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Admissions Update

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

Looking for a grammar school place from September 2017 but have queries about the Independent Appeals process? Please click here to get further information and impartial advice.

Summer 2016 Exams Update

Highsted Grammar School is, once again, proud to report the outstanding achievement of students at both GCSE and A-level, including another year of 100% A-level pass rate! To read more, please follow the link.

Summer Term Newsletters

To read the latest versions of HIGHsted FLYERS and the Franklin Voice newsletters, please follow this link

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. 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.

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.

New Vacancies
Teacher of MFL (German & French) Full/part-time - M/UPR....

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Class of 2016
Thursday 25 August: GCSE summary ...

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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....

Read more >

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Teaching posts from January 2017

Teacher of MFL (German & French) Full/part-time - M/UPR. Required from January, exceptional teacher to contribute to development of modern languages at this outstanding girls’ grammar school. Please follow this link for further information. 

Support staff posts

Finance Assistant/Cover Supervisor - Highsted Academy Trust pay band 5: £14,795 (pro rata to £17,476.) 37 hours a week, term time only plus staff development days.

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

Please follow this link for further information about these posts.

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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