Northampton School for Girls
|Motto||"Respect for Self, Respect for Others, Respect for Learning"|
|Location||Spinney Hill Road
|DfE URN||122083 Tables|
|Gender||Girls, Mixed Gender 6th Form|
In 2004, the school gained specialist Music College status, the first school in England to do so. This resulted in a provision of musical opportunities for both students and the local community. It is also home to Spinney Hill Theatre, where both NSG students and other groups regularly perform. The theatre was used for classical music productions whilst work was undertaken on the Derngate theatre.
All students in GCSE must usually study English, English Literature, Mathematics, either Double Science or separate sciences, Design and Technology (either Food Technology, Textiles, Resistant Materials or Graphics), a Foreign Language (either French, Spanish or German), Humanities (either History, Geography or Sociology), Religious Studies, ICT (at least short course) and a Performing Arts (either Drama, Art, Dance, Music or Physical Education) Students may also take up additional GCSE's if they wish, such as Health and Social Care, or short course Statistics. The school also allows students to study 'Twilight' classes (studied after school on premises), such as Twilight Drama.
There is a very wide range of subjects available to Post 16 Students: Applied Business, Applied ICT, Art, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Creative Media Diploma, Dance, Diploma in Society - Health and Development, Drama and Theatre Studies, English Language, English Language and Literature, English Literature, Film Studies, Food Technology, French, Functional Skills, Further Mathematics, General Studies, Geography, German, Government and Politics, Graphics, Health and Social Care, History, ICT, Mathematics, Music, Music Technology, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology, Religion and Philosophy/Ethics, Resistant Materials, Sociology, Spanish and Textiles.
Notable former pupils
- Margaret Douglas-Home, founder of Burnham Market festival
- Lesley Joseph, actress
- Bertha Swirles, physicist
- Luisa Zissman, runner-up in The Apprentice 2013
- Woodthorpe, David (2006-02-10). "East: Education, education ...". BBC. Retrieved 2008-08-22.
- "BBC - Northamptonshire - Entertainment - Dramatic changes at the Royal and Derngate". BBC. 2005-03-30. Retrieved 2008-08-25.
- http://www.nsg.northants.sch.uk The school's official website.
- http://www.nsgmusic.co.uk The school's music website
- An article mentioning NSG and its oversubscribed status.