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High News 4 May 2018

Week Ahead

Tuesday 8 May

L5S and L5G Read to Relax

Wednesday 9 May

U3 Humanities Trip Information Evening

Thursday 10 May

Team Photographs
GCSE Study Leave Begins
Whole School Production Rehearsal
National Theatre Trip to Macbeth

Friday 11 May

Whole School Open Morning

Wednesday 9 May

U13 Cricket vs Beachborough School (H)
U15 & U17 Athletics Championships (A)

Thursday 10 May

U12/U13/U14/U15 Tennis vs Caroline Chisholm (H)

Friday 11 May

U9 Cricket vs Broughton Manor (A)

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

Last week, as part of our culture topic on “Alexandria, the Pharos and Roman Egypt”,  L4H and L4S proudly gave their presentations on the “Seven Wonders of the (Ancient) World.” Each group chose one of the wonders to research, and the challenge was judged on three elements: quality of factual research; engaging presentational skills; creativity and teamwork in making a 3D representation of the wonder.

The L4 presentations were commendably absorbing, and their enthusiasm and team work in model making is second to none. We saw some wonderfully decorated examples of 3D cakes (lighthouses, pyramids) and models made from lego, clay, wood and plasticine. Congratulations to all, and thank you for the new statues of Zeus and Hanging Gardens that have been donated for departmental display.

Miss Mason, Teacher of Classics


Many congratulations to these girls who achieved really good marks in their Trinity piano exams at the end of last term.

Lilli Trimble Grade 4 Merit
Ruby Howard Grade 6 Distinction
Priya Lakkappa Grade 7 Distinction

The examiner gave them all some very good comments about the musicality of their performances.

My thanks to Ujjesa, Ruby and Priya who have run the Junior Guitar and Piano clubs this year. The year 5 and 6 girls have enjoyed working with the Seniors and I am very grateful to them for giving their time to help with these clubs.

Mrs Miller, Subject Leader Music

L5 Visit to Oxford

On Thursday 26 April, the whole of Lower Fifth embarked on a school trip to Oxford University Natural History Museum. We went to learn about the topic we are studying in biology, Evolution.

Our agenda for the day was 3 lectures or workshops and a tour around the museum, and we were split into form groups. The first lecture was about Evolution in general and information about the museum; it was quite informative and very interesting. Next, my form went for a tour around the museum. I would say this was my favourite part of the trip as I enjoyed being independent and seeing all the different animals and artefacts. While we explored the museum we filled a booklet with information on the things we saw and answered some questions to help with our understanding. After this we went to a workshop on Human Evolution. This was very informative. We got to see and hold different casts of skulls and to hear about Darwin’s Theory of Evolution.

We had a lunch break and then went to our final lecture on fossils and how they are evidence of Evolution and change. Overall the trip was very enjoyable. I definitely saw many things I had not seen before, I enjoyed the lectures and taking in all of the information.

Victoria Wusu, L5N

Queen's Cross Swimming School

We are delighted to announce that we have entered into partnership with Northampton Swimming Club to run the Queen’s Cross Swimming School from our own swimming pool from September 2018. We will be offering swimming lessons for all levels, which, where appropriate, will then feed into the Northampton Swimming Club coaching programme.

Lessons will run from Tuesday to Friday from 3.45 – 5.15 pm and will be split into three 30-minute sessions daily. Lessons will also run on a Saturday morning. Northampton Swimming Club will employ all swimming teachers, and they will all be qualified to the ASA swimming teacher requirements.

If you are interested in booking a place for your daughter or would like more information, please call 01604 622264 or email

Priceless Plant Sale

The Eco Team are holding a ‘Priceless Plant Sale’ to raise money for Action Aid during the Open Morning next Friday. Plants will not be priced and people can pay as much as they like (as long as the amount at least matches a 50p reserve). The sale will take place in the Senior School Pupil Entrance (Science Foyer) at both 8am-8:30am and break time.

Mr Earp, Head of Humanities

140th Anniversary Celebrations

140th Anniversary Charity Ball

There are still some tickets available for the FoNHS 140th Anniversary Charity Ball on Saturday 16 June.  Please contact either school office for an application form. The ball is a fundraiser for school and The Cynthia Spencer Hospice. If you would like to donate any raffle or auction prizes please contact Mrs Esther Sooriah –

Family Fun Day – Save the Date!

In conjunction with FoNHS, we are hosting a whole school Family Fun Day on Saturday 30 June 2018 as part of our 140th Anniversary celebrations. Make sure you save the date, more information to follow soon!

Mr Urquhart, Head of Junior School

Do you love to sing? Join our Choir!

Do you enjoy making music with like minded people? Would you like to have fun, develop your singing skills in a relaxed, friendly environment?

The Northampton High Community Chamber Choir would like to hear from you. We meet once a week, 7.30-9.00pm in School and sing everything from Coldplay to Mozart, Paul Simon to Mendelsohn.

Ladies and gentlemen from our parent body, friends of the School and the wider community are most welcome, with or without previous choir experience. You don’t need to be able to read music; you just need to be able to carry a tune and be keen to join in.

To find out more please contact us via our Facebook page or email Mrs Arkell on

Book Review

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas – winner of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2018 – recommended for U4 and above

Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Now what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed.

Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this is a powerful and gripping YA novel about one girl’s struggle for justice.

Miss Buxton, School Librarian


We have enjoyed starting our summer term fixtures this week. The main highlight was the U13 tennis team in their first AEGON tennis cup match beating Wellingborough School away 12 – 0, and in the 6 sets of tennis played we only lost 6 games. A phenomenal performance from Charotte Johns, Lilli Trimble, Ella Nicholas and Izzy Thorpe.

In addition to this, our U12 and U13 cricket teams have played their first matches. The results in all matches were very close but we have identified that next week our training focus is definitely our bowling!

Mrs Hackett, Director of Sport


On the 2nd May, the U12 A cricket team played a fixture against Spratton Hall. We played really well for our first match of the season, considering this is the first time we have played with each other. Unfortunately, we lost 168 – 151 which is only 17 runs! Well done to all the girls who fielded and batted.

Charlotte Johns, U3S

2019/2020 Term Dates

New Sports Kit

As part of the school rebrand we are delighted that we have had the opportunity to update and renew the sports clothing, and would like to show everyone the new sports clothing. This will be available for all girls from September 2018. The in no requirement for girls to purchase the new kit but as they change their sports kit this is what the replacement items will be like. The compulsory warm layer will now be the cobalt blue mid-layer top and the optional warm layer which is currently the tracksuit top will be replaced with the soft shell jacket. We are sure that the girls will all really like the look, feel and warmth of the new kit as well as an improvement to the functionality of the garments. If you have any questions please contact me.

Please click here to download the PDF

Mrs Hackett, Director of Sport


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