Newcastle High School for Girls

The Importance Of Empowering Young Girls

Newcastle High School for Girls (NHSG) is a hive of confidence, diversity and success. From just three years old, girls are encouraged to celebrate their individuality and be whatever – and whoever – they want to be.

Firmly established as the leading girls’ school in the North East, NHSG is on a mission to champion an all-girl education in the 21st century.

An all-girl education provides the perfect foundation for infinite possibilities. In removing gendered roles, blasting stereotypes and providing a safe and supportive culture in which to take risks and learn creatively, NHSG pupils are empowered to take an equal place in the world – to be leaders, trailblazers and world shapers.

As specialists in girls’ education, NHSG tailors its teaching to the way girls learn best and instils in them the conviction that there’s no limit to what they can achieve.

Under the guidance of Michael Tippett, who was appointed as Head in 2018, NHSG has seen a significant uplift in its examination results, winning it the award of The Sunday Times NE Independent Secondary School 2020.

Alongside excellent teaching and learning, NHSG takes pastoral care and personal development equally as seriously.

The importance of equipping girls with the broader life skills and values that combine to make happy, healthy and fulfilling lives is a binding principle that runs throughout the school.

Within this empowering environment, girls are given the space to develop in their own confidence and sense of self, and ultimately follow their ambitions while at the same time supporting those around them – characteristics that are truly coming to the fore when faced with the challenges of a pandemic.

NHSG has, during these difficult times, been prepared for every eventuality moving to live remote teaching through its excellent Guided Home Learning programme during both lockdowns, and continuing to deliver an exciting education now that the pupils have returned to school.

This has meant that all girls at NHSG have continued to learn and progress, whether at home or in school.

If your daughter loves to learn and you’d like to find out more about the exceptional education provided at NHSG, please get in touch by calling Admissions on 0191 201 6511 or visit