Rated excellent by the Independent Schools Inspectorate for academic achievement, our expertise in teaching girls means that NGHS girls achieve extraordinary things.
Extraordinary learning leads
to academic success
From those first exciting lessons learned at the Infant and Junior School to the specialist techniques of the Sixth Form curriculum, NGHS girls learn to tackle intellectual challenges with curiosity, intelligence, passion and academic rigor. Here, girls find what they love and achieve truly excellent exam result through research led teaching methods.
The Independent Schools Inspectorate describes NGHS girls as showing “highly positive attitudes towards learning”. That’s because we’re experts in how to inspire, engage and support girls as we challenge them academically. We know that happiness, resilience and confidence are the corner stones to academic achievement and it’s our commitment to these that makes the NGHS environment so unique.
Learning enhanced by technology
Delivering the best quality provision to our students is our main teaching and learning aim. Enhanced by technology, we empower all students and staff to achieve their full potential, adapting approaches to provide a broad, balanced and accessible curriculum: this ensures progression for all students. We create an ethos and structure in which best practice is regularly shared and evaluated, developing a learning culture for all, teachers and students alike.
Digital innovation provides opportunities for an enhancement of our educational offer, particularly the integration of teaching and learning and digital innovation along with a smooth workflow. Our responsibility is always to keep teaching and learning at the forefront, as the ‘best deal’ for pupils so they are fully prepared for the next stages of their learning to provide excellent educational experiences.
Our research-led teaching techniques
An education free from stereotypes, in an environment where girls learn without limits, complemented by unparalleled leadership opportunities, means our girls go on to excellent higher education establishments including Oxbridge and the Russell Group universities. They pursue exciting careers or adventurous gap years, confident in whatever they choose to do. The resilience, passion and positive attitude they take away from NGHS set them up for the rest of their lives.
We encourage girls to read throughout their school lives. We know that girls learn best when they engage with a subject deeply, explore a subject thoroughly and understand the relevance of what they’re taught. These are also the qualities that set applicants apart when applying for Oxbridge and other top universities, as well as in their chosen professions.
With two libraries and daily newspapers delivered to common spaces, girls are always reading. They read for pleasure, for study and for deep learning. We love to see this. We know that once a girl has a love of learning, she’s set for life.
Our research-led teaching techniques and girl-centric approach means that our whole school environment is designed with girls in mind. Girls learn best through collaboration, discussion and understanding the relevance of what they’re learning. Our lessons, lunch time clubs and common room spaces are all designed to maximise these techniques, and coupled with the expertise of our teaching staff, we know that girls at NGHS are set up in the best way possible for success.
Our latest GCSE and A Level results can be found HERE and reflect the return to ‘normality’ with formal examinations taking place again for the first time since the pandemic during which everything changed. We are really pleased with how everyone has adapted to the return to school life as we know it and congratulate all of our students on their achievements.
When I walk into our classrooms, I see excitement, engagement, fun, challenge and curiosity all around!Lindsay Wharton-Howett, Assistant Head