Lings Primary School


Lings Primary is a two form entry Primary school that ‘sets the standard’ in everything it does. We are committed to the development of the whole child and run a very successful creative connected curriculum that sees every subject as equally important. We all work incredibly hard to make Lings an inclusive environment where all learners can feel safe and secure and enjoy learning.

The school prides itself on the experiences and opportunities it provides for its leaners and we work closely with a range of organisations to do so. The school is a Royal Shakespeare Company lead school and a Create Learning school in association with Create Development. Lings has a passion for Sport and the performing Arts and has experienced many successes in this field.

We have a commitment to a high standard of learning and teaching and are constantly focussed on how we can improve further in all areas. We work closely with our parents and the community and we understand that we have a duty to create exceptional citizens that will have an impact on our future.

The behaviour at Lings is exceptional and we work hard to make sure that every learner achieves their full potential in everything they do. We do this by having a Growth Mindset approach to learning and we constantly challenge ourselves to improve further. We can honestly say that being at Lings feels like being part of a family that is there to support and develop each other in equal measure.

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Rectory Farm Primary School


Rectory Farm Primary is a one form entry primary school located in the Eastern district of Northampton. The school has recently undergone significant change in terms of staffing, training, learning opportunities and improvements to the whole school environment. Our new school motto, ‘Growing Minds, Shaping Lives’ perfectly reflects our ethos.

Staff work hard at our school to ensure that children are challenged and supported to achieve highly.  Our children's behaviour is outstanding and they enjoy learning at our school.

Our vision for all members of the school community is to show understanding and empathy towards one another, to collaborate with others, to show tolerance, consideration and kindness. We encourage each other to achieve our goals, to work hard and to try our best at all times; to embrace challenge and to aspire to be the best we can be.

Our curriculum supports this ethos through its creative approach and where the progression of skills is essential in ensuring success. Trips out and visitors into school as well as creation of memorable experiences are an integral part of learning at Rectory Farm.

The involvement of families has been an instrumental factor in improving the school’s ethos and the wellbeing of its children. Children’s welfare needs are addressed through such initiatives as the provision of breakfast club, family engagement activities and addressing poor attendance. Our skilled staff have quickly developed supportive relationships with parents and carers. Safeguarding procedures are thorough and rigorous and monitored regularly to ensure the provision of high quality practice. The number of Early Help cases is continually increasing, in part due to a positive change in parents’ perception of school who now see us as a group of professionals who care and can offer constructive support.

Our vision is for children, staff, governors and parents to show pride in their school and to appreciate the diversity that each individual brings. We all have a key role to play in ensuring the continued success of Rectory Farm Primary School.

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Simon de Senlis Primary School


Simon de Senlis Primary School is an inclusive school in the East Hunsbury area of Northampton serving an aspirational local community with 420 pupils on roll.  At Simon de Senlis, we are passionate about learning and aim for our children to become curious, industrious and agile learners who make a positive 'dent in the universe'.  We offer our children a wide range of learning opportunities through Sport, The Arts, Drama and Technology which helps to develop creativity, confidence and the 'whole child'. As well as the mainstream provision, we provide a ‘Special Unit’ for 12 children with complex learning difficulties and have a specialism in Speech and Language Difficulties.

Our curriculum is rich and diverse and we are very proud of the children’s achievements in technology, sport and the arts which has been recognised by the following awards:

  • ArtsMark Gold – British Arts Council
  • Inclusion Mark – Centre of Excellence
  • Microsoft Showcase School – one of only two primary schools in the UK to achieve this status
  • School Games Mark – Silver Mark


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Thorplands Primary School & Nursery

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Thorplands Primary School and Nursery is a one form entry primary school located in the Eastern District of Northampton.

All of our Thorplands Staff are dedicated to ensuring that our children have access to our rich and varied curriculum where inclusion is at the heart of our development. We ensure that our pupils at Thorplands thrive and their personal development is on a continuous journey of excellence.  Our school staff work together and are a positive and dedicated team that go above and beyond the realms of the school day.  We live and breathe our code of conduct – Respect, Responsibility, Perseverance and Courage.  These are at the centre of all areas of our learning.  We have a strong Sports, Music and Arts provision and provide life skills to ensure our children excel and exceed.

We want our children to surpass their leaders and achieve their dreams.

We are proud to be part of the Thorplands Community and are excited to be part of the Northampton Primary Academy Trust.

Upton Meadows Primary School


We are a diverse and inclusive 2 form entry school located on the outskirts of Northampton, serving the community of Upton. We pride ourselves on our creative curriculum which we use to ensure that we nurture and develop the whole child. Through our focus on the following values: respect, responsibility, unity, perseverance, excellence and kindness, we aim to equip our children with the necessary skills to be good citizens and excellent learners. We provide lots of enrichment opportunities for our children: from learning to play an instrument or working with practitioners from The Royal and Derngate to visiting exciting places such as Cadbury’s World and going on residential trips.

We are fortunate enough to have a full time librarian who works in our vibrant library supporting all children across the school, bringing reading alive for all our families.
We are a lead school for Schools Direct working in partnership with the University of Northampton. We are very proud to have been awarded our Artsmark Gold for the creative work we do. Our work on children’s wellbeing and mental health has been recognised by our Gold TaMHS award and we were also awarded the Inclusion Quality Mark.

We have a big focus on outdoor learning and like to make use of our extensive grounds and our two Forest School sites whenever we can, come rain or shine. We teach our children to have a growth mindset and have high aspirations for them all. Our school motto is ‘Reach for the Stars’.