Newport Girls' High School


Welcome to our School

Welcome to our school and thank you for taking the time to visit our website. Newport Girls’ High School provides an all-round education, supporting all students to achieve their potential academically whilst also preparing them for life beyond secondary school.  

We are very proud of the family-feel to NGHS. This is especially demonstrated through our thriving house system. Through healthy competition in a range of disciplines, students meet peers in other year groups and work together to achieve a common goal. Alongside this, students are praised and celebrated for their individual achievements both inside and outside of the classroom through our rewards system.

Our curriculum is academically rigorous with all students studying two modern languages in KS3 and separate sciences at GCSE. Some students also study Further Maths as an additional equivalent GCSE. At A-level we offer a full range of subjects to enable progression to university, apprenticeship or employment. Significant support with UCAS applications is available to all. Our academic results speak for themselves. Since 2019 we have been the consistent top-performing school at A-level and GCSE in our local area. This includes a review of all local state and independent schools, including other selective schools. In 2023, 82% of GCSEs were graded 7-9 or A*/A and over 70% of A-level grades were A*-B with 20% being A*. Our Progress 8 figure is, on average, around 0.7 of a grade more than government prediction for our students placing us in the top 10% of schools. These truly fantastic achievements are based upon mutual respect between students and staff, hard-work and resilience as well as the support from our parents and carers.

Alongside our academic provision, the pastoral care and support we provide to students is exceptional. Our dedicated pastoral team, comprising Heads of Year, our SENDCO, and non-teaching support staff ensure that our students’ individual needs are met and we work closely with families and other schools to ensure a smooth transfer from Year 6 and for those joining us in Year 12. We also always seek to provide opportunities for students to enjoy time with their peers whilst also developing as individuals. Our diverse extra-curricular timetable, day trips to the theatre or curriculum events such as Science Live, and residentials visiting places such as Liverpool, France, Germany and Iceland, really do allow students to experience so much during their time at NGHS and create memories they will hold on to for a life time.

We were especially pleased that all of this was recognised in our recent Ofsted visits. Newport Girls’ High School was visited by Ofsted in October 2019 for a section 8 inspection. We were delighted to retain our outstanding status as a result of this visit under the revised Ofsted framework. We then had a more in-depth Section 5 inspection in November 2022 when Ofsted judged NGHS to, once again, be an OUTSTANDING SCHOOL IN ALL AREAS.  For more information please click here.

If you would like to know more, please request a Prospectus from the School Office on 01952 797550 or email

Thank you for your interest in our school.

Miss S Webster
Interim Headteacher