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Northampton School for Boys

Northampton School for Boys

Admissions Process for September 2023 entry

Presentation Evenings

All students and their parents/carers who are considering an application to Northampton School for a place in Year 7 for September 2023 are warmly invited to attend a Presentation Evening on either Monday 12th December 2022 or Wednesday 14th December 2022 at Northampton School for Boys.

For more information about the Presentation Evenings and to book a place, please click on this link.

Application Process For September 2023 Entry

This year, all parents/carers will be able to apply for a place at Northampton School in addition to schools applied for as part of the Local Authority application process (Local Authority application deadline of 31st October).

Applications for Northampton School must be made via an online Application Form. The process will be overseen by Northampton School for Boys. The link to the application form can be accessed below. The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday, 22nd January 2023.

The full timelines can be accessed by clicking on this link.


Optional Aptitude Tests

Northampton School will have specialisms in the Performing Arts (Drama/Dance/Music) and Sports with 10% of places allocated to students demonstrating the highest levels of aptitude in these areas.

To find out more information about these aptitude tests please click on this link.

Common Ability Test

All applicants* will be required to sit a Common Ability Test in order to be considered for a place at Northampton School. The test will be held on Saturday 28th January 2023 at Northampton School for Boys and full details of this test will be provided following the closing date for applications by the end of Wednesday 25th January at the latest.

We will write to applicants after the application closing date with the times of their Common Ability Test.

*Please note that boys who have already applied to Northampton School for Boys for September 2023 entry and have sat the associated Common Ability Test on Saturday 19th November 2022, will not be required to sit the Common Ability Test for Northampton School.

Offers of a place at Northampton School

If you are successful in your application, we will write to you with a confirmed offer of a place for Northampton School by Wednesday, 1st March 2023. Unsuccessful applicants will also be notified in writing with details of the relevant appeal process.

On 1st March 2023, all parents/carers will also receive a separate offer of a place at a different school following the Local Authority application process that closed on 31st October (which did not include Northampton School as a preference option). Parents/carers who hold a place for their child at Northampton School will then be asked to choose which of the two different school places you wish to accept.

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