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We saw good use of CAD and CAM in the lively art rooms as well as robotics and some well executed design projects and graphics at A level. We were also impressed by the recent fashion show which placed cultural diversity and inclusion at the heart... State of the art laboratories, a science terrace for outdoor experiments (we suspect lots of bangs and explosions) are part of making science fun and accessible. We saw pupils bouncing out of their seats with excitement while using IT to trounce their opponents in an on-line Greek quiz. Girls with no arrogance, buckets of enthusiasm and joie de vivre…

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Senior School at NHSG is more than just broadening your daughter’s intellectual, personal and social horizons. With academic excellence at our core, this stage of her educational career will equip her with the skills to lead a successful, happy life and to forge her own future.

Our Senior School is a forward-thinking, outward-facing dynamic learning environment, firmly and proudly rooted in our city and region. Experts in the education of girls, our approach is focused on how girls learn best and is built on academic rigour and outstanding support for every girl to allow her to achieve excellence.

What this means for your daughter is that she will be both inspired and excited about learning. We'll nurture her intellectual curiosity enabling her to step outside of her comfort zone so that she is stretched to achieve her very best. In doing so, she’ll develop the confidence and the resilience to face challenges, grasp opportunities and acquire the skills she needs for success both at school and beyond.

At NHSG we will empower your daughter to become a strong, confident and grounded young woman, who will stand by her principles and values in an ever-changing world.
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From 2023, Amanda Hardie (acting), previously deputy head academic alongside head of the junior school. Read theology at Oxford, followed by a PGCE from Durham. Has spent all her teaching career here, first at Church High before it merged with Central Newcastle Girls High in 2014 and then as director of studies before becoming deputy head academic at the newly formed Newcastle Girls High senior school.


Typically 90 to 95 per cent of junior girls move to the senior school so progression is pretty much automatic although the girls do sit the school’s entrance exam in year 6 in order to give a baseline assessment. Parents told us that very few don’t move on to senior school. External applicants sit the exam which includes tests of English and maths as well as verbal, numerical and...

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All pupils participate in virtually all mainstream lessons and each teacher has responsibility for ensuring that the needs of every pupil are met. There is an integrated system of support operating within the school designed to cater for individual needs. The SENCO co-ordinates this facility, provides effective liaison between staff, students and parents on these issues, and manages the input, usually on a private contract basis, of outside agencies and specialist staff who are skilled at teaching those with dyslexia or other needs. Limited in-house provision may be available to students on bursaries. A dedicated Learning Centre, equipped with PC's loaded with specialist software, is available for those students who require supplementary support.

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