Northampton School for Boys is an independent academy which is a Teaching School. Founded in 1541, it has a proud ‘Tradition of Excellence’, and has always been at the forefront of education in the town and county.
The ethos is a very distinct one, but one which seeks to enable all students to achieve their potential.
We believe in the importance of hard work and have the highest expectations of our students, who all should aim to ‘be the best I can be’.
We believe that to achieve their potential, our students need to be stimulated and challenged, both in lessons and beyond the curriculum.
We believe that boys need to be ‘kept busy’ on purposeful activity and to engage with the whole school community – staff and other students.
We believe that progress in learning needs to take place in an ordered and disciplined environment, where all members of the school community have mutual respect for each other.
We promote traditional values of honesty, integrity, humility, perseverance, tolerance and kindness.
We insist that respect is shown by all members to all members of the school community.
We believe it is important to develop the whole person. A key feature of the school is therefore the commitment to providing a wide range of opportunities beyond the classroom, including extensive sports, music, drama and dance activities, and outward bound and residential opportunities.
We believe that students need to develop leadership skills, whether in curriculum areas or via the extensive House system and activities.
We believe that our distinctive approach is one that many girls wish to engage with in our sixth form, and that our sixth form girls make a significant contribution to life throughout the school.
We are an inclusive school which believes in ‘Excellence for All’.