Quinton House School

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Quinton House School
Motto Integri in omnibus (Virtuous in all things)
Established 1946
Type Independent day school
Headteacher Ms Catherine Cozens
Location Upton Hall
Coordinates: 52°14′02″N 0°57′00″W / 52.234°N 0.950°W / 52.234; -0.950
DfE number 928/6043
DfE URN 122137 Tables
Students 481 as of January 2016
Gender Mixed
Ages 2–18
Houses Harrington, Samwell and Knightley
Colours Red & Grey          
Website School website

Quinton House School is a mixed independent school for children aged 2 to 18 years located in Upton, Northampton, England. The school is owned and operated by the Cognita Group.


Quinton House School is situated in the Grade I listed building, Upton Hall. The hall dates back to the medieval period with many alterations taking place in the sixteenth and seventeenth century. In 1946 the last private owner, Mr. James, died and the estate passed into the ownership of the Sir Thomas White's trust. A lease was taken out on the buildings by three ladies surnamed 'Teape' who opened Upton Hall School in 1946. In 1966 the then headmistress, Miss K Madden, renamed it Quinton House School.

1986 saw the ownership of the estate pass to Northampton Borough Council and during this period the main building was re-roofed. The nineties saw many changes at QHS including new sports fields in 1990 which were laid out in the walled garden. In 1991 the school admitted its first sixth formers and in 1996 celebrated '50 years of a school at Upton Hall'.

In 2004 the school was the first acquisition by Cognita Schools Ltd and shortly afterwards a major development was planned to upgrade facilities at the school. This culminated in 2006 with the opening of a sports hall and major facility development at the junior and senior school.

During 2006 the school celebrated "60 years of a school at Upton Hall". The current headteacher Ms Catherine Cozens took up her role in September 2015. Developments at the school during this period included enclosing the open air courtyard, with a bespoke glazed atrium construction. This area is now used as a dining room and assembly for the Junior School.


Quinton House School educates pupils aged 2 through to 18, and is divided into a Nursery, Junior, Senior schools, and the Sixth Form. The school offers GCSEs as programmes of study for pupils, while students in the sixth form have the option to study from a range of A-levels.[1]


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