We offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities across a number of subjects.Full details of the activities being offered for 2018-2019 can be found in the Extra Curricular Timetable in the downloads section on the right.


Music Events

NHGS is focused on enabling students to achieve the highest academic qualifications possible. However, the school is also committed to the personal, social, moral, physical, cultural, ethical and spiritual development of each student. The staff support a wide range of activities. It is our belief that high academic achievement is closely linked to general personal development.


Music is very strong in the school. Students can participate in the instrumental tuition scheme, ABRSM exams, the school orchestra, concert band, junior band, three choirs and many smaller ensembles.  There are termly school concerts and opportunities to perform at other events.


Throughout the year there are fixtures for football, rugby, netball, hockey and basketball at all levels. The school has a very good reputation for athletics, cross-country and rugby league.  There are internal house competitions and external league and cup competitions.


There is one major drama production each year involving students from all years. First Bow Sixth Form companies organise productions with younger students and there is a Christmas Concert and a Drama Festival for Lower School year groups during Activities Week.


Full details of music events for the year will be posted on the website soon.


Music in the school is excellent. It has been shown that a child involved in music is a better balanced well valued individual.Friends cannot believe how many different bands there are at NHGS.’

- Parents’ Survey 2011


‘Enrichment and extra curricular activities are extensive, wide-ranging and valued by students; participation rates are high. Students and their parents and carers have commented on the powerful and memorable experiences provided to all Year 8 students in a week-long visit to Normandy. Students also valued the wide range of other activities available beyond school, including excellent music, sports, clubs and the Duke of Edinburgh Award.’

- OFSTED Inspection Report 2011