Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
About Northampton College
Northampton College is a mixed, non-selective, non-denominational further education college situated in Northamptonshire. It is a 16-plus institution with three campuses: a major building at its main Northampton site, a smaller campus near the town centre and another 20 miles away in Daventry. It provides places for around 9,000 students aged 16 and over, most of whom are full-time and aged 16-18.
Northampton College was opened in 1973. It merged with Daventry Tertiary College to expand its Daventry campus in August 2004, and its Booth Lane campus reopened after a large redevelopment in 2012.
Values and vision
Northampton College’s mission is to give students a sense of development through education. It is an inclusive learning environment that focuses on key strands of provision, provides high-quality learning experiences, and works alongside the local community to create a wider level of participation in learning. The college ethos promotes mutual respect, a high level of engagement and playing a positive role in the community.
“The inclusive culture promotes a high level of recruitment of students from diverse backgrounds and with a wide range of abilities, many of whom are successful in gaining qualifications and progressing to higher levels of study. Resources and accommodation are almost all of a very high quality and are used very effectively; the learning environment is safe, very well-maintained and welcoming. Governors are very knowledgeable and provide well-informed and constructive challenge to managers in order to promote improvement.”