What we are proud of

Every day, every week and every month we find ourselves bowled over by the achievements and successes of the girls at Newcastle High School for Girls.

Unveiling of internal images of outstanding new Senior School

We received an excellent response this month from parents and girls when we unveiled more images of our outstanding new Senior School at Tankerville Terrace.

In September 2016 we will be moving into the finest facilities in the North East and new images, and a virtual fly through of the of the school, have given a real insight into how our new school will be equipped and the facilities we will be able to offer. Everyone is excited!

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Celebration of achievements at Prizegiving

Prizegiving at Sage Gateshead on Thursday 17th September was our opportunity to congratulate the girls formally on their academic achievements and it was wonderful that so many girls walked across the stage to collect such an impressive array of awards and prizes.

The evening began with a spellbinding poetry reading by Rosie Davenport, (If I should have a daughter)! Accompanied by music and dance, Rosie’s delivery of the words of the poem touched a nerve with the whole audience and set the theme for this year’s Prizegiving – Resilience.

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Sixth Form Girls welcomed into Maasouland communities

During the summer, 16 girls from Newcastle High visited Kenya as part of their partnership with the Labentera Nursery. Throughout the year, girls have been “sponging” staff, selling cakes and even ran the Great North Run in order to raise enough money to build a classroom for the Labentera Nursery which they visited during their time in Kenya.

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Old Girl shortlisted for GDST Alumna of the Year

One of our Old girls joined an illustrious set of alumnae after being shortlisted for the GDST Alumna of the Year Award.

Sue is one of seven impressive GDST Alumnae who have been shortlisted for the award based on the following criteria:

Championing a charitable cause
Achieving outstanding academic or professional success
Driving environmental or social change
Being a pioneer or achieving success in a challenging field
Being an inspiration to women or young people

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Newcastle High girls stand out from the crowd

We received this lovely comment from a parent whose daughter will be joining us in September:

"I was walking my dog In Jesmond Dene and there were lots of groups of school children out enjoying the sunshine. However, your girls stood out from all of the other groups by a long way. They were so well behaved, uniforms looked fantastic and they were really listening to their teachers. Not only that but all of the girls stepped aside to let me passed - the only school group ever I've seen do that whilst I've been walking our dog.

"I'm so so glad that my daughter will be joining you in September. The girls were an absolute credit to the school. My daughter was very excited to have seen them and apparently wants to be just like them in September."

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Elizabeth places for England

We are delighted to learn that one of our alumnae, Elizabeth Mooney, has come 3rd in a national cross country competition - an outstanding achievement. Selected to run for England, she was competing against runners from all the countries within the United Kingdom.

Elizabeth is currently in her second year at Newnham College, Cambridge where she is reading History and successfully combining running with her academic studies. “Cross Country running is very important for me. It is essential to have something else in your life other than work,” says Elizabeth.

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NHSG confirmed as one of best schools in country for sport

Newcastle High School for Girls has been ranked as the 13th best independent school in the country for sport in 2014.
The report, issued by School Sport magazine in January 2015, showcases the best of the best in sport by ranking the top 100 schools (single sex and co-educational). The results reflect competitive achievement in a range of sports throughout 2014 and honours those schools that take competition especially seriously.

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Finalists in the GDST Young Choir of the Year

Our Junior School has reached the Final of the GDST Young Choir of the Year competition. The Choir was made up of the whole of Year 6 from Newcastle High School for Girls: they recorded two songs for the first round of the competition, 'Who Would Imagine a King' and 'Oye'.

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NHSG Governor, Angharad Gatehouse, collects top award

Professor Angharad Gatehouse collects an award for the world’s top accolade in Entomology.

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Junior School climbs The Times Parent Power table

Earlier this term we were delighted to share the excellent SATs results achieved by Year 6 this year.

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Regional heritage underpins our School Houses

In a special vote, an overwhelming majority of girls favoured ‘ships built on the Tyne’ as the theme for our School House names. This theme links strongly with our seahorse symbol which also reflects Newcastle’s maritime heritage.

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