NPAT - History

NPAT was formed in 2012 by a group of Northampton Schools who believed that by working together, they could achieve something truly special for children across Northampton Town.  The NPAT Partnership was created from a group of five founder schools, and now consists of eight schools with over 3000 children and 500 staff.  

The Partnership is built on the principle of synergy; that a collaboration of vibrant and successful schools ensures that we can achieve collectively what a single school couldn’t achieve alone. NPAT improves our schools using collaboration and innovation through partnership working that brings together children, parents, teachers and school leaders.

NPAT is driven by a vision of innovation, high aspiration and achievement, and a commitment to sport and the arts. This approach is encapsulated in our motto:

‘Achieving Extraordinary Things’

NPAT schools all share this common vision and are committed to these principles, whilst retaining the freedom to innovate and develop their own identity and character.
Through our links with partner agencies such as the Royal Shakespeare Company, Microsoft and Create Development our schools demonstrate exemplary and showcase practice in sport, dance, drama, the arts and technology, ensuring the holistic development of our extraordinary children.