School which let girls in after 500 years has been nominated for an award along with the headmaster that helped it happen

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The school and headmaster have been nominated in the Nottingham Post Education Awards

A “diverse” and “down-to-earth school” school in Nottingham has been nominated for an award along with its head teacher.

Nottingham High School was nominated in the Nottingham Post Education Awards for its “proud tradition” and “exceptional” year of results.

The school in Waverley Mount, was among the top 40 in the country following its 2017 results with sciences, economics and maths among the top marks.

In 2017, 50 per cent of grades at GCSE were at A*/8-9, which is showing an increase year on year, with 74 percent A*-A/9-7.

At A-Level, too, results are increasingly strong. Nearly 66 per cent were at A*/A grades in 2017 with the percentage at B and above being consistently around 85.

Nottingham High School is made up of an infant school, a junior school, the main senior school and a sixth form.

The fee-school, which recently became co-educational after more than 500 years teaching boys only, also has been praised for its extra curricular activities.

In the nomination form it stated: “It is a diverse, down-to-earth school which thrives on curiosity, challenge, encouragement and kindness; a community where intelligent pupils from a wide variety of social backgrounds are given the maximum opportunity to strive for the highest standards.

“There is a wide co-curricular programme including Community Action where participants have volunteered in the allotments at St Ann’s and at the RSPCA centre.

“There is also an outreach programme where local primary schools are invited in to enjoy specifics subject days such as the recent Harry Potter themed biology day.”

The headmaster Kevin Fear, who has been at the school since 2007, has also been nominated in the awards for bringing about great change in the traditional school.

He introduced the Lovell House Infant School and made the brave decision for the school to become co-educational in 2015.

Mr Fear is also a trustee of the Dame Agnes Mellers charity which aims to relieve poverty, advance education and provide recreational activities for young people in Nottingham. He has coached his son’s football team and also sits on the Education Improvement Board which works to improve schools in Nottingham.

Speaking about being nominated for the award, Mr Fear said: “Nottingham High School is thriving at present with outstanding exam results placing us as the strongest school in the region and 35 nationally and our move to co-education proving to be an outstanding success.

“We are able to support over 100 pupils with bursaries and our outreach work provides many city children with memorable experiences when they join us for the day.

“School sport and music are also incredibly strong and every lunchtime we have a huge range of activities on offer.

“We are delighted to be nominated for these awards in recognition of the current strength of the School and this is something for our whole school community to be proud of as it has been a huge team effort to get the School to its current strong position.”

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