NPAT Academy Status

NPAT logoNorthampton Primary Academy Trust

On the 1st November 2012 Abington Vale Primary School became an Academy, this gives us much more autonomy in how we run our school and will enable us to provide an even better service for our children.

NPAT was formed in 2012 by a group of five Northampton Schools who believed that by working together, they could achieve something truly special for children across Northampton Town.  NPAT is now a collaboration of twelve schools representing more than 4500 fabulous children and 700 amazing staff.  Our schools are:

  • Abington Vale Primary School
  • Blackthorn Primary School
  • East Hunsbury Primary School
  • Ecton Brook Primary School
  • Headlands Primary School
  • Langland Community School (Milton Keynes)
  • Lings Primary School
  • Rectory Farm Primary School
  • Simon de Senlis Primary School
  • Stanton Cross Primary School (due to open to reception pupils in September 2022)
  • Thorplands Primary School
  • Upton Meadows Primary School
  • Weston Favell Primary School

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’

The NPAT Vision: to achieve educational excellence; creating opportunities and enriching lives.

NPAT Mission: to develop a Multi Academy Trust of highly effective and sustainable schools.

NPAT Values:

  • Aspiration & Ambition: Every child to achieve their best, every school to be a great school and every individual a better version of themselves.
  • Working Together: Achieving more through collaboration and cooperation. NPAT first. My school is your school; your children are ‘our’ children. 
  • Integrity: A sense of moral purpose and open and honest working. Do all the good you can, in all the ways you can, as long as ever you can.
  • Community: Schools at the heart of their community, working together for educational excellence across Northamptonshire.
  • Creativity and Innovation: thinking differently about the future whilst building on the past.
  • Sports and the Arts: A genuine commitment to participation and excellence in sport and the arts.

The Head Office for Northampton Primary Academy Trust is located at Headlands Primary School. 

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Any enquiries relating to NPAT should be directed to:-

Julia Kedwards OBE - Chief Executive Officer
Jeremy Stockdale - Chair of Board of Trustees
Northampton Primary Academy Trust
c/o Headlands Primary School
Bushland Road

Tel: 07741 654181  email:   Website:

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