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  • Sacred Heart Catholic High School
    Fenham Hall Drive
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    NE4 9YH
  • Head: Mrs Anita Bath
  • T 01912 747373
  • F 01912 751939
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  • A state school for girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Newcastle Upon Tyne
  • Pupils: 1,417; sixth formers: 235
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 13th November 2013
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 21st November 2007
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Great pride in being 'a Sacred Heart girl': one sixth former told us, 'At the open day mass you meet people who had been to the school in the past and get the feeling you are part of something special. There is a real sense of community'. Religion not forced upon pupils: 'It is a personal thing and everyone takes from it what they want'. Specialist technology and performing arts status - great opportunities for the musically interested and gifted, from rock to string bands and…

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What the school says...

Converted to an academy 2011

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking Preparation for Work at an English Comprehensive School (BTEC Award Level 3)

What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2013, Anita Bath, who was previously deputy head St Thomas More Catholic School in Blaydon.

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For results at GCSE and value added, best state school in Newcastle and one of the best at A level for last six years. Newcastle's centre of excellence for music and the city's 'music hub'. At GCSE in 2016, a third of grades A*/A. At A level, a third A*/A and two-thirds A*-B grades. All from non-selective intake. Science strong at key stage 3, GCSE and A level. Single sex 'avoids stereotypes coming to the fore. So here science and mathematics are more popular than they are in mixed schools because traditionally boys dominate in those subjects,' says head. Eight form entry at year 7, children tested and placed in ability groups in four tiers, two classes in...

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