Our values

As part of the Girls' Day School Trust, our values are:

Girls first

Put the girls’ interests, happiness and wellbeing first at all times


Work together productively in School, within our family of schools and in the community


Take risks, push hard and overcome setbacks. Do things in a new way. Have a go. Have fun.


Always do the right thing. Be open, honest and accountable.

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What we are proud of

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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Our updates

November 26 2015
Naming ceremony for Catherine Cookson storytelling garden at NHSG Junior School

Newcastle High School for Girls this week officially unveiled the Catherine Cookson storytelling garden at its Junior School in Sandyford in a special naming ceremony attended by Peter Magnay DL from the Catherine Cookson Charitable Trust. On Thursday 26 November Peter Magnay unveiled a commemorative plaque dedicated to the Catherine Cookson charitable Trust.  The plaque…

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Our events

On 9th December 2015 | 16.00
Art Exhibition
On 10th December 2015 | 08.30 - 15.30
Sixth Form Experience Day
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Hilary's thoughts

November 18 2015
Let’s listen to our young people

I spent the afternoon of Friday 13th November in my office with one eye glued to the BBC parliamentary channel.  It’s not my usual channel of choice, I normally can’t bear the incessant heckling and booing that drowns out the parliamentary debate but on Friday I was mesmerised. The reason for my interest was that...

October 12 2015
Does my bum look big in this?

When growing up, talking to my friends on the phone was a real bone of contention with my parents; “What have you got to talk about, you’ve only just seen them”; “Get off the phone, it’ll be costing a fortune” and other parental refrains will, I’m sure, be familiar to anyone over the age of...

September 21 2015
Rallying cry for business help

At this year’s school Prizegiving, held on Thursday evening at the Sage Gateshead, I unashamedly used the opportunity to issue a rallying cry to the North East business community for its help and support in improving the job prospects of young people in the North East. I want business and industry experts to share their...

21st Century Facilities

  • Stunning Junior School in a unique setting
  • Outdoor spaces to bring Junior curriculum to life
  • All weather pitches in Junior School
  • Spacious, bright classrooms
  • Work underway for new Senior School designed for a 21st Century education
  • State-of-the-art science laboratories
  • Exceptional space for Creative and Performing Arts
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Parents' talk

We feel that both our daughters have received an excellent education. We are truly grateful for the hard work, patience, skill, dedication and care that has gone into helping them to achieve so much.

Our daughter has grown not only in height but as a person too. Her amazing progress this year is a credit to your teaching team.

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