Academy Aims

Our vision is to create an outstanding and high performing international academy, which offers a strong academic curriculum, specialises in modern foreign languages and maximises the opportunities for the children and young people in the centre of Northampton.

Our outstanding leaders and the teachers will guide each and every child to ensure they:

  • Are supported and stretched to make excellent progress, no matter their start point
  • Gain open access to high quality curricular and extra-curricular opportunities
  • Build the necessary skills, knowledge, qualities and attributes
  • Obtain the qualifications to prepare them for higher education, employment and a better start in life.

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Up to the minute technology, bright modern classrooms and progressive pedagogy encourage participation and independent learning that will be the mainstay of your son or daughter’s learning from Reception through to A Levels and onwards into their careers.

Our pupils will become confident, resilient and independent learners – active and committed citizens within their local community and beyond. Academic success is attributable to the commitment of pupils, teachers and parents working together.

We are committed to enhanced teaching and learning, rigorous monitoring of standards, robust assessment of pupils’ work and fostering enthusiasm for learning in our children.

All parents and carers hope that their child will reach their full academic and vocational potential by attending the universities of their choice and accessing fulfilling careers. At Northampton International Academy, we are here to help make that dream a reality. We place as much emphasis on pastoral care as academic excellence, so you can be assured that your child’s overall welfare is our priority.

We set high expectations for our pupils.  We will be culturally inclusive with an international outlook whilst emphasising the traditional values of self-discipline, respect, democracy, equality, fairness and tolerance of different faiths, beliefs and communities.

Personalised learning programmes, engaging and stimulating lessons delivered by expert teachers who are specialists in their subjects, selecting a pace and style that encourages personalised learning, rigour and confidence.

UNITING YOUR CHILD’S PASSIONS AND INTERESTS WITH WORLD-CLASS OPPORTUNITIES

Our curriculum will be broad and academically challenging in the primary and secondary phases and its languages specialism brings an innovative international dimension.

By taking advantage of our whole curriculum, pupils will demonstrate academic excellence at all stages of their learning. Pupils will be inspired and motivated by teams of outstanding teachers, subject specialists and dedicated learning support staff. Each pupil’s attainment and progress will be monitored closely and pupils will be challenged to set their sights high.

Our broad curriculum will also focus on and develop technical skills; pupils will have opportunities to work vocationally, in areas such as engineering, building and construction workshops and a commercial restaurant.

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AN ACADEMIC CURRICULUM WITH AN INTERNATIONAL DIMENSION AND A FOCUS ON LANGUAGES

The primary and secondary curriculum will excite and motivate your child, offering a vision of future opportunities and smooth transition between key stages. Emphasis on languages, links with schools internationally, partnerships with other dynamic institutions and local businesses will widen opportunities, enrich the curriculum and help prepare our pupils for the future.

Linguistic abilities and talents will be nurtured and will enhance the learning experience of all the school community. Building a reputation as a centre of excellence for foreign modern languages with an international outlook will attract, excite, inspire and engage our pupils. We will exploit the linguistic talents of pupils in our new school. Focusing on modern foreign languages, NIA will provide distinctive new opportunities for all stakeholders by fostering strong links with the communities around the school.

INTERNATIONAL LINKS AND EXCHANGES, CLUBS, SPORTS, ARTS AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES

From team sports to debating societies, from photography to cookery and a wide range of theatre visits, exhibitions, shows and events, we will offer a busy social calendar with lots of activities for pupils to choose from including:

Young Enterprise – inspiring young people to succeed through business opportunity

Duke of Edinburgh Award – a leading youth charity which gives all young people the chance to develop skills for work and life

Intermediate Maths Challenge – an exciting national competition testing students’ ability to think around the problem in a logical and deductive way.  Dance and music clubs, team sports including football, basketball and many more.

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OUR NIA PARTNERS FOR EXCELLENCE:

We are committed to a strong ‘parent partnership’. A three way relationship between pupils, parents and staff to enhance pupil success and welfare, communication, standards of behaviour and home learning.

Siemens, University of Northampton and Silverstone UTC are active partners, helping build successful future pathways for our pupils.

A LONGER SCHOOL DAY

To ensure our pupils progress at an outstanding pace, we are offering a school day which extends from 8am until 6pm.

There will be intensive and additional tuition where needed, enrichment curriculum activities and links to local, national and international experiences. We will stretch our pupils to reach personal goals and higher standards of education so that everyone fulfils their individual potential.