Newlands has been providing high quality girls’ education for over one hundred years. During this time, the school has gone from strength to strength and sits currently in the top 10% of state schools in terms of pupil progress.
The public examination results of 2019 were once again very pleasing, with 88% of girls gaining between a grade 9 and a grade 4 at GCSE level. In the Sixth Form, we had a 100% pass rate, with 78% of the A-Level grades at A* to C. All girls were successful in securing their choice of university or apprenticeship and we are delighted to see one of our highest performing mathematicians going off to Oxford to join the two Year 13s who gained admission there last year.
At Newlands, all girls can expect great teaching from well-qualified specialists. Facilities include an indoor swimming pool, sports hall, gym, drama studio, design and technology suite and a dedicated music block. With an exciting, broad and balanced curriculum, there is always something new and interesting to learn.
Dr Louise Ceska
Tuesday, 17 Dec 2019
Read our latest issue of Friday News below! To see all the previous issues click here.Read More
Wednesday, 18 Mar 2020
Following on from their success in the local netball league our Year 7 A Team were the recognised qualifying team to go through to represent Asco...Read More
Tuesday, 17 Mar 2020
Many congratulations to our U13 Football team who played a friendly match against Holyport College. After an exciting second half they w...Read More
Wednesday, 12 Feb 2020
Well done to our U14 & U19 gymnasts who completed at the Southern Region Floor and Vault Competition on Sunday 9th February 2020 at St Mary...Read More
Saturday, 8 Feb 2020
Accent's termly Pop Ups continue to prove very popular with our students and staff. This term we had a taste of Japan with a very successfu...Read More
Sunday, 2 Feb 2020
On Tuesday 14th January 2020, Katie Chapman(Olympic Synchronised Swimmer), visited Newlands to give a talk to our students in Years 7 and 8...Read More
Saturday, 1 Feb 2020
Over U16 Netball team were runners up at the Southern Region Schools Netball Tournament on Saturday 25th January 2020. As a result, they have qu...Read More
Saturday, 28 Dec 2019
This year in School Council, we took the initiative to organise a food collection for the local food banks. This time of year is difficult for many...Read More
Saturday, 28 Dec 2019
Accent Catering wish everyone a Happy Christmas.Read More
At Newlands we create confident and responsible young women equipped with the skills they need for the twenty first century. We empower all students to realise their potential as part of a sustainable community committed to lifelong learning.
Our pupils enjoy their time at Newlands. They speak highly of the excellent teaching and the many opportunities for personal development. With our warm and welcoming atmosphere, lifelong friendships are often formed here.
We are very proud of our pupils and take great pride in all they achieve, both in and outside the classroom.
In this section of the website you can read about their experiences.
A Message from our Head Girls:
“Newlands provides young women with a positive and enjoyable academic environment, which allows them to thrive and prosper. The school ethos, along with our outstanding staff, gives us the confidence and ambition to be successful, both now and in the future. Newlands offers us a range of exceptional opportunities to fulfil our potential, find our path, take risks and strive to achieve our goals.”
I did not want to move schools. At all. But a year later, I can honestly say that Newlands really has become ‘school’ for me – a place where I am known, challenged and valued. Academically, I know I am stretched daily in each class by teachers passionate about their subject (even maths!) and constantly by my amazing friends, girls like me who want the best. Although it’s slightly daunting, the school have pushed us to think about our futures already with work experience, invaluable career advice, CV workshops and numerous opportunities to speak to leading specialists from prestigious universities (including Oxford), which I know has been incredibly helpful.
Outside the curriculum, I’ve been encouraged in sports to achieve my full (albeit limited) potential, to every week enjoy the countless musical opportunities available and have been supported in actually setting up a club of my own – I genuinely think the chance to practise, perfect and perform is open to everyone, no matter what their interests. For me, though, the most important thing is that I feel known and valued for so much more than my grades by the staff and my friends, and I’ve learnt so much already that will stay with me throughout and beyond my time here.
Since starting Newlands in Year 7, I’ve discovered a love for languages and had many different opportunities both academically and socially. One such instance was a trip to The Houses of Parliament where I got the chance, along with a few others, to speak to Members of Parliament about the importance of STEM careers. Another trip I thoroughly enjoyed was to Brasenose College in Oxford University; activities about time management and how important it is to balance work with fun helped reinforce good study habits for me. It also motivated me for my GCSEs and future goals after Sixth Form.
It was a cold and windy morning in January 2019 when I first visited Newlands Girls’ School. I was excited, because it was my first day of school in a new country. Almost a year on and I have a number of very dear friends, teachers I love and respect, and a school I enjoy being in every day. Teachers encourage us by asking questions, which makes learning very engaging. Having a library with various collections of interesting and intellectual books makes me an avid reader. I have been given the opportunity to become a part of an Aspire Higher programme as a cygnet, and this has boosted my confidence. My vision is to learn, encourage others to play an active part in the school community, and be a role model for others. I love my school.
Here at Newlands you are able to venture into new opportunities and enjoy being out of your comfort zone, both in and out of school. The extra curricular activities span a range of topics and are very broad, so there’s something for everyone.
Examples include; music: There are junior, senior, madrigal and a performing arts choirs. There is also an orchestra, many instrument bands and steel pans! Last year, the school held a production of Cats which I was very pleased to be part of. It was lots of fun and many people from around the school were involved... e.g. the Technology department and the Art department for the brilliant costumes, makeup, backdrop and scenery!
There are a wide extent of sports clubs to participate in and a gym and dance show which I really enjoy.
Each week everyone in the school has an assembly about thoughts of the week including how we can improve our lifestyles and environments and sometimes we get special visits from many inspirational people. For example, a few weeks ago we heard an assembly from a professional athlete! She was a synchronised swimmer. We also hear assemblies from groups around the school such as eco committee, school council and the emotional well-being champions, which I am proud to be part of.
Trips and clubs at Newlands can give us a bigger understanding of our favourite subjects and hobbies e.g. science club, gardening club, film club and many more.
Newlands provides so many opportunities for so many of us and I am grateful to be able to benefit from these.
I started at Newlands Girls' School in September. I had come from my primary school by myself. A couple of months on, I have made lots of wonderful friends and feel really settled. The beginning of the school year is really structured to help and support Year 7s in settling in to life at Newlands. The teachers are really supportive of my learning and of me as a person. There are so many opportunities to throw yourself in to school life. I have had the opportunity to take part in extra-curricular clubs, such as drama and I will be participating in the Gym and Dance Show. I have really enjoyed the inter-form competitions. I have also had the opportunity to strengthen my public speaking skills by running for School Council. I am so pleased I chose this school.
Thank you to all our Virtual Open Evening visitors - we enjoyed meeting you!
To see Dr Ceska's Powerpoint presentation and the frequently asked questions and answers, please go to 'Open Evening' under the 'News and Events' section of 'About Us'.
To book a telephone call with Dr Ceska, Headteacher, please contact Mrs Bateson on: 01628 625068.