Opportunities beyond the classroom

Prep School

Clubs, activities and trips

An extensive programme of clubs and activities run each day at lunchtime and after school, with enough variety to appeal to all manner of different tastes. Music and sports clubs run alongside activities such as photography and circus skills and many choose to belong to our school Brownie pack as well.

Day trips to events and places of interest, both local and further afield, inspire the girls, igniting their curiosity and bringing their learning to life. Residential visits take place in Years 4, 5 and 6 and will help your daughter build confidence and develop new friendships as well as providing valuable learning experiences. We contribute to events in and around Norfolk and our girls are always proud to represent the school locally.

Girls’ Day School Trust

As part of the GDST we are members of a wider family of schools allowing our girls to connect with their peers across the country for trips, events and competitions. They have benefited from visits to the Royal Institute in London, a Techathon at Brunel University, a GDST wide football tournament, a Shakespeare day at the Globe Theatre and a Maths day at Oxford University to name just a few. We value the friendships and opportunities being part of a wider community of learners brings.

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Our girls recognise the importance of looking beyond themselves and willingly give their time and energy to help others. Whether it is organising a stall for a charity sale or taking part in a sponsored event, our girls develop a sense of empathy and compassion towards others.

Pupils are involved in activities that promote social responsibility both in school and with their families. Charity events are a regular occurance and charity work outside school is recognised in the weekly celebration assemblies.

Prep Eco Committee is pupil led and supported by a member of staff. In the past committee members have campaigned for cleaner air in school, gaining free plants from a local garden centre. Year 2 also wrote to the Head to campaign for litter picking equipment to keep their playground tidy. The current committee are looking at ways to save energy in school.

Our regular Butterfly Days build a sense of community as the girls work together in their Houses on projects and challenges. However, being part of the wider school community also benefits our girls as they can make meaningful links with the Senior School students who inspire them with their achievements and interests.


The Prep School has a broad careers programme, mainly centered around informing the girls about different careers, breaking stereotypes and raising expectations. National Careers Week is recognised in school and last year several parents were invited each day during assembly and at lunchtime to talk about their careers. As part of their talk they were encouraged to reference how the Qualities for Learning were used in their current role or had impacted their career more broadly.

Find out more about the Unifrog programme for Prep students in Year 6 here. We also use Unifrog in the Senior School and Sixth Form.

Pastoral care and wellbeing

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The Norwich High difference

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