Ms Macdonald and Ms Lloyd scaling Mount Snowdon for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Diamond Award.

This Saturday 17th September, Ms Macdonald and Ms Lloyd will both be completing their Diamond Duke of Edinbugh’s challenge by trekking up the highest mountain in Wales. They are completing this challenge to encourage NPCS students to sign up to complete their Bronze and Silver Award in Years 9&10 as well as raising money for the charity. Please show your support by visiting their page and donating whatever you can afford.


Exam Results 2016 – Congratulations to Year 11!

Once again, many students have outstanding results, some of them shown in the photograph below:



Special congratulations go to Nazifa ZAMAN (8x A*, 3x A), Husam AL MALIKI (7x A*, 4x A), Caner ARSLAN (6x A*, 4x A), Ilayda KAYARDI (3x A*, 7x A), Mahli JACOB-PETERS (1x A*, 9xA), Done-Helen DOGAN (3x A*, 6x A) and Nabiha CHOUDHRY (2x A*, 6x A). Husam has also achieved a very rare ‘A* Distinction’ in Further Maths.

Making the most progress since primary school is Kacper CHYTRA (3x A, 4x B, 3x C) whose outcomes are 4 grades higher for each of his subjects when compared to national progress expectations.

The new DfE benchmark for school performance is ‘Progress 8’ which measures the progress of students across 8 qualifying subjects. The estimated outcome for Progress 8 is +0.5 which means that on average students at NPCS have achieved half a grade better than national expectations across each of their 8 qualifying subjects.

Despite the increased challenge which has been added to GCSE exams, the proportion of students attaining A*-C grades in English & Maths has increased to 44%.

Our results in 2016 confirm that students at NPCS make excellent progress during their 5 years at NPCS. Our more able students achieve the highest grades, placing them in a strong position to compete for places at the most prestigious UK universities and for the most competitive degree courses.

A number of our students have won scholarships to prestigious Independent Schools:
Dulwich College – Caner Arslan
Rugby School – Khalid Al-Mubarak
Mill Hill School – Illayda Kayardi
St Mary’s School, Cambridge – Nabiha Choudhry and Nazifa Zaman
The Royal Hospital School – Done-Helen Dogan
Wymondham College – Brianna Gayle
Wellington Academy – Hannae Bouhalla

Headteacher, Monica Duncan, commented:

“The year-on-year rise in our results is testimony to the commitment and hard work of students and staff who have worked tirelessly to achieve these results.
I also want to acknowledge the outstanding support received from parents.
We wish all the year 11 students of 2015/16 every success in their future studies.”