Northampton School for Boys is an independent academy with a proud heritage and an exciting future. Founded in 1541, we have a proud ‘Tradition of Excellence’, and have always been at the forefront of education in the town and county.
Our ethos is a very distinct one but one which seeks to enable all students to achieve their potential and strive to ‘be the best they can be’. We believe in the importance of hard work and resilience and have the highest expectations of all our students and their aspirations.
We believe that to achieve their potential, our students need to be relentlessly challenged, both in lessons and beyond the curriculum, and forced to ‘think hard’ about their studies. To ensure students have the environment to succeed, we strive to cultivate a disciplined and ordered climate for learning where all members of the school community have mutual respect.
We promote traditional values of honesty, integrity, humility, perseverance, tolerance, and kindness and insist that respect is shown by all members to all members of the school community.
We believe it is vital and part of our moral imperative to develop the whole person at NSB and mould our students into well-rounded young people. A cornerstone of our curriculum is 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 also encourage students to develop their leadership skills and contributions to school-life, whether in curriculum areas or via the extensive House system and related activities.
We are proud to extend our values and distinctive approach to our sixth form and are incredibly proud of the contributions that all students – girls and boys – make to the life of NSB. At the heart of our ethos, we are an inclusive school which believes in ‘Excellence for All’ and in opening the doors to a lifetime of opportunities for our students.