Specialist Education

Northampton School will aim to meet the needs of individual pupils by “personalising” the curriculum in response to these needs. We support teaching pupils within their National Curriculum year group with appropriate National Curriculum Programmes of Study, differentiated to provide access and to ensure that all pupils receive a broad and balanced education.


Some pupils may be taught outside of their year group depending on their required behavioural and learning needs. In addition some pupils will have modifications to the full National Curriculum entitlement.


Northampton School provides an environment in which all of its members feel safe, valued and respected. Every pupil will be encouraged to acquire a sensitivity to the feelings and needs of others, accept personal responsibility for his or her actions, and treat all property with due care, irrespective of its ownership. The school will celebrate achievement and promote pupils’ achievement through praise whenever appropriate. 


By knowing every pupil socially, emotionally and academically, we can employ strategies and practices giving the opportunity for each pupil to flourish and acquire the confidence and self-belief to achieve a fulfilling and successful future and to become confident, accomplished and self-valuing young adults. At our school we know and support our pupils with our pastoral care being at the heart of the way we look after our pupils.


Student Support


By working collaboratively with carers/parents and young people we aim to:  


✓ Provide a positive, safe and nurturing environment where students and staff feel happy and secure in the process of learning  


✓ Provide access to high quality education and pastoral care that will enhance personal development, stimulate growth and provide equal opportunity


✓ Develop learners’ self-esteem, independence and awareness of, and consideration for, the feelings and the needs of others within the school and community


✓ Encourage young people to positively manage their own behaviours and difficulties  


✓ Establish a climate within which young people and adults can interact and relate, engendering high levels of mutual interest and personal respect


✓ Provide a broad and balanced curriculum that meets each learners needs, and for those with special needs, an individualised programme of support to access the curriculum and achieve the outcomes of their Education, Health & Care Plan