Almost 50 students, including 42 girls, who are joining the sixth form of Nottingham High School in September, have recently attended an induction day at the school.
This is the first time in the school’s 502 year history that girls were at the event as a result of the school announcing last April that it would admit girls with effect in the sixth form, Reception ,Year 1 & Year 2 from September 2015 and Year 7 and any other years in September 2016.
The day gave the students the chance to meet each other and have an introduction to sixth form life. It also included an orienteering exercise around the school and a careers profiling session.
The new students returned to the school a couple of days later for a second induction day with existing members of the sixth form which gave them all the opportunity to get to know each other ahead of the start of the Autumn term.
“The induction days went extremely well and the students seemed to really enjoy themselves,” said Kevin Fear, Headmaster of Nottingham High School. “We are delighted that we will have such a strong sixth form intake of both boys and girls in September and we look forward to welcoming them.”
Zara Barnes, who is one of the students joining the school in September, said: “I’m excited to be one of the first girls to experience the opportunities that Nottingham High School offers. It’s an exciting change and I’ve appreciated how welcoming and friendly everyone has been. I really like the feel and the atmosphere here, it’s an amazing school.”