Newcastle upon Tyne Church High School
|Newcastle upon Tyne Church High School|
|Type||Independent day school|
|Religious affiliation(s)||Church of England|
|Local authority||Newcastle upon Tyne|
|Age||3 to 18|
Newcastle upon Tyne Church High School (also known locally as "Church High") was an independent day school for girls in Jesmond, less than a mile north of the city of Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Until 2014 it was the oldest continuously operating girls' school established in the city.
"Church High", as the school is commonly known, was founded in 1885 by the Church Schools Company (now known as the United Church Schools Trust). It left the company in 1925 and has been independent since, but retained ties with the Diocese of Newcastle and St Nicholas's Cathedral.
Church High was one of the North East's top performing independent schools in GCSEs and A Levels. In the 2010 GCSE league table, it was ranked joint third with Central Newcastle High School out of 100 schools in the North East. 98% of its candidates scored 5 or more A*-C grades that year.
On closure, a heritage website was created to celebrate the history of this much loved school by former members of its staff.
Notable former pupils
- Lucy Akhurst (born 1975), actress, writer and director.
- Ruth Caleb OBE (born 1942), film and television producer.
- Ursula Dronke (1920–2012), Medievalist and Professor of Old Norse Studies.
- Andrea Riseborough (born 1981), actress.
- Dame Irene Ward, (1895–1980), British politician.
- School Profile
- "GCSE League Tables: North East Top 100 Schools". The Journal. 12 January 2011.
- "GCSE League Tables: Newcastle upon Tyne". Evening Chronicle. 12 January 2011.
- "Newcastle private schools merger fails to sway parents". Evening Chronicle. 31 January 2013.
- "Newcastle private schools merger plan angers parents". BBC. 29 January 2013.