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|Norwich High School for Girls|
|Type||Independent school day school|
|Motto||Do thy best and rejoice with those who do better|
|Founder||Girls Public Day School Company|
|Chairman of Governors||Rosemary Randle LLB (Hons)|
|Head Mistress||Mrs Kirsty Von Malaise BA Hons (Cantab), MA|
|Age||3 to 18|
|Colour(s)||Red, blue, white|
Norwich High School for Girls is an independent day school for girls aged 3 to 18 in Norwich, England. The school was founded in 1875 by the Girls’ Public Day School Company (now the Girls' Day School Trust), which aimed to establish schools for girls of all classes by providing a high standard of academic, moral and religious education. The school is a member of the Girls’ Schools Association and the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference. The school has one of the best academic results in East Anglia.
Entry into the school is selective at 4+, 7+, 11+, 13+ and 16+.
Norwich High School for Girls was founded in 1875 as the first GPDST school outside London. Originally situated at the Assembly House, Norwich, the school moved to its present location Eaton Grove, 95 Newmarket Road in 1933. Eaton Grove is Grade II listed. The school occupies several buildings, all of which were originally private houses; Stafford House (preparatory school), Eaton Grove (senior school) and Lanchester House (sixth form).
Norwich High School uses its own nomenclature for the year groups.
In Upper III (Year 7) and below all pupils study a broad curriculum including Latin and two modern languages. Pupils are required to take at least ten General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) and IGCSE subjects in Lower V (Year 10) and Upper V (Year 11). In the sixth form, pupils usually study four or five AS-Level subjects for one year and most continue with three subjects to A-Level. Many students take the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). In total, there are 24 subjects offered at A-Level. Academically, the school is one of the highest performing independent schools in East Anglia.
The school has a well established extra-curricular programme. Pupils of all year groups are required to join at least one of the 20 societies available. Norwich High School regularly hosts guest speakers at their 'lunch and learn' meetings providing the opportunity for senior pupils to hear from experts in their field over a working lunch. The school also regally invites back distinguished alumnae to give speeches to the sixth form. Guest speakers have included Chloe Smith, Clive Lewis, Alive Walpole and Matt Dickinson. The school also runs student exchanges with schools in France and Germany, and bi-annually pupils take part in Operation Wallacea. In addition, the school offers the Duke of Edinburgh's Award and the Young Enterprise Scheme.
The school's facilities include a sports hall, performing arts studio, main hall (including stage), junior school hall, lecture theatre, boardroom, 25-metre swimming pool, 13 acres of playing fields, fitness suite, 8 tennis courts and 1 astro turf.
Academic scholarships and means-tested bursaries are offered upon entry to Upper III and Lower VI. The scholarships offered in Upper III are music scholarships based on the performance of the candidate in an audition and academic scholarships on their performance in the transfer or entrance to the senior school examination, whereas the scholarships offered in Lower VI are based on the performance in an optional examination based on English, Mathematics, Science and a foreign language of the candidate's choice from French, German or Spanish.
A member of the Girls Day School Trust, former pupils automatically become members of the GDST Alumnae Network, the largest organisation of its kind in the united kingdom. Established in 1994, it has over 70,000 members involved in a wide range of activities all over the work, and offers members support with networking, mentoring, work experience, university options, internships and more.
World War One
In July 2017, Robin Malton who taught at the school from 2000 - 2016 was given an indefinite prohibition order by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL).