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Sixth Form Information Evening 2018

If you are a more able student currently in Year 11 and thinking about next year's Sixth Form opportunities, come and find out what Highsted has to offer you by attending our Information Evening on Thursday 8 November at 6.30pm. Click here for details.

For further information about how you could succeed in the Highsted Sixth Form and what provision you might expect, please follow this link.

A-level & GCSE Students Excel!

We are delighted to report another year of excellent achievements by pupils in their GCSE examination – with 53% of all results at Grades 9-7. While nationally only 2% of grades are expected to be awarded at Grade 9, a remarkable 11% of all Highsted’s GCSEs were awarded the very top grade!
To find out more about this superb achievement by Highsted girls, please follow this link.

We are delighted to report another year of excellent achievements by students in their A-level and GCSE examinations.  At A-level, the percentage A*/A grades has increased to an impressive 38%, with 65% of all grades being A* - B. Similarly at GCSE, 53% of all results were awarded grades 9-7; and whilst nationally only 2% of grades were expected to be grade 9, a remarkable 11% of all Highsted’s GCSEs were awarded this very top grade!

To find out more about these superb achievements by Highsted girls, please follow this link.

Harvest 2018: Respect

Highsted’s annual Harvest Festival event was held on Monday 15 & Wednesday 17 October, and this year students were given the theme of ‘Respect.’ As usual, form groups created a fantastic array of decorated boxes inspired by this theme, filling them with generous food donations to help local people in need. To follow this story in full and see photographs of their designs, please follow the link.

Highsted Hosts Swale Youth Forum

On Tuesday 2 October, Highsted hosted this year's first Swale Youth Forum meeting with the School Council representing our student body. To read more about this story and find out how young people can get involved in the local community and have their voice heard, please follow this link.

We are delighted to report another year of excellent achievements by pupils in their GCSE examination – with 53% of all results at Grades 9-7. While nationally only 2% of grades are expected to be awarded at Grade 9, a remarkable 11% of all Highsted’s GCSEs were awarded the very top grade!
To find out more about this superb achievement by Highsted girls, please follow this link.

A-level & GCSE Pupils Excel!

We are delighted to report another year of excellent achievements by pupils in their GCSE examination – with 53% of all results at Grades 9-7. While nationally only 2% of grades are expected to be awarded at Grade 9, a remarkable 11% of all Highsted’s GCSEs were awarded the very top grade!
To find out more about this superb achievement by Highsted girls, please follow this link.

We are delighted to report another year of excellent achievements by students in their A-level and GCSE examinations.  At A-level, the percentage A*/A grades has increased to an impressive 38% with 65% of all grades being A* - B. Similarly, at GCSE, 53% of all results were awarded at grades 9-7; and whilst nationally only 2% of grades were expected to be grade 9, a remarkable 11% of all Highsted’s GCSEs were awarded this very top grade!

To find out more about these superb achievements by Highsted girls, please follow this link.

Citizenship & Enterprise Update

During Citizenship Week in July this year, a group of students participating in a Hogwarts themed activity, including magical lessons such as Ancient Runes, Care of Magical Creatures and Quidditch. This term students have finally seen their efforts in Herbology paying off.

To read about these activities, please follow this link.

Open Day 2018

Daughter in Year 6 of primary school? If you were unable to attend our Open Day on Thursday 4 October, please telephone to arrange a visit to the school where you can look around and meet current pupils.

For the most recent information about our selection procedures, please click here to take you to our Admissions page.

Free School Meals

If your child is under 19 and in full-time education, you may be able to get free school meals for them. For further information about eligibility and how to apply, please follow this link. To read more about the our work to bridge the gap for students from disadvantaged backgrounds, please click here to go to our Pupil Premium webpage.

Carnival of Colour: Year 5 Activity Day

Unable to attend our Carnival of Colour Activity Day last June? Click here to read our account of this event and to find information about other exciting activities for primary school pupils. 

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 web page which celebrates a range of exciting approaches to these subject areas, please follow this link.

Citizenship Week 2018: 11-13 July

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

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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Highsted Hosts Swale Youth Forum
On Tuesday 2 October, Highsted hosted this year's first Swale Youth Forum with the School Council representing our student body....

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Lower School Awards
The Lower School Awards ceremony is a time for celebrating all of the hard work the students have put into this academic year....

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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 (35 hours weekly - 08:00 - 16:00; term time plus two weeks)

Highsted Academy Trust pay band 3: £15,253 - £16,967 per annum, pro rata.


Flexible and practical IT Assistant is required to maintain the IT suites and related equipment across the school; contributing directly to the development of skills and resources in this area. The successful candidate will provide support for staff and pupils in the delivery of the curriculum, so experience of working with young people would be an advantage.

To obtain further information about this important new support vacancy, please follow this link.

 

Full time Premises Support Assistant (37 hours weekly, Monday to Friday). Highsted Academy Trust pay band 2: £15,107 - £15,252 per annum, plus overtime. 

Adaptable, committed person with a range of practical skills is required to carry out caretaking and light maintenance duties at the school.  Flexible shift pattern involving lates and earlies, to include some weekends and on call. Additional overtime occasionally as needed.

To obtain further information about this new support staff opportunity, please follow this link. 

Teaching posts

There are currently no vacancies for teaching staff. Please watch this page for opportunities to join our team as they arise.

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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