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Nursery Children Spruce up Nature Garden

February 20, 2018

Nursery children have begun their spring spruce up in the nature garden. The children have enjoyed safely removing some of the bushes to open up the area to the sunshine and the Nursery staff (Mrs Banyard, Miss Parker and Miss Hughes) all kindly came in over the half term to put up a little village of bird houses and insect hides. They also cleaned out the miniature pond, hopeful for some spring life.


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Q6 Visit Cadbury World

February 8, 2018

Q6 have spent the day at Cadbury World today learning about cocoa production, Fairtrade and Cadburys, as well as almost emptying the shop of chocolate!


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Q4 Visit Saints Study Skills Centre

February 7, 2018

Friday was the turn of Q4 to head to the Northampton Saints Rugby Club Study Skills Centre to take part in a maths workshop with their advanced skills teacher, followed by a tour of the stadium before returning to school. Thank you once again @OfficialNorthamptonSaints for your hospitality!


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QR Receive Visit from Hairdressers for ‘People who Help us’ Topic

February 7, 2018

Yesterday QR had a visit from Helen and Brendan (from Barbarella Hair) to tell us about being a hairdresser for our People Who Help Us topic. We had a cutting demonstration, learnt about how to colour hair and curl hair using rollers, tongs and straighteners. We also talked about why and how we wash hair.


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Q10 Psychology Pupils Teach Q6 about a Growth Mindset

February 6, 2018

The Year 10 Psychology pupils took a visit to the Junior school to teach the Year 6 pupils what a Growth Mindset is. The lessons involved a range of activities including a chance for the Year 6s to set themselves challenges. Each pupil has until after half term to complete it. The challenges are aimed at pushing their own expectations and seeing what they can achieve with a growth mindset.


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Q7 Pupils Visit the Symphony Hall in Birmingham

February 6, 2018

Q7 had a fantastic time visiting the Symphony Hall in Birmingham last Tuesday.


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Pupils Across the School Share Love of Reading as Part of National Storytelling Week

February 6, 2018

Some more photos from last week’s National Storytelling Week which saw pupils from across the school coming together to read and share their love of books together.


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More than 50 Grandparents and Parents Attend Nursery to Q2 Stay & Learn Session

February 6, 2018

Over 50 parents and grandparents of Nursery, QR, Q1 and Q2 children attended a maths focused ‘Stay and Learn’ session on Friday. Thank you to all who came along!


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QHS U15 Netball Team Wins County Plate and Qualifies for County Cup

February 6, 2018

Congratulations to the U15 netball team for winning the County Plate tournament yesterday and qualifying for the County Cup. Wonderful performances in freezing temperatures! Well done to all the girls! #QHSNetball


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Senior School Pupils Visit Houses of Parliament

February 2, 2018

The Sixth Form Politics students joined with the Senior School Debating Club for a wonderful London Excursion that included visiting the Houses of Parliament, the Cabinet War Rooms, the Churchill Museum and the National Gallery. Our local MP, Andrea Leadsom, had kindly arranged the visit which was greatly enjoyed by all. The day opened with a tour of the underground Cabinet War Rooms used by Winston Churchill during the Second World War that included a glimpse inside the Prime Minister’s personal toilet, in fact a hotline room to President Roosevelt, the living quarters of the Prime Minister where he enjoyed his daily eight cigars and seemingly endless champagne, and the Cabinet Room itself where many critical decisions for the future of the nation were made. We then visited the National Gallery to look at the ten most important pictures that included the Sunflowers of Van Gogh, The Hay Wain of Constable and the Fighting Temeraire of Turner. The visit to the Palace of Westminster allowed the group to travel the journey of the monarch when arriving for the opening of parliament, to stand (but definitely not to sit) in the House of Lords and House of Commons, and to stand in Westminster Hall on the site of great speeches by Nelson Mandela and Barack Obama, the lying in state of monarchs, and the scene of the trial of King Charles I. It was an amazing day of history and politics, made all the more special by the impeccable behaviour of all of the students. The day ended with a crossing of Westminster Bridge to enjoy a meal at the side of the Thames.


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Q2 Pupils Design Book Covers for National Storytelling Week

February 1, 2018

As part of National Storytelling Week Q2 pupils have designed their own book covers!


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QHS Pupils to Write to Pupils at Ugandan School where we Sponsor a Child

February 1, 2018

Here is a thank you letter from Stephen Ssemyalo, a sixteen year old pupil at Outspan School in Uganda, who is sponsored by Quinton House School. His letter tells how grateful he is that we are supporting his studies and giving him a brighter future through education. See also these photographs of children from his school. Shortly our own Junior School pupils will be writing to these pupils and we hope to share their replies after they have been delivered in March.


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Pupils Perform Teatime Concert in the Ballroom

February 1, 2018

Yesterday afternoon we were once again treated to a teatime concert showcasing some of our musical talent in the Ballroom. Congratulations to all pupils who performed.


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Q3 & Q4 Parents Attend ‘Stay & Play’ Session on Maths

February 1, 2018

Following on from yesterday’s Q5 & Q6 Stay and Learn session, today we welcomed Q3 & Q4 parents and grandparents into school to join in with a wide range of maths-focused activities. Thank you to all who came! We hope you enjoyed the session as much as we did!


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Q5 & Q6 Parents Join Pupils for Maths-Focused ‘Stay & Learn’ Session

January 31, 2018

We were delighted to welcome Q5 & Q6 parents to the Junior School this morning to join pupils for our maths-focused ‘Stay & Learn’ session.


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QR Pupils Receive a Visit from Northants Fire Service

January 30, 2018

On Friday QR pupils were treated to a visit from the Fire Brigade as part of their ‘People Who Help Us’ topic. Pupils were given the chance to spray water from the fire engine hose.


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Q5 & Q6 Take Part in Young Voices at the O2

January 30, 2018

Q5 & Q6 Take Part in Young Voices at the O2


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Pupils with January Birthdays Celebrate with Mr Hoyle & Mr Capuano

January 26, 2018

The children celebrating their birthday in January enjoyed their birthday cake in the new look Headmaster’s Study. For many it was their first time in the study and all from the Junior School enjoyed their cake, games and magic tricks. The Senior School students had their cake at morning break allowing the Headmaster to talk to each student and to discover their views of the school and their wide range of activities outside of school hours.


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Q4 & Q5 Visit Northampton Gurdwara

January 25, 2018

Q4 and Q5 had a great trip to the Gurdwara in Northampton today. They showed such a huge amount of respect and were fascinated learning about the Gurus and the Guru Granth Sahib.


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Netball Fixtures Updates

January 23, 2018

Netball fixture updates.


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Q3 Visits Northampton Saints Rugby Club Study Skills Centre

January 23, 2018

Q3 had a fabulous time at the Northampton Saints Rugby Club Study Skills Centre on Friday. Pupils took part in a maths workshop (linked to the curriculum) with their advanced skills teacher, followed by a tour of the stadium before returning to school for lunch. Thank you Northampton Saints for your hospitality!


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Pro Golfers Hold Taster Session with Junior School Pupils

January 23, 2018

Junior School pupils were treated to a golf taster session in their Assembly yesterday. Huge thanks to professional golfers Nick Soto and Matt Hodgkiss who were on hand to help pupils perfect their techniques!


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Welcome Back to the Spring Term

January 18, 2018

Dear Parents, The Spring Term consists of only ten weeks and I am delighted that the students and staff appear to have made such a positive and productive start. The School continues to work towards achieving the aims communicated in our School Development Plan and I have been delighted with the progress made in all areas, including our negotiations with the Northampton Borough Council and


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High School Musical Production is Launched!

January 16, 2018

Monday’s High School Musical launch was a roaring success! Students learned a song and dance routine and had a lot of fun in the process. We’re all very excited for the auditions next week and then the rehearsals can begin!


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Pupils & Parents Attend Sixth Form Destination Evening

January 12, 2018

We were delighted to see so many parents and year 10 and 11 students at our Sixth Form Destination Evening last night. Eleven local schools and colleges attended the informal evening and brought information on Sixth Form education opportunities.


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Q9-Q11 Pupils Enjoy Performance of A Christmas Carol by Theatre Company

January 11, 2018

This afternoon Q9, Q10 and Q11 students were treated to a fabulous performance of ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Quantum Theatre. Just 3 actors played multiple roles. The students all found it really engaging and it was especially useful for our Q11 students as it is a set text in the English Literature GCSE.


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Pupils Take Part in End of Term Assembly and House Quizzes

December 15, 2017

Here are some photos of today’s final assembly of the term, including musical performances from across the school, and the hotly contested house quizzes! Merry Christmas to all our pupils, parents and staff. Have a wonderful break. See you in January!


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Pupils Raise Nearly £200 for Save the Children by Wearing Christmas Jumpers

December 15, 2017

Thank you to all pupils who helped raise over £194 for Save the Children by wearing Christmas jumpers today.


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Q8 & Q9 Pupils Enter National Poetry By Heart Competition

December 14, 2017

Quinton House School held its first Poetry by Heart Competition with the aim to ‘Stretch and Challenge’ pupils to memorise a poem and recite it with understanding.


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QHS Pupils are Highly Commended in the 2017 ISA Whitbread Prize

December 14, 2017

The ISA Whitbread Memorial Prize recognizes and celebrates outstanding involvement in, and service to, wider aspect of school and community life; in conjunction with achieving academic excellence in GCSE results.

The award was judged earlier this month and we’re delighted to be able to tell you that Ella M and Holly W (Yr 11 last year) were both awarded Highly Commended status for the 2017 ISA Whitbread Prize.


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Nursery and QR Perform an Amazing Nativity

December 13, 2017

Here are some photos from this morning’s Nursery and QR nativity. All pupils performed brilliantly, so much so that Mr Hoyle asked if they will perform again in assembly later in the week! Well done everyone!


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Pupils Enter Brilliant Cakes into the Christmas Cake Competition

December 13, 2017

Here are the fabulous winning cakes from the judging of the Christmas cake competition this morning.


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Q1 Perform Charming Nativity

December 13, 2017

Q1 performed a charming nativity this afternoon with beautiful singing and fabulous costumes!


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Q9-Q11 Attend Informative and Entertaining Talk on Sex and Relationships

December 13, 2017

Jason May from MayFit provided Years 9, 10 and 11 with an informative and entertaining talk on the issue of Sex and Relationships. The talk was organised by Miss Power as Head of PSHEE and was the first of a series of outside speakers used to provide guidance and information in this important area of the school curriculum. The sessions were tailored to each individual year group and presented in a way that was engaging, honest and genuine. Jason was fantastic at interacting with the pupils and was very funny and informative; more importantly, he spoke to them in a way that was relatable, to ensure pupils built confidence with the topic and therefore got the most out of the sessions.


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All Pupils at QHS Enjoy Ice Skating!

December 13, 2017

All members of the school were provided with the opportunity to enjoy ice skating as part of the festive season at QHS.


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Live Reindeer and Ice Skating at Winter Wonderland

December 12, 2017

A huge thank you to everybody who attended the Winter Wonderland on Saturday! Here are a few photos of reindeer Boris and Mischa, the ice skating rink, Mr Claus himself and some of the wonderful stalls and their wares.


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Pupils Enjoy Forest School in the Snow

December 12, 2017

More than sixty children attended the school on Monday and we were delighted to welcome even greater numbers, despite the icy conditions, on Tuesday. The Junior School children came up with some festive images of Quinton House School and enjoyed ‘forest school’ activities, making a Christmas Dinner out of their scavenging outdoors, finding imaginative presents for Santa’s elves, and locating Rudolph’s missing antlers.


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Pupils with December Birthdays Celebrate in the Ballroom

December 12, 2017

Mr Hoyle was surprised to find that he shares his birthday with three children in the Junior School when hosting the Birthday Cake with the Headmaster for December birthdays. The children were again ‘amazed’ by Mr Hoyle’s magic card trick and the group were joined by Head of Junior School, Mr Capuano, for games and singing. Senior School birthdays were recognised with cake in the Ballroom at morning break.


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