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Norwich High School for Girls

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Girls are encouraged to choose the options that really interest them, even if that means contortions with the timetable and at A level, even more so. ’Whether it is further maths, Greek or art we want the girls to follow their own path’. One whole afternoon a week is devoted to sport: 'It enables matches to take place and means we can cater for a far wider range of activities’. Girls excel – indeed are often the local and regional champions - at all the usual team games...

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What the school says...

We encourage our students to experience as much as possible during their time with us by developing intellectual curiosity and a bold, confident approach to tackling both academic and personal challenges. Music, sport and drama are all strong features of the school. Choosing from more than 20 music ensembles to hockey, tennis, netball, gymnastics and lacrosse through to a variety of dance and drama groups the opportunities are broad and varied. In addition, there are up to 30 co-curricular clubs including Debating, Rowing, Textiles, Fencing, Amnesty, Robotics, Chess and the Cosmos (Science) Group. Girls can also go exploring or enter the world of business through the Duke of Edinburghs Award and Young Enterprise Schemes.

Academically, a wide range of subjects is available - currently 24 at A level and 20 at GCSE. Future engineers, artists, physicists and politicians all thrive at Norwich High School. We are proud of both the depth and breadth of our curriculum, and of our girls who achieve excellent academic results while enthusiastically engaging in the breadth of opportunities available to them which range from a vast array of cultural exchanges and voluntary service activities to timetabled My Time sessions and an innovative curriculum across the whole school - Early Years to Sixth Form.

Scholarships (including Music, Drama, Art and Design and Sport Scholarships) and bursaries are available in the senior school. Our Registrar will be pleased to give any further information you require, and can be contacted on 01603 453265.
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Curricula

Cambridge Pre-U - an alternative to A levels, with all exams at the end of the two-year course.

Other features

All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.

Sports

Rowing

Fencing

Sailing

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Head

Since September 2020, Alison Sefton. Miss Sefton grew up in Scotland and was educated at Dollar Academy. She studied Chemistry at Durham University and then headed to London where she trained as an accountant. It was at this time that she also joined the Honourable Artillery Company as an army reservist. After ten years working in financial services, she took her PGCE at the University of Chester and became a chemistry teacher. Her first post was at Felsted School in Essex where she was latterly head of science and a housemistress; thence to Welbeck as head of chemistry. After this, she moved to Oswestry School as head of science, and then deputy head academic.

In her free time, she loves travelling and being outdoors, and is a keen runner, cyclist and...

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