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Based around two courtyards; you walk in a full circle. ‘You don’t get lost because if you keep walking you end up back where you started,’ said our guide. One courtyard used for seating, the other for experiments along with a greenhouse. Excellent artwork on show with lots of choice from sculpting, to drawing, to photography.  Mention must go to the textiles work.  It’s not ordinary run of the mill stuff but high fashion and high standards.  Younger girls were making make up bags, having designed their own fabric first..

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What the school says...

Northampton High School 11+ entrance examinations consist of: maths and English multiple choice papers. No past papers given but practice papers can be bought from high street retailers and via the internet.

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All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.

Sports

Equestrian centre or equestrian team - school has own equestrian centre or an equestrian team.

What The Good Schools Guide says

Headmistress

Since March 2020, Caroline Petryszak. Has been at the school since 2018. Educated in the north west and entered the teaching profession via a maths degree from York and a PGCE in secondary maths and RS from St Mary’s College, Strawberry Hill. Dedicating much of her career to all-girls education, she began teaching at Dr Challoner’s High School before moving to The Perse School for Girls (now the Stephen Perse Foundation), Cambridge. Here, she spent over 13 years in two stints, latterly holding a number of middle and senior positions and gaining experience in both pastoral and academic leadership. Stepped down from full-time work while her children were young, working part-time as a writer and editor for the BBC and in teaching positions at St John’s College School and St Mary’s, Cambridge; she has...

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Please note: Independent schools frequently offer IGCSEs or other qualifications alongside or as an alternative to GCSE. The DfE does not record performance data for these exams so independent school GCSE data is frequently misleading; parents should check the results with the schools.

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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 enhancement department who provide support in class, individual and group sessions.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Genetic
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
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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