Northampton High School

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Newport Pagnell Road
01604 765765
2 - 18
Girls only
Other independent school
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5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) or A*-C including English and maths
GCSE results at grade 9-7

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3 A levels at AAB or higher inc. two facilitating subjects
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GCSE to A level
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School Description

Northampton High School is an independent day school for girls aged 2-18 years. The school was founded in 1878 and became part of the Girls Day School Trust in June 2007. From Nursery to the Sixth Form, outstanding success is achieved through a broad and challenging curriculum, with exciting lessons which take learning to a high level, combined with attention to each girl's individual progress.

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News & events from Northampton High School

Last update: 15 October 2020


We warmly invite you to visit our school at one of our three annual Open Days or at an individual visit. Please click on the links below to book or contact our Registrar with questions. 

You are welcome to bring your daughter and any other family or friends who would like to see the school.


Junior School STEM Taster Day - Saturday 14 November 2020 

Open Evening - Thursday 4 March 2021  

Open Morning - Friday 5 March 2021

Open Morning - Friday 7 May 2021

Early Years Family Fun Morning - Saturday 24 April 2021 

Junior Arts Experience Day (Girls in Years 1 - 6) - Saturday 24 April 2021
Click here to book one of our open events >>


A personal visit

Coming to one of our open events is a good introduction to our school. To take the conversation about your daughter and what the High School can do for her to a deeper level, we recommend a personal visit.

Come and take a personal tour with one of our Sixth Form students (for Seniors) or the Head of Junior School (for Juniors). You can see the school in action and we can tailor the tour to your interests.

Come and meet the Headmistress and, over a cup of coffee or tea, we can begin to focus on the particular questions you and your daughter have as you find out more about her High School education. The Director of Sixth Form is also on hand to talk about the Sixth Form experience and offer guidance on choices.

Please contact us on [email protected] or 01604 765765 (option 2 for Admissions) to arrange a personal tour at a time to suit you and your family.

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Northampton High School is pleased to announce that following the secondment of Dr Helen Stringer to Oxford High School, we have now recruited a new permanent Headteacher who takes up this role with immediate effect. Our new Headmistress is Mrs Caroline Petryszak BSc PGCE.


Having worked as Interim Head of Junior School for a year in 2018/19, Caroline has a good understanding of Northampton High School and its people, history and ethos. She has been serving as Acting Head since the beginning of the 2019/20 school year and now moves to the permanent role of Headmistress.

Caroline looks forward to further-developing her relationship with girls in Nursery and Junior School whilst getting to know students in the Senior School and Sixth Form, and to leading a school that will continue to value the individual and prepare all for a happy, balanced and fulfilling life.




We provide an invigorating single-sex environment in which our students can thrive. Our School is a place where each girl is given the freedom and the support to be the best she can be, ready to face the world and take on its challenges.Without enforced gender boundaries, the sheer liberation that a single sex education can provide enables each girl to fulfil their potential in every field and at every age. Confidence grows immeasurably, girls get used to taking a lead and having a voice; choices are bold, successes are celebrated and there are no limits - life is there for the taking.

At single-sex schools, girls are the leaders – head of school, captain of sport, leader of the debating society. They find their voices, and get used to the challenges of leadership. Similarly, in the classroom they can take intellectual risks, ask questions, or make judgements without worrying about ‘looking stupid in front of boys’.

In short, an all-girls school builds risk-taking and resilience. In working life, these attributes are essential. Young women need to be brave enough to ask a question at a big meeting, or to disagree with the crowd view. They need to be able to handle the vagaries and unfairnesses of life, to try, and fail, and try again.

We are proud to be part of the Girls' Day School Trust:



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We offer a girls' education from Nursery and Reception right through to helping pupils enter their first choice university.

"The younger girls exude enjoyment and warmth." ISI Inspection Report 


Northampton High School Catchment Area Map

This school is independently managed and its admission criteria may be selective. There is no set catchment area as pupils are admitted from a wide variety of postcodes and, in the case of boarding schools, from outside the UK. Contact the school directly or visit their website for more information on Admissions Policy and Procedures.

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