With effect from September 2016, NSG uniform will be as follows: Main Uniform *Grey blazer with NSG logo *Northampton School for Girls tie *Grey V neck jumper (optional) White shirt Plain black skirt (loose fitting and approximately knee length) or plain black tailored trousers, full length (not black jeans, not ‘skinny leg’ trousers and not linen trousers). Plain black shoes (heels must be a sensible height so that the shoe is a comfortable walking shoe). No trainers. If worn, religious headwear must be black. PE Kit (remains unchanged) *Black / white sports polo shirt with NSG logo *Black / white sports fleece with NSG logo Black shorts and/or track pants *These items will be available to purchase through: The Schoolwear Shop 40 Abington Square, Northampton, NN1 4AA Phone: 01604 635828 Web: https://theschoolwearshop.net All other uniform items can be purchased from your choice of retailer, however no items of the new uniform are available from the school. ** Please Note ** Prices and the availability date for the new uniform are yet to be confirmed – the school website will be updated accordingly as soon as possible. All students entering Northampton School for Girls in September 2016 will be required to wear the new uniform. Students already in school may continue to wear the current uniform until it needs replacing. The old uniform is no longer available to purchase from Sportswear International, however we have a limited stock of some items in school which can be purchased on a first come, first served basis. Order forms are available from Student Services and the Finance Office.
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Happy 100th birthday Northampton School for Girls! Northampton School for Girls is celebrating 100 years of educating girls in Northampton. Year long celebrations started back in July with a gala concert featuring students past and present on stage in the Spinney Theatre. There are a range of celebratory events planned for the year. To leave a lasting legacy we are fundraising throughout the year to provide 100 girls in The Gambia with quality education via Northampton Trustee Fund. Please click here for further details Tuesday 22nd September marks 100 years since the school doors first opened. To commemorate this special event, students and staff will be gathering on the school field during the morning to form the letters N, S and G for an aerial photograph. Later in the day, 200 alumni will be joining us at school for a whole school birthday party. All students and staff will gather in the school grounds for a huge picnic, while our guests are treated to an afternoon tea. Music, party games and a whole school rendition of ‘Happy Birthday’ will create a party atmosphere. During the event, which will be attended by the Mayoress of Northampton, the winner of the school’s ‘Great NSG Centenary Bake-Off will be announced and the official renaming of the school’s library will take place. Into the evening, we will welcome many more alumni for an evening reception. There will be a chance for all guests to look at our exhibition of photographs and artefacts from the past 100 years and to attend the ceremony to officially re-name the Science Centre. Timings of the day: 11.30am – 12.30pm aerial photograph 2.00pm guests arrive 2.15pm – 3.15pm whole school picnic / party 2.30pm – Mayoress renames the Library 3.00pm – Speeches and winner of Bake-Off announced 3.15pm – Whole school rendition of ‘Happy Birthday’. (in the event of wet weather, the picnic will be held in classrooms. The aerial photograph will go ahead in any weather) The renaming ceremonies: The Clare Library will be renamed the Muriel Clarke Library. Muriel Clarke was the first student ever at NSG. The Science Centre will be renamed the Bertha Swirles Science Centre. Bertha Swirles was one of the first women in Northampton to attend Cambridge University. She became a renowned mathematician and physicist. All press and media welcome throughout the day. Please let us know in advance. All enquiries to Fiona Mann on 01604 679540 or firstname.lastname@example.org If you are a parent or a student, click here for further details.
The Performing Arts are a Hit at NSG Students at Northampton School for Girls were congratulated by teachers and families today as they celebrated their GCSE results. Singled out for particular praise were girls who achieved As and A*s across the board including Mary Biyi with 7A* and 5As, Emily Haddon with 2A* and 9As, Olivia Soper with 8A* and 3As and Alisha Thomas with 7A* and 4As. Another high achiever was Alicia Dominique who not only achieved 10A*s and 2 As, but also a grade A for AS Level German. Other fantastic achievers were girls who gained 8 or more A/A*s including Alex Asvestopoulou, Sam Banks, Millie Bilson, Storm Christofi, Laura Earl, Emma Howard, Alesha Jacobs, Hermoine Lloyd-Loasby, Chloe Longley, Ella Machin-Bradbury, Rutendo Maponga, Ruth Murphy, Emma Price, Riya Roie and Somya Sharma. Many others achieved a string of A*s, As and Bs. Julia Harley, Headteacher said, ‘we are extremely proud of the achievements of our girls. To see so many of them gain the highest grades is very satisfying. Our girls worked unbelievably hard and truly deserve these fantastic outcomes.They have very bright futures ahead of them and we are looking forward to watching them achieve even more in Year 12.’ The school were particularly proud of results in the performing arts subjects; including Dance where 94% of girls gained A* – C. Similar success was evident in Drama with 84% and Music with 82%. These stand out performances at GCSE are a result of the school’s decision to retain the music specialism, despite the performing arts subjects being marginalised in the government’s performance measures. Assistant Headteacher, Paul Parker said, ‘in a year where record numbers of students gained grade 8 and grade 8 distinction in instrumental and vocal exams, it’s also fantastic to see the performing arts subjects do so well at GCSE. The school’s commitment to developing the whole child through music, dance and drama, as well as other arts subjects, is what transforms our girls into lifelong learners.’ Other subjects achieving over 70% A* – C include English Language, English Literature, Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Art, Textiles, Graphics, Ethics and Philosophy, French and German. Special mention is given to Sport BTEC with 93%, Food Technology with 92% and ICT with 100%. Carly Waterman, Deputy Headteacher, said, ‘we are so lucky to have such dedicated and talented staff who work tirelessly with our students to help them realise their potential. Our students are always very appreciative of the outstanding teaching and support they receive. It’s what makes NSG so special.’ The school were keen to praise the efforts of students who have had to overcome significant obstacles in their lives. Particular praise was offered to Olivia Rapley and Kim Barnes who were pleased to achieve C grades or higher in 5 or more GCSEs including English and Maths. Val Hodson, Deputy Headteacher said ‘we are, as always, proud of our girls and their achievements. Our students work extremely hard and are supported at all stages by teachers and families. These students were part of a stunning year group who never failed to impress us with their care for one another and their sense of positivity.’