Welcome from

the Headmistress


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


Whilst we have a long standing tradition of fostering academic success, and an outstanding record of attaining first choice university places, Norwich High School for Girls offers an education which is about more than exams. Outstanding sport, music, art, performance and innovative enrichment opportunities ensure that all girls enjoy and achieve as much as possible.


We aim to develop girls who are confident in their own voice and have good reason to believe in their own agency. Our pioneering Inspiring Females programme, for example, brings bold, innovative and creative women from all fields into the school to inspire and mentor our girls, enabling them to imagine and start preparing for an exciting future. Likewise, our new Qualities programme is designed to develop skills and attributes that will put our girls first in the world beyond school.


We are a happy school which has the pursuit of wellbeing very much at its heart. We are a warm, collaborative community, the strength of which is felt long after girls have left the school. We encourage active participation in the exceptional opportunities available, and consciously develop leadership skills, charitable activity, and engagement with the outdoors.


Our girls would be proud to show you our school, and I look forward to welcoming you to our special community.


Mrs Kirsty von Malaisé


About our School


We are a friendly, vibrant and outward-looking community and are always happy to welcome visitors, whether you are a prospective pupil or parent, a former student or simply wish to learn more about the school.


Ensuring each girl is valued and supported throughout her time at the school is at the heart of what we do and we are immensely proud of everything the girls achieve, whether it be examination results, sporting, musical or creative endeavours or community service and charity work.


We aim to foster a love of intellectual enquiry and a concern for others and to nurture self assured, happy young women with the confidence and drive to pursue their ambitions and make a positive difference. As a member of the GDST (Girls' Day School Trust) family of schools we are part of the UK’s leading network of independent girls’ schools.


We believe Norwich High School for Girls is an exceptional school and hope you will be able to visit in person to experience for yourself what makes it such a wonderful place.

A stunning site and

exceptional facilities


Our stunning 14 acre site is the perfect space for girls to make the best start in their education.


The buildings, outdoor spaces and facilities have been designed and developed to meet all of our girls’ educational and pastoral needs.


This single site allows for the whole school to share a diverse range of excellent facilities including:


  • a 25m indoor swimming pool
  • an astro-turf and several tennis courts
  • a spacious sports hall and fitness suite
  • two newly-renovated school libraries
  • a dedicated Music School
  • a state-of-the art performing arts centre  and outdoor theatre
  • a lecture hall
  • lots of beautiful green space, woodland for exploration and a Zen garden


Our Mission Statement

For parents who take their daughters’ schooling seriously, Norwich High School for Girls provides a unique education. Since its creation in 1875, one of the first girls’ schools in England, Norwich High School has been Norwich & Norfolk’s leader in girls’ education. Rooted in a city with a long tradition for independent thought, Norwich High School has had a history of pioneering education for girls for nearly 150 years. Additionally its membership of the Girls Day School Trust, a network of girls’ schools across England and Wales, means it can provide unmatched opportunities and resources for students, staff and alumnae. The values which motivate Norwich High School and drive our behaviour are: 

We put girls first

Our girls are known and valued as individuals.


Our girls benefit from the fact that everything is designed and developed to meet their educational and pastoral needs, so they can be their very best whilst here at school and beyond.


We are ambitious for every girl


Our girls are intellectually curious, equipped to meet academic challenge and innovate.


They benefit from the opportunities of our pioneering curriculum.


Community matters to us


Our girls contribute to and benefit from the unique community fostered by staff and students.


They positively support the lives of others in the school and the wider community; they are outward looking and networked.


Our education

is about more than exams


Our girls fulfil their potential.

They become outstanding scholars, sportswomen, musicians, actors and are inspired to explore a wide range of pursuits.


Why girls only?


Norwich High School remains true to its founding principles – we offer girls excellence in education, experience and opportunity – and we have always been keen to embrace fun and allow girls to flourish.


Copious research has signposted that girls do better in a single-sex environment. Here are some of the reasons why:


  • Girls' happiness, development and success are at the core of everything that happens in a girls-only school.
  • Pastoral programmes are tailor made for girls and anticipate their particular needs.
  • Girls are able and encouraged to excel in every subject area, every activity and every performance.
  • In a girls-only school, all the positions of leadership and responsibility are held by girls.
  • Girls will take more intellectual risks in an all girl environment.
  • Girls and boys mature academically and emotionally at different stages and teaching them separately allows effective differentiation.
  • Single-sex schools consistently achieve the best results.
  • Greater levels of confidence in both sexes are apparent when they are taught separately.
  • Girls and boys have fewer anxieties over peer pressure in single-sex environments.
  • Girls from single-sex schools have more positive attitudes to non-stereotypical careers.
  • A greater percentage of students from girls’ schools go on to higher education
  • Girls develop confidence in their own abilities as individuals and do not define themselves by gender.


School News


Click on the links below to see our latest Weekly Highlights newsletters or click here to see our archive.

Travel to us


Our flexible mini-bus route covers six main roads across the whole of Norfolk, as well two smaller routes which pick-up and drop-off at the Norwich train station and bus station.


We have limited spaces available on all of our routes.


Please let us know if you would like to join one of our existing mini-bus routes, or would like to be considered for a new route.




Our History


Enjoying a rich local history, Norwich High School for Girls has been settled at Eaton Grove for the last 80 years, with a history which goes back as far as 1875.


An important landmark both in the city’s educational provision and in terms of its 14 acres of green space located so close to the city centre.


Throughout its time at Newmarket Road, Norwich High has flourished as the city’s finest all-girls school, fulfilling its aims of providing excellent academic inspiration and opportunities to girls across Norfolk.







































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Pioneering girls' education

since 1875



Norwich High School for Girls

Norwich High School

95 Newmarket Road

Norwich, Norfolk


United Kingdom


+44 (0)1603 453265



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