NHSG - Increasing Year 9 intake places due to unprecedented demand

Increasing Year 9 intake places due to unprecedented demand

February 16, 2024

Newcastle High School for Girls (NHSG) is holding an extra Open Day and inviting additional applications for entry into Year 9 after taking the decision to expand.

In response to unprecedented demand for places at the school, NHSG has decided to expand from a three form entry to a four form entry from September as it gears up to welcome additional pupils. This means that Year 9 will now house four form classes instead of three.

Newly appointed Head at Newcastle High School for Girls, Amanda Hardie, said:

“We have received unprecedented demand for this year group which has meant we were forced to operate a waiting list based on our school’s policy of no more than 25 pupils in a class. As demand to join NHSG has continued unabated through this year, we have passed the critical point to enable us to make the decision to expand.  This means that from September we will be able to take up to 100 pupils in Year 9, compared to the previous cap of 75.”

She added: “Not only does the move mean that we are able to meet current demand but also that we have the capacity to take even more pupils who will benefit from the outstanding education we offer here at NHSG. Year 9 is a critical year, it is the foundation for the GCSE work that starts in Year 10 and being settled into your chosen school early enables this important work to begin in earnest.”

In response to the expansion plans, NHSG has planned a Year 9 Open Day on Friday 15th March, where parents and pupils can tour the school, and pupils can experience lessons on site for themselves.

Anyone wanting to find out more or to register can click on the link https://newcastlehighschoolgdst.applicaa.com/enquiry_events/30

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