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Norwich High School for Girls

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The first of the GDST schools to be founded outside London in 1875. The girls like that the single sex aspect, telling us they can just ‘get on with being who we are.’ Not for this lot the teenage pressures regarding appearance - ‘One of my friends at another school asked me why I didn’t wear mascara for school!’ said one older girl, whose comment was met with hearty laughter from her peers. The school occupies a desirable site on tree-lined Newmarket Road and is centred on three mansions. Cheerful groups pass in the corridors at changeover, talking their heads off but…

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

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Since 2020, Alison Sefton BSc (Durham) PGCE (Chester), previously deputy head (academic) at Oswestry School. Raised in a Forces family near Edinburgh. After studying chemistry at university, changed tack to train as an accountant. ‘Most of us know what we don’t want to do rather than what we do want to do, it isn’t always a clear path.’ Despite success as an accountant, felt ‘something was missing’ and joined the Territorial Army. In 2003, got the chance to join the liberating force in Iraq. ‘We were all in the same boat, we shared something special.’ The experience proved life changing and led to her decision to train for teaching. Cut teeth at Felsted School as chemistry teacher and later as housemistress and head of science.

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