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Spanking new facilities in completely refurbished accommodation or contemporary designed new build. Good library and as you might expect, computers all over - though girls able to request to use their own mobile technology in class, digital language lab. Girls' leisure facilities have benefitted from improvements to outside grounds. As one parent put it ‘I cannot think of any parent who ................

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Since 2014 Mrs Hilary French MA Oxon MEd PGCE NPQH (early 60s). Head for 10 years of predecessor Central High, which merged with Newcastle upon Tyne Church High in September 2014 to form Newcastle High School for Girls.

A pupil at Sacred Heart Grammar School Newcastle, then a brief sortie south to study history at St Anne’s, Oxford, before returning to the north east for teaching qualification and career which began at Thornhill Comprehensive in Sunderland. Switched to independent sector at Dame Allan’s School, followed by four years as deputy head at Teesside Prep and High School, then five years as head.

Masterminded the £5m revamp of the junior school, Chapman House, in 2013 and £20m+ new build and refurbishment of the former Church High senior school site....

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