Newland School for Girls
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Kingston upon Hull
|Local authority||Hull City Council|
|DfE URN||118070 Tables|
|Students||849 (January 2008)|
|Colours||Green, Purple and White|
Newland School For Girls is a girls' school situated in Newland, Kingston upon Hull, England.
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.
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.[by whom?] The school's motto "Ad Lucem" ("to the light") is in keeping with this theme.
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". While the building work was undertaken the school relocated to the Sir Henry Cooper School site on Thorpepark Road, Orchard Park Estate. The school relocated to its original site in September 2013.
Notable former pupils
Newland High School For Girls
- Nia Griffith, Labour MP since 2005 for Llanelli, and Shadow Secretary of State for Defence since October 2016
- Maureen Lipman CBE, actress, known for 1990s BT adverts
- Elaine Padmore OBE (initially, then moved to Blackpool), Director of Opera from 2000-11 at the Royal Opera House
- Betty Radice, former Joint Editor of Penguin Classics
- Commandant Anne Spencer CBE, the last Director from 1991-93 of the Women's Royal Naval Service (WRNS), and Director from 1986-89 of NAAFI
- Dame Valerie Strachan CB, senior civil servant, Chairman from 1993-2000 of HM Customs and Excise, and President from 2002-04 of the British International Freight Association
- Mary Watkins, Headmistress from 1949-95 of Bedford High School, and from 1940-49 of Erdington Grammar School
- "Newland School for Girls: About". Archived from the original on 3 May 2008. Retrieved 9 December 2009.
- "Relief as girls' school is saved from closure". TMCNews. 2 March 2006. Retrieved 6 July 2009.
- "Team confident new school plan tackles worries". Yorkshire Post. 22 June 2009. Retrieved 6 July 2009.
- "Newland School girls settle into temporary home". Hull Daily Mail. 26 September 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2013.
- "Maureen Lipman films TV doc at her old Hull school". Hull Daily Mail. 15 October 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2013.
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