NGHS was rated outstanding at its last Ofsted inspection. This was in 2007.
In October 2019, Ofsted returned to Newport Girls' High School. As an outstanding school, NGHS had been exempt from routine inspection for some time. The new Ofsted framework (since September 2019) required greater scrutiny of our curriculum (Quality of Education) as we operate a three year GCSE programme to best balance positive mental health with the rigour of the GCSE specifications (whilst also covering the work most schools would complete in Years 7-9 in just two years). Under Section 8 of the Education Act 2005, Ofsted inspected NGHS and did not recommend the need for further inspection nor a change of grading. During their time here, they visited a number of lessons, scrutinised documentation and most importantly spoke to the girls about their learning, achievements and participation in the wider life of the school. They also confirmed our safeguarding and safer recruitment practices to be 'exemplary' and among the best they had seen.