Open Day 2018
Daughter in Year 5? Seeking a grammar school place from September 2019? Come and see what exciting opportunities Highsted has to offer her. Please follow this link for more information.
Secondary Transfer: Parents' Information Evening
Highsted Grammar School will be holding a meeting for parents and carers with a daughter in Year 5 on Thursday 21 June 2018. To obtain further details about this important event, please follow this link.
For the most recent information about our selection procedures, please click here to take you to our Admissions page.
Carnival of Colour: Year 5 Activity Day
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.
To read a report on last year's Year 5 Activity Day: Inside India, please follow this link.
Carnegie Shadowing Group
This year students at Highsted have joined the many schools across the country participating in the Carnegie Award Shadowing Scheme. The Carnegie Award is an annual prize given to writers of Young Adult Fiction. The Shadowing Scheme gives students the chance to follow the award process by reading the shortlisted books and voting for the one they feel should win. To read all about our activities within this scheme, please follow the link and check out our Carnegie Group webpage.
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.
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
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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Imani Cheers for England
From Thursday to Saturday 3 – 5 May, Imani Irinoy, along with her cheerleading team Lime Crush, represented England and her club – Intensity Cheer Extreme – in Orlando, Florida at the Cheerleading International Competition: the Summit....
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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.
Support staff posts
Full time Caretaker (37 hours weekly; 12.30pm - 8.00pm). Highsted Academy Trust pay band 2: £15,107 - £15,252 per annum, plus overtime.
Flexible, committed person with a range of practical skills is required to carry out caretaking and light maintenance duties at the school.
Full time Site Manager (37 hours weekly; 8.00am - 4.00pm). Highsted Academy Trust pay band 8: £24,474 - £28,047 per annum, plus overtime.
An outstanding leader is required to contribute to the successful development of this school site. Applications are welcome from flexible, committed individuals who are solution-focused and have the ability to motivate and manage a strong, effective team.
To obtain further information about either of these key support staff vacancies, please follow this link.
Receptionist/Administration Assistant (37 hours weekly; term time plus staff training days). Highsted Academy Trust pay band 3: £12,870; pro rata to £15,253 per annum.
Friendly, flexible and enthusiastic Receptionist/Administration Assistant required to work at this outstanding girls’ grammar school. The successful candidate will also monitor the medical room and assist with administrative office tasks. Experience of working with young people would be an advantage.
To obtain further information about this new opprtunity, please follow this link.
Subject Leader - Music (M/UPR + TLR 2b)
Required from September, exceptional Leader of Music to contribute to leading the school choir, whole school concerts and musical ensembles 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 wide enrichment programme would be expected.
Applications are invited from creative and ambitious colleagues who can make a substantial impact on our continuous improvement. To obtain further information about this exciting new leadership opportunity, please follow this link.
Teacher of Mathematics (M/UPR - a TLR opportunity for pastoral leadership is available for a suitable candidate)
Required from September, exceptional teacher of Mathematics 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 would be an advantage and the desire to join a winning team is essential.
Teacher of Science (M/UPR - a TLR opportunity either departmentally or for pastoral leadership is available for a suitable candidate)
Required from September, exceptional teacher of Science to contribute to the development of the subject at this outstanding girls’ grammar school. This is a high profile area of school life, so the ability to teach general science and the desire to join a winning team are essential. A contribution to the school’s extensive enrichment programme would be an advantage.
Applications are invited from creative and ambitious colleagues who can make a substantial impact on our continuous improvement. To obtain further information about either of these key leadership opportunities, 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
CEOP is a command of the National Crime Agency and is here to help children and young people. We are here to help if you are a young person and you or your friend (up to age 18) has been forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity with anyone online, or in the real world. We also have advice and links to support for other online problems young people might face, such as cyberbullying and hacking. Visit our Safety Centre for information, advice and to report directly to CEOP, by clicking on the Click CEOP button on the top right of our website.
If you are an adult stakeholder and require further information, advice or wish to report concerns directly to CEOP, visit the Safety Centre, by clicking on the Click CEOP button.
Highsted Grammar School Privacy Notice
We collect and use pupil information under section 537A of the Education Act 1996, and section 83 of the Children Act 1989. We also comply with Article 6(1)(e) and Article 9(2)(b) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). To access our Privacy Notice please follow this link.