Newland School for Girls

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Newland School for Girls
Motto "Ad Lucem"
Established 1907[1]
Type Community school
Headteacher Angela Martinson
Location Cottingham Road
Kingston upon Hull
England Coordinates: 53°46′19″N 0°22′16″W / 53.7719°N 0.3711°W / 53.7719; -0.3711
Local authority Hull City Council
DfE URN 118070 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 849 (January 2008)[2]
Gender Girls
Ages 11–16
Colours Navy Blue And Black

Newland School For Girls is a girls' school situated in Kingston upon Hull, England.

On 28 August 2007, the school celebrated its centenary. The School's unofficial song is "The City Of The Light", an old hymn which has been interpreted as an advanced metaphor for the unity needed to bring together a successful school.[according to whom?] The school's motto "Ad Lucem" ("to the light"), is in keeping with this theme. The current headmistress of Newland, Angela Martinson, has improved the school canteen, now called "Cafe-Licious", which was named by a pupil at the school.[citation needed]

In 2005, the Hull City Council proposed closing and consolidating Newland School with Hull Trinity House School, but after outcries from both schools, the plan was shelved, and plans for modernising the facilities were begun.[3] In 2009, Newland School was listed as part of a £400 million plan to modernise all Hull schools; Newland was said to require "extensive rebuilding work".[4] While the building work was undertaken the school relocated to the Sir Henry Cooper School site on Thorpepark Road, Orchard Park Estate.[5] The school relocated to its original site in September 2013.

A notable alumna of Newland School For Girls is Maureen Lipman.[6]


  1. ^ "Newland School for Girls: About". Archived from the original on 3 May 2008. Retrieved 9 December 2009. 
  2. ^,548413&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL
  3. ^ "Relief as girls' school is saved from closure". TMCNews. 2 March 2006. Retrieved 6 July 2009. 
  4. ^ "Team confident new school plan tackles worries". Yorkshire Post. 22 June 2009. Retrieved 6 July 2009. 
  5. ^ "Newland School girls settle into temporary home". Hull Daily Mail. 26 September 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "Maureen Lipman films TV doc at her old Hull school". Hull Daily Mail. 15 October 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2013. 

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