STEM - Making Learning Fun!
An important part of our curriculum here at Highsted is a sharp focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). To see our brand new web page which celebrates a range of exciting approaches to these subject areas, please follow this link.
Carnival of Colour: Year 5 Activity Day
Early notice! Anything planned for Saturday 16 June 2018? If you are currently in Year 5 of primary school would like to find out what it's like to be a pupil at Highsted, come and explore the range of subjects we teach through our Carnival of Colour Activity Day. To find out more information and how to book a place, please click on this link.
2017-18 PE Clubs Update
To download this term's extra-curricular PE programme for lunchtime and after-school clubs, please follow the link.
Congratulations to Annabel!
Highsted student, Annabel Barker, demonstrates her commitment to Macmillan Cancer Support through her fantastic fundraising efforts. To read more about this story, please follow this link.
Sports Day Photo Gallery
Remember that hot, sunny day in early July when records were broken, fun was the order of the day, and Keller house triumphed as Sports Day Champions for the first time? Click here to be taken back to the Highsted Championships 2017 through our new Sports Day Photo Gallery.
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!
Citizenship Week 2017: 12-14 July
Carnival of Colour: Year 5 Activity Day 2017
To read our report of this exciting activity day, please follow this link.
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: kent.gov.uk/winter or kentclosures.co.uk
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 kmfm.co.uk/ (Medway area) or bbc.co.uk/kent. 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.
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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Highsted's Marvellous Book Day
On Thursday 8 March, Highsted celebrated World Book Day with staff and students celebrating the life and works of Roald Dahl by wearing costumes for the day to raise money for charity. ...
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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.
Assistant Headteacher - Director of Learning KS4 (Leadership range L10-14)
Due to recent restructuring of the leadership group an exciting opportunity has arisen at this outstanding girls’ grammar school from September 2018, for an exceptional leader to contribute to the strategic direction of the school.
Applications are invited from outstanding teachers who can contribute fully to the leadership team and want to lead a strong ethos throughout the school in order to deliver excellent teaching and learning for students in their key stage.
To obtain further information about this stimulating new leadership opportunity, please follow this link.
Subject Leader - Modern Foreign Languages (M/UPR + TLR 2c)
Required from September an inspiring and dynamic Modern Foreign Languages teacher to lead our forward-thinking department. The successful candidate will play a key role in the development of Modern Foreign Languages at this outstanding girls’ grammar school. A contribution to the school’s extensive enrichment programme would be required.
Applications are invited from creative and innovative colleagues who can make a substantial impact on our continuous improvement.
Teacher of MFL - French (Full time - M/UPR)
Required from September, exceptional teacher of French to contribute to development of this subject at this outstanding girls’ grammar school. This is a high profile area of school life, so the ability to teach to A-level and the desire to join a winning team are essential. A significant contribution to the school’s European enrichment programme would be expected.
Applications are invited from ambitious and committed colleagues who can make a substantial impact on our continuous improvement.
Teacher of Physical Education (maternity cover - M/UPR)
Required from June, exceptional teacher of Physical Education to contribute to development of the subject at this outstanding girls’ grammar school. This is a high profile area of school life, so the opportunity to teach to A-level would be available and the desire to join a winning team is essential. The ability to contribute to a small proportion of KS3 science would be an advantage.
Applications are invited from enthusiastic and flexible colleagues who can make a substantial impact on our continuous improvement.
To obtain further information about any of these new vacancies, please follow this link.
Support staff posts
There are currently no vacancies advertised for support staff. Please watch this site for the latest vacancy information as it arises.
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
Important message for young people and parents/carers
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