It has been an absolute pleasure to welcome Year 11 and their parents into school today, on GCSE Results Day, and to celebrate their achievements at this key point in their education. There was much excitement as the girls opened their results and I extend huge congratulations to all of the girls for their hard-won grades. They have performed incredibly well across the board during the most difficult and unprecedented circumstances and I have been extremely impressed with their maturity and composure in response to the challenges that they have faced during the pandemic. Throughout the past 18 months they have continued to learn and progress, which is reflected in their results, and are now more than ready to take on the next stage of their education and A Level study. I am very much looking forward to seeing the girls continue to grow over the next two years.

In many ways today is another important milestone not only in the girls’ educational journey but in respect of the pandemic.  It is with some relief for girls, parents and staff that the 2021 A Levels and GCSEs  at NHSG have come to such a successful conclusion and once again I would like to thank all the staff at NHSG for their huge efforts; their priority throughout the pandemic has been to support the girls academically and pastorally.  As one Year 11 pupil said: “I couldn’t have done it without their help.”

We look forward to being able to travel through calmer waters in the next academic year, while at the same time remain confident that whatever lays ahead, we are more than prepared.

Mr M Tippett

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