Amanda Hardie has been appointed as the new head of Newcastle High School for Girls.
One of 25 schools in the Girls’ Day School Trust, Newcastle High School for Girls is an independent all-through day school located in Jesmond and Sandyford in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Mrs Hardie, who has a theology degree from Oxford and a PGCE from Durham, has been at Newcastle High School for Girls since its formation in 2014, and prior to that at Church High School since 1997.
She has been a long-standing member of the senior leadership team, most recently in the combined role of head of junior school and senior school deputy head academic.
Amanda Hardie has been acting head of NHSG since September 2023 and was appointed by the GDST trustees with immediate effect.
Speaking about her appointment, Mrs Hardie said: “I am delighted to be appointed as the new head of Newcastle High School for Girls. Newcastle High is a wonderful community where every pupil is celebrated as an individual and enabled to be the best version of herself, every teacher a guiding force, and every challenge an opportunity to learn and grow.
“It is a privilege to lead this incredible independent girls’ school and I look forward to continuing to work with the amazing pupils, staff, parents and alumnae as we secure the future of Newcastle High as a beacon for excellence in girls’ education in the region and beyond.”
Newcastle High School for Girls was formed by the merger of the predecessor single-sex girls’ schools, Church High School and Central Newcastle High School in 2014.