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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.

Open Day 2017

Daughter in Year 6 of primary school? If you were unable to attend our Open Day on Thursday 5 October, please telephone to arrange a visit to the school where you can look around and meet current pupils.

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.

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.

Remembrance at Ypres
On Saturday 11 November, a small group of Highsted students and staff visited Ypres to commemorate the Armistice, along with representatives from other local secondary schools in Swale, Swale Borough Council and the Mayor and Mayoress....

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Christmas Begins!
On Saturday 25 November, Highsted held its annual Christmas Fair, inviting students, staff and the local community to purchase a range of Christmas gifts on sale....

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Funds for Demelza
In September, the Music Department received a communication from Demelza Hospice that we had raised a total of £928.19 for our Music for Maddie Open Mic Night in July, bringing the total amount raised by Highsted Grammar School for Demelza to almost £7000....

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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

Senior Science Technician - 35 hours weekly; term time plus one week. Highsted Academy Trust pay band 5 (£17,651 - £19,414 pro rata.)

Flexible and highly motivated Senior Technician required to lead our team in the science department. The successful candidate’s duties will include preparation and maintenance of equipment, stock control, ordering procedures, and assisting pupils and staff in the classroom.

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.

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

Teaching posts 

Teacher of Business Studies & Economics (Full or part-time) - M/UPR.

Required from January 2018, an exceptional teacher of Business Studies & Economics at this outstanding girls’ grammar school. This is a very popular subject in KS4 and Post-16, so the ability to teach to A-level is essential; alongside the desire to join a winning team.

Teacher of Sociology (Maternity Cover) - M/UPR.

Required from February 2018, exceptional teacher to contribute to the development of Sociology at this outstanding girls’ grammar school. This is a high profile area of school life, so the ability to teach the subject to A-level and the desire to join a winning team are essential. A contribution to the teaching of Religious Education would be expected.

To obtain further information about these current vacancies, please follow this link.

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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