Education with character at Northampton Academy, a mixed secondary school.
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Character at Northampton Academy

Our core values are:


  • Showing due consideration for the values, opinions and beliefs of others
  • Understanding that we are all different from one another
  • Respect for ourselves, others and the environment


  • Not giving up, especially during adversity
  • Embracing the challenges of learning at a high level
  • Supporting each other to achieve


  • Aspiring to be the best people we can possibly be; and know what this looks like
  • Aspiring to achieve the highest outcomes possible
  • Aspiring to achieve the best jobs, college and university places


  • Ability and willingness to accept the existence of opinions or beliefs that are different from our own
  • Understanding that not all situations and issues are binary
  • Willingness to embrace diversity of religion, race and culture


  • Doing the right thing, even when nobody is watching
  • Being honest with yourself and others, even when in the wrong
  • Having strong moral principles

We use these terms as part of our daily language and encourage their use in classrooms by using the praise points system. These Character values underpin everything we do at the school and are seen across all areas of the Academy.

Character Values

Civic Values

  • Service
  • Neighbourliness
  • Citizenship
  • Community awareness
  • Volunteering
  • Social justice

Intellectual Values

  • Reflection
  • Focus
  • Critical thinking
  • Reason and judgement
  • Curiosity
  • Resourcefulness
  • Open-mindedness
  • Wisdom
  • Creativity

Moral Values

  • Courage
  • Compassion
  • Gratitude
  • Justice
  • Honesty
  • Humility
  • Modesty
  • Self-discipline
  • Tolerance
  • Integrity
  • Friendliness
  • Respect
  • Trust

Performance Values

  • Resilience
  • Perseverance
  • Determination
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Confidence
  • Motivation
  • Ambition
  • Problem-solving
  • Communication

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