Norwich High School GDST

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Norwich High School has a proud and distinguished heritage of fostering bright, confident young women eager to make their mark in the world.

We believe every girl deserves an excellent education designed to inspire and excite in an environment which champions her as an individual. Our innovative curriculum provides an abundance of opportunity and challenge which allows every student, from our Nursery to our Sixth Form, the chance to nurture her talents; be they academic, sporting, creative or musical.

Norwich High has an enviable reputation for academic excellence; we were the top Sixth Form in Norfolk and Suffolk for A Level performance in 2013 (89% graded A*-B) and in 2014 the students once again secured an impressive set of results – over half at A*/A and just under one fifth at A*. Our Junior School was also ranked top in Norfolk and Suffolk for Key Stage 2 results in 2013 (The Sunday Times). The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) highlighted our ‘excellent’ teaching, pastoral care and co-curricular programme in 2012.

Norwich High opened its doors in 1875 and was the first school of the Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST) outside London. The main buildings are attached to an elegant Regency house, which has been extended to provide attractive senior school classrooms, up-to-date science laboratories and an extensive library. The Junior School is situated in a separate building with its own specialist rooms.
Other facilities include a Nursery, Sixth Form Centre, Music School, Performing Arts Studio, sports hall and 25-metre indoor swimming pool.

Norwich High has some of the most competitive fees in Norfolk and offers scholarships and bursaries in the Senior School.

To book a tour or Taster Day for your daughter, call 01603 453265 or email

Bursaries & Scholarships

Scholarships and bursaries are both available on entry to the Senior School at 11+ and 13+, and to the Sixth Form at 16+.

Scholarships are awarded on merit and are available for excellence and potential in sport, music, art and design, and drama, while all candidates are considered for an academic scholarship. At 11+ and 13+, academic scholarships are awarded on the basis of performance on the transfer/entrance assessment, while at 16+ scholarships are awarded on performance in the Sixth Form scholarship examinations. These papers assess the subjects which applicants would like to follow in their Sixth Form studies. Meanwhile, the Minerva Award is open to prospective Sixth Form students applying from other schools. This is awarded for exceptional ability in Science, Maths, Creative Arts or Languages and has a value of up to 50% of the fees.

Bursaries also take into account academic merit but are means-tested according to parental income. Most bursaries for full fees will be awarded to girls from families with a total income of less than £31,000 and with no capital assets other than their home. Post entry bursaries can be considered at key stages, subject to budget. Bursaries for less than full fees will be awarded on a graded scale, according to parental income. All bursaries are reassessed annually.

All enquiries about scholarships and bursaries should be made in the Autumn Term prior to the year of your daughter joining the school.

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