Pupils at Northampton High School get excellent exam results, but this is not at the expense of having a lot of fun and learning many new skills in all kinds of other areas at the same time. We believe that a well-balanced school life creates happy and healthy young people.

Naturally you will find an active sports faculty in the school, fielding teams at the highest level in hockey, swimming, netball, cricket and athletics. Our sports centre houses a swimming pool, fitness suite and sports halls for a variety of indoor sports and wellbeing activities such as yoga and pilates. A whole range of activities are on offer as lunchtime and after-school clubs as part of our unique REC (Radically Enriched Curriculum) offering for pupils.

Pupils can choose to undertake the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme, beginning with the Bronze award in Year 10 and continuing to the Silver and Gold award if they choose.

If you enjoy drama or music, you will find many opportunities to join in, whether you want to take individual instrumental lessons, join an orchestra or other ensemble or take part in one of the many plays which are organized in school. Each year we stage either a play or musical and pupils from all years can participate as actors, musicians or backstage. In addition there are smaller performances organized in different year groups such as the House plays and House music competition.

In addition to the large-scale activities, there are numerous other extracurricular opportunities, from debating to dancing, from coding to crafts, for the beginning, the improver and the expert.

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