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

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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NHSG Governor, Angharad Gatehouse, collects top award

Professor Angharad Gatehouse collects an award for the world’s top accolade in Entomology.

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Our updates

February 24 2015
Girls win Young Enterprise Award

A group of girls from Newcastle High School for Girls have won the Young Enterprise Trade Fair 2015 Best Company Programme after impressing a panel of judges with their candle range and business plan. The company, Ablaze, has been created as part of Young Enterprise, a charity that helps young people learn about business and…

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Our events

On 27th February 2015 | 17.00 and 19.00
Art Department Fashion Show
On 11th March 2015 | 14:15
Photography Awards Evening
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Our tweets

  • Our fantastic Spring Fair is on Sat 14th March, 10am-12. Any local businesses interested in taking a stall please email n.warne@ncl.gdst.net
  • RT @bbcshowstours: We have had the pleasure of an amazing school group visiting @bbcnewcastle @BBCLN this week. Thank you @NewcastleHigh
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Hilary's thoughts

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:...

December 16 2014
The media: the root of all evil?

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to speak at an ERSC funded seminar on gender misrepresentation in the media. The wording of the title, ‘The importance of challenging media misrepresentations of women professionals and leaders’, reminded me of an examination question and made me slightly apprehensive – would I give the correct answer? ...

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
  • Exceptional space for Creative and Performing Arts
  • State-of-the-art science laboratories
  • Proposed new Senior School for the 21st Century
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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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