Enrichment

We believe education is about more than exams.

“Enrichment encompasses so much of what we do at Norwich High School for Girls and we certainly offer stretch, challenge and fun beyond the classroom. Our enrichment programme helps enable students to unlock their potential and develop in confidence and resilience, equipping them with the skills and values required in our changing society.”

—Mr Owain Hall, Assistant Head Enrichment

Prep School: Beyond the classroom

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Senior School: Beyond the classroom

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Sixth Form: Beyond the classroom

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As well as a full programme of music, drama and sport, we facilitate over 100 clubs, societies and extra-curricular activities – from F24 and debating to robotics and the Model United Nations; designed specially for our girls as part of our broad enrichment programme. We offer a wealth of co-curricular trips throughout the year.  

Our magnificent school site offers excellent opportunities for outdoor learning, with the diverse habitats including our Forest School, Corner Wood, polytunnel, Dingly Dell heritage orchard and pond.

Sport

Sport is an integral part of school; students reap the benefits of a balanced and healthy approach and can realise their full sporting potential.

All-girls sport allows all abilities to develop talent without a fear of judgement from boys. 

Team players represent the school during games afternoons, after school and occasionally on Saturdays in sports including hockey, netball and cricket as well as equestrian and rowing. We enter area, county, regional and national tournaments, along with GDST sports rallies and sports tours are organised biannually to places such as South Africa, Malta and Italy.

Swimming

Our partnership with Norwich Swan swimming club is central to our excellent swimming provision with their professional coaches training students in our on-site heated 25m indoor swimming pool. Three after school swimming clubs train our competitive swimmers (Prep to Sixth Form) and we offer a pool lifesaving (NPLQ) award for Sixth Formers.

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Elite athletes

Our Elite Athlete Programme supports and mentors students who participate in sport at regional level and above with nutrition, injury prevention and further training programmes.

Read more about our Match and Team selection and our sporting values below.

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Performing and creative arts

Music

We are very proud of our wonderful musical heritage. With over 20 different musical ensembles rehearsing weekly across the Prep and Senior School, every girl has a chance to share and participate in a wide range of musical styles. The department regularly offers music tours abroad and recent destinations have included Lake Garda, Barcelona, Prague and Tuscany.

Music, Drama and Dance

The Music and Drama Departments are passionate about offering every student the chance to express themselves creatively through performances. Girls get involved with performing, directing, producing, choreographing and hosting – developing invaluable transferable skills. Over the course of the school year a variety of performances including a whole school musical with a live band, summer plays, a senior play and an intermediate play. The whole school community is invited to take part in our annual Winter Arts Festival showcasing our best Music, Drama and Dance, and outstanding Art and Textiles.

Every Senior School student has the opportunity to perform in a drama production. 

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award enables all girls to have amazing adventures. It is a rewarding journey where each participant grows in confidence and becomes more independent.

DofE at Norwich High School is particularly active. The majority of Year 9 students are involved in completing the Bronze Award and many continue onto their Silver and Gold Award (starting at 16 years old).

Introducing Casper and Bailey

We have two school dogs: Casper, a yellow Labrador, in the Senior School, and Bailey, a Daschund, in the Prep School as well as our other school pets Oreo, our science bunny rabbit and our guinea pigs Pepsi, Cinnamon and Vanilla

The benefits to students of having a school dog include:

  • Reducing stress and calming anxieties.
  • Offering staff and students a good reason to go for a lunchtime stroll and get some fresh air.
  • Supporting relaxed conversations between girls and staff.
  • Fostering a sense of responsibility.
  • Teaching girls to nurture and respect.
  • Helping girls build self-confidence.
  • Enhancing the family-feel of our school.

Please note that there is no requirement or obligation for any girl to have contact with our pets, should she not wish to.