Northampton School for Boys


Headmaster's Bulletin 10th March 2017

Richard Bernard 2014 thbs

After the resounding success of the School Musical, 'Oliver', the Expressive Arts department have earned significant plaudits on the national stage during the course of this week. Seven of our GCSE Year 10 dancers have been working extremely hard on a dance based on the Chris O'Connell play 'Hymns', which they had the opportunity to perform at a countywide selection event. The boys performed at an outstanding level and as a result they have been selected for the East Midlands regional competition which is the feeder into the prestigious U.Dance 2017 National Festival: Please Click Here. To rival this level of achievement our celebrated 'Big Band' performed last Sunday at the National Festival of Music for Youth in the prestigious 'Symphony Hall' venue, Birmingham, which was sold out to the 2,240 capacity. The band were a credit to NSB, performing with great gusto and verve and inspiring literally thousands of younger children in the process: Please Click Here.

It is rare to have the opportunity to watch/witness a sporting comeback of the magnitude of Barcelona's incredible 6-1 defeat of PSG in the Champion's League on Wednesday night but to have the privilege of watching two such games in one week is quite remarkable. The Y7 football team emulated the Catalan giants with a stunning fight back against Langley School, Norwich in the Quarter Finals of the ESFA Schools' National Cup on Tuesday. Two nil down with five minutes to go, Coach, Mr Winters, threw on substitute Mikun Adeniji with the instruction to 'do some damage'. Mikun rose majestically to the challenge scoring with his first touch to make it 2-1 with four minutes left. With their tails up NSB then dominated play driving home an equaliser and then, astonishingly, with one minute left Mikun scored the winner prompting chaotic celebration. The team are now in two national Semi Finals of which the first is being played next Wednesday against Hurstmere School, Kent.

One of the most important functions of the school is to ensure that our leavers enter education or employment which is suitably aspirational to their potential and NSB prides itself on the quality of care, support and guidance that it gives to all of their students as they map out their future careers. An important evening in this process is the NSB Sixth Form Employment and Opportunities Evening which this year is being held on Wednesday 22nd March from 6.00pm - 8.00pm at the school. Many local and national firms and organisations will be present and the event promises great opportunity for our older students to be made aware of the array of alternative pathways available to them both in the area and wider afield: Please Click Here

Richard Bernard