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Northampton School for Boys

 
 

Challenge, Choice and Encouragement

 We believe that our curriculum provides a base that enables all boys to maximise their choices throughout the school - and beyond.

From their first day at the school, boys are placed in House-based tutor groups. For lessons, boys are grouped in bands according to ability. This helps us to provide appropriate levels of challenge, and helps the boys to gain early experience of success. We celebrate success - it encourages future efforts!

The most able find challenge within and beyond the classroom. We provide a programme of stimulating activities to encourage boys to stretch themselves. Boys are invited to join our Honours Programme for gifted and talented students. An outstanding Ofsted report led to NSB being invited to be one of just fourteen founding Ambassador Schools of the National Association for Gifted and Talented Youth.

We aim to do the best by ALL boys across the full ability range. We believe that all boys can excel at something, and that it is our job to help each find his own strength.

Ben:
"It's great here - I've got to play Rugby to a high level with the East Midlands, but was just as pleased to get my Bronze in the Maths Challenge, because I'm really keen on maths and science"

We believe that our curriculum provides a base that enables all boys to maximise their choices throughout the school - and beyond.

From their first day at the school, boys are placed in House-based tutor groups. For lessons, boys are grouped in bands according to ability. This helps us to provide appropriate levels of challenge, and helps the boys to gain early experience of success. We celebrate success - it encourages future efforts!

The most able find challenge within and beyond the classroom. We provide a programme of stimulating activities to encourage boys to stretch themselves. Boys are later invited to join our Honours Programme for gifted and talented students in Year 7 and beyond. An outstanding Ofsted report led to NSB being invited to be one of just fourteen founding Ambassador Schools of the National Association for Gifted and Talented Youth.

We aim to do the best by ALL boys across the full ability range. We believe that all boys can excel at something, and that it is our job to help each find his own strength.


We provide excellent support for those who also find learning more of a challenge. Our learning support team constantly encourage boys to follow our goal that everyone should 'be the best that they can be'.

We have adapted our buildings to ensure that youngsters with physical disabilities can fully access the curriculum and be part of the success story that is NSB.

Our curriculum provides choice of modern foreign language and a range of expressive arts. At GCSE there is an opportunity to make choices, but we believe that all boys are entitled to a curriculum that is both rich and broad. We want to expand future choice - not restrict it.

"Pupils of all abilities are challenged to succeed"
Ofsted