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Northampton School for Boys

Headmaster's Bulletin 9th June 2023

Year 10 student, Edward Rushmore has earned himself a place at the UKMT (UK Mathematics Trust) Training Camp at Queen's College, Oxford University, based on his recent exceptional UKMT Olympiad results. The Training Camp will take place in August and will help prepare Edward to represent the UK in forthcoming International Mathematical Olympiads. This is an exceptional achievement as only the country's top mathematicians at each relevant age group are considered for these camps.

During the latter half of this year, Year 8 have been studying World War One and as part of the Programme of Study, Miss Imison set a challenge for the students - she reports below on the nature of the task and the winners:

'The students studied a wide variety of World War 1 topics, in particular the conditions in the trenches and most recently, what was life really like on the Homefront - particularly in Northamptonshire. A key highlight was looking at some of the students who volunteered for the war that were students of Northampton School for Boys. With this in mind we asked the Year 8s to design a propaganda poster, aimed at persuading the young men of Great Britain to join the war effort. Competition was extremely tough - well done and thank you to all those students who participated and a huge congratulations to Elliot Buthee who was our overall winner and to Joey Kent who came a narrow runner-up.'

The NSB Y8 basketball team (representing the Dallas Mavericks) played in the Central Regional Finals of the Junior NBA competition on Wednesday and each player came away triumphant with a Regional Championship Ring, which you can see the boys proudly displaying in the picture! Mr Elder reports:

After finishing our group stage unbeaten, we played local rivals Northampton International Academy in the Semi-Final of the Central division, winning 35-19.

The final against Hazeley Academy (Milton Keynes) was strewn with nerves to start with, but we stretched away to a 10 point lead in the third quarter and we never really relinquished it, eventually winning 30-21.

All players performed brilliantly, with Anton Kelly, Jerome Maroodza and Ben Ani-Adjei particularly lighting up the court with some astonishing plays.

A fantastic win by the NSB U15 cricketers yesterday evening, saw the team winning the U15 County Cup against Wellingborough School by a 98 run margin. All County Winners now enter into a National Knockout and we play the champions of Rutland next - Uppingham School - with the game likely to be played at home by the end of next week. There were exceptional performances throughout the team, with Will Hepher hitting back-to-back half-centuries in the last two school games, Rushaan Taylor taking two wickets in a maiden over and Adrian Melits captaining the team brilliantly inclusive of a 3 wicket haul last night. 

A reminder that tickets are now available from the Box Office for some fantastic student led entertainment:

  • Key Stage 3 Production - Charlie & The Chocolate Factory - Thursday, June 22nd and Friday, June 23rd
  • A NSB Ceilidh Night at the Cripps in support of the NSB Jazz / Folk ensemble 2024 Tour to Los Angeles - June 30th  

Finally, due to the hot weather we are relaxing the blazer / jacket uniform rule for the remainder of this Term (from Monday). Students will not be required to wear a blazer / jacket when travelling to school or around the school until the end of Term 6 (this mirrors last year's arrangements). Students may also wear a cap (logos must be appropriate) outside on the field at Break / Lunch and are encouraged to wear sunscreen. Students always have access to water throughout the day at school. An email with more detail will be sent to all parents / carers today alongside information related to restricted vehicular access to the Access Road / Sports Hall Car Park from next Wednesday due to building works.


Richard Bernard


Northampton School for Boys, Billing Road, Northampton, NN1 5RT
01604 230240