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Northampton High School GDST

Northampton High School GDST

Newport Pagnell Road, Hardingstone, Northampton, NN4 6UU, Northamptonshire

01604 765765



Northampton High School GDST
School type Girls' Day Preparatory & Senior, Nursery & Sixth Form
Founded 1878
Head Dr May Lee
Date Appointed June 2022
Girls Age Range 2-18 years
Number of pupils 600
Day fees per annum £3,576 - £5,254 per term
Average Class Size 19
Associations GSA,IAPS, ISC, GDST

Northampton High is….

An academically selective all-girls school, with a long heritage in Northampton (since 1878), which offers an individualised education for girls aged 2 to 18. Students not only gain superb academic qualifications, but also have exciting opportunities to learn new skills, broaden horizons and forge strong friendships along the way.

Girls of all ages receive the very best in teaching and pastoral care in a stimulating, caring, happy school where pupils realise their academic, creative, and athletic potential. The school strives to tailor everything to the needs of the individual and prepare self-confident pupils for a balanced and fulfilling life to come.

Part of the Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST) family of schools, the largest group of independent girls’ schools in the country and a national leader in girls’ education. The first school founded by the Girls’ Public Day School Trust opened its doors in Chelsea in 1873. Now, as the Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST), the Trust has grown to a unique family of 23 independent schools and two academies across the UK. GDST schools and academies share an ethos and a proud heritage of girls-only education and are members of a unique network of 19,000 pupils, 3,500 staff and 70,000+ alumnae in the UK and abroad.

Northampton High is now based on a purpose-built 27-acre site in the village of Hardingstone, on the outskirts of Northampton, relocating in 1992 from the heart of Northampton’s Cultural Quarter. Equipped with excellent facilities, including a 25m indoor pool, gym, dance studios, squash courts, a Forest School, all-weather pitches, performance theatre and outdoor space abound, the school’s Nursery, Junior School (Reception to Year 6), Senior School (Year 7 to Year 11) and Sixth Form create a collaborative and supportive community.

Easily accessible from the A45 and other major routes, the school offers comprehensive transport solutions and a comfortable commute from Milton Keynes, Brackley, Towcester, Kettering, Wellingborough, Rugby, Bedford and beyond.

Girls thrive in sport, the performing arts, the creative arts, maths, and science as well as debating, languages, and a wide range of extracurricular activities, making strong contributions to the school and the wider community.