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 core values:


  • 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

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 of Character received record applications this year. This is, in part, due to our academic success.  

This year we achieved record attainment figures at GCSE, 64% of students achieved five or more 9-4 grades including English and maths, with 67% of students achieving a pass in both English and maths.

I am delighted to see our Progress 8 score rise to +0.64 and am proud of all our students and staff for the hard work and commitment they have shown to achieve this level of progress. This score indicates that our students are achieving well over half a grade higher, in each of their subjects, than they otherwise would be expected to achieve on average.

What is particularly pleasing is this high progress is reflective of all our pupils regardless of their background or their ability levels. At Northampton Academy, we encourage each and every one of our students to have the highest aspirations and support all of them in achieving their very best results, regardless of the obstacles or challenges they face. Congratulations again to all of our young people, families and staff for their efforts.

Mr. Nat Parnell
Principal, Northampton Academy


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