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Admissions Process for September 2024 entry

Important Year 7 Admissions Update

The deadline for applications for Year 7, September 2024 entry, was midnight on Tuesday 31st October 2023.  If you have named Northampton School as one of your choices on your Local Authority application form before the deadline date, you will receive an invite from us for your child to attend our Common Ability Test on Saturday 18th November.  If you need to make a Late Application, please contact your Local Authority to do this, and also complete the Northampton School Supplementary Information Form.  Link for these forms can be found further down the page.  Please see our Admissions Policy which can also be found below for details in relation to Late Applications.    

It is recommended that you read the full details of our admissions process which can be found below, before applying to the school.

Presentation Evenings

All students and their parents/carers had the opportunity to attend a Presentation Evening on either Monday 25th September 2023 or Wednesday 27th September 2023 at The Cripps Hall Theatre, Northampton School for Boys.

For more information about the Presentation Evenings, please click on this link.

Please note that there will be no tours of the school as it is not due to move into its permanent accommodation until Summer 2024.

Application Process For September 2024 Entry

Northampton School is part of the Local Authority's co-ordinated scheme.  Parents applying for a place at the school need to complete the Local Authority's own application form AND Northampton School's Supplementary Information Form.  Links for both forms can be found below.  Both had a deadline for completion of midnight on 31st October 2023.

Late applications for Northampton School must be made via your Local Authority.  If that is North or West Northants, you can access this on the link below.  Please also ensure that you complete the Northampton School Supplementary Information Form on the second link below.




The full timelines can be accessed by clicking on this link.

Optional Aptitude Tests

Northampton School will have specialisms in the Performing Arts (Drama/Dance/Music) and Sports with 10% of places allocated to students demonstrating the highest levels of aptitude in these areas.

To find out more information about these aptitude tests please click on this link.

Please note that these tests are not a compulsory part of the admissions process and you are strongly advised to listen to, or read, the admissions presentation and FAQs before booking a place on these.

All Aptitude Tests have now taken place for this year and there are no further opportunities to take these.

Common Ability Test

All applicants* will be required to sit a Common Ability Test in order to be considered for a place at Northampton School. The test will be held on Saturday 18th November 2023 at Northampton School for Boys and full details of this test will be provided following the closing date for applications and by the end of Friday 10th November at the latest.

We will write to applicants after the application closing date with the times of their Common Ability Test.

*Please note that boys who apply to both Northampton School and Northampton School for Boys for September 2024 entry will only have to take the Common Ability Test once.

Offers of a place at Northampton School

If you are successful in your application, we will write to you with a confirmed offer of a place for Northampton School by Friday, 1st March 2024. Unsuccessful applicants will also be notified in writing with details of the relevant appeal process.

On 1st March 2024, all parents/carers will also receive an offer from the Local Authority.