what they enjoy and having developed hobbies, passions and interests already. Others are seeking inspiration, ideas and encouragement. Whatever age or stage you are at when you join us, we promise to scatter your educational path with academic extension, competitive sport and sport for fun alongside myriad societies, clubs and activities.

We are proud of our strong academic profile and excellent exam results but are keenly aware that these do not come purely from our excellent teaching and aspirational environment. A strong feeling of wellbeing, good mental and physical health and a growth mindset all go hand in hand with academic success.  Our Pastoral and Wellbeing team are, therefore, key to the success of our pupils.

You will find Northampton High School open and welcoming and nothing is better than a personal visit and tour to help you get a real sense of how you would fit in.  I would be delighted to meet with you and begin our conversation about how Northampton High School can help you reach your potential.

Adele O’Doherty
Acting Head