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Parents a mix of professional types, county set and self-employed, very supportive of school. 'It has a real buzz about it,' one mother told us, while another said: 'The school seems to embrace everything and everybody. When we go to a concert or play the pupils do everything, whether they're conducting the orchestra or doing the lights. I really feel the girls are being prepared for...

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Northampton High School 11+ entrance examinations consist of: maths, English and verbal reasoning (VR). No past papers given but practice papers can be bought from high street retailers and via the internet.

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking Additional Science at an English Independent School (GCSE)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Statistics at an English Independent School (GCSE)
  • Excellent performance by Girls taking Science (Core) at an English Independent School (GCSE)

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2015, Dr Helen Stringer, previously vice-principal (curriculum) at the Stephen Perse Foundation. Educated at Danum Grammar School in Doncaster, Yorkshire; history degree from Bristol; completed her masters and doctorate, specialising in mid-16th century England, at Sussex; teacher training at the Institute of Education in London. Over 20 years of teaching experience includes Channing, JAGS and Leicester Grammar.

Head of junior school since 2012, Mr Ross Urquhart BSc (40s). Previously head of Broughton Manor Prep School and deputy head of Milton Keynes Prep School. A PE and geography graduate from Brunel University, he has a passion for sport (tennis and skiing) and has taught all junior school subjects. Married to Nicola; they have two daughters, both at the school.

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Glowing recent ISI report judged the school’s EYFS provision to be ‘outstanding’...

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Special Education Needs

SEN is a whole school issue. The school's aims are to provide equal opportunities to develop all students' talents and abilities to their full potential, ensuring that students with special educational needs have full access to the curriculum. With this in mind, these aims are met through a whole-school approach to Special Needs provision with all teaching staff taking responsibility for meeting individual needs. Additional support is available from the Learning Support Department who provide support in class, individual and group sessions.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Delicate Medical Problems [archived]
English as an additional language (EAL)
Epilepsy [archived]
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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