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As part of the Girl's Day Trust, our values are:
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
We received this lovely comment from a parent whose daughter will be joining us in September:
"I was walking my dog In Jesmond Dene and there were lots of groups of school children out enjoying the sunshine. However, your girls stood out from all of the other groups by a long way. They were so well behaved, uniforms looked fantastic and they were really listening to their teachers. Not only that but all of the girls stepped aside to let me passed - the only school group ever I've seen do that whilst I've been walking our dog.
"I'm so so glad that my daughter will be joining you in September. The girls were an absolute credit to the school. My daughter was very excited to have seen them and apparently wants to be just like them in September."
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.
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.
Following excellent A Level results last week, Newcastle High School for Girls is today celebrating its first set of GCSE results. We are delighted to report that over 80% of girls achieved A* – B in the year that the new, and more rigorous, GCSE examinations were taken. In addition, five girls from the leading…
On Friday 7th August, Hilary wrote a piece for The Telegraph titled ‘Grade obsession is damaging pupil self-esteem’. You can read the piece below. As another results season begins, so we start the annual round of speculation, the “spinning” of comparative data, recriminations, congratulations and the scramble for a place at a university. At Newcastle...
Our house has been taken over by builders for the past three months. I know it will be worth it in the end – new staircase, new kitchen – but meanwhile there is dust everywhere, our belongings are stored away, and cooking is on a single gas ring. After the initial shock and adjustment to...
I am really looking forward to the General Election next week. Not because of excitement, unfortunately, but because I have election fatigue from the posturing and point scoring by the different parties. This makes it difficult to raise much enthusiasm, even for any of the education policies put forward. This is depressing because we are...