On Sunday I waved off the boys and girls embarking on one of the most exciting adventures of their lives as they journey to South Africa for the Rugby and Netball Tour. I am confident that the students and staff will all enjoy a wonderful experience and will be excellent ambassadors for the school. Living the School Ethos is a focus of the coming term
“Recipes for Success at QHS” Food was a key ingredient in our successful Big Booky Breakfast as we welcomed large numbers of parents and children into the Junior School as part of our World Book Day celebrations. DEAR week has certainly been a great success judged by the comments of some parents who have even enjoyed quiet reading time with their children on an evening
The Voice of the Parent Survey has now been completed. The survey received a response from 65.1% of parents. The Net Promoter Score for the school has increased from 15.4 to 33.93 and we now have 50.9% of parents scoring the school a 9 or 10 out of 10 as opposed to 34.9% last year.
The secondary school admissions process can be confusing, which is something we understand here at Quinton House. Changing schools at this age can also be potentially difficult for any child, which is why we do all that we can to ensure that every child visiting our Northampton school experiences our friendly, welcoming atmosphere [...]
Northampton schools are lucky to be located in an area of the East Midlands with plenty to offer students looking to support their education, through enriching extra-curricular activities and a long-standing history. At Quinton House School, we’re proud to be an independent school in this area of the country and take full advantage of our 31 acres of mature outdoor spaces. Located in Upton Hall, our impressive grade 1 listed site is steeped in history, dating back to medieval times [...]
Listening to the persuasive writing presentations of our Year 6 students on the choices to be made in punishing Buckbeak for his actions in hurting Draco Malfoy, Joseph Harley, Max Donlevy and Blake Ransford all produced award winning scripts and standard of the presentations was extremely high.
As you can imagine I was very relieved when I remembered the ambulance I saw coming on to the school site earlier this week was there to visit our Reception class as part of their “People that Help Us” topic and not for a medical emergency. It was fantastic that so many of our Junior School parents were able to join us for the Mathematics
“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough” Albert Einstein. Making a presentation is an important life skill and it has been a real pleasure this week to listen to members of our Sixth Form giving their final presentations for the Educational Project Qualification that contributes towards their university offers. Topics included many diverse and interesting subjects ranging from Luke Hiorns-
Dear Parent/Carer, This week’s update is compiled from my study on a Saturday morning with twenty-eight children currently sitting their scholarship examinations for entry into Year 7 in September 2019 from thirteen different junior schools. It is a time of great excitement and anticipation for children, parents and the school to have so many impressive and talented young people considering Quinton House for their next
“There is no beginning or end to your dreams and plans. Life is a journey from moment to moment” Our Sixth Form Colleges Evening provided a timely reminder this week that we are all on a life journey. It was wonderful to meet so many of last year’s Year 11 cohort who have moved on from QHS and returned as ambassadors for their new places[...]"
“Music is the greatest communication in the world” Lou Rawls The quality of the music and singing has been remarkably high this week and all children and staff should be congratulated on their wonderful contributions to the Christmas atmosphere pervading the school. Christmas activities have continued to dominate the daily calendar with an array of impressive and enjoyable Nativity performances in the beautiful surroundings of
“Family means no-one gets left behind or forgotten” George Cadbury Christmas has definitely arrived at Quinton House School with our lovely Q2 Christingle Service starting the season of festive events with a focus on Christmas around the World. On Saturday afternoon we have our ‘Christmas at Lindens’ event for our younger pupils and all families from the school community are warmly invited to attend. The
“Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different” C.S. Lewis I would very much like to thank all of the parents that contributed to our ISI Inspection this week by completing the parent questionnaire. The Parent Forum on Thursday evening allowed me to discuss some of the issues that had been raised by the inspectorate and
The theme of caring for others at Quinton House School continued this week with both Anti-Bullying Week and Children in Need. All of the children sported their odd socks in recognition that it is normal to be different and Radio Northampton arrived at the Head’s Study to interview our Senior School Bullseye Group, a group of volunteer students trained to be on the alert for
This has been a significant week for the school community with a real focus on values. Fundamental values of democracy, rule of law and equality featured prominently at Monday's visit to the Houses of Parliament and Cabinet War Rooms by the Year 7 students. The group returned to QHS to enjoy a spectacular fireworks night attended by a large number of pupils, parents, staff and