NHSG - Double success for Newcastle High School for Girls in The Independent Schools of the Year Awards

Double success for Newcastle High School for Girls in The Independent Schools of the Year Awards

July 4, 2024

Newcastle High School for Girls (NHSG) has been shortlisted for two awards in the prestigious Independent Schools of the Year Awards 2024, coming hot on the heels of the school being shortlisted for the TES Independent Senior School of the Year Award.

The Awards, which are organised by the Independent School Parent magazine, are designed to showcase our school’s success stories and celebrate the extraordinary and compelling student experience they provide.

NHSG has been shortlisted for the coveted Independent Prep School of the Year Award and the Marketing Award for Brand Communication.

Speaking about the Independent Prep School of the Year Award, Emma Barnett, Head of Junior School, said: ”I’m absolutely thrilled that our Junior School has been shortlisted for this award. Our school community embodies the core belief that girls can do anything and the experience at Junior School prepares girls for the rest of their school lives and life beyond school.

“Our vision across school is to be champions of excellence in all-girl education, empowering girls to be leaders, trailblazers and world shapers.  This vision underpins all academic lessons and interactions in school. We are educating the future female leaders through a carefully created and forward-facing curriculum, in an outstanding setting where girls feel safe, empowered to be the very best version of themselves without facing any prejudice from others, regardless of their ethnicity, gender of beliefs.”

NHSG’s vision to champion excellence in all-girl education and empower girls to be leaders, trailblazers and world shapers has also been at the heart of the School’s marketing and brand messaging.

Janice Graves, Director of Marketing, said: “Last year we launched the NHSG ‘Dream making to Trailblazing’ campaign.  When developing the campaign, we focused on creating more than a series of impactful adverts and videos. We wanted to embed the messaging fully in the school community and provide the opportunity for NHSG to further develop the trailblazing spirit of our pupils so that they can go on fearlessly into the world to help shape it for the better.  I am delighted therefore that this has been recognised by the judges and that we have been shortlisted for the Marketing Award.”

The Independent Schools Awards will be chaired by Dr Helen Wright, international Education Adviser and past Vice Chair of the ISC, supported by a panel of judges which includes leading head teachers and representatives of the professional associations and the finalists will be announced in the autumn.

Amanda Hardie, Head of the all through 3 – 18 school, said: “I am absolutely delighted to see Newcastle High School for Girls GDST recognised for excellence through prestigious award nominations for the second time this academic year.  It is testament to the outstanding, future-facing education that we offer here at NHSG enabling us to deliver our vision.”