Senior School

For girls aged 11-16

Welcome to our Senior School

Joining the Senior School is the beginning of your daughter’s journey into adulthood and independence.

Our specialist staff will nurture your daughter’s academic abilities while encouraging her to develop wider knowledge and understanding of the curriculum we offer at Northampton High School and beyond.

Your daughter will have numerous opportunities to develop talents in music, sport, drama, public speaking and more. She can choose the options that best suit her among supportive and like-minded senior school students who are equally keen to take ownership of their learning.

Our highly skilled team of educators will help your daughter foster the skills that offer the keys to success and fulfilment in life. There will be abundant opportunities to build inner confidence, demonstrate commitment, articulate opinions, and make an impression.

Above all, it’s her chance to truly shine…

‘The only all-girls, all-through school in the county, where the junior school gives girls a cracking start in their development towards becoming the leaders of tomorrow. Full of joy and energy, and masses of opportunity for girls to discover their passions and abilities’. The Good Schools Guide, 2023

School Open Days

Our Open Days are the first step towards being part of the GDST family. The first step in your daughter’s journey of self-discovery. A very important step.

Joining us at an Open Day is an excellent way to get to know us as well as we know our pupils. Please see below for upcoming dates, and click the relevant link to register your interest.

We have Sixth FormSeniorJunior and Nursery Open Days. This ensures your daughter is getting the best education throughout her journey at Northampton High.

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Senior Activities

Beyond the Classroom

Learning isn't just about lessons in our classrooms. Click here to find our sixth form extracurricular, trips & activities, performing arts, forest school & sports.


We take care and safety very seriously, especially when it comes to our students. We provide tailored guidance to build strong working relationships with students.


Find out more about the subjects taught at our senior level, including: Biology, Economics, English, Geography, History, Mathematics, Fashion & Textiles - plus more!


Alumnae News

2024 Alumnae Reunion Lunch Bookings Open for Saturday 2 March

Bookings are now open for the Reunion Lunch on Saturday 2 March 2024.

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General News

‘In Conversation with’ – Emilie Weaving

The next edition of the GDST’s webinar series takes place on Monday 23 October

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General News

Birtwistles guests join students for cooking demonstration

Jill and Jake joined us to carry out a special demonstration with our GCSE Food students

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