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High News 5 October 2018

Whole School Open Day – Saturday 6 October

‘We believe in our girls, and they believe in themselves’.

This is the key to the success of girls at Northampton High School, and the essential ingredient that makes the education we offer here unlike that offered anywhere else.

We invite you, your friends and family to come along to our Open Day tomorrow, Saturday 6 October, 10am to 1pm.

A huge thank you to all the girls who are coming into School tomorrow to assist us in making this a brilliant event – as tour guides, sportswomen, classroom helpers, musicians, Science technicians, Language Leaders…the list goes on.

Thank you, too, to parents for bringing your daughters into School on a Saturday!

Mrs Wilmot
Director of Marketing & Admissions

Week Ahead

Monday 8 October
Senior School Sports Assembly

Tuesday 9 October
U5 Options Breakfast
Politics Film Night

Wednesday 10 October
U3/L4 Ski Trip Information Evening

Thursday 11 October
Engineering Society Trip
School Production Rehearsals
Music School Reopening Recital

Friday 12 October
Mental Health Awareness Day

Monday 8 October
U14A Badminton vs Guilsborough (A)
U16A Badminton vs Guilsborough (A)

Tuesday 9 October
Netball 1st XI vs Oundle (A)
U13A Cross Country vs ESAA Country Cup (A)
U15A Cross Country vs ESAA Country Cup (A)
U18A Cross Country vs ESAA Country Cup (A)
U15A Hockey vs Kimbolton School (H)

Wednesday 10 October
U13A Hockey Sevens vs Bilton Grange (H)
U13B Hockey Sevens vs Bilton Grange (H)
U13C Hockey Sevens vs Bilton Grange (H)
U12C Hockey Sevens vs Bilton Grange (H)

GDST Young Leaders' Conference

The Young Leaders’ Conference took place at the Royal High School Bath last weekend and was attended by more than 130 Head Girls and Senior Prefects from across the GDST.

The girls took part in a challenge to devise a campaign for one of four national charities, which they took on with energy and enthusiasm. Team Five were crowned the winners with their idea ‘Shades of Change’ to raise money for the Rainbow Trust by selling colouring books in family restaurants. Their campaign was based on encouraging families to spend quality time together.

Read all about the event on the GDST  website, see the highlights on twitter #GDSTyoungleaders and watch the finals on Youtube. You can also watch clips of speakers CMI Chief Executive Ann Francke and record-breaking polar explorer Ann Daniels on Planet eStream.

Maureen Bosch

Macmillan Coffee Morning Raises Money For Charity

Last week, we were delighted to once again  host a coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

A selection of yummy cakes and treats were baked by our School family, and we thank all of those who helped us to raise a fantastic total of £102.16 for Macmillan.

Thank you all once again, and we look forward to our next fundraising event.

Mrs Langhorn
Assistant Head (Staff Development and Wellbeing)

Student meets Admiral Sir James Perowne!

Last week, one of our students had a fantastic opportunity to meet an Admiral!

Tiffany Port in L4 was lucky enough to meet Admiral Sir James Perowne during a recent visit to Windsor Castle. James served as Deputy Supreme Allied Commander, Atlantic and is now the Constable and Governor of Windsor Castle; it was an amazing experience for Tiffany to meet him.

Mrs O’Doherty
Deputy Head Pastoral Care & Guidance

Senior Drama Company’s Production of ‘DNA’

You are warmly invited to attend our Senior Drama Company’s production of ‘DNA’ at Northampton High School Theatre on Monday 15 October at 7pm.

DNA by Dennis Kelly is a black comedy which was first staged in 2007. It surrounds a group of teenagers, who believe they have accidentally killed one of their classmates. When they realise the terrible mistake they have made, they try to cover up this crime. At each moment when they could come clean, the group instead weaves a darker, more complex web of lies……..

Please click here to reserve your free tickets.  We look forward to seeing you!

Mrs Care
Director of Theatre

Free Dance Taster Sessions Available

We are delighted to announce we will be offering a variety of new subjects for all the students, commencing with some FREE trial lessons in October and November 2018. The dance lessons will all be co-ordinated by Mrs Jones, one of our school dance teachers.

Over the past couple of years, we have started to offer a wider dance discipline with Jazz and Contemporary Dance. Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements. Contemporary dancers focus on floorwork, using gravity to pull them down to the floor. This dance genre is becoming increasingly popular amongst students.

We would like to offer free trial sessions to Senior School students on Monday 19 November between 4:15 and 5:00. More information will be circulated in due course, but if this is of interest to you please contact Mrs Jones at or myself at School.

Mrs Hackett
Director of Sport

Art Workshops over Half Term and in November

We are delighted to be able to offer some Art Workshops for students over the upcoming October Half Term and also in November.

If you would like your daughter to attend any of the below camps, please get in touch via email at or alternitavely via phone at 07570 772334.

Friday 26 October – 09:30am to 11:30am – Wake Wing – £15

Saturday 10 November  – 09:30am to 11:30am – Wake Wing – £15

Saturday 17 November – 09:30am to 11:30am – Wake Wing – £15

Emma Lindsay

Student Art Workshop

Starting this year, every Wednesday at lunchtime REC, four girls from U4, Saesha G, Angelica S, Motolani O and Feyi A will be running an Art Workshop.

These workshops are open to L4 and U3; we will have lessons about colour, famous artists, media and different genres of art. Over the course of the year, we hope to develop the girls’ understanding of art and their personal ability with mainly drawing painting and sketching.

So, if you are interested in improving your art work, come along and join our Art Club!

Angelica and Saesha 

School Sport

It has been the week of shuffles for our U18 Hockey team. After playing superbly at the GDST Rally on Tuesday, the girls unfortunately lost a close quarter final to Nottingham on the dreaded shuffles. Unfortunately, the team suffered the same fate on Thursday in the English Schools Cup, where they lost 3-2 in sudden death shuffles to Leicester Grammar School after finishing the game 1-1.

Good luck to all the teams playing Hockey and Netball tomorrow during Open Morning, and we hope that you are able to join us for the opening of the Queens Cross Swimming School at 11.30am in the Pavilion.

Finally, best of luck to the Equestrian team as they compete at the National Finals this Sunday, we look forward to hearing about it in our sports assembly on Monday.

Mrs Hackett
Director of Sport


We are delighted to announce two amazing achievements from the Horse of the Year Show! Firstly, Miss Gibbard from the PE Department is projected to finish 10th in her category and Gemma Watts who competed yesterday finished 4th on her horse Minydon Mascherano. This follows wins at both New Forest and Moreton in Marsh for Gemma.

An amazing achievement placing them both in the top ten nationally. We are so very proud of them both!

Mrs Hackett
Director of Sport

Book Review

A History of Britain in 21 Women by Jenni Murray

They were famous queens, unrecognised visionaries, great artists and trailblazing politicians. They all pushed back boundaries and revolutionised our world. Jenni Murray presents the history of Britain as you’ve never seen it before, through the lives of twenty-one women who refused to succumb to the established laws of society, whose lives embodied hope and change, and who still have the power to inspire us today.

Miss Buxton
School Librarian

Hot Yoga & HIIT Pilates

Kings Camp - October Half Term

Sensible driving request

We politely request that all visitors to the school car park be aware of the 5 mph speed limit. The speed limit is for the safety of all children and adults using this site.

There have been a few incidents reported recently regarding safety, and, as you will understand, it is our priority is to make the school site as safe as possible for everyone.

May we please ask all drivers to give way to pedestrians using the designated crossing points.  Children should be dropped off in the designated bays in the parking areas, and not on the crossings or in disabled parking spaces. Please be conscious of looking both ways when pulling out of the parking bays.

We thank you for taking care and keeping safety paramount.

Mrs Headley
Director of Finance and Operations

Term Dates

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