We had the most fantastic year in 2022-2023 as I embarked on my first Headship and I am very proud indeed to be leading this wonderful school. I am determined to continue to work alongside students, staff, parents, carers and governors to ensure we remain outstanding, and I see outstanding things every day in our classrooms and beyond.
Newlands has been providing high quality education for over one hundred years. During this time, the school has gone from strength to strength and currently sits in the top 10% of state schools in terms of pupil progress; as a team, we will work tirelessly to maintain this standard.
I am committed to ensuring that students receive the education, support and opportunities they need to achieve incredible things. They deserve the very best experience possible. Our ethos is based on the 3Cs - the values which underpin everything we do. Courage, Commitment and Compassion are at the heart of our approach to school life and drive our students to ‘set no limits’ on their success. At Newlands, all pupils can expect impressive 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 a broad and balanced curriculum, which stretches and excites, there is always something new and interesting to learn. As parents, we know that the happiness of our children, alongside success - be it academic, sporting or creative - is our top priority. We are committed to nurturing and challenging everyone in the school, and it is our goal to deliver academic outcomes, as well as rounded, confident young people, regardless of background or special educational need.
Our expert pastoral team ensures that every student is cared for, with an emphasis on the promotion of wellbeing. Kindness, good humour and politeness characterise everyday life at Newlands and excellent behaviour and positive relationships keep everyone safe and happy. The House System, which flourished last year provides opportunities for students across all ages to come together for events and competitions-all of which help cement a thriving community spirit.
I would be delighted to share with you, first hand, all that is great about our fantastic school. Tours will run throughout this academic year. If you wish to book a place, please ring us on 01628 625068 and ask to speak to my PA, Heli Braver.
Friday, 1 Dec 2023
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Tuesday, 27 Dec 2022
Monday, 31 Oct 2022
Our Year 10 and 11 students attended the BCA U16 Football Tournament on Friday 21st October 2022. We are delighted to say that they...Read More
Sunday, 18 Sep 2022
On Friday 16th September all year groups spent the last period with their Form Tutor for a lesson of commemoration. Students wer...Read More
Thursday, 30 Jun 2022
In June, Eva had the most fantastic experience, travelling and competing for Great Britain at her first International Competition as part of the Engla...Read More
Friday, 27 May 2022
As part of our Jubilee celebrations our Catering Manager very kindly made and donated the above cake for everyone to enjoy. It was truly ma...Read More
Thursday, 24 Mar 2022
A wonderful morning tea was had by staff on Monday 21st March 2022 to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day. The Maidenhead Cake Company kindly donated th...Read More
Wednesday, 23 Mar 2022
Romilly Fowler in 9A recently qualified for the British Youth Fencing Championships, which will be held inRead More
Saturday, 19 Mar 2022
Last weekend was incredibly exciting for Gym Squad. More than 25 girls competed in multiple disciplines across 3 days to claim national and regional t...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.
From the beginning of my Newlands journey in Year 7, I have always been encouraged to reach my full potential by teachers and staff. We are provided with many opportunities to grow and to take on responsibility throughout our school life. This year, I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to represent the school as Head Girl, alongside Chloe Manby.
One of the reasons I wanted to go to Newlands was the wide range of extra-curricular activities including Drama, Music, Design and Technology and Sport, each containing clubs for every age and ability. Some of my favourite memories of our school are those of the Gym and Dance Shows and participation in sports teams, going to tournaments and competitions.
I chose to continue at Newlands into Sixth Form having already built brilliant relationships with staff and because I knew Newlands would support me in my future aspirations. Newlands has always provided a supportive environment within which I have made friends for life and countless incredible memories. I look back fondly at my time here and feel ready for the next steps in my life using the tools Newlands has provided me with.
I am incredibly proud to be Head Girl of Newlands Girls’ School. To represent all our students from Year 7 right through to Year 13, alongside my co-Head Girl Annabel, is a real privilege.
Newlands has provided such an all-round, positive learning experience, creating an environment which has allowed me to grow personally and academically. On top of that, I have particularly enjoyed the many music clubs and performances, developing important skills and qualities, such as courage, confidence and leadership.
Throughout my time, I have especially valued the strength of the relationships in our school community. Our teachers and staff work hard to help us all to achieve or potential and students show support, encouragement, and compassion for each other.
I’m really enjoying being Head Girl, and I will continue to try my hardest to rise to the challenge and responsibility that the role brings.
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.
* Please remember that the cut-off date for submitting Sixth Form applications is Friday 8th December.
* To book tickets for our Christmas Concert and Carol Concert, please click on the following link - Newlands Girls' School event tickets from TicketSource
* A reminder that it's Christmas Jumper Day on Thursday 7th December. This is a non-uniform day. Students are encouraged to wear a festive jumper, and make a donation of £2.00 which will go to The Red Cross.
* A reminder that Term 2 ends on Tuesday 19th December at 12pm.