Open Day 2017
Daughter in Year 5? Seeking a grammar school place from September 2018? Come and see what exciting opportunities Highsted has to offer her. Please click here for more information.
Highsted Optional Test for 2018 Entry
The application period for this new Admission route has now opened for September 2018 entry. For further information and to download an application form, please follow this link.
Inside India: Year 5 Activity Day 2017
Anything planned for Saturday 17 June? If you are in Year 5 and would like to find out what it's like to be a pupil at Highsted, come and explore the range of subjects we teach through our Inside India Activity Day. To find out more information and how to book a place, please click on this link.
Open Day 2017
Daughter in Year 5? Seeking a grammar school place from September 2018? Come and see what exciting opportunities Highsted has to offer her. Please follow this link for more information.
New Uniform Update
At Highsted Grammar School we pride ourselves on each and every one of our students being easily recognised as part of our community, through our school uniform. As you will be aware, we have recently conducted a review of our uniform with proposed changes starting in September 2017. To read about the outcome of our consultation and how to obtain uniform items, please follow this link.
PE Clubs for Everyone!
To download this term's extra-curricular PE programme for lunchtime and after-school clubs, please follow the link.
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.
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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....
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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.
Part-time Teacher of Physics - M/UPS. Recruitment incentive available for a suitably qualified candidate.
Required from September 2017, a part-time teacher of Physics at this outstanding girls’ grammar school. A contribution to the school’s extensive enrichment programme would be an advantage.
To obtain further information about these vacancies, please follow the link.
Support staff posts
There are currently no vacancies advertised for support staff. Please watch this site for the latest vacancy information as it arises.
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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