School News


Q6 Pupil Hayden C Wins Hotshots Player of the Year

July 18, 2017

Saturday 15th July saw the Hotshots awards evening. Hayden C of Q6 won Quinton House Player of the Year. Ex Saints and Rugby International, Paul Grayson, gave Hayden his award.


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3 Pupils Receive Bronze D of E Awards

July 14, 2017

In today’s final assembly D of E Leader, Mrs Bailey, presented Jack D, Michael H and Harry B with their bronze awards. Congratulations to all three for completing their award.


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Senior School Pupils Recognised at Awards Evening

July 14, 2017

Yesterday evening marked the last awards event of the term and the year; the Senior School awards. Recognising academic achievement, the awards were a fabulous way to round off a brilliant year of pupil success.


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QHS Recognises Sporting Talent at Annual Awards Ceremony

July 13, 2017

Yesterday saw our annual Sports Awards evening to celebrate sporting success from the last academic year. The event provided a real showcase for the talent we have here at QHS.


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Not a Dry Eye at the Nursery Graduation!

July 13, 2017

Yesterday afternoon saw our nursery graduation ceremony for our older nursery pupils who are moving up to Reception class in September. Miss Parker collated a wonderful selection of photographs from the children’s time in nursery which the children took great delight in!


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Junior School Pupils Celebrate the Year’s Achievements at their Annual Awards

July 12, 2017

Yesterday saw the annual Junior School awards recognising individuals’ talent in specific subjects as well as those who’ve shown great endeavour. It was a wonderful celebration of achievement among our Junior School pupils which was complemented beautifully by great musical performances from our very own pupils.


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Local MP, Andrea Leadsom, Visits Q3-Q6

July 11, 2017

On Friday last week our local MP, Andrea Leadsom, visited Q3-Q6 to do an assembly on the work of an MP.


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Q7 Pupil, Abbey Jelf-Barrow, Wins Gold Medals for Synchronised Swimming

July 7, 2017

Last weekend Q7 pupil, Abbey Jelf-Barrow, won 2 golds and 2 bronzes in the Warwickshire and Staffordshire regional competitions for Synchronised Swimming. She was awarded gold for her individual duet, gold for her team performance and bronze for another duet and team.


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Standout Performances at the Middle School Sports Day

July 4, 2017

Parents and staff were treated to a day of sporting brilliance as middle school pupils battled it out on the track today. Pupils donned their house colours in a bid to win the most points!


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Amazing Sporting Display at the Lower School Sports Day

July 3, 2017

From Nursery to Q2, pupils took their places today for a very special Lower School sports day. Track and field events included the sprint, discus, long jump, javelin and marathon! Great technique was demonstrated and friendly rivalry made for a wonderful morning.


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Q2 Make Jam from Strawberries they Picked Themselves

June 30, 2017

This morning, Q2 had a fabulous morning picking strawberries. This was followed by making jam in the senior school Food Tech room. The children have learnt about plants this term, and this session enabled them to see for themselves what can be done with plants that we eat.


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QHS Pupils Support Local Cancer Charity to Help Patients at NGH

June 30, 2017

This week Quinton House School pupils supported The Lewis Foundation, a charitable organisation that provides comfort and happiness to cancer patients receiving cancer treatment on all wards within Northampton General Hospital, by holding a mufti day and in return donating items to be included in gift bags for patients.


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Fantastic Performance of Mystery at Magpie Manor from Q5 & Q6

June 30, 2017

Congratulations to Q5 & Q6 and all staff who put on a fabulous production of Mystery at Magpie Manor last night.


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QHS Wins Sporting Achievement Award at the 2017 Northants Education Awards

June 29, 2017

QHS has won the Sporting Achievement award at the 2017 Northamptonshire Education Awards, held at Wicksteed Park yesterday evening, with the u16 netball team who made it to the National Schools finals earlier this year. Watch out for coverage in the local press!


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A Level & GCSE Art Showcase

June 28, 2017

A Level & GCSE art pupils’ coursework was on display in the Ballroom last week for moderation. Pupils also had the opportunity to see the display of fabulous work. Good luck to all taking A Level and GCSE art


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Parent Ball Marks 70 Years of Quinton House as a School

June 27, 2017

Saturday saw an amazing night with +100 parents of QHS at the Parent Ball to mark 70 years of Quinton House as a school. Great food and a live band were enjoyed by all.


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Q6 Take a Trip Through the Harry Potter Studios

June 22, 2017

Q6 had a fantastic day out at Harry Potter Studios on Tuesday 13th June. We were lucky enough to be able to see the newly opened Forbidden Forrest and the large spiders within (although some preferred not to!).


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Q8 Adventures at Buschcraft

June 22, 2017

In May, Year 8 ventured into the Oxfordshire forest to experience a three day camping residential with the Bushcraft Company. We arrived at school early on Wednesday morning, with the heavens pouring down on us!


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Family Fun at the QHS Fun Day 2017

June 19, 2017

Thank you to everyone who came along to the Fun Day on Saturday. We were blessed with a glorious day and great fun was had by all! Visitors enjoyed fabulous demonstrations from Gymnastricks, Liberty Drum Marching Band and taekwondo. Children also had a brilliant time meeting and petting animals in the small animal cuddle experience, including a bearded dragon, a giant rabbit and a majestic giant


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QHS Shortlisted as Finalist in Northamptonshire Education Awards 2017

June 16, 2017

The QHS U16 Netball Team have been nominated and shortlisted as a finalist at the forthcoming annual Northamptonshire Education Awards in the Sporting Achievement category for their success in this year’s national school netball competition.


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Q9 Pupils Visit Ypres in Belgium to Support Study of WW2

June 15, 2017

Just before half term Q9 pupils traveled to Ypres in Belgium so support the history curriculum on World War 2.


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QHS Pupils Take Part in Singathon to Raise Awareness of National Carers Week

June 14, 2017

On Monday this week pupils took part in a singathon to raise awareness of National Carers Week. The pupils performed beautifully. Their performances were filmed and live streamed on the Northamptonshire Carers Facebook page.


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QHS Pupils Receive Awards at Northampton Festival of Performing Arts

June 7, 2017

Just before half term around 30 individual pupils took part in the Northampton Festival. This is an amazing number and saw Quinton House represented in both Music and Drama categories.


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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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Q3 & Q4 Pupils Enjoy Action-Packed Trip to Kingswood

April 28, 2017

Q3 and Q4 had a fantastic time at Kingswood! The children were all extremely well behaved, polite and positive (even after very little sleep). The children participated in: rock climbing, campfire, shelter building, scrap bottle rocket challenge, orienteering, nightline, zipwire, abseiling and caving.


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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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