Our values

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, by our own high standards and by everyone else’s

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What we are proud of

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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Our updates

March 27 2015
Walking for girls’ rights across the world

CAMPAIGNING schoolchildren in Newcastle joined a World Wide Walk to stand up for some of the poorest girls in the world. Pupils from Newcastle High School for Girls, St Cuthbert’s High School, Richardson Dees Primary School and West Denton Primary School are walked through the city of Newcastle on Friday 27th March to raise money for…

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Our events

On 26th April 2015 | 10.30
Charity Dog Walk
On 30th April 2015 | 19:00
Evening of Dance Performance
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Hilary's thoughts

March 31 2015
£35 will make all the difference

A few weeks ago, over half term, I went to Uganda with the global children’s charity: Plan. We went to a girls’ school in Kamuli, one of the most deprived rural areas, and also visited a project in Kampala which supports sex workers in the capital’s slums. I had wanted to visit Africa ever since...

February 2 2015
New leafs … and elastic bands

The New Year, and its symbolism of renewal, always provides us with an opportunity to start afresh. The flavour of the celebrations of different cultures differ but the themes are similar – discarding old unwanted ‘baggage’, and ‘turning over a new leaf’. In Ecuador, people make dummies to represent the events of the past year...

December 24 2014
Christmas…. and gifts

In the lead up to Christmas I find myself becoming sensitive to some turns of phrase and grammatical constructions of sentences. Walking down the street, or in a shop, one cannot help (or rather, I cannot help) but catch snippets of conversations between friends or family, often parents and children. It goes something like this:...

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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