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Newcastle High School for Girls GDST

Tankerville Terrace
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear Area

T: +44 (0)191 281 1768

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ISC ID: 14859


Mr M J Tippett (Head)

Mrs Amanda Hardie (Head of Junior School)

Girls - age range:

Day: 3 to 18


675 pupils

Newcastle High School for Girls GDST case studies (7)

NEW Leaders Conference


  • Newcastle High School for Girls GDST
  • Monkseaton High School
  • Walbottle Campus
  • Dukes Secondary School
  • Whitburn Academy
  • Northumbria University
  • Academic
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Shine Project


  • Newcastle High School for Girls GDST
  • Richardson Dees Primary School, Wallsend
  • West Denton Primary School
  • Welbeck Primary School
  • Academic
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Swire Mandarin project


  • Newcastle High School for Girls GDST
  • St Oswald's RC Primary School, Gosforth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
  • Governance
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Impact of partnership work done in 2019 (ISC annual Census 2020)

  • 28 state schools involved
  • 500+ state school pupils involved
  • 2200 staff hours given

*Please note, data shown here is from the 2020 Census for partnerships in 2019, rather than from the 2021 Census. This is due to the impact of COVID-19 on full year collection for 2021. The coronavirus pandemic has forced many schools to put some partnership projects on hold until restrictions are eased.

Impact Statement

Our Serious Fun on Saturdays programme runs for 11 weeks during each Autumn Term. The programme reaches 40-60 year 5 and year 6 pupils from 3 state primaries located in areas of high social deprivation. Each week, pupils on the programme experience two lessons on our school site across a variety of subjects including Drama, Music and Sports but also other subjects including Art, ICT, Science, Mandarin, English and Dance.

Our Mandarin teaching programme, in partnership with the Swire Chinese Language Foundation and St Cuthbert's Catholic High School (a local voluntary aided state secondary school), reaches over 500 pupils in 19 local state schools. Our teaching staff offer peripatetic lessons on site for each of our beneficiary schools and other events, experiences and activities on our own site as well as an annual trip to mainland China. The programme covers both teaching in Mandarin language and culture. A number of students across schools in the programme are currently working towards GCSE qualifications in Mandarin.

Our Y11 Public Speaking competition is run in partnership with St Cuthbert's Catholic High School (a local voluntary aided state secondary school) and we also judge their summer Y9 competition; we have termly joint debating events and are in the process of starting a joint Y8 speaking competition.

Our Head and at least one member of our teaching staff are Governors at a local state primary schools.

Find out about this school's scholarships and bursaries here.

Newcastle High School for Girls is proud to offer an awards programme for girls joining our Senior School at Year 7 and Year 12.

It is our responsibility to create an environment that
encourages excellence and educates tomorrow’s
leaders, which is why we believe in supporting
and rewarding the brightest, most talented, gifted
and dedicated girls, regardless of their financial

Part of the Girls’ Day School Trust family, Newcastle
High School for Girls has a history of ensuring all our
pupils fulfil their potential. Across our family of schools,
one in five girls benefit from some form of financial
assistance, either through a scholarship or bursary.

In summary, the NHSG Awards for 2019 included:

NHSG Scholar Awards, Year 7 

Available at Year 7 entry, these non means-tested awards recognise academic excellence and are based on exceptional performance in our entrance examinations. Those awarded will receive a remission of school fees of up to 30% per year for the NHSG Head's Scholar Award and up to 20% for an NHSG Scholar Award, for the duration of a girl’s school career at NHSG. 


Exhibition Awards (Dance, Music, Sport, Prior Exceptional Achievement), Year 7

We offer one specialist award for a girl who is gifted and talented in one of the listed disciplines and can demonstrate her skills and potential. The value of the Exhibition
Award is a fixed sum remission of school fees of up to £1,000 per year for the duration of a girl’s school career at NHSG and is intended to help support the pupil’s development in her discipline. 

Bursary Awards, Year 7 and Year 12 

We believe every girl who is bright and eager to learn should be given the opportunity to fulfil her potential regardless of financial circumstances,therefore we offer a limited number of bursaries to assist girls joining us in Year 7 and Year 12. These are awarded for the duration of a girl’s school
career at NHSG. Eligibility for a bursary award is determined by the outcome of a Financial Means Assessment undertaken by a girl's parents combined with the girl's academic performance.


The NHSG Awards programme is updated annually, usually by the the end of the Summer Term and applications must be completed by the end of November for entry to the School in the following September.

For more information, please contact our Admissions Manager on 0191 2016511 or visit our website.

  • Academic scholarships
  • Music scholarships
  • Sport scholarships
  • Sibling discounts
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • Hardship awards for existing pupils

Visit our website for more information