Sacred Heart Catholic High School, Newcastle upon Tyne
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|Type||Voluntary aided Academy|
|Founder||Society of the Sacred Heart|
|Location||Fenham Hall Drive
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
|Local authority||Newcastle upon Tyne|
|DfE URN||137708 Tables|
|Diocese||Hexham and Newcastle|
The school educates around 1,400 girls between the ages of eleven and eighteen on the site which has had a near £10 million makeover. The school consists of the main building, a technology and art building, a P.E. block, a maths and modern foreign languages building, a geography building, the sixth form centre, a small pottery and a dance studio. The uniform is currently (2015) a navy blue blazer and jumper, and a Douglas Tartan kilt (dark blue, light blue, green and white).
A private college was founded in Fenham Hall in 1903 becoming a Government-recognised boarding and day school in 1905, taking ex-pupil-teachers, scholarship and fee-paying pupils. The college initially opened with 60 pupils and was under the sponsorship of the Society of the Sacred Heart nuns. It went through a number of changes until 1926 when it obtained Direct Grant status and became a grammar school.
The grammar school lasted until 1977 when it became the Sacred Heart Comprehensive School, taking girls from 11 – 18 years old. In 1998 it was renamed the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic High School.
In 2007 the school signed up to the Building Schools for the Future initiative which resulted in, amongst other benefits, the outsourcing of all IT services to a division of Newcastle City Council named "City Service".
This is our school,
Let peace dwell here,
Let the rooms be full of joy,
Let love abide here,
Love of learning,
Love of one another,
Love of all people,
Love of life itself,
And love of God,
Let us remember that as many hands build a house,
So many hearts make a school.
- Donna Air, actress and television presenter
- Hilary French, head of Newcastle High School for Girls
- Aimee Kelly, actress
- Catherine McKinnell (nee Grady), Labour MP since 2010 for Newcastle upon Tyne North
Sacred Heart Grammar School
- Mary Glindon (nee Mulgrove), Labour MP since 2010 for North Tyneside
- Frances Lannon FRHistS, Principal from 2002-15 of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford
- Dr Mo O'Toole, Professor of Creativity and Innovation at Newcastle University Business School, Labour MEP for North East England from 1999-2004
- Sister Bernadette Porter CBE (taught 1975-78), Vice-Chancellor from 1999-2004 of Roehampton University
- "Leadership Team". Sacred Heart Catholic High School website. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
- Pty Ltd, SHS. "Sacred Heart Catholic School es have recently been relocated to the 6th form building, being replaced by geography classrooms- Newcastle upon Tyne". Sacred Heart School, Newcastle upon Tyne, 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
- "Sacred Heart Education in Fenham, Newcastle". Society of the Sacred Heart - England and Wales. Retrieved 25 October 2013.
(The private college) began in a small way in 1903, became a Government recognised boarding and day school in 1905, taking both ex pupil-teachers, and scholarship pupils, as well as fee-payers until 1913. It went through other changes until 1926 when it obtained Direct Grant status, which lasted until 1977 when it became the Sacred Heart Comprehensive School, taking girls from 11 – 18 years. In 1998 it was re-named the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic High School.
- "Professor Mo O'Toole: Visiting Professor". Newcastle University Business School website. Retrieved 8 August 2015.