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Former Quinton House School Pupil who Inspired Michael Morpurgo’s ‘Running Wild’ Visits Year 7 English Pupils

May 26, 2017

Former Quinton House Pupil, Amber Owen, the inspiration behind the former children’s laureate and bestselling author of War Horse, Michael Morpurgo’s hugely successful book, Running Wild met yesterday with year 7 English pupils alongside her Mother Samantha Miles.


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Q10 Pupils Take Part in Cooking Masterclass with Professional Chef

May 25, 2017

As part of the GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition course, students are required to learn and confidently demonstrate a wide range of cooking skills. On 25th May Q10 students took part in a masterclass with professional chef, Simon Cook from Chartwells Independent, to develop some of the higher level practical skills further through demonstrations and a cooking session.


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GCSE Art Pupils’ Bronze Shoes Installed in Upton Place

May 23, 2017

On 9th May bronze shoes designed and made by GCSE art pupils, as part of a project with Keepmoat Homes, were unveiled at an event at the Keepmoat office at Upton Place. The shoes are now sited across the Upton Place housing development as part of a sculpture trail.


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Q3 & Q4 Boys Take Part in Bowling Masterclass with David Capel

May 15, 2017

David Capel, former Northamptonshire and England cricketer, leading a bowling masterclass with our Year 3 and Year 4 boys!


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GCSE Drama Students Deliver Unique and Emotional Performances

May 5, 2017

The GCSE Drama students completed their course on Thursday 4th May with two unique and emotional performances at Northampton School for Boys. Both pieces were based on the theme set by the exam board which was ‘Looking Backwards/Looking Forwards’ and the students devised everything themselves. This included developing the plot and characters, writing the script and coming up with original ideas for staging. They also designed the lighting and sound which made the performances so mesmerising. Well done to all!


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500 Words Competition Update

April 27, 2017

Congratulations to Hannah in Q7 who has made it through to the next round of the Radio 2 500 words writing competition.


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The Benefits of an All-Through School

April 26, 2017

A group of people living together with shared values is a common definition of a ‘community’. This is no more so true than in a school, and particularly in an all-through school.


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How Music Impacts our Children’s Development

April 3, 2017

Toddle About magazine has published an article by Head of School Music, Miss Stone, on how music impacts a child’s development and how to nurture music skills in the Early Years.


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School Raises £536.85 for Comic Relief

March 24, 2017

The School has raised an impressive £536.85 for Comic Relief from mufti day donations and a cake sale! This is a fantastic total!


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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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