Nothampton High School
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Friday 8 November 2019

Tonight we are excited to be hosting our Awards and Achievements evening, where we celebrate the achievements of our students in the previous academic year. We look forward to welcoming parents and special guests into school, alongside our staff and students to this marquee event in our school year.

We are also delighted to welcome back our Class of 2019 for a private drinks reception prior to the event, and we can’t wait to catch up with them as they now embark on the next exciting stages of their lives.

We look forward to sharing stories and pictures from tonight’s event, but in the meantime, please click here to read about last years event, and here to view some photos.

Week Ahead

Monday 11 November
Senior School Assembly – Remembrance
A Level Geography Field Trip
Hockey: U13A & B vs Oundle (H)

Tuesday 12 November
A Level Geography Field Trip
Badminton: U16A vs Northants Schools (A)

Wednesday 13 November
A Level Geography Field Trip
6.1 Parliament Trip
Hockey: U10A, U11A & B vs Broughton Manor (A)

Thursday 14 November
A Level Geography Field Trip
Tennis: U13A vs Regionals (A)
Swimming: U12A, U13A & U16A vs Bedford Modern (A)
Netball: U12A & U13A vs Northampton Academy (H)

Friday 15 November
Senior School Assembly – Erasmus+
A Level Geography Field Trip
Hockey: U12A vs IAPS National Finals (A)
GDST Hockey and Netball Autumn Training

Saturday 16 November
Early Years Family Fun Morning
Junior STEM Taster Morning
Hockey: U12A, B, C, D, E & F vs Stamford (H)
Hockey: U13A, B, E, & F vs Stamford (H)

School awarded European Quality Label for work with eTwinning

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the European Quality Label for the excellence of the work in the eTwinning project “Culture, heritage, action! Undoing walls, building bridges”.

This award means that the work of the school and our students has been recognised at the highest European level, with our project now being displayed in a special area on the European Portal at

We are overjoyed to receive this recognition for our work with eTwinning, and look forward to continuing this in the future. Please click here and here to view our certificates.

Ms Diez
Teacher of Spanish/French

Femsock are collecting for Mary's Meals

This half term, Femsock is collecting items for Mary’s Meals. Mary’s Meals is a charity that collects old rucksacks filled with items to help children in Malawi. You can fill a bag with: school supplies, toiletries, shorts or skirts, t-shirts or dresses (this can be in the form of old school uniform or PE kit), flip-flops or sandals, a small ball (e.g tennis ball) and a spoon.

They encourage recycling wherever possible, but do require any toiletries donated to be new. Please don’t put any toys or sweets in as these can cause problems with delivery and also please no drawstring bags. The bags should be suitable for a child between 4 and 12.


Please take any donations to the TP office in the B-Corridor (whether it’s a full rucksack or just a bar of soap!). If you have any questions there’s a poster on the Femsock display board at the end of the B-Corridor, which can also be viewed here, or you can email me at, or visit

Thanks in advance for your generous support.

Katie L

School Blog - Climate Change Is A Gender Issue Too!

Whilst we are becoming much more aware of the likely impacts of our changing climate, we tend to think of the impacts varying according to wealth, but UN research indicates that, particularly in developing countries with traditionally defined gender roles, climate change impacts most on women.

Women in general are disproportionately affected by climate change as they rely more on natural resources (i.e. water, food and fuel for cooking and heating), whilst at the same time being restricted in terms of their access to natural resources and decision making. For example, in developing countries women are generally responsible for collecting water to meet domestic needs, a task which is becoming more difficult and time consuming for women / girls as supplies of water become more limited and they need to search further afield; this can have a negative impact on the education of girls as they may need to miss school to complete this domestic work.

Please click here to read more

Mr Earp
Head of Humanities

Creative Arts Spotlight

The 8am rehearsal on a Tuesday morning does not daunt our early birds. The Senior Choir is preparing repertoire for our forthcoming Christmas Carol Service on Thursday 12 December 2019 in All Saints’ Church, Northampton.

The Ladies’ Chamber Choir will be joining the Senior Choir to perform three-part vocal repertoire. Both choirs are singing the beautiful female voice cantata, ‘In Bethlehem City’ by Ralph Vaughan-Williams and ‘A Christmas Lullaby’ by John Rutter.

Recently, the composer attended our school and gave workshops on a range of works, including his own Christmas Lullaby.

The Carol Service has been in the school diary for some time. Rehearsals with orchestra and choirs are well underway, filling our music rooms with festive preparations. The Christmas Service is a very easy date to remember, as it is also the date of the forthcoming election.  The choirs hope that you will bookmark your calendar and join with them,  celebrating the time of Advent with peace and goodwill to all.

Mrs German
Music Department

School Sport

With a restful break behind us, the fixtures started in earnest.

The U14 and U16 Netball tournaments took place at Oundle, which saw the U15s play a year young and successfully see themselves through to the regional rounds next term at Repton.

The U13 and U12 hockey teams were successful in their matches against Beachborough, and the Autumn 2 GDST Rally saw the U12 Netball team have their first taste of a Senior Rally, the swimming team entered the U14 and O14 competition and the U15 achieved 7th in the Hockey rally.

Mrs Littlewood
Director of Sport


Equestrian: We are delighted to announce that Gemma and her horse Renkum Bombadier qualified for the 1m10 JWS national schools championship finals at Addington.

The course comprised a range of technical cross country and show jumping fences, requiring accuracy and pace. There were  only two clears from all competitors in the open and the youngest and smallest combo of Gemma and Bomba were placed champions. Laura Collett, the International GB event rider, judged and awarded Gemma 39.5 out of 40 for style, the highest mark of all sections, and heights of the whole championship weekend.

She excelled against some impressive GB team pony and rider combinations and competitors nationally. Well done Gemma!

We have also secured qualification for Hickstead once again, in the 80cm eventer challenge team event. The new team consisted of Amelia S, Eloise H, Lily B and Nancy D and we are delighted with the result.

We look forward to another Hickstead qualifier on Sunday 17 December.

Mrs Hodgetts-Tate
Head of Science Faculty

Book Review

No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference – Greta Thunberg

The history-making, ground-breaking speeches of Greta Thunberg, the young activist who has become the voice of a generation

‘Everything needs to change. And it has to start today’

In August 2018, a fifteen-year-old Swedish girl, Greta Thunberg, decided not to go to school one day. Her actions ended up sparking a global movement for action against the climate crisis, inspiring millions of pupils to go on strike for our planet, forcing governments to listen, and earning her a Nobel Peace Prize nomination.

This book brings you Greta in her own words, for the first time. Collecting her speeches that have made history across Europe, from the UN to mass street protests, No One Is Too Small to Make A Difference is a rallying cry for why we must all wake up and fight to protect the living planet, no matter how powerless we feel.

Our future depends upon it.

Miss Buxton
School Librarian

Bonfire Night celebrated in the Dining Room!

Early Years Family Fun & Junior STEM Taster Mornings

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