Independent Education Today, 07.09.15, After more than 500 years of educating boys, Nottingham High School has welcomed its first intake of girls. HMC member Kevin Fear, headmaster of the leading independent school features.
Forty-one girls have joined the sixth form with a further nine girls joining Reception, year one and year two. In September 2016, girls will be able to join the year groups throughout the rest of the school.
Nottingham High School was founded in 1513 by Dame Angus Mellers, when only boys were allowed to be educated. Henry VIII sealed the school’s foundation deeds and since then some of the country’s top figures have attended the school.
With a reputation for outstanding academic achievement, including another set of impressive A level and GCSE exam results with a 99% pass rate this summer, Nottingham High School will be embracing the new opportunities co-education offers both incoming and current students and continuing to strive for excellence in everything it does.
“We have been planning this for the last five years and we are delighted with the number of girls that we have attracted in our first co-educational intake,” said headmaster Kevin Fear. “Our aim is to become the premier selective, independent co-educational school in the region.”