Visit Highsted Grammar School Visit Highsted Grammar School
Highsted Grammar School Prospectus Highsted Grammar School Prospectus

Support Team Vacancy:

Caretaker

Sixth Form Open Evening: Thursday 7 November, 6.30pm
If you are a more able student currently in Year 11 and thinking about next year's Sixth Form provision, come and find out what Highsted has to offer you by attending our Open Evening on Thursday 7 November 2013. Further information about our Sixth Form provision is available here.If you are a more able student currently in Year 11 and thinking about next year's Sixth Form provision, come and find out what Highsted has to offer you by attending ourOpen Eveningon Thursday 7 November 2013. Further information about our Sixth Form provision is availablehere

Flexible and enthisiastic individual to work as Caretaker within a small, friendly team. The substantive post is 25 hours weekly (3.00pm to 8.00pm) during term time, plus overtime and holiday cover.

Caretaker (Highsted Academy Trust Band 2: £13,512 - £14,527 per annum, pro rata)

Please follow this link for further information and an application form.

Dare to be Different?

Sixth Form Open Evening 2014

Sixth Form Open Evening: Thursday 7 November, 6.30pm
If you are a more able student currently in Year 11 and thinking about next year's Sixth Form provision, come and find out what Highsted has to offer you by attending our Open Evening on Thursday 7 November 2013. Further information about our Sixth Form provision is available here.If you are a more able student currently in Year 11 and thinking about next year's Sixth Form provision, come and find out what Highsted has to offer you by attending our Open Eveningon Thursday 7 November 2013. Further information about our Sixth Form provision is available here.

If you are a more able student currently in Year 11 and thinking about next year's Sixth Form, but were unable to attend our Open Evening on Thursday 6 November, please telephone to arrange a visit to the school where you can meet our current students and discuss your ambitions with our experienced Sixth Form team.

Further information about how you could succeed in the Highsted Sixth Form and what provision you could expect is available here.

Neve re-lives a first: Open Day 2014

Year 8 pupil Neve Wickert so much enjoyed her first week at Highsted Grammar School that she volunteered to do it all over again.

On 9 October, as part of the Open Day for Year 6 pupils and their parents, Neve played the part of a new Year 7 student as she re-enacted the voyage of discovery of her first week at the school. Neve explained: “We wanted to present a drama piece showing what it’s like to be a Highsted girl. It highlighted some of the challenges and victories of starting out, as a helpful and humorous piece on what to expect.”

Follow this link for more photos and to read the story in full.

Admissions Update

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

If you have queries about the Independent Appeals process, please click here to get further information.

Highsted's High Five!

Highsted’s Under 13 football team got their season off to a great start with a 5-nil win against Trinity School, Sevenoaks on 24 September. To follow this story, please click here to take you to our Events page.

Kezia's Prescription for Success

Having just completed her A-levels, Kezia Thomas is just off to Nottingham University to study medicine. However, as one of Highsted Grammar School’s many high-achieving students, she’s been making the most of the time before she goes by helping out at the school. She’s been working mainly as a student receptionist and inspiring new Year 7 pupils, like Sarah Olusola who also wants to become a doctor, as they start off on their own journeys of discovery. But it doesn’t end there:  Kezia’s also looking to help past pupils to keep in touch by setting up a Highsted alumni group. To read this story in full and find out more about Kezia's plans, follow this link to Our School webpage.

 

Support Team Vacancy:

Finance & Resources

Sixth Form Open Evening: Thursday 7 November, 6.30pm
If you are a more able student currently in Year 11 and thinking about next year's Sixth Form provision, come and find out what Highsted has to offer you by attending our Open Evening on Thursday 7 November 2013. Further information about our Sixth Form provision is available here.If you are a more able student currently in Year 11 and thinking about next year's Sixth Form provision, come and find out what Highsted has to offer you by attending ourOpen Eveningon Thursday 7 November 2013. Further information about our Sixth Form provision is availablehere

Due to retirement, an exceptional Finance & Resources Officer is now required. This is a high profile area of school life,  so the successful candidate will be a creative and ambitious professional who can make a substantial impact on our continuous improvement.

Finance & Resources Officer (Highsted Academy Trust Band 11: £36,806 - £42,357 per annum)

Please follow this link for further information and an application form.

Science Department

Flexible and highly motivated Science Technician to join an experienced team at this outstanding girls' grammar school. A strong and enthusiastic interest in science is essential and opportunities for further training will be available to the successful candidate.

Science Technician (Highsted Academy Trust Band 4: £13,274 - £16,469 pro rata, per annum; 35 hours weekly, term time only) 

Please follow this link for further information and an application form.

Homework Club 2014

Please click here for information about this year's Homework Club.

PE Clubs update

To find out about the range of extra-curricular PE activities for Term 1 and when they take place, please follow this link.

Class of 2014

Summer 2014 led to some outstanding successes at A-level and GCSE for students in both Year 13 and Year 11. Our sincere congratulations go to all students and their teachers for everything that has been achieved. To read an overview of this year's results, please follow the link.

Activities Week 2014

Sixth Form Open Evening: Thursday 7 November, 6.30pm
If you are a more able student currently in Year 11 and thinking about next year's Sixth Form provision, come and find out what Highsted has to offer you by attending our Open Evening on Thursday 7 November 2013. Further information about our Sixth Form provision is available here.If you are a more able student currently in Year 11 and thinking about next year's Sixth Form provision, come and find out what Highsted has to offer you by attending ourOpen Eveningon Thursday 7 November 2013. Further information about our Sixth Form provision is availablehere.

As usual, the penultimate week of the summer term was given over to Activities Week and Enterprise. To find outmore about this year's theme of Transformation and the Year 10 Enterprise Week 2014, please follow the links.

School Production 2014

Sixth Form Open Evening: Thursday 7 November, 6.30pm
If you are a more able student currently in Year 11 and thinking about next year's Sixth Form provision, come and find out what Highsted has to offer you by attending our Open Evening on Thursday 7 November 2013. Further information about our Sixth Form provision is available here.If you are a more able student currently in Year 11 and thinking about next year's Sixth Form provision, come and find out what Highsted has to offer you by attending ourOpen Eveningon Thursday 7 November 2013. Further information about our Sixth Form provision is availablehere.

This year the annual school drama production was a fabulous interpretation of Annie, the Musical! To read a review of the event, performed in July by a cast of more than 100 students from across the school, please follow this link.

High Seas a Rip-Roaring Success!

Sixth Form Open Evening: Thursday 7 November, 6.30pm
If you are a more able student currently in Year 11 and thinking about next year's Sixth Form provision, come and find out what Highsted has to offer you by attending our Open Evening on Thursday 7 November 2013. Further information about our Sixth Form provision is available here.If you are a more able student currently in Year 11 and thinking about next year's Sixth Form provision, come and find out what Highsted has to offer you by attending ourOpen Eveningon Thursday 7 November 2013. Further information about our Sixth Form provision is availablehere.

On Saturday 21 June, Highsted hosted its annual Taster Day, opening the gates to more than a hundred Year 5 pupils from the surrounding area. For a student report and photographs, please follow this link.

Playsafe Finalists Announced

Sixth Form Open Evening: Thursday 7 November, 6.30pm
If you are a more able student currently in Year 11 and thinking about next year's Sixth Form provision, come and find out what Highsted has to offer you by attending our Open Evening on Thursday 7 November 2013. Further information about our Sixth Form provision is available here.If you are a more able student currently in Year 11 and thinking about next year's Sixth Form provision, come and find out what Highsted has to offer you by attending ourOpen Eveningon Thursday 7 November 2013. Further information about our Sixth Form provision is availablehere.

Following last year's success in this annual competition, fifteen Year 9 students have been put forward by the Kent regional panel to the national judging of the Trading Standards Playsafe awards. Congratulations to all who took part. For further information, please follow this link.

Sixth Form Open Evening: Thursday 7 November, 6.30pm
If you are a more able student currently in Year 11 and thinking about next year's Sixth Form provision, come and find out what Highsted has to offer you by attending our Open Evening on Thursday 7 November 2013. Further information about our Sixth Form provision is available here.If you are a more able student currently in Year 11 and thinking about next year's Sixth Form provision, come and find out what Highsted has to offer you by attending ourOpen Eveningon Thursday 7 November 2013. Further information about our Sixth Form provision is availablehere.
Sixth Form Open Evening: Thursday 7 November, 6.30pm
If you are a more able student currently in Year 11 and thinking about next year's Sixth Form provision, come and find out what Highsted has to offer you by attending our Open Evening on Thursday 7 November 2013. Further information about our Sixth Form provision is available here.If you are a more able student currently in Year 11 and thinking about next year's Sixth Form provision, come and find out what Highsted has to offer you by attending ourOpen Eveningon Thursday 7 November 2013. Further information about our Sixth Form provision is availablehere.

Sixth Form Open Evening: Thursday 7 November, 6.30pm
If you are a more able student currently in Year 11 and thinking about next year's Sixth Form provision, come and find out what Highsted has to offer you by attending our Open Evening on Thursday 7 November 2013. Further information about our Sixth Form provision is available here.If you are a more able student currently in Year 11 and thinking about next year's Sixth Form provision, come and find out what Highsted has to offer you by attending ourOpen Eveningon Thursday 7 November 2013. Further information about our Sixth Form provision is availablehere.

Sixth Form Open Evening: Thursday 7 November, 6.30pm
If you are a more able student currently in Year 11 and thinking about next year's Sixth Form provision, come and find out what Highsted has to offer you by attending our Open Evening on Thursday 7 November 2013. Further information about our Sixth Form provision is available here.If you are a more able student currently in Year 11 and thinking about next year's Sixth Form provision, come and find out what Highsted has to offer you by attending ourOpen Eveningon Thursday 7 November 2013. Further information about our Sixth Form provision is availablehere.
Sixth Form Open Evening: Thursday 7 November, 6.30pm
If you are a more able student currently in Year 11 and thinking about next year's Sixth Form provision, come and find out what Highsted has to offer you by attending our Open Evening on Thursday 7 November 2013. Further information about our Sixth Form provision is available here.If you are a more able student currently in Year 11 and thinking about next year's Sixth Form provision, come and find out what Highsted has to offer you by attending ourOpen Eveningon Thursday 7 November 2013. Further information about our Sixth Form provision is availablehere.

Sixth Form Open Evening: Thursday 7 November, 6.30pm
If you are a more able student currently in Year 11 and thinking about next year's Sixth Form provision, come and find out what Highsted has to offer you by attending our Open Evening on Thursday 7 November 2013. Further information about our Sixth Form provision is available here.If you are a more able student currently in Year 11 and thinking about next year's Sixth Form provision, come and find out what Highsted has to offer you by attending ourOpen Eveningon Thursday 7 November 2013. Further information about our Sixth Form provision is availablehere.
Sixth Form Open Evening: Thursday 7 November, 6.30pm
If you are a more able student currently in Year 11 and thinking about next year's Sixth Form provision, come and find out what Highsted has to offer you by attending our Open Evening on Thursday 7 November 2013. Further information about our Sixth Form provision is available here.If you are a more able student currently in Year 11 and thinking about next year's Sixth Form provision, come and find out what Highsted has to offer you by attending ourOpen Eveningon Thursday 7 November 2013. Further information about our Sixth Form provision is availablehere.

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.

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. Click here for details about our forthcoming Open Evening.

Anne Kelly, Headteacher

 

Highsted Grammar School Highsted Grammar School Curriculum Highsted Grammar School Prospectus

Website by Armadillo