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Talent-Packed QR-Q4 Spring Concert

March 22, 2017

Yesterday saw the QR-Q4 Spring Concert; a delightful combination of instrumental soloists and group performances with ukuleles, ocarinas, recorders and boom whackers!


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QR Pupils Receive a Visit from the Fire Brigade!

March 21, 2017

Yesterday QR pupils were treated to a visit from the Fire Brigade as part of their topic, ‘People who Help us’. The firemen showed the children the clothing and equipment they wear and were given the opportunity to hold the fire hose and climb aboard the fire engine!


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QHS Girls Come 6th in National Schools Netball Finals!

March 21, 2017

Our U16s netball team competed valiantly in the National Schools Finals on the weekend, coming 6th overall. The girls put on an amazing performance and represented the school brilliantly.


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U16s Netball Team Off to National Finals

March 17, 2017

The girls are on their way to the U16 national school finals taking place at Stanborough School, Welwyn Garden City this weekend. We face 17 other schools from across the country.


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Q8 Geography Fieldwork Study Skills Day

March 16, 2017

Q8 pupils are spending today developing geography fieldwork study skills. They’ve been out and about in the school grounds this morning assessing the school’s environment.


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Q9-13 Spring Concert Showcases Musical Talent

March 16, 2017

This week Q9-Q13 pupils performed a delightful Spring Concert to parents to showcase their musical talents.


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Local Police Officers Visit QR

March 15, 2017

QR pupils were treated to a special visit from PC Sarah Whitehead as part of this term’s topic, People Who Help Us! The children particularly enjoyed exploring the police van.


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Q6 Hold Charity Cake Sale for Teenage Cancer Trust

March 10, 2017

Today Q6 held a charity cake sale to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust. Well done to those involved. There were some truly tasty looking cakes on sale, including cupcakes, rocky road, cookies and flapjacks. A beautiful spread!


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Pupils Attend French Play, Le Café

March 10, 2017

A pair of wandering French troubadours came to Quinton House School today to perform their play, le café to year 7-13 pupils. There was comedy, music and audience participation in this lively production conducted entirely in French. Brilliant listening practice for those preparing for exams!


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QHS Progress to Northampton Saints 7s Finals

March 9, 2017

Q7 and 8 came 2nd overall in the Northampton Saints 7s Tournament and this means they have progressed to the finals day which will be held at Northampton Saints on the main pitch on 27th April. They were amazing and a credit to the school.


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Mr Pape Celebrates Nursery Pupils’ Achievements

March 9, 2017

Mr Pape visited the Nursery today to celebrate all of the children’s achievements from the star board. Mr Pape was very impressed by their efforts, as are all the Nursery staff. Thank you to all the parents for completing the stars.


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GCSE Art Pupils Take Part in Felt Workshop

March 9, 2017

GCSE Art Students have spent today in a felt workshop, creating pieces for their coursework portfolio. The students showed great creativity and concentration in creating some striking and beautiful pieces. Well done to all involved. See the full gallery of photographs here.


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QHS Spring Fayre Saturday 25th March

March 8, 2017

The Quinton House School Parents’ Association warmly invites parents, family and friends to the Quinton House School Spring Fayre on Saturday 25th March 2.00pm-3.30pm in the Junior School Courtyard. Come along for lots of fun activities including: • Easter Egg Hunt • Easter Bonnet Parade • Raffle • Jewellery Stalls […]


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Q4 Get Green-Fingered Planting Potatoes

March 7, 2017

Q4DH have been chitting two varieties of potato and today planted them outside! They will now be monitoring their growth and what happens beneath the soil by conducting a micro grow in a bottle. This activity links to elements of the maths, science, and literacy curriculum, as well as healthy […]


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Pupils Attend Careers Talk from Logistics Expert

March 3, 2017

Q9-Q13 pupils have today attended a careers assembly led by John Henderson, a Commercial Manager from Hellmann Worldwide Logistics Ltd, who talked about careers in the logistics sector, how Northampton is at the cutting edge of the industry, the competencies required for a successful career in logistics and the earning […]


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QHS Pupils Embrace World Book Day

March 2, 2017

Pupils have truly embraced World Book Day today with Nursery & Junior School staff and pupils dressing up as their favourite book characters, Q6 doing original writing in the Senior School and staff and pupils taking selfies of themselves with their favourite books. Follow us on Twitter to see all […]


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Q6 Pupils Come Second in U12 Hockey Tournament

February 28, 2017

Well done to two Year 6 pupils, Isabelle Phipps and Felicity Hamilton who play hockey for Northampton Saints Hockey Club who came second in an U12 tournament last Sunday which saw them qualify for the regional competition in a couple of weeks time. Well done to both girls and we […]


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Oscar is Mascot for Northampton Saints

February 27, 2017

Our very own Oscar Goody represented Quinton House brilliantly on the weekend as mascot for Northampton Saints. He was mascot along with another boy for the Saints v Worcester game on Saturday which the Saints won. He stood still for 1 minute with the team to remember the late Dan […]


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QHS Prepares for World Book Day

February 24, 2017

At QHS we are getting ready for World Book Day on Thursday 2nd March! There is lots planned! Junior School pupils are dressing up as their favourite book character, in the Senior School we will be entering the National ‘Design a Book Token’ competition and we’re also asking pupils and […]


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Pupils Return from Ski Trip to USA

Over half term a group of 32 pupils went on a ski trip to Killington, USA. The trip was a huge success and included a visit to New York – Planet Hollywood in Times Square, the Empire State building, the 9/11 memorial and ice skating in Central Park.


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Q2 Dance to Waka Waka!

February 10, 2017

Q2 have worked incredibly hard this term studying Dance! They have learnt the choreography for the song ‘Waka Waka’. They were all really proud of themselves and rightly so! They have done a super job! Well done Q2! Check out their video here!


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Goodbye and Good Luck Mr Davies

February 10, 2017

Today Catering Manager, Mr Davies, leaves us after 4.5 years at the school. In this time he has kept all the pupils and staff fed and watered, and catered for a wide variety of events from sports teas to open days, concerts and sports days. We would like to say a massive thank […]


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GCSE Grades are Changing

February 7, 2017

GCSEs in England are being reformed and will be graded with a new scale from 9 to 1, with 9 being the highest grade. English literature, English language and maths will be the first subjects to be graded in this way from August 2017. The subjects with the highest numbers […]


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Wellingborough School vs QHS Football Match Report

February 7, 2017

Thursday 2nd February 2017 Wellingborough School vs QHS Team: Folarin O, William M, Matthew B, Jack B, Romano M, Blake R, Alex G, Louis H, Louis C, Luke P, Seb D, Bodie H, Ozzy J-C. Match Report: Quinton house started the game strongly and their effort levels never dropped throughout […]


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U12/13 Netball Captain’s Match Report Update

February 6, 2017

Monday 30th January 2017 QHS U12/13’s As V Radcliffe. 9:15 Today’s game result doesn’t show how hard and well we played. Both Tilly and Gaia worked well supporting each other in the D.  With good defence from Hannah and Lucille and some great interceptions and passes from Liv and Olivia.  […]


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Q11 Travel to London to see An Inspector Calls

February 3, 2017

Yesterday (02.02.17) Q11 English and Drama pupils took a trip to see An Inspector Calls at the Playhouse Theatre in London (with a stop off at Trafalgar Square!)


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QHS U16s Netball Team Qualify for Nationals!

January 30, 2017

The girls have done it! They’ve qualified for the nationals! The team involved in Saturday’s regional netball tournament were as follows: Holly W (captain) Ashleigh I Eve W Melissa R Sophie H Tabitha B Libby S Millie W Jess H And the results from the day were as follows: Loughborough […]


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Pupils Enjoy Delicious Lunch for Chinese New Year

January 27, 2017

Pupils enjoyed a delicious Chinese lunch today to celebrate Chinese New Year! Thank you to the catering team.


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QHS Participates in 2017 Young Voices

January 26, 2017

Q5 & Q6 pupils attended the 2017 Young Voices event at the LG Arena in Birmingham yesterday and sang their hearts out with thousands of other children as part of this amazing and memorable community singing event. A brilliant time was had by all.  


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QHS vs Beachborough Netball Match Report

January 23, 2017

Here’s captain, Megan Ransford’s match report from last Wednesday’s U11s netball match against Beachborough. Quinton House under 11 netball team won convincingly with a 16-5 victory against Beachborough. The girls worked well as a team attacking and feeding the ball to the D almost seamlessly. Eloise and Isabella were the […]


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The Importance of Developing the Whole Child

January 23, 2017

The following piece by Ms Cozens was recently published in the Northamptonshire Telegraph. It focuses on the importance of developing the whole child. What makes a child well-educated? In over twenty-five years of teaching, this is the question I have repeatedly come back to. If asked at the beginning of […]


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QHS Netball Team Win 33-17 Against Wellingborough

January 20, 2017

Well done to our girls who won convincingly yesterday against Wellingborough 33-17! A brilliant result.


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Q4 Pupils Perform Exciting Science Experiments

January 20, 2017

Q4DH have been very busy learning about solids, liquids and gases. To begin with, the children had to find out how the particles are formed depending on which state of matter they belonged to. They investigated whether a solid can be a liquid at the same time by conducting a […]


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U14 Netball Match Reports

January 18, 2017

Here are 2 match reports from yesterday’s (17th January) netball captains. Polly Wilmott Q9 Captain The U14 match against Akeley Wood School (Cognita rivals) was an exciting game with a sore of 14-2 to us. We were 11-0 up by half time and dominating possession so Miss Power used the […]


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Fantastic Start to the Football Season

January 17, 2017

Yesterday (16th January) saw the first football match of the season for years 6/7 at Wootton Park School. After a shaky start going 1-0 down in the first 5 minutes we came back strong equalising a few minutes later. We had a strong attacking line up and with the help […]


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QHS Launches World Challenge 2018 to Nepal

January 16, 2017

We are delighted to announce the official launch of World Challenge 2018. The World Challenge programme is a once in a lifetime opportunity, designed to hone teamwork and leadership skills, boost confidence and self-esteem, promote global awareness and enhance employment prospects. The idea of World Challenge is that pupils run […]


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Macbeth Performance Receives Impressive Appraisal by SSF

January 11, 2017

Following Quinton pupils’ performance of Macbeth at the Shakespeare Schools Festival (SSF) in November we have now received the official appraisal from Nuala Maguire of SSF. Nuala says, ‘This was a riveting piece of storytelling. Macabre, eerie and captivating!’ Click here to see the full report. Well done to pupils once again […]


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Pupils Enjoy a Special Christmas Lunch

December 16, 2016

Nursery, Junior and Senior School pupils all enjoyed a fabulous Christmas lunch this week with all the trimmings!


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Festive Q5-Q8 Christmas Concert Wows Audience

December 16, 2016

Yesterday evening it was the turn of Q5-Q8 to stage their Christmas concert. We enjoyed a variety of festive instrumental and singing performances as well as some great readings. Well done pupils and Miss Stone! See more photos in our gallery here.


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Fabulous Festive Q9-13 Christmas Concert

December 15, 2016

Yesterday evening saw a wonderful Christmas concert by Q9-Q13 in St Michael’s Church. The programme was packed with amazing talent including the Quinton Jazz group, our woodwind ensemble, the Quinton Quintet, soloist singers and instrumentalists, and individual readings. Contemporary tunes were mixed with more traditional carols, all delighting the audience. […]


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