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Welcome from the Head

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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




  • June 29th @nia_northampton
    Safeguarding is our top priority here at NIA. In this video, our safeguarding lead Mrs Ruffles shows you just one of the measures we use to ensure our pupils are safe and well in school #DNAofNIA
  • June 29th @nia_northampton
    We are holding parent forums this week and next week. Wednesday 30th June 2021 at 5.30pm for Year 10, Thursday 1st July 2021 at 4pm for EYFS and Primary, and Wednesday 7th July 2021 at 5.30pm for Year 7,8 & 9. Please contact the school for the Teams link at
  • June 28th @nia_northampton
    Our pupils joined children and staff from across @eastmidsacademy to clock up 5,885 miles - the distance from the UK to Tokyo - as part of our Walk to Tokyo ahead of this summer's Olympic Games in Japan. We hope you enjoy this video which shows some of them in action! #Tokyo2020
  • June 21st @nia_northampton
    Well done to Amber House for winning the staff Kin Ball tournament, great to see staff getting involved in our House competitions.
  • June 17th @nia_northampton
    We have three major trophies our 6 Houses are competing for; House Plate, House Shield and The Sports Day Trophy. See the latest update below...
  • June 16th @nia_northampton
    Login details have been sent through on edulink to Year 10 learners and carers who have opted in for the free private tuition. Learners will receive 15 hours support in either maths, English or science.
  • June 16th @nia_northampton
    Here are some more photos from the start of our #Olympic adventures this week. On Monday some of our Primary and Year 7 learners teamed up with Leighton from @CubeDisability to learn all about the Olympics. A big thank you to Leighton & Zoe from the Cube for coming in😊
  • June 15th @East Midlands Academy Trust
    Walk to Tokyo day 2 is complete! We've been at @NIA_Northampton and @CastleAcad today with Olympic sprinter Rion Pierre who was a huge hit with our pupils. Tomorrow we're at @Pwsnews, @OrchardEMAT and @ShepherdswellAc for their Walk to Tokyo miles, then @THA_School on Friday!
  • June 14th @nia_northampton
    The children from Primary and Year 7 really enjoyed their sessions today with Leighton from @CubeDisability Arts Centre, learning all about traditional dances from Japan, Brazil and India! We found out that the Olympics are 2,876 years old!
  • June 11th @nia_northampton
    We're currently recruiting for a PE apprentice! This is a fantastic opportunity for a young person looking to start their career in PE leadership. Click on the link below to find out more!
  • June 10th @East Midlands Academy Trust
    Olympic bronze medallist Marilyn Okoro @mokoro4 will be joining us for our Olympic day event at @THA_School on June 23rd and we can't wait! Here's a personal video message she has sent for our pupils to inspire them ahead of the day. Thanks Marilyn!
  • June 10th @nia_northampton
    We were delighted to welcome Dr Stephen Hallam from @UniNorthants to NIA yesterday to give a fantastic criminology lecture to our Year 10, Year 12 and Year 11 students. It was so popular, we've hoping to welcome him back to NIA soon. #criminology
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