Northampton School for Boys


Headmaster's Bulletin 16th December 2016

Richard Bernard 2014 thbs

As we reach the end of a remarkably busy term it was highly appropriate that we took the opportunity as a school to reflect on the achievements of the past academic year at our annual Awards Evening event on Tuesday. To see so many students rewarded for their outstanding endeavours was both hugely enjoyable and uplifting . The guest of honour for the event was former student, Professor David Hawker who has worked at the highest level of government in shaping educational policy both in England and abroad. Professor Hawker was a truly inspirational speaker extolling the virtues of high aspiration, expectation and opportunities for students of all backgrounds, core pillars, of course, of our ethos here at NSB.

There has been some magnificent student achievement during the last week, not least when two Year 8 boys took the opportunity to present to me their bronze and gold medals which they won at the recent National Indoor Rowing Championships which was held at the Olympic VeloPark in London. Competing in the U13 age group finals George Patten blew the field away in both the 500m and the 3 minute timed disciplines to take first place with Ed Baker taking third. The boys were competing against the best rowers in England and for NSB to be up in lights on two thirds of the podium is a tremendous achievement by both the boys and their coach Mr White. Please see link here......

Many congratulations also go to Year 9 student Reece Drage who has achieved regional football representative honours through his selection for the Visually and Hearing Disabled FA East Region Squad. Reece plays ‘mainstream’ football in the top league in Northampton for his age group, he proudly represents NSB and he has now been selected by The FA to represent the region following an extensive series of trials. This now puts Reece firmly on the FA pathway for full national representative honours.

I hope everyone connected with the school has an enjoyable Christmas and New Year after we break up next Tuesday and we look forward to welcoming the students back on Wednesday January 4th

Richard Bernard