Newport Girls' High School


Welcome to our School

May we extend a warm welcome to our website. Newport Girls’ High School offers an all-round education with considerable strengths both inside and beyond the classroom.

We support students academically to achieve their potential, whilst also developing resilience and promoting emotional wellbeing. As a relatively small school, there is a real family-feel to NGHS and our house system affords students the chance to meet peers in other year groups and to participate in healthy competition in a wide range of disciplines. There is an extra-curricular activity to suit all tastes at NGHS and staff work exceptionally hard to provide these opportunities for our students. We also organise a number of key open events during the academic year and welcome visitors to see all that NGHS has to offer.

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 pastoral team, comprising both teaching Heads of Year, SENDCO and non-teaching support staff ensure that our students’ individual needs are met and we work closely with families and primary schools to ensure a smooth transfer from Year 6.

Newport Girls’ High School was visited by Ofsted in October 2019 for a section 8 inspection. We are delighted to have retained 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.

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.

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.

Mr M J Scott - Executive Headteacher
Miss S Webster - Head of School