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Friday 7 June 2019

On what proved to be a glorious day yesterday, we were delighted to host our annual school Sports Day.

Students were dressed ready to compete, sporting the colours of their respective Houses for what was a day of outstanding competition, fun, laughter and team spirit. It was fantastic to see so many parents and family members on hand to cheer the girls on, giving their support as the students gave their all for their teams. And after all was said and done, and on a day in which school records were broken, we congratulate Selene who ran out victors.

Well done Selene, and well done to all girls for your magnificent efforts in your chosen events.

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Week Ahead

Monday 10 June
Senior School Assembly – PSHEE
Athletics: GDST Summer Rally Bath (A)
School Production Dress and Technical Rehearsal

Tuesday 11 June
Tennis: Girls U13B & U15B vs Northampton School for Girls (H)
Outward Bound Information Evening

Wednesday 12 June
Cricket: U11 B, C, D vs Spratton (A)
Cricket: U13 A, B, C vs Beachborough (H)
Minerva Seminar
School Production – Cats

Thursday 13 June
School Production – Cats

Friday 14 June
Senior School Assembly
L5 Oxford Classics Trip

Exciting half term for the Equestrian Team

It was a very busy half term for the Equestrian Squad, starting with an exciting weekend at Hickstead for the NSEA Eventer Challenge Championships.

Lexi Dykes, Megan Watts, Jodie Welton, Eloise Harvey, Eve Welton and Gemma Watts competed on both Saturday and Sunday, amongst teams from more than 200 schools from all over the country.  The competition was immense, and we didn’t pick up any prizes this time, but the girls all rode beautifully, with their fair share of clear rounds. They all camped together overnight, and showed fantastic team spirit all weekend, a credit to Northampton High School.

On Thursday, another squad competed at the Wellingborough School Show Jumping qualifiers.  Frankie Peabody, Felicity Lousada, Poppy Harper, Amelia Hine, Meg Bazeley, Eloise Harvey, Jodie Welton and Eve Welton all did themselves proud, coming away with team 2nd in the 60cm, team 6th in 70cm, team 6th in the 90cm, and an enormous trophy awarded to Poppy for the ‘Rider showing the most determination’.

Thank you to all our top supporters, especially Dr Stringer and Mrs Hodgetts-Tate, and to all the parents for working so hard to get the girls and their ponies to these events.

Carolyn Harvey

L5 and 6.1 visit Graduate Fashion Week

On Tuesday 4 June, the L5 and 6.1 Fashion and Textiles students took part in a trip to Graduate Fashion Week in London.

Graduate Fashion Week is an annual event held in East London which showcases emerging talent from universities across the country, and now includes links to international fashion-based courses. It is a fantastic opportunity for our students to network with university lecturers and industry professionals, and review the wealth of creative courses available to them in Higher Education.

We thoroughly enjoyed the Graduate Fashion Week exhibition, as we got to see some of the best graduate fashion from around the country. It was also very useful to see the different universities’ standard of work and what the courses had to offer. The exhibition presented 90+ UK and international universities, with a wealth of creative courses.

We got to see the Arts University Bournemouth’s catwalk show, which included some unique designs, setting a very high standard of work.

Evie and Natasha

“The university course that most interested me was Fashion Communication at the University of Brighton. I was inspired by the unique presentation of the coursework, the standard seemed extremely high and it is definitely something i will be considering for my future.” – Evie

“The university course which most interested me was Fashion Design at Arts University Bournemouth. I was inspired by a children’s wear collection in a range of pink shades, the illustrations were playful and colourful.” – Cherry

“The university course which I was most interested in was Fashion Buying and Brand Management at Ravensbourne University London. I was inspired by the high standard of work and the diverse projects that the students produced.” – Natasha

Creative Arts Spotlight

This week’s Creative Arts Spotlight falls onto the U4 Textiles groups – they have been busy helping to make costumes for our forthcoming school production of CATS.

A huge thank you to Abhisiri, Amy, Anna, Constance, Ebubechukwu, Eeman, Ellie, Feyi, Georgia, Grace, Hannah, Keira, Lucy, Lydia, Mahdi, Margot, Mia, Motolani, Olivia, Roseanna, Saesha, Sophia and Yasmin for all of your incredible efforts and fantastic team work, well done!

Miss Lycett
Head of Fashion and Textiles

High School Sport

We started the week in high spirits preparing for our annual Sports Day, with the U12B Cricket team putting in a very strong performance against Quinton House, finishing with a comprehensive win.

After this fixture the focus was all on Sports Day, with all students working hard to be able to perform to their best on Thursday. We were lucky with the weather and level of support; all girls performed brilliantly throughout the day as you have heard.

Staying with Athletics, I would like to wish all the best to the girls representing South Northants at the County Finals in Corby tomorrow, and good luck to the team at the GDST Athletics Rally in Bath on Monday. We will see you all in school bright and early at 5.50am!

Mrs Hackett
Director of Sport

Book Review

The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson
Shortlisted for the Carnegie Award 2019

Marinka dreams of a normal life, where her house stays in one place long enough for her to make friends. But her house has chicken legs and moves on without warning.

For Marinka’s grandmother is Baba Yaga, who guides spirits between this world and the next. Marinka longs to change her destiny and sets out to break free from her grandmother’s footsteps, but her house has other ideas…

Please click here to find out more about the Carnegie Award 2019.

Miss Buxton
School Librarian

Northampton High presents CATS!

Additional tickets have been made available and are now available for Northampton High School’s production of CATS!

With live performances taking place in front of a record crowd on Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 June at 7pm, this is a show not to be missed, so click here to book your tickets today and avoid disappointment as tickets are moving fast!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us and we would be happy to help.

Mr Nash
Marketing & Communications Officer

Arts Festival 2019

Arts Festival: Invitational Event

As part of our upcoming Arts Festival (noted in the above flyer), we are delighted to be hosting our Arts Invitational Evening on Thursday 27 June.

Starting at 4pm, the Invitational will showcase a vast array of work produced by students of all ages here at Northampton High, across all of the different areas of the Arts. Creative Arts, Fashion, Textiles, Food, Film, Drama, Music and Poetry are just some of the exhibitions and activities that will be on display during the Invitational, and we do hope that you will be able to join us in school as we proudly present the creations of our talented students.

To get a flavour of what you may expect at the event, please click here to view a gallery of photos from last years invitational.

Mr Nash
Marketing & Communications Officer

Arts Festival: Talk with Author Clare Mulley

As part of our upcoming Arts Festival, we are excited to be able to welcome respected author, Clare Mulley, into school. Mulley, who has penned books such asThe Women Who Flew for Hitler: The True Story of Hitler’s Valkyries’, is joining us in school to talk to Senior pupils about her Biography of Eglantyne Jebb.

We are delighted to also be able to extend this invitation to friends and family of students. The event takes place on Monday 17 June at 2:30pm, and if you would like to join us for what promises to be a fascinating insight into Clare’s history and writing, you would be very welcome; simply let us know via email (

We look forward to seeing you there.

Mr Nash
Marketing & Communications Officer


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