The Senior School
Our Senior School is a stimulating academic environment, providing a very special education which allows every girl to achieve.
A wide range of academic subjects gives each girl the opportunity to find a discipline which they are passionate about.
Our girls are just as keen to succeed in computing, engineering, and the sciences, as they are in the arts and humanities.
Our teaching makes the best use of technology to facilitate learning; each girl is given an iPad for daily use in the classroom.
The quality of creativity shown by the girls is outstanding, from the fantastic performances in drama and music, to our stunning art, textiles and technology exhibitions.
Eaton Grove, the home to our senior girls, celebrates all that is truly special about an education at Norwich High School for Girls.
A beautiful regency building, surrounded by 14 acres of expansive woodland, green space and many original features such as our Crinkle-Crankle wall, there is always something to inspire or excite every girl within our community.
Our performances are exceptional, and sport thrives here, as you would expect in a school awarded Norwich Sports School of the Year in 2015; girls excel in a whole range of disciplines, including hockey, netball, cricket, equestrian, swimming and rowing.
Enrichment is an integral part of our education, which includes a brand new Societies programme which will explore ideas and issues not normally covered within the stricter confines of the curriculum.
Both in class and outside the classroom, our girls thrive on opportunities to grapple with new material and make it their own.
Girls are encouraged to ask questions, take risks and to challenge themselves. This culminates in the 6th form with the Extended Project Qualification which allows girls to pursue an area of interest independently, equipping them with the skills needed for success both academically and in their future careers.
The curriculum in the Senior School is broad and well-balanced. Girls study a core curriculum until the end of Year 9 that includes Art and Textiles, Computer Science, Drama, DT, English, Geography, History, Latin, two modern foreign languages (French and either Spanish or German), Music, PE, Mathematics, RS, and Science. They then follow individual programmes of study resulting in 9 or 10 GCSEs.
Girls are encouraged to develop their love of learning, to explore new ideas, to think critically and creatively and to take an informed interest in the world around them.
Our relationships in school are built on mutual respect. Girls are brought up in a culture where different opinions are valued and respected and where girls appreciate that collaborative thinking in discussions is beneficial and to be encouraged. The girls’ intellectual ambition and enthusiasm for academic excellence is a real strength of the school.
Everyone in our school community shares a responsibility for developing a caring and nurturing environment to help every girl achieve their full potential.
Our outstanding pastoral support programme is led by our Deputy Head (Pastoral), Section Heads, Tutors, and our School Nurse and Counsellor, and is strongly reinforced by girls who volunteer their time in mentoring and support roles.
A formal PSHE programme is delivered through weekly lessons,regular assemblies, and subject-specific talks. It is also embedded within the overall culture of the school as part of a well-planned system of advice and guidance. Areas covered within our PSHE programme include cyber-bullying, e-safety, voting, human rights, relationships and study skills.
The pastoral system not only supports the academic achievement of each girl, but actively promotes happy, well-balanced, aspirational students who are willing to explore their full potential.
All girls are educated to show compassion and learn how to develop an inner resilience when faced with adversity. During periods of illness, the school’s pastoral system often acts as a safety net, supported by an excellent safeguarding system to look after their health, welfare and safety.
Most importantly, the pastoral care system promotes a nurturing environment where each individual girl is allowed to be who she wants to be without any negative pressures.
At Norwich High we have introduced the ‘Qualities’ programme, an innovative programme designed to put our girls first in the world beyond school. The Qualities are a mixture of critical thinking skills and personal attributes that we have identified as crucial for success, both academically and in their future careers.
The Qualities consist of the six skills necessary for critical thinking: Analysis, Interpretation, Evaluation, Problem Solving, Creative Thinking and Reasoning and the three personal attributes identified by research as necessary for success: Collaboration, Determination and Approach. Throughout the school we will be developing these skills and attributes in the way in which we deliver the curriculum and the excellent pastoral care given to the girls.
Norwich High School girls are renowned for their boundless energy and enthusiasm in all they undertake.
There is a wide range of opportunities for fun, adventure and challenge, with committed and enthusiastic teachers who help bring the curriculum to life. We are proud of our sense of community. Girls are expected to take responsibility, to consider others and pull together as a team.
Consistently excellent GCSE Results and fantastic achievements
We are proud of everything our girls achieve, from outstandingly high and consistent GCSE results to achieving exceptional and inspiring personal goals.
Click on the links below to see just some of our girls' achievements.
64% A*-A/9-7 / 80% A*-B/9-6 / 96% A*- C/9-4
GCSE Results 2018
55% A*-A (9-7) / 78% A*-B (9-6) / 94% A*-C (9-4)
GCSE Results 2017
54% A*-A / 76% A*-B / 93% A*-C
GCSE Results 2016
65% A*-A / 87% A*-B / 97% A*-C
We recognise the investment parents make in their daughters’ education and are pleased to be able to offer such competitive rates.
It is our aim to offer affordability and excellence – the best start for your daughter and the best value for you.
We operate on a three term academic year. The fees exclude lunches.
The fees for the school year from September 2019 to August 2020 is as follows.
£1,249.50 per month
(over 12 months)
or £4,998 per term
(three terms per year)*
This can be paid over 12 months,
or as three termly instalments
Every year, Norwich High School welcomes applicants to our Senior School and Sixth Form to apply for a scholarship. We are looking to reward girls who show exceptional ability and potential in a number of disciplines.
Scholarships are awarded on merit and are available to girls entering Upper III (Year 7), Upper IV (Year 9) and Lower VI (Year 12). Successful applicants will remain Scholars throughout their time at Norwich High School.
Applications for scholarships should be submitted in the Autumn Term prior to your daughter’s year of entry.
Bursaries also take into account academic merit and are means-tested according to parental income.
Most bursaries for full fees will be awarded to girls from families with a total income of less than £35,000 and with no capital assets other than their home. Post entry bursaries can be considered at key stages, subject to budget. It is highly unlikely that a bursary would be awarded to a family whose annual income is greater than £85,000.
Bursaries for less than full fees will be awarded on a graded scale, according to parental income. Bursaries are reassessed annually.
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