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Notre Dame High School

Notre Dame
High School

About Us

On behalf of our school community, I would like to offer you a personal welcome to our website.  I hope you enjoy exploring it and gain a clearer view about what makes Notre Dame such a great school.

We are a high-achieving school with a very special, warm and welcoming ethos, which is recognised by all who visit.  We were judged to be ‘outstanding’ in our last Ofsted inspection (September 2011).

Founded by the Sisters of Notre Dame in 1864, the values and traditions which they established still influence our culture and development to this day.

We are delighted to be active members of the St. John the Baptist Multi-Academy Trust because we recognise that we grow in strength through partnership.  This belief was reflected in our successful applications to be both a Teaching School and a Research School.

You will see that we are a school that holds the gospel values of Jesus Christ at the centre of everything we try to do.  As our Mission Statement says we are
"inspired by the love of God and the teachings of Jesus, specifically faith, hope, forgiveness and peace".

At Notre Dame we aim to give each young person the greatest opportunities in life. Notre Dame is a school full of learning, compassion, peace, prayer, activity, creativity, passion - a place where children grow to become adults who are successful, caring and wholly educated. We are a welcoming community and encourage visitors to come and see the school for themselves.

You can experience a video tour of our school to get a feel for what makes it such a special community.  For information about how to apply for a place, click here

Tom Pinnington
(Head of School)

Mission and Ethos 

Notre Dame is a Catholic school which seeks to live out the values of Jesus Christ. We promote these values by our words and deeds, and Catholic doctrine and practice therefore permeates every aspect of the school’s activity.

We provide a curriculum, which is broad and balanced, recognising that every pupil is unique and is created in the image of God (Gen 1:27)

We carry on the mission of St Julie, the foundress of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. by teaching all young people 'what they need to know for life'.

To find out more about our school's ethos and how we put our mission into action click here

Key Associations and Partners

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Land Registry and Funding

The land and buildings of the school are owned by the Roman Catholic Diocese of East Anglia (Office: 21 Upgate, Poringland, Norfolk NR14 7SH, telephone 01508 495509) which is committed to running the school on the premises.

Notre Dame High School is part of St John the Baptist Catholic Multi Academy Trust (Office at Notre Dame High School, Surrey Street, Norwich NR1 3PB, telephone 01603 611431). The school receives its core funding through the Department for Education, as determined by the MAT's Funding Agreement with the Secretary of State for Education.