Newcastle High School for Girls (NHSG) has been awarded the accolade of The Sunday Times Northeast Independent Secondary School of the Year.
The leading all girls’ school received this prestigious award as a result of its outstanding improvement in the Sunday Times Parent Power League Table position, and because of the wider holistic aspects of the education it provides. The annual Sunday Times Parent Power supplement was published on Sunday 24 November and is described as the definitive secondary league table for the most academically successful schools in the state and independent sectors.
Alastair McCall, Editor of The Sunday Times Schools Guide, Parent Power, said:
“An outstanding summer in the examination halls has seen Newcastle High School for Girls regain its place as the Northeast’s leading girls’ school in the Sunday Times rankings. With more than 80% of all A-level grades securing A*, A or B grades, pupils scaled heights not seen for a number of years making the school’s nomination as Northeast Independent Secondary School of the Year one of the easier ones to make.
“The dedicated teaching staff and new leadership of the school deserve immense credit, alongside – of course – the gifted children who performed so well.”
Commenting on the award, Head of Newcastle High School for Girls, Michael Tippett, said:
“I am absolutely thrilled that the achievements of the School, staff and girls have been recognised in this way. NHSG is on an exciting journey and we have made a tremendous start. We will continue to focus on academic improvement across the whole school, delivering an education where girls achieve outstanding academic success as well as instilling them with confidence and self-belief and empowering them to be leaders, trailblazers and world shapers.
“We will be celebrating this award with our whole school community over the coming days.”