Junior School At Northampton High School GDST - Diversifying the book collection at an Independent School

Northampton High School is a private day school for girls in Northampton, and is part of the Girls' Day School Trust. The one thing they pride themselves on is the creation of a studying environment where their students feel safe and valued to be themselves, where the worth of all is recognised, thereby promoting a sense of authentic belonging and respect for all.


We are privileged to have our daughters, Kirsten and Aiyven attend this prestigious institution and even more so to work with them on their quest to ensure that their junior school library is receives a regular delivery of diverse and inclusive bestsellers.

In September '22 Happier Every Chapter partnered with Northampton High School GDST to delivery regular bundles of diverse and inclusive books to their Junior School Library (for Early Years Foundation Stage - Key Stage 2). Shown below, is one of our very first deliveries to Northampton High School and some junior school pupils tucking in and enjoying the reads. 

Northampton High School Junior School Library

Emily Hair, Head of the Junior School expressed her satisfaction about the partnership and when asked about the transformations experienced since working with Happier Every Chapter, this is what she had to say  "staff are reassured that we are able to ensure we are regularly updating our book collection to improve the diversity of the offer." See their review from September 2022 following our first delivery. We were called Mbawa Books back then:-)

Northampton High School GDST Review


Ms Hair went further to list 3 other benefits they've been happy to experience since working with us

1. Staff feel reassured that our book collection is up to date and diverse.
2. Pupils are reading books that present diversity and open their hearts and minds.
3. Excitement when the new books arrive is shared by all.

 If you are a school looking to improve reading attainment of your pupils especially the lowest attaining 20%, or you simply want to diversify your school library book collection why not reach out on hello@happiereverychapter.com. 

We will be more than happy to take the task of sourcing age appropriate, engaging and inclusive books off your hands. What's more, our offering is better value for money than Amazon!



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