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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)

Notre Dame's Mission Statement

JOHN 10:10

We are a joyous and inclusive Catholic school, 
inspired by the love of God and the teachings of Jesus,
specifically faith, hope, forgiveness and peace.
Our community is committed to a rounded education that develops
knowledgeable, morally informed and compassionate young leaders.

Key Associations and Partners

Please click on the icons to find out more about these associations.

St John the Baptist Catholic Multi Academy Trust Diocese of East Anglia
As of June 2017 we are a National Teaching School As of July 2017 we are the Research School for the Norwich Opportunity Area

As of June 2017 we are a School of Sanctuary We were awarded Arts Gold Status in January 2020

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.