Academic success

Newcastle Grammar School’s strong tradition of excellence is demonstrated by consistently outstanding academic results, among the highest in New South Wales, as well as the exceptional calibre of our graduating students.

The School’s extensive range of academic, co-curricular and extracurricular pathways are unparalleled in the Hunter region. The achievements of our students in external examinations and competitions have gained the School an enviable reputation for academic performance.

In the heart of Newcastle, NGS stands tall as the pre-eminent school where outstanding learning opportunities prepare young people to live lives of purpose and success.

NAPLAN Results

98% of students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 participated in the 2023 NAPLAN tests in Reading, Writing, Spelling, Grammar and Numeracy. The School’s results are well above all Australian students in all domains. The performance of our Year 3 students was outstanding.

2023 HSC Results

Position in New South Wales

52 out of 650


Alexander Macdougall – 99.35

Top Achievers List

Eve Ashmore – Design and Technology
Ruby Macdonald – Modern History
Alexander Macdougall – Engineering Studies

All Rounders

Ruby Bush
Ruby Macdonald
Alexander Macdougall
Kathering Wang
Jasmine Withford

Nominations for Practical Subjects

ENCORE – Music Performance
Tobias Reimann

Alessandra Martinelli
Jasmine Seeney
Jiawen Shi

SHAPE – Design and Technology
Tully Agostino-Morrow
Eve Ashmore
Chelsea Buck
Rory Loong

2022 HSC Results

Position in New South Wales

53 out of 650


Lily Webster – 99.90
Benjamin Dennis – 99.25
Ruby Buckeridge – 98.45
Amy Lalor – 98.40

All Rounders

Benjamin Dennis
Amy Lalor
Lily Webster

Nominations for Practical Subjects

Music – Lucy O’Brien

Ruby Buckeridge
Gigi Martin
Charlotte Rowland

Read more about our academic success in our latest Annual Report