Northampton High School GDST

An academically selective all-girls school, with a long heritage in Northampton (since 1878), which offers an individualised education for girls aged 2 to 18.

Students not only gain superb academic qualifications, but also have exciting opportunities to learn new skills, broaden horizons and forge strong friendships along the way.

Girls of all ages receive the very best in teaching and pastoral care in a stimulating, caring, happy school where pupils realise their academic, creative, and athletic potential. The school strives to tailor everything to the needs of the individual and prepare self-confident pupils for a balanced and fulfilling life to come.

Part of the Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST) family of schools, the largest group of independent girls’ schools in the country and a national leader in girls’ education. The first school founded by the Girls’ Public Day School Trust opened its doors in Chelsea in 1873.

Now, as the Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST), the Trust has grown to a unique family of 23 independent schools and two academies across the UK. GDST schools and academies share an ethos and a proud heritage of girls-only education and are members of a unique network of 19,000 pupils, 3,500 staff and 70,000+ alumnae in the UK and abroad.

Northampton High is now based on a purpose-built 27-acre site in the village of Hardingstone, on the outskirts of Northampton, relocating 27 years ago from the heart of Northampton’s Cultural Quarter. Equipped with excellent facilities, including a 25m indoor pool, gym, dance studios, squash courts, a Forest School, all-weather pitches, performance theatre and outdoor space abound, the school’s Nursery, Junior School (Reception to Year 6), Senior School (Year 7 to Year 11) and Sixth Form create a collaborative and supportive community.

Easily accessible from the A45 and other major routes, the school offers comprehensive transport solutions and a comfortable commute from Milton Keynes, Brackley, Towcester, Kettering, Wellingborough, Rugby, Bedford and beyond.

Girls thrive in sport, the performing arts, the creative arts, maths, and science as well as debating, languages, and a wide range of extracurricular activities, making strong contributions to the school and the wider community.

Essentials

  • Head Mrs Caroline Petryszak
  • Mrs Caroline Petryszak
  • Age range 2 - 19
  • Day / Boarding Day
  • Religious affiliation None
  • Exams
  • 14+ GCSE, IGCSE
  • 16+ A Level, Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
  • Fees (per term) September 2020 - August 2021
  • Prep/Junior School
    • £3,346 - £3,750 per term
  • Senior School
    • £4,918 per term
  • Sixth Form
    • £4,918 per term
  • Find out more about fees >
  • Exams
    • Exams
    • 14+ GCSE, IGCSE
    • 16+ A Level, Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
  • Fees (per term)
    • Fees (per term) September 2020 - August 2021
    • Prep/Junior School
      • £3,346 - £3,750 per term
    • Senior School
      • £4,918 per term
    • Sixth Form
      • £4,918 per term
    • Find out more about fees >

Bursaries & Scholarships

Northampton High School is part of the Girls Day School Trust (GDST), the largest group of independent girls’ schools in the UK.

As a charity, the GDST awards bursaries and scholarships to the brightest and most deserving girls so that the largest possible number of talented girls can receive the benefit of a GDST education.

Scholarships in recognition of outstanding achievement and potential are offered. We offer Academic Scholarships, as well as scholarships in the Performing Arts and Creative Arts, Sport and Swimming.

Scholarships are offered to selected girls entering Year 7, Year 9 and Sixth Form. Scholarships usually constitute between 5% and 20% of full fees and they are not means tested.

In its aim to offer a transformative and life-changing experience, the school invites applications for GDST bursaries; these can cover part or full fees and are means tested.

Scholarships and bursaries may be held concurrently. Scholarships and bursaries usually stay in place for the time that your daughter remains at Northampton High School.

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Scholarships & Bursaries offered
  • Academic scholarships
  • All Rounder awards
  • Art scholarships
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • Hardship awards for existing pupils
  • Music scholarships
  • Sibling discounts
  • Sixth Form scholarships
  • Sport scholarships

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