Northampton School for Boys is an 11-18 state funded single sex boys' school. Girls are admitted to the sixth form. The school was founded in 1541 by Thomas Chipsey in Bridge Street, but moved to the present site in 1911. His fellow trustees included Laurence and Edward Manley, William Brightwell, and Laurence Washington - an antecedent of George Washington, first President of the USA.
We believe in firm but fair standards of discipline, and insist on traditional values such as courtesy, honesty and respect. We believe smart appearance encourages a good attitude to work. We expect all who come to the school to be committed to working hard in the classroom, and to completing the significant amounts of homework we set.
We have a House System both to promote healthy competition between the pupils and to provide a sense of belonging to a 'family' within a large school.
We strive for quality. We set high standards and have high expectations. We believe this is the key to the outstanding achievements of our students in so many fields in recent years - high expectations and a commitment from boys to give of their best and get involved in the life of the school.
We continue to develop our facilities and the most recent superb new buildings together with additional sports facilities and many re-furbished areas opened in 2007.
I hope you enjoy the prospectus; further details are provided on the school website.
I look forward to meeting you should you choose to visit the school.
For the School prospectus click here