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Lights for Love Appeal 2015

Once again Highsted Grammar School will be hosting the Sittingbourne Lights for Love Appeal on behalf of the Friends of Wisdom Hospice. To find out more about this annual event, please follow this link

Match Reports 2015-16

Reports on our regular sporting fixtures throughout the year can now be viewed under the Events page or by following 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.

Arts & Culture evening report
The national Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, inspired a 200-strong audience of school children and members of the local community at a special event hosted by Highsted Grammar School on 13th November.  Accompanied by the musician and composer John Sampson, who complemented the power of the poetry with musical interludes and underscoring featuring a number of early music instruments, Ms Duffy began with a poem from her popular collection The World’s Wife: Mrs Midas....

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New Vacancies: Key Stage Learning Mentors
KS4 & Disadvantaged Student Learning Mentor (Maternity cover) and KS3 Learning Mentor (permanent post)....

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Inspirational Women in Music
Twenty-three music students from Highsted were lucky enough to attend a recent conference at the Royal Albert Hall to listen to talks by inspirational women in the music industry.  The event was hosted by Katie Derham, who hosts the BBC Proms, presents on BBC Radio 3 and is a current contestant in the BBC’s popular TV series ‘Strictly Come Dancing’....

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KS3 Learning Mentor

37 hours weekly, term-time plus four weeks (Highsted Academy Trust Pay Band 5: £17,476-£19,223 pro rata). Please follow this link for full details.

KS5 Learning Mentor

37 hours weekly, term-time plus four weeks (Highsted Academy Trust Pay Band 5: £17,476-£19,223 pro rata). Please follow this link for full details.

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


Important message for young people and parents/carers

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If you are an adult stakeholder and require further information, advice or wish to report concerns directly to CEOP, visit the Safety Centre, by clicking on the Click CEOP button.


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