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Welcome from the Principal

Thank you for visiting our website and I am delighted to welcome you to Northampton Academy.

Northampton Academy is a Good School (Ofsted, 2016), and we serve the needs of our 1400 students, their families and the local community as a successful, vibrant, welcoming and inclusive 11-18 academy. Although we are oversubscribed, we are non-selective.

Our motto is ‘the best in everyone’ and we aim to provide our students with the best opportunities to achieve the academic qualifications and skills to progress to University or the career of their choice. We want our students to realise their potential. Last year 96% of Year 13 students progressed to University; our best ever results. We are confident that this upward trend will continue.

Our staff have high aspirations for all our students and want them to grow into confident, ambitious and high achieving individuals. This year we have a focus on raising our standards even further; particularly literacy, good behaviour, and progress for all students, and we expect parents to want the same for their children. As Sue Williamson, Chief Executive of The Schools’ Network said, “Northampton Academy is one of the best schools in the country in outperforming expectations for pupils and improving their future prospects.” We are continuing on our journey to clearly communicate and embed our values so that we can maintain high standards of integrity, respect, discipline and belief. We want our students to wear their academy uniform with pride and be ambassadors for the academy in the local community.

Our standards at GCSE continue to rise; a testimony to the sheer hard work and determination demonstrated by students and staff alike. Our A’ level results also continue to improve, and we send more students each year to the best universities, including Oxford and Cambridge.

Northampton Academy is a wonderful school and I look forward to working with you to ensure that we do indeed achieve ‘the best in everyone’.

Mr Nat Parnell

Principal, Northampton Academy

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