Sixth Form

For girls aged 16-18

Welcome to our Sixth Form

You are about to begin two incredibly exciting and important years. You will be studying the subjects that really interest you, working with teachers who share your passion and enthusiasm for them. As well as planning for university and beyond with confidence…

Our Sixth Form is truly unique in the region offering you a bespoke academic approach with inspirational teachers, superb facilities and like-minded, ambitious peers. We know that you’ll work hard to meet high academic standards – and our Electives and extracurricular programme will also help you develop new interests and skills that will stay with you for life.

Being part of a GDST Sixth Form brings unrivalled benefits for all our Sixth Formers, especially being part of a network of over 70,000 career women in the GDST alumnae network. Many are leaders in their chosen fields and will be there to inspire, support and mentor you during your progress through the Sixth Form and university and onto your chosen career.


In addition to your challenging and rewarding A-Level studies, enriching Electives and other cultural and sporting activities, you can contribute to the wider community on a local, national and global scale. From running a social enterprise to volunteering in the local community as a Young Philanthropy ambassador or participating in a turtle conservation project during an expedition to Malaysia, there are genuine opportunities to make a real difference.

We encourage applications from girls who sat their GCSEs elsewhere – so we welcome many new girls each September. You’ll find a warm, friendly atmosphere in our Sixth Form Common Room and Café, teachers who take a close, personal interest in you as an individual, and the opportunity to build a unique portfolio of personal interests. This means the transition into our Sixth Form will be a smooth and enjoyable experience.

If you would like to visit us, our current Sixth Formers would be delighted to show you around and answer any questions.

‘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

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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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Sixth Form 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 sixth form, 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

GDST Sports Rally takes place at Northampton High

We were delighted to host the annual autumn event, welcoming children from all across the GDST to Northampton High!

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General News

Excellent A Level results achieved by ‘The Class of 2023’ as Northampton High celebrates another superb year

An astonishing 12% of results at A* grade, over 44% A*- A grade and over 76% A*- B grade as…

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