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East Midlands Independent Secondary School of the Year

Nottingham High School

Nottingham High School is the East Midlands Independent Secondary School of the Year!

The top performing schools in the East Midlands were revealed in Parent Power, The Sunday Times Schools Guide 2019. Nottingham High School maintained its top spot regionally and has jumped eight places up the national league table, due in part to our exceptional examination results.

Nottingham High has cemented its place this year as the independent school in the East Midlands with the most consistently outstanding academic results.

The school has made a huge success of going fully co-educational three years ago, with boys and girls encouraged to achieve highly across a range of extra-curricular activities and to excel in the classroom. They leave Nottingham High as rounded individuals with experiences that will stand them in good stead as they move on to the next stage of their lives.

-  Alastair McCall, editor of The Sunday Times Parent Power

Headmaster Kevin Fear said: “I am thrilled that we have been named as the top independent school in the region. Since our move to co-education we have excelled in so many areas – in the classroom, in our programme of activities and in our pastoral care - and this recognition for all the hard work that has been put in by our staff and students is fantastic.

The results this past summer were truly outstanding. At A Level 66% of passes were at A* or A Grade and 30% at A* grade. At GCSE 52% of the passes were at the equivalent of A* grade and 72.2% at the equivalent of A*/A grades. We are very proud of our students – they work incredibly hard and are also an impressive set of characters who excel in music, drama and on the sports fields too.”

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