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Reunions


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The Atrium and Hall were buzzing on Saturday as over 250 NHEHS alumnae greeted former classmates and teachers at this year’s OGA tea. There were tables piled high with scones, chocolate eclairs, sandwiches and sausage rolls  while a glass of Prosecco on arrival soothed any  fears as to whether everyone would recognise old friends.

There were reunions for the classes of 1956, 1968, 1972, 1983, 1988, 1998, 2003, 2008 and 2013, and it was fantastic to welcome back former Heads, Susan Whitfield and Lucinda Hunt.

There were speeches by the OGA Chair, Jane Sigaloff, who described the evolving role of the OGA Committee and thanked  two Committee members who retired this year: Jane Hering and Gillian Lowe, for their long service. Headmaster, Matthew Shoults, spoke of his delight at meeting so many of the school’s alumnae in the last year, and highlighted the great input Old Girls can have into current school life. He also talked with pride about how the NHEHS Old Girls’ network is regarded throughout the GDST as one of the very best.

The speeches were followed by tours of the school buildings, old and new, led by sixth formers and the afternoon wound up with the annual OG vs NHEHS U18 netball match (The U18s won 20 -10 and there is now considerable talk about ‘a proper training regime.’ )

To see photographs from the event please go to the album on the OGA Facebook page

Record GCSE Results


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Many congratulations to Year 11 on a truly excellent set of GCSE results, the best ever for the school.

74% of entries achieved the top grades of A* (or grade 9 or 8 for new qualifications), with 92% graded A*/A (or 9-7). In addition, 99% of entries were grades A*-B (or 9-5).

19 girls gained all A*s (or the equivalent) in all their subjects and 53 girls (well over half the year) gained straight A*/A (or the equivalent) grades.

We are most proud of the time, effort and energy the girls, with the support of their teachers, have put into achieving these excellent results. We wish to congratulate each and every one of our girls on their superb achievements; they should be very proud of themselves.

Super A Level Results


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Many congratulations to the 2018 Leavers for their excellent A Level results.

  • 26% of entries were graded A* (three times the national average).
  • 65% of entries were graded A* or A.
  • 93% of entries were graded A*-B.

This is testament to the girls’ enthusiasm and perseverance, and the support and dedication of their teachers. At a time of uncertainty in the media about new A Level qualifications, we are very pleased that the girls have taken this in their stride

They now head off to a wide range of courses and universities, whether Medicine at Cambridge, Classics at Oxford, Natural Sciences at Durham, or Music Production at the British and Irish Modern Music Institute. It has been such a pleasure seeing every girl finding the right path for them and doing so well.

The Ealing Half


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A team of staff and parents from NHEHS will be hitting the road and taking part in this year’s Ealing Half Marathon which takes place on Sunday 30th September.

The team will be taking part to raise funds for The Log Cabin one of the charity partners for this year’s race. The Log Cabin, based in Northfields provides after school care and activities for children with additional needs. Each year at NHEHS our Year 10 girls organise an annual party for the children from The Log Cabin so it is a cause close to our heart.

You can support our runners and The Log Cabin by donating via our JustGiving Page and as the route runs right past the Senior School we hope that many of you will be there to join us on 30th September in cheering our team on. 

Tropical Style


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On a warm June evening this year’s NHEHS fashion show brought us a tropical theme and a jungle inspired runway.

In front of a large audience 11 teams showcased their designs for judges Becky Early, Professor of Fashion & Textiles, Antonia Kraskowski Fashion Editor of the Daily Express (and NHEHS alumna) and Lisa Ndukwe, Head of Design at active wear company Sweaty Betty.

The whole show from initial concept, set design, lighting and music through to front of house was put on by a team of Year 12 girls.  They also picked The Brain Tumour Research Campaign as the cause  to which all proceeds from the evening will go.

The design teams working around the tropical theme had come up with some stunning work which impressed both audience and judges and their models showed the pieces with the aplomb and style worthy of a catwalk at London Fashion Week.

Athletics


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Our NHEHS athletics teams have had a good month so far. At the GDST Athletics Rally in Bath we were thrilled that our Year 7- 10 team finished in 6th place out 19 schools! This is a hotly contested competition and the competition is of a very high standard so we are delighted with the achievement which was a big improvement from our 12th position last year. Stand out performances included a 1st place in the 100m and the 800m and podium positions in high jump, discus, 300m and javelin.

In the Middlesex Athletics Championships on Saturday 9th June our athletes also competed strongly.  Particular 
congratulations go to Jasmine who ran 2 minutes 28 seconds and finished 3rd place in the 800m and Milly whose jump of 9 metres 23cm secured 4th place in the triple jump (an event which she only took up this summer).

Winning Design


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The NHEHS team of six girls from Year 8 was victorious at the IET Faraday Challenge Day held at John Lyon School.

The Faraday Challenge Days give students the opportunity to research, design and provide solutions to genuine, tough engineering problems. The competition is supported by Bosch who send along engineers to give expert advice and guidance on the day.

This time teams from NHEHS, John Lyon and Whitefriars Schools were tasked by the Thorpe Park Engineering Team to design a new attraction for visitors of all ages to fit into the current site. The brief stipulated that the ride should suit everyone – including those who do not like the big rides and they were also tasked with designing and building, within budget, an actual working part of their design before presenting their work.

The NHEHS team explain:

“We decided to create a cat and mouse maze ride- called ‘The Chase’. It’s slightly similar to bumper cars. You have to drive the cat cart around the maze. But then adding a twist, you have to laser as many programmed mice as you can, which scurry all around the maze, and when you have come outside of the maze, it sums up your points. If you get over a certain number of points, you get a prize.

We designed a prototype of our cart using: white flexible cardboard; one potentiometer; one motor; three regular wooden wheels; one wooden pulley wheel; and an elastic band. We assembled these items, along with the basic crocodile clips etc, to create a cart in the form of a cat that can move by itself.

To win we all had to work together to make it happen, everyone had different roles and teamwork led to our success. It was great to win a trophy for the school, as well as each one of us receiving a £10 Amazon voucher! This competition was an opportunity to learn more about the world of engineering. Everyone definitely learned something new!”

Female Composers


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Our  ‘Female Composers Concert’ on 12th June was held in celebration of the centenary of the ‘Representation of the People’ act of 1918 which allowed some women to have the vote for the first time.

Students presented works by a variety of female composers, from the Classical, Jazz, Pop and Film music genres. It was also an opportunity for our own student composers to showcase their work with Bethan playing one of her GCSE compositions written for flute and piano and Session Orchestra performing two movements from a piece they had composed in their sessions.

Other highlights included a dynamic performance by Emilia of Cecile Chaminade’s ‘Concertino’ and Jazz Band’s arrangement of ‘John R’ by the jazz harpist Dorothy Ashby.

Alumna of the Year


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We are delighted and very proud to announce that Notting Hill & Ealing High School’s Dr Nirupa Murugaesu (NHEHS 1995) has been voted this year’s GDST Alumna of the Year.

Nirupa is the Clinical Lead for Molecular Oncology at Genomics England. She provides clinical leadership and oversight of the Cancer Programme for The 100,000 Genomes Project, the groundbreaking genome sequencing project – set up to harness the power of genomics in the treatment of rare diseases and cancers. The project involves sequencing the DNA codes of cancer patients, in order to be able to provide better, earlier diagnoses and personal care for sufferers. The project is transforming cancer care throughout the NHS.

Votes were cast by the whole GDST family of students, their parents, staff and alumnae. Nirupa was presented with her award by the Chair of the Council of the GDST Juliet Humphries at the annual reception following the GDST Summit on 13 June. On receiving her award Nirupa said ”I want to acknowledge the GDST for showcasing the talents of its Alumnae across such a variety of fields. This can only inspire current students to set their aspirations high.” She also thanked “ …inspiring teachers and incredible colleagues for their brilliant support.”

Nirupa with Matthew Shoults, Head, NHEHS and Juliet Humphries Chair of Council, GDST

Other nominees for the award were
Composer Anna Appleby, (Newcastle High School for Girls), writer, broadcaster, and barrister Afua Hirsch (Wimbledon High School), Professor Bettany Hughes award-winning historian, author and broadcaster (Notting Hill and Ealing High School) journalist, Alexandra King, (Nottingham Girls’ High School), Kate Phillips, Controller of BBC Entertainment, (Shrewsbury High School), Lawyer Sonali Naik, (Birkenhead High School Academy) and Dr Helen Scales writer, presenter and marine biologist (Sutton High School.)


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