After more than 500 years of teaching boys, we became a co-educational institution in 2015. Here at Nottingham High School we are delighted to have welcomed girls in to the school, after the many years of planning it was extremely rewarding and exciting to finally make the move to becoming a co-educational school.
In many ways little has altered at Nottingham High School with the admission of girls; the fundamentals still remain. The many girls that have joined us, like all the boys before them, have joined a diverse, down-to-earth and academic community where intellectual curiosity is encouraged and all pupils are championed as individuals. Boys and girls here are treated with warmth and kindness, make lifelong friends and, ultimately, leave us, like previous generations, as well-rounded, confident and grounded young people.
The move to co-education is essentially about extending the opportunities and excellence, already in existence, to girls.
For us welcoming girls is a natural step, and one that has been some time in the making. Much research, thought and careful planning has gone into the decision to become co-educational, a move which enabled us to:
Our pupils benefit from an even balance of male and female teaching staff and the diverse community here works precisely because of mutual respect between pupils and an appreciation of the right attitudes towards race and sexuality.
We have built an additional Reception class and Junior School extension to meet the demand for places since becoming co-educational. Infant and Junior playgrounds feature more seating areas, a beautiful outside space for outdoor learning and the range of toys and books in classrooms have also been extended. We have a wide range of sports and activities, designed to help boys and girls play, support and compete with each other.