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Citizenship Week 2016 launched

Students at Highsted Grammar School have thrown themselves into this year’s Citizenship Week with great enthusiasm, immersing themselves in activities ranging from creative writing to cupcake-making, food sculpture to fusion music, and enterprise to elevating Alice in Wonderland. On the first day, there have also been trips to the Science Museum in London, Dover Castle and The Canterbury Tales Centre, as well as a 15-kilometre hike across the local countryside. 

To read the full day-by-day accounts, please follow this link.

To go to our Citizenship Photo Gallery, please click here.

Highsted: the new way...

…to secure a place in Year 7. From September 2016, pupils seeking a place at Highsted Grammar School will be able to take an additional, optional test at the school in September. A selective assessment through the Highsted test will have equal status for a place in Year 7 as a pass in the Kent test. The assessment will comprise of:

  • a computer-based test to assess verbal ability, numeracy and non-verbal reasoning;
  • an English paper to assess reading and writing skills.

In other words, from September 2017, girls will be able to enter Year 7 of Highsted Grammar School, with a selective assessment based on the Highsted test; or the Kent PESE test; or both. The application period for this new Admission route has now closed for entry in 2017. For additional information about how the scheme will work and to access familiarisation materials, please download our latest support documentation by FOLLOWING THIS LINK.  

Aim High Club 2016

Are you in Year 5? Are you ready to be a Highsted girl?

 Follow this link for information on how to attend the after-school club for aspiring Highsted pupils.

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: www.kent.gov.uk/winter

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 http://www.kmfm.co.uk/ (Medway area) or http://www.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.

Citizenship Week 2016
Students at Highsted Grammar School have thrown themselves into this year’s Citizenship Week with great enthusiasm, immersing themselves in activities ranging from creative writing to cupcake-making, food sculpture to fusion music, and enterprise to elevating Alice in Wonderland....

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The Sound of Music
The hills were alive with the sound of music from 29 June to 1 July when over 150 students took to the stage to perform the 1950s classic with gusto! Each show had a superb separate main cast who were supported by over 50 enthusiastic extras on all of the evenings....

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All creatures great and small
Excited girls from 31 primary schools across the Sittingbourne area have been treated recently to a range of creative and cultural activities to give them a flavour of life at Highsted Grammar school....

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Support staff posts

Senior Science Technician - Highsted Academy pay band 5: £17,476 - £19,223 pro rata.  32.5 hours weekly, term time, plus one week.

Flexible and highly motivated Senior Science Technician required to lead our technician team at this outstanding girls' grammar school. The successful candidate’s duties will include preparation and maintenance of equipment, stock control, ordering procedures and assisting pupils and staff in the classroom. 

Applications are invited from creative and ambitious colleagues with a strong interest in science, high standards and a methodical, organised approach.

Please follow this link for further details about the post.

 

IT Network Manager - Highsted Academy pay band 8: £23,991 - £27,495 pa.  37 hours per week, full time.

Flexible and enthusiastic individual required to work at this outstanding girls' grammar school. We are seeking an enterprising self-starter - someone with the initiative and motivation to work without needing constant help or supervision.

The successful candidate will be responsible for ICT facilities within the school, providing support for staff and pupils in the delivery of the curriculum. He/she will maintain the ICT suite and equipment, and contribute directly to the development of skills and resources relating to this essential and well-resourced area of school life.

Please follow this link for further details about the post.

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

 

Teaching posts from September

The school is fully staffed with teachers for September 2016. Please watch this webpage for any new vacancies 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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