Christmas at Norwich High School for Girls

Posted on 6th December 2021

The Norwich High Christmas festivities started off with Miss Sefton switching on the Christmas lights with Upper 3 two weeks ago. Since then, there has been a plethora of events, productions and celebrations as we count down to the big day.

Prep School Christmas Productions

Kindergarten and Lower 1 treated us to two fantastic performances of ‘The Big Little Nativity’ last week and Nursery and Reception were brilliant in their Early Years’ Christmas performance of ‘Our First Nativity’. The girls delivered their lines with confidence, character and charisma. Congratulations to all and thank you to parents for attending.

Senior School Carol Service

Our choirs performed superbly at the annual Carol Service at Norwich Cathedral last week. A truly fantastic evening with exceptional performances and readings from students including our Senior, Intermediate and Chamber choirs. Thank you to all of our students, families and friends who joined us for this lovely festive occasion.

Prep School Autumn Prizegiving

Lower Prep, Pre-Prep and Upper Prep enjoyed their Autumn Prizegiving Ceremonies this week. Miss Sefton presented many girls with awards celebrating their academic, sporting and art achievements as well as Housepoint certificates. Well done to everyone!

Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe

Norwich High Prep visited the NHSA Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe on Tuesday. This wonderful annual event provides girls with the opportunity to visit the Christmas grotto and take gifts home for important adults in their lives. The girls followed a reindeer trail to the outdoor theatre, where they made reindeer food, received a handmade wishing bracelet, collected their gifts for their family members and enjoyed a cup of hot chocolate. Thank you to our trusted team of NHSA elves for organising this magical event – the snow machine was a particular highlight!

Christmas lunch 

There was an array of festive jumpers throughout Eaton Grove Hall on Friday as the Prep School enjoyed a delicious Christmas Lunch. A fun party followed in Stafford House in the afternoon. The Senior School sat down for their Christmas Lunch on Tuesday. There were many songs being played, including the Norwich High tradition of ‘Angels’ by Robbie Williams during the Sixth Form lunch. Many thanks to Chef Barker and his team for putting on an excellent Christmas lunch for the entire school and also to the site and admin teams for all their support.

Carols Round the Tree

Sixth Formers and staff delivered fantastic renditions of a number of carols and festive favourites on the big pitch on Monday lunch time, with Mr Barlow on piano. Thank you to all our attendees!

Head Girls’ Panto

This year’s pantomime was Beauty and the Beast. It was certainly a fun-filled show – with more people than ever taking part from departments across the school both on stage and behind the scenes! Thanks to the Head Girls for organising and everyone who helped to make this such a memorable Norwich High Christmas experience.

Sixth Form Winter Ball

Upper 5, Lower 6 and Upper 6 had a superb evening on Thursday at the Winter Ball. Eaton Grove was transformed into a winter wonderland with the fantastic help of our Sixth Form students, to get everyone into the Christmas spirit. Thank you to our Charities and Services Captains for putting on this fantastic event.


A double bill of Alice in Wonderland and Cinderella brought giggles and joy to the Dorothy Bartholomew Suite on Thursday afternoon. Produced by members of the Sixth Form, there were some fantastic performances from the Lower School Drama Society (Year 7 and 8). Well done to all!

Senior School Company Morning

The wonderful witches, wizards and warlocks of Norwich High enjoyed their Harry Potter themed Company Morning today. From potions to Bludger Ball, shelter building to blanket making, a great time was had by all! A huge well done to the Head Girls for organising. Some early finishers of the Scavenger hunt on Company Morning planted 15 Silver Birch saplings on Dingly Dell, so continuing the aim of re -wilding some of this area and adding biodiversity gains. The saplings were donated from Mousehold Heath where important and ongoing thinning work is needed to preserve the rare Acid Heath grasslands found there.  The weekly voluntary work at Mousehold Heath by sixth formers resumes on Monday 17th January.

Upper 4 Christmas Movie Night

The Inspiring Females Society organised a Christmas Movie Night for their year group in Eaton Grove Hall on Wednesday after school. Students enjoyed the full movie experience with popcorn and sweets. All proceeds will go towards a charity and also refurbishing the zen garden near Dingly Dell, which is a project the group have been working on as a society this term. With a generous contribution of £250 already secured from the NHSA, the group now have over £300 for this ongoing project, which will launch next year.

St Martin’s collection

As part of our Pastoral themes, students are encouraged to see themselves as part of the wider community, knowing that each of us matter as much as the other. This term we have been collecting donations which will be taken to St Martin’s Housing Trust over the Christmas break.