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Northampton School for Boys

Northampton School for Boys

External Applicants on Waiting List

Good luck with your results on Thursday 24th August, we hope that you get the grades you hope for. 

If you have met both the minimum and subject specific entry requirements for the subjects you originally applied for, and still wish to do those subjects, then simply upload your results to the portal so that we can confirm that you are eligible for consideration in all subsequent rounds of offers.   We would prefer you to upload a direct copy of your results statement, however if this is not possible, you can take a photo of your results statement and upload this in the documents section at the bottom left of your application on the AIM portal, or scan, save and upload a copy.  Please ensure that it shows your name and result outcomes clearly.


The deadline for letting us know your grades is 12:00 midday on Friday 25th August.

If you failed to meet the subject specific requirements in one (or more) subject(s), but did meet the minimum entry requirements, you can request to change your course choices, via a portal message (purple speech bubble icon in the bottom right-hand corner), for alternative courses in which you did meet the subject specific entry requirements.  It is essential that you still select 3 subjects to be considered for (or 4 if including Further Maths) – you cannot say “either Sociology or History” for example, you need to pick which one.

We will run our random selection process from the waiting list as soon as we can after midday on Friday 25th August, in line with our Admissions Policy, and will inform successful students through the portal.  Any further places that become available after GCSE results day will be allocated as promptly as we can, so do not give up if you don’t get a place in the next round of offers.  This may happen across or after the Bank Holiday weekend, so please be patient and do not message us on the portal to find out if it has been run.  You will receive a message via the portal whether you are successful or not to indicate that the Waiting List has been run. 

If you will be away on holiday when the grades are released, I would strongly advise you make arrangements for someone else to act on your behalf to ensure that your grades are uploaded. 

If you have difficulties accessing your application on the AIM portal, please email Mrs L Shocklidge, our Admissions Officer, on

Right to Appeal

If, after offers have been made from our waiting list, you have been unsuccessful in gaining a place at the school, and have not already done so, you have the right to appeal the non-allocation of a place.  Should you decide to appeal, our Notice of Appeal can be found on the Admissions page of our website.  Please send your completed Notice of Appeal to Admissions Officer, Northampton School for Boys, Billing Road, Northampton, NN1 5RT.

Guidance Notes can be found with the Notice of Appeal however, if you have any queries in relation to this process after reading these, please contact Mrs Shocklidge at the school on 01604 230240. 

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