Covid-19 - parent info

Welcome from the Head

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 2,200, 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


  • September 18th @East Midlands Academy Trust
    Parents, please see the letter from Northamptonshire's Director of Public Health relating to Covid-19 tests
  • September 18th @NIA_Primaryphase
    Our Year 4 learners were extremely excited to be the first pupils ever to have a play on our brand new trim trail!
  • September 10th @Northampton Chron
    A new roof, new computers and extra rooms for additional students are among the improvements.
  • September 10th @nia_northampton
    Did you hear us on @BBCNorthampton this morning? Our headteacher Dr Jo Trevenna and some of our staff and pupils were on the breakfast show talking about the return to school and the 'new normal'. If you missed it, you can listen back here
  • September 10th @nia_northampton
    We’re delighted to have Andrew from @BBCNorthampton with us this morning talking about our return to school and our arrangements to keep staff and students safe. Listen to the breakfast show now! #schoolsreopening
  • September 9th @nia_northampton
    Thank you everyone for your co-operation as we navigate the start of the new school year. Please click here for a message from us
  • September 9th @East Midlands Academy Trust
    By the end of this year, we will have invested £2.5 million in capital spending and improvement works at our schools, including @NIA_Northampton, @Pwsnews, @StimpsonAvenue and @OrchardEMAT. Find out more here
  • September 4th @Jacqui Hughes
    @NIA_Northampton Thank you to all the awesome staff outside this morning who supported a very anxious M into the building. I know that support will be continued inside too.
  • September 4th @nia_northampton
    JOB VACANCY: We're currently recruiting for a Key Stage 5 lead to head up our sixth form. To find out more, visit
  • September 3rd @nia_northampton
    Tomorrow as years 8, 9 and 10 return to school, we would ask that parents do not accompany their children on to the plaza in front of school to help us to maintain the social distancing between year group bubbles. Our staff will be at the front of the school to welcome them back.
  • September 3rd @nia_northampton
    @AshishBuffet @1000WordsByAv Great work! Looking forward to seeing you back in school on Friday 😃
  • September 2nd @NIA_Primaryphase
    For Reception (EYFS) pupils, the virtual home visits are Thursday, Friday, Monday and Tuesday. Settling days for small groups will take place on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and all Reception start full time on the 14th.
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