Principal's Welcome

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

We are proud to be part of United Learning, a group of academies, primaries and independent schools who work by the motto ‘The Best in Everyone’, and we wholeheartedly subscribe to this philosophy.

Here at Northampton Academy, we live and breathe our three core values:

  • RESPECT – showing consideration for the views, opinions and beliefs of others
  • DETERMINATION – never giving up
  • AMBITION – aiming high; not just for what you want to be, but also for who you wish to be

Northampton Academy is a welcoming and inclusive 11-18 school on the eastern side of Northampton. Every year group is full or oversubscribed and our highly academic Sixth Form received record applications this year. This is, in part, due to our academic success.  

Last year we achieved our highest ever attainment figures at GCSE and A Level. We continue to achieve particularly good university destinations for our Year 13 leavers, with a high proportion of this year’s students attending the very best Russell Group Universities.

Northampton Academy has an excellent and growing enrichment programme in which students are actively encouraged to participate, we promise to give every student at least one leadership opportunity each year both through extra curricular activities and within lessons. This promise is displayed on a plaque in our main reception area. We are also working on our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) programme towards our Academy vision:

“To be an Academy of character and excellence. To provide a unique and extraordinary experience that sets us apart: locally, nationally and internationally.”

We continue our journey to clearly communicate and embed our core values of Respect, Determination and Ambition - so that we can maintain our already high standards of integrity and discipline.  From September 2019 we have introduced a new additional value of Community Service.  We are proud to be recognised nationally for our Student Character programme.  We believe that education is about outcomes but it also about learning to be the very best person you can possibly be.

Our students are expected to wear their uniform with pride and be excellent ambassadors for Northampton Academy in the local community and beyond.

Northampton Academy is a wonderful school, with a diversity and vibrancy that is greater than any other school I have experienced. I wholeheartedly commend Northampton Academy as we continue to achieve ‘The Best in Everyone’.

Mr. Nat Parnell
Principal, Northampton Academy


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