Activity at Northampton High School does not come to an end at the close of the school day or indeed at the end of a term. The school is lucky to have an extensive site and great facilities that it is keen to share with the wider community.

 

The school Sports Centre incorporates a fitness centre and fitness studio, swimming pool, tennis courts, squash courts, netball courts, sports hall, an all-weather pitch and an extensive sports field. For more information e-mail: sportscentre@nhs.gdst.net

 

The community gym is open every evening and on Saturdays and Sundays for members. As well as the fitness suite there is also a programme of fitness classes on offer each week and you can book the squash, tennis and badminton courts.  Although membership is for over 16 year olds there are opportunities for a family swim on a Sunday and family use of the tennis courts.

 

 

The sports facilities are also used extensively by a wide variety of local swimming, football, hockey, badminton, tennis and netball clubs as well as local primary schools who make use of our swimming pool during the school day.

 

During school holidays for pupils and children in the wider community, we host Kings Camp http://www.kingscamps.org a charitable organisation that run sports activity camps and Mad Science Camps http://www.madscience.org/ .

 

 

A Saturday morning in term time will see the NMPAT Queens Cross Centre in operation at the school running sessions in music, art and drama http://www.nmpat.co.uk/out-of-school-activities/regional-music-and-performing-arts-centres/queens-cross-music-and-performing-arts-centre

 

The school hall offers an excellent community venue for events but is also a regular venue for groups such as Masque Youth Theatre Company, https://masqueyouththeatre.co.uk/about/venue/

 

and Northampton Bach Choir http://www.northamptonbachchoir.org.uk/

 

 

Other groups using the facilities range from the NCT, Blood Donors, Rotary events, The Diocese of Peterborough, SANDS and private functions.

 

The school is proud to be able to offer its facilities for use beyond the school day and term. The site is open from 7 am until 10 pm during the week all year round and 8 am until 6 pm at weekends. Community use of the facilities in this way is mutually beneficial and many of our pupils and their families participate in these clubs and groups. Pupils enjoy being able to bring their friends and siblings along to their school to share in the activities and facilities on offer.

 

Anne Headley, Director of Finance and Operations