Norwich High School for Girls GDST

Norfolk, United Kingdom

Location: Norfolk, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age range: 3 - 18 years

About Norwich High School for Girls GDST

At Norwich High School, we believe passionately in putting girls first. We give girls the very best opportunities to find their strengths, explore the whole breadth of subject options, and tailor all that we do around their needs.   

In and outside our classrooms, there are no barriers of expectations and modifications of behaviour that can arise in a co-educational environment. Our girls are just as keen to pursue Computing, Engineering, and the Sciences, as they are the Arts and Humanities. Innovation is built into our DNA, as we were the very first girls’ school to be founded outside London, and we continue to seek innovation in all that we do.   

We aim to develop girls who are confident in their own voice. Our hallmark Inspiring Females programme brings bold, innovative and creative women from all fields into the school to inspire and mentor our girls, enabling them to imagine and plan their next steps into their futures.   

Fostering intellectual curiosity is at the heart of our excellent academic education, but we believe that education is about more than exam results. Our extra-curricular offer is broad and strong, and gives girls essential skills as well as greater self-knowledge. An extensive selection of Music, Drama and Sport opportunities are available to all girls, as well as our outstanding Enrichment programme offering diverse and challenging content. We offer a full Activities programme which enables girls to engage in rewarding community projects. There is extensive onsite provision to ensure that all girls succeed in these subjects including a dedicated Music Building and a plethora of onsite sporting facilities including a 25m indoor swimming pool and multiple tennis courts.   

Step into Norwich High School and you will be blown away by the quality of the creativity you see, from the art and productions in the Junior School to our stunning A Level Exhibitions and performances. Sport thrives here, as you would expect in a school awarded Norwich Sports School of the Year last year, and girls excel in a whole range of disciplines, from hockey, netball and swimming to rowing.   

What really makes Norwich High School special is the exceptionally strong sense of community which lasts long after girls have left the school, and the warm relaxed relationships between girls themselves, and between staff and girls. Norwich High School is a part of The Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST), the UK’s largest group of independent girls’ schools and a national leader in girls’ education. This community encompasses not just our own school but also our 25 sister schools and academies across England and Wales. A community where girls can join nearly 70,000 women in the GDST Alumnae Network, who provide a range of resources and social and professional contacts to help every girl as she makes her way in the world. Girls can compete and collaborate with their peers in other GDST schools, taking part in Trust-wide events, rallies, performances and activities ranging from art, sport, music and creative writing through to foreign languages, debating, enterprise and digital technology, and even a nationwide bake-off.   

Norwich High School for Girls is the product of a pioneering city. Inspired by its history of independent, open-minded enterprise, for nearly 150 years Norwich High School has been preparing girls for lives of contribution and achievement. Our ambition today is to continue that mission with the same spirit. A spirit that is as relevant in the 21st century as it was in 1875.  

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Address: 95 Newmarket Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 2HU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1603 453265