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Welcome from the Head

This video is also available with subtitles in Romanian, Bengali, Somali, Russian, Polish, Macedonian and Latvian.

Northampton International Academy is a vibrant educational community where high expectations, a passion for deep knowledge and a commitment to fostering strong personal characteristics combine to set our children and young people on the pathway to long term success.

Situated in the heart of Northampton, NIA has a strong bond with the local community outside its walls and a warm sense of community within them. As a local school with a global vision, we also look beyond our immediate location so that NIA pupils understand the wider world and how education can help them access local, national and international opportunities and experiences. We are over-subscribed in Year 7 and, when NIA is full to its capacity of 2,300, we shall be the largest free school in England. Despite our scale, we work hard to ensure that every child is known, supported and challenged as an individual. I am proud to say that we have a real holistic sense of our pupils, with an emphasis on promoting wellbeing as well as academic excellence. EMAT’s values of inclusion, innovation, inspiration, integrity and impact are tangible in all aspects of academy life.

If you watch the video of Our Story on this website, which shows how EMAT had the vision and ability to transform an old disused postal sorting office into a state-of-the-art educational hub, you will learn that NIA has transformation in its DNA. We are committed to transforming lives, opportunities and the futures of the children and young people in our care as they move through all stages of their education with us.

We firmly believe that education promotes opportunity and choice and we are committed to giving every member of our school community those advantages.

Dr Jo Trevenna




  • October 12th @nia_northampton
    Liberty Dance and Flag try-outs at the NIA this Thursday at 7pm. No auditions and no experience needed. Come and give it a try!
  • October 12th @nia_northampton
    More than 90,000 House Points and lots of praise postcards issued across the school this year for learners demonstrating the DNA of NIA. Well done everyone! #NIADNA
  • October 11th @nia_northampton
    Please note that sixth form students will be working from home tomorrow Tuesday 12th October and Wednesday 13th October. They will return to school at the usual time on Thursday 14th October.
  • October 8th @nia_northampton
    2/2 A framed jersey was gifted to the NIA students and sits above our sports hall as a constant reminder and inspiration for them to work hard and follow their dreams.
  • October 8th @nia_northampton
    1/2 We were really lucky to have two Great Britain Basketball players come into school to work with some of our talented sporting students. The workshop provided an opportunity for our students to learn from top athletes that started their basketball journeys in Northampton.
  • October 7th @nia_northampton
    Great to see KS3 football teams back in action against Duston and Wootton Park!
  • October 5th @nia_northampton
    Following on from yesterday's message, Year 10 will also be working from home from Wednesday for the rest of the week.
  • October 4th @nia_northampton
    Due to staff absences caused by a mixture of both flu and also other staff isolating due to Covid-19, we are having to put in place new arrangements for Year 8 and 9 classes this week
  • September 29th @nia_northampton
    Looking forward to tonight's #year6 open evening! If you've booked for the 6.30pm talk you can arrive earlier to tour the school first, as it all finishes at 7pm. Reminder: there's no parking on site, please walk, use public transport or the town's car parks
  • September 28th @nia_northampton
    Another #year6 open evening tomorrow! If you've booked for the 6.30pm talk you can arrive earlier to tour the school first, as the event finishes at 7pm. Reminder: there's no parking on site, please walk, use public transport or use the town's car parks
  • September 22nd @nia_northampton
    Coming to our #OpenEvening tonight? Please note that there is no available parking on our school site. We would advise all visitors to make their way to NIA either by walking, public transport, or using the multi-storey car parks in town #year6 #transition
  • September 22nd @nia_northampton
    Welcome to NIA #openevening #year6 #transition Find out more at
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