Ethos & Mission

Pitsford School was founded in 1989 to be an affordable and excellent independent day school for boys, serving the county of Northamptonshire and beyond. Since then, it has remained true to its
founding mission, but has added girls and a Junior School.

Although housed in magnificent historic buildings and boasting new, state-of-the-art facilities, Pitsford School is the relationships that are built within it; the bricks and mortar, lovely though they are, are just a shell for the real school which is the interactions between of all its members. This means that our school is made new every morning.

Warm, friendly, humane and human, our students and staff work together in an open, energetic and creative way. At Pitsford there is no division between the pastoral and the academic as we educate the whole child, to ensure that they are known, valued for who they are, safe and happy.

Our students are supported to create meaning in their lives and to build connexions of integrity, substance and permanence with those around them, adults and children, and to find their purpose which will inform and guide the story of their lives.

Unashamedly committed to our students securing the best possible grades, we offer a rigorous curriculum which is designed to inspire a love of learning and equip our students to pursue the courses and careers that their talents and passions dictate. More than that, we create curious, committed learners who have the knowledge and skills to excel in their studies, and the confidence, judgement and experience to embrace challenge and change.

Pitsford School is a genuine community where parents are included and play an active and dialogic role in their child’s education and they are welcomed into the school formally and informally. Pitsford School is outward-looking and relishes its place in the village of Pitsford and the county of Northamptonshire, looking to collaborate with our neighbours and friends, encouraging the use of our facilities and grounds, building a future together.

Compared to some schools we are relatively new and we love this: not bound by out-of-date traditions, we exist in the present, experiencing the now, authoring our own story and embracing the future, where the greatest days of the school and our students will be lived.

Pitsford School is an exciting journey. Join us on it.

Craig Walker (Headmaster), May 2019