The place name Northampton is about one hundred and fifty years old. Sometime in the 1840s, a gentleman called Giles Mahon bought an estate of 112.5 acres. The townsland was then known as Pollnaveagh (The lair of the deer). He proceeded to build a mansion called Northampton House on the estate. Local tenants were employed to work on the farm and in the house. The expression “going up to Northampton” resulted in the name Pollnaveagh being replaced by Northampton.
Our school is dedicated to St. Bridget and we always celebrate La’le Bride with the making of the Crosog Bride, with songs, poems, stories and an exploration of pisreoga & customs associated with St. Bridget. In our school, we have always had keen interest in local history and folklore and we have built up an interesting collection. Children enjoy Music, Drama, and Art and enthusiastically pursue sport, especially hurling, football, camogie, soccer and rugby.
It has always been part of the school ethos to provide a holistic education for all the children in our care. We are conscious that we are educating children for life. Our Green School Scheme educates our pupils to be responsible and environmentally aware. Our pupils are encouraged to develop themselves a spirit of generosity towards all people and the environment.
There is a wonderful social aspect to the events run through the year in association with the Board of Management and Parents Association.
Our Mission Statement
Northampton National School is a co-educational, Primary school which strives to provide a well-ordered, caring, happy and secure atmosphere where the intellectual, spiritual, physical, moral and cultural needs of the pupils are identified and addressed.
Northampton N.S. is a school with a Catholic ethos and also has due recognition and respect for people of all religions and none.
Northampton N.S. will strive to promote, both individually and collectively, the professional and personal development of teachers through staff development programs.
Northampton N.S. encourages the involvement of parents through home/school contacts and through their involvement in Parents Association.
Northampton N.S. endeavors to enhance the self-esteem of everyone in the school community, to imbue in the pupils respect for people and property, to encourage in them the ideal of being responsible and to engender in them a spirit of generosity towards the environment.
Northampton N.S. will promote gender equity among the teachers and pupils.
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