Everything that Northampton has to offer
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.
So, to celebrate all things Northampton, we’ve rounded up a host of Northamptonshire facts and things to do to get you inspired by everything that this wonderful area has to offer.
4 interesting facts about Northamptonshire
The county of Northamptonshire has a vast and varied history, here are some facts about the county to get you inspired:
- The Spencer family has resided at Althorp House for almost 500 years, with the estate being the final resting place of Princess Diana. You can visit the estate to explore some of Lady Diana’s personal artefacts, and experience the history for yourself.
- A long-standing part of Northamptonshire history is the shoemaking industry – with the county largely accepted as being the origin of British shoemaking. This history dates back for almost 900 years.
- Northampton is split by the UK’s tenth longest river, the River Nene, which runs through the town.
- A number of famous companies call the Northamptonshire county home, including Weetabix, Maclaren and Dr. Martens.
Making the most of the county
For those currently living and studying in Northampton, there is plenty to see and do to support and enhance your education. For those looking to explore some history, Abington Park is Northampton’s oldest park – sitting on the archaeological remains of an old medieval village. Get outdoors and explore some of the wonderful flower displays and sports facilities, or visit the Abington Park Museum to travel back in time.
Northamptonshire also boasts many other museums and galleries, including the Sywell Aviation Museum, Northampton Museum & Art Gallery (currently under refurbishment, due to re-open in May 2020), and Rushden Transport Museum.
For students looking to learn more about nature, head to one of Northamptonshire’s country parks and experience conservation volunteering, or look out for educational events. Alternatively, you can find experiences like a sensory garden at Brixworth Country Park, look for Kingfishers at Barnwell Country Park, or explore the waterworks heritage trail at Sywell Country Park.
Proud to be a Northamptonshire school
However you decide to explore Northamptonshire, weekends and school holidays are the perfect time to get out and enjoy new experiences. As a Northampton school, Quinton House School is proud of our location, and proud of our beautiful campus – our grounds are also home to St Michael’s, a Norman church now under the care of the Churches Conservation Trust, and where we hold our annual harvest festival.
To come and explore our wonderful school for yourself, we encourage you to book onto one of our upcoming open events, or arrange a private tour. Alternatively, if you have any questions about private schooling in Northampton, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our knowledgeable team.