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

April 22 2016
Shakespeare 400th anniversary celebrated at Newcastle High

The 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, on 23 April, is being marked the world over.  Here in the North East, Newcastle High School for Girls is celebrating his life and works with a week of activities in the junior school. William Shakespeare, the world’s most famous playwright, is believed to have been born on…

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Our events

On 14th May 2016 | 19.00
May Ball Rio Style
On 24th May 2016 | 16.00
GCSE, AS and A2 Art Exhibition
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Hilary's thoughts

March 30 2016
Change, change and more change

They are the generation that have faced major changes to the education system, public testing and examinations throughout their time in school. Change, change and more change.  For children sitting public examinations this year and next, they are well used to the vagaries of the English examination system.  Throughout their whole time in school, they...

February 2 2016
Optimism in the teaching profession

Optimism and teaching are words that are not often used in the same sentence, certainly not in media reports on the industry.   But optimism in teaching is completely underestimated and is the major driver and key to success in UK schools. Before Christmas when school was buzzing with pre-Christmas activities, carol services, celebratory dinners and...

December 14 2015
Tis the season to be Jolly

An edited version of this blog featured in this month’s Schools North East online magazine:  ‘Tis the season to be jolly, to deck the halls and to kiss people under the mistletoe but when it feels this good, why do we restrict the merriment and happiness to only 12 days of the 365 available? When...

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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Whole School Open Week

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Monday 6th – Friday 10th June

To make an appointment during Open Week,  please contact Julia Howe on 0191 201 6511 or email j.howe@ncl.gdst.net


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