Newland School for Girls
Kingston upon Hull, United Kingdom
About Newland School for Girls
Newland School for Girls is a diverse, highly aspirational and rapidly improving school. We promote traditional values of respect, caring for each other and self-discipline, while celebrating the school’s diverse talents, abilities and cultures. Our students meet and work together in a well-ordered, harmonious and happy community drawn from all cultures and backgrounds across the city. We place a high value on care and nurture to enable all our students to make rapid academic progress and grow into caring and responsible young adults. Our students have a keen appreciation of moral values, a lively sense of purpose and a justified pride in themselves.
We encourage every student to have high aspirations and the ambition to succeed. Newland School for Girls is recognised as the one of the most improved schools in our region in 2015 and exam results in 2016 show a significant improvement in Progress8.
Newland School for Girls is a lovely school to work and learn in. Good standards of dress and behaviour are expected of all our students, and we insist on respectful behaviour and good manners. A broad and balanced experience is a big priority at Newland and so students are encouraged to take part in a variety of activities. Our extra-curricular options offer a wide range of new opportunities outside of the curriculum, together with a strong student leadership programme, all our students are strongly encouraged to play a full part in the life of the school.
We have high levels of attendance and punctuality. Our students are successful, personable and motivated to learn. In our most recent OFSTED inspection in 2014, behaviour in the school was judged to be good with the inspectors noting “Students’ good behaviour and highly positive attitudes to learning are underpinned by good promotion of spiritual, moral, social and cultural education.”
Our journey towards outstanding is one that is characterised by a culture of high expectations and belief in every girl; we aspire to be at the forefront of creative change. To set our mark for others to aspire to and follow our school is innovative and exciting.
Newland School for Girls vision is that every learner – student, staff, community member – who is part of or involved with the school learning community will feel valued and be treated as an individual; the school experience will be personalised to the learner and their environment. All stakeholders are able to progress and achieve in a safe and secure, yet challenging environment and will be encouraged and supported to believe and attain to their true potential. Every learner will have the necessary level of attainment and skills, in line with or exceeding their potential to enable them to enter and be successful in their next and chosen pathway. Our school will have outcomes, which not only demonstrate achievement in line with the top quartile of all comprehensive schools but also exemplifies good practice in terms of ensuring every child has the best chance for success. The standards we achieve are vital to our continued success, but we believe, it is not the only measure we should focus upon; developing the individual as a whole person, not just as a set of qualifications, is just as important and is central to what we do each and every day at Newland School for Girls.
In order to achieve our vision we have three central features:
PRIDE: Each and every member of our community takes pride in everything we do – from the work we complete, to our appearance and conduct, to the standards we achieve
ASPIRE: Each and every member of our community aspires to be the best we can be in all that we do.
EXCELLENCE: Each and every member of our community will achieve excellence through focus, determination and a will to succeed.