Celebrating Excellence

Since 1949

Situated in the heart of Durban North, Durban, Northlands Girls' High School is the longest established girls' high school in the Durban North area. We are proud of our ethos, our history of excellence and our staff and pupils, both past and present.


Northlands Girls’ High School is proud to offer a comprehensive range of subjects, all taught by dedicated, qualified staff...

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We consider the application process at NGHS to be a vital part of your journey with our school and we are here to help you, as a family, explore all that the school has to offer...

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Pupil Leadership

Developing the individual and nurturing leadership qualities in our girls is important to the NGHS family...

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'Circle of Excellence'

NGHS has officially been recognised again as an Allan Gray Orbis Foundation ‘Circle of Excellence’ school. The Circle of Excellence network is a Foundation initiative that celebrates and promotes the development of holistic educational excellence in South Africa. Launched in 2008 this initiative aims to identify and celebrate South Africa’s top high schools for their consistent delivery of successful candidates to the Fellowship Programme. The Fellowship Programme seeks to develop students, known as Allan Gray Candidate Fellows, into Southern Africa’s future high impact responsible entrepreneurs. NGHS is extremely proud of this achievement.

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65 Years of Excellence

• 100% matric pass rate 
• Allan Gray Orbis 'Circle of Excellence' School
• Top matric pupil awards include 5th in KZN (2014), 4th and 8th in District (2014); 2nd in District (2010) and 1st in KZN (2006)  

First Class Facilities

• Interactive boards and latest computer technology
• Fully equipped art studios, media and music centres
• Beautifully maintained grounds and sports fields
• Modern gymnasium, Astro Turf facilities and eight lane swimming pool

Stimulating Programmes

• 24 academic subjects offered
(including Music, IEB French, AP Mathematics)
• 20+ sporting disciplines offered
• 20+ arts and culture societies

Inspirational Initiatives

• Innovative leadership and mentoring programmes
• Active community service and environmental programmes
• Academic, cultural and sports tours and excursions

Northlands Girls' High School

Rated as a Top 25 Public High School in South Africa

The annual Fairlady Magazine Top 25 State Schools survey looks at all the ‘measurables’ of the 25 000 government high schools in South Africa – girls, boys and co-ed high schools. The starting point for the survey was the Top 100 schools, based on matric results supplied from the Department of Education and then those 100 schools completed an in-depth survey which eventually resulted in the Top 25.

The list is alphabetical and not ranked and each school was assessed on the following: matric pass rates, number of matrics with 4 As or more, number of Grade 11s that progressed to matric and the number of Grade 10s who received an A for Mathematics. School subject offerings were also assessed plus extramural options and sport, cultural, outreach and leadership programmes. The schools were also assessed on fees, facilities and teacher pupil ratio. Out of 25 000 schools nationally, NGHS is proud to be listed in the Top 25!

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2014 Matric Results

Year on Year Excellence Since 1949...

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Old Girls

We invite you to join the Northlands Girls' High School Old Girls' Association. We have a growing membership and this makes it so easy to stay in contact with your old friends...

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Sports Fixtures

All the latest Sports Fixtures...

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