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Open Day 2017

Daughter in Year 6 of primary school? Looking for a grammar school place from September 2018? Come and find out what Highsted is all about at our Open Day on Thursday 5 October. Click here for further details.

Class of 2017

To read about our students' outstanding GCSE and A-level examination performance, please follow this link. Our sincere congratulations go to all the students and staff concerned - well done!

Latest Newsletters

The latest vesion of our school newsletter HIGHsted FLYERS is now available, together with the very first edition of The View from Chanel, the all-new publication from Chanel House. Please click here to access both documents.

Citizenship Week 2017: 12-14 July

To read the latest accounts of this year's Citizenship & Enterprise activities, please click here. To see a selection of photographs from the week, please follow this link.

Inside India Report

To read our report of this exciting activity day, please follow this link.

Highsted Optional Test for 2018 Entry

The application period for this new Admission route has now opened for September 2018 entry. For further information and to download an application form, please follow this link.

New Uniform Update

At Highsted Grammar School we pride ourselves on each and every one of our students being easily recognised as part of our community, through our school uniform. As you will be aware, we have recently conducted a review of our uniform with proposed changes starting in September 2017. To read about the outcome of our consultation and how to obtain uniform items, please follow this link.

PE Clubs for Everyone!

To download this term's extra-curricular PE programme for lunchtime and after-school clubs, please follow the link.

Severe Weather

In the event of severe weather conditions or other emergencies that may result in school closure, information will be posted on the Kent County Council website:

Information will also be broadcast by BBC Radio Kent (96.7 / 104.2 fm), Heart FM (103.1 / 102.8 fm) and KMFM (Medway) (107.9 / 100.4 fm). You can also check (Medway area) or Please note that if such weather seems imminent, further details will be issued at that time.

In these circumstances, the school website will be updated as soon as possible. Please watch this space for specific instructions or information relating to school activities.

New Vacancies
As a result of ongoing development, exciting opportunities arise from time to time for experienced or newly qualified teachers and support staff at our highly successful girls' grammar school....

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Class of 2017
Thursday 24 August: GCSE summary ...

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Nicola Secures Place at Top American University
Nicola Smith (Year 13) has just been awarded a place at Farleigh Dickinson University (FDU) in New Jersey, America....

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As a result of ongoing development, exciting opportunities arise from time to time for experienced or newly qualified teachers and support staff at our highly successful girls' grammar school.

Support staff posts

IT Assistant - 15 hours weekly; term time only (09:00 - 12:00.) Highsted Academy Trust pay band 3 (£15,102 - £16,799 pro rata.)

Applications are invited from reliable and committed individuals to take on the role of IT Assistant. The successful candidate’s duties will include maintaining IT facilities across the school and providing support for staff and pupils in the delivery of the curriculum.

Caretaker - 25 hours weekly; term-time plus overtime, holiday cover & occasional work (06:00 – 11:00 Monday to Friday.) Highsted Academy Trust pay band 2 (£14,500 - £15,101 pro rata.)

Flexible and committed person with a range of practical skills is required to carry out caretaking and light maintenance duties at the school.

For further information about these posts, please follow this link.

Teaching posts

There are currently no vacancies for teaching staff. Please watch this page for future opportunities.

Flexible and enthusiastic individual required to work at this outstanding girls grammar school. 
The successful candidate will support ICT facilities within the school, providing support for staff and pupils in the delivery of the curriculum. Maintain the ICT suite and all IT equipment, and contribute directly to the development of skills and resources relating to ICT in the schoo 

Highsted Grammar School

Welcome to Highsted Grammar School. Highsted is a happy and cohesive community and an environment which liberates young women to take the risks and embrace the challenges that will prepare them for their future roles and responsibilities as leaders in tomorrow’s society.

Our success is as a consequence of striking a fine balance between tradition and innovation. Our values are traditional ones and we offer an unashamedly academic curriculum. We are keenly aware, however, that we are preparing our students for a working life none of us can yet anticipate.  Our focus, therefore, is on developing the skills, attributes and habits of mind that will equip our young women as life-long learners. Our aim is to launch them into the world as self-starters, focused but flexible, armed with the courage to grasp opportunities and the resilience and humour to negotiate setbacks along the way. 

We encourage and support our students in exploring their own potential, nurturing existing talents and interests and discovering new ones along the way.  To ensure we enable each and every girl to fulfil her potential, an emphasis is placed on personalisation, on proactive mentoring and on pastoral care. Our students will embark upon adult life conscious of their worth, ambitious for their futures and aware that they are lucky indeed to have been educated here. 

Highsted is a very special school. If you want to see how special, you are warmly invited to pay us a visit. 

Anne Kelly, Headteacher


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