Northampton School Houses
Peter Bason is a born and bred Northamptonian and attended Northampton School for Boys from 1967 to 1974. He studied dentistry at King’s College Hospital, qualifying in 1979, before returning to work in the town several years later. He has been Chair of Governors at NSB since 2014, where prior to that he was also a governor, and his outstanding strategic leadership of the Governing Body has been instrumental to NSB’s success and the opening of Northampton School. He is a great supporter of local and school sport and can still be seen running the line at rugby games. Peter was awarded an MBE in 2022 for Services to Education and to Sport in Northampton.
Oliver Harris worked for 38 years at Northampton School for Boys, joining as a Biology and Chemistry teacher for his very first job in teaching through to being the Senior Deputy Headmaster before he retired. He has always been a creative and analytical driving force in the school and after leaving, Oliver joined the governing body of NSB and has worked tirelessly to bring about sustained improvement. He has been instrumental in his role as the Project Manager for Northampton School ensuring that we can all enjoy the best possible facilities for future generations.
Mary Kay has dedicated a huge amount of her life to raising the standards of education within Northampton. She has been both a teacher, SENCO, Deputy Headteacher and Headteacher in local primary schools and also spent 5 years as an Ofsted inspector. She has been a governor at NSB for 33 years and a governor and Chair of governors at Bridgewater Primary for 15 years. As a Governor at NSB, Mary has been part of the NSB's development as it changed from one of the least popular schools in the town to one that is massively oversubscribed. Mary's great strength over the years is her insistence not to stand still but always look for school improvement. In particular, she has played a pivotal role in writing the Governance Plan for The NSB Multi Academy Trust.
Morcea Walker moved to England from Jamaica when she was nine years old before settling in Northampton in 1973. She was a founder member of the Northampton West Indies Parents' Association, is a leading member of the African Caribbean community, has been heavily involved with the Northants Black History Association, resurrected the Northampton Carnival in 2005 and is a trustee of the Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust. She has taught in many schools locally and became the co-ordinator for Supplementary Schools in Northamptonshire. She was awarded an MBE in 2012 and has been appointed as Deputy Lieutenant of Northamptonshire. Morcea has been one of NSB’s most loyal and active supporters, as a governor attending a plethora of Music and Performing Arts school events every year, and has been a wonderful advocate at all times.