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Carnegie Shadowing Group

This year students at Highsted have joined the many schools across the country participating in the Carnegie Award Shadowing Scheme. The Carnegie Award is an annual prize given to writers of Young Adult Fiction. The Shadowing Scheme gives students the chance to follow the award process by reading the shortlisted books and voting for the one they feel should win. To read all about our activities within this scheme, please follow the link and check out our Carnegie Group webpage. 

STEM - Making Learning Fun!

An important part of our curriculum here at Highsted is a sharp focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). To see our brand new web page which celebrates a range of exciting approaches to these subject areas, please follow this link.

Carnival of Colour: Year 5 Activity Day

Early notice! Anything planned for Saturday 16 June 2018? If you are currently in Year 5 of primary school 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 Carnival of Colour Activity Day. To find out more information and how to book a place, please click on this link.

2017-18 PE Clubs Update

To download this term's extra-curricular PE programme for lunchtime and after-school clubs, please follow the link.

Congratulations to Annabel!

Highsted student, Annabel Barker, demonstrates her commitment to Macmillan Cancer Support through her fantastic fundraising efforts. To read more about this story, please follow this link.

Sports Day Photo Gallery

Remember that hot, sunny day in early July when records were broken, fun was the order of the day, and Keller house triumphed as Sports Day Champions for the first time? Click here to be taken back to the Highsted Championships 2017 through our new Sports Day Photo Gallery.

Class of 2017

To read about our students' outstanding GCSE and A-level examination performance, please follow this link. Our sincere congratulations go to all the students and staff concerned - well done!

Citizenship Week 2017: 12-14 July

To read the latest accounts of this year's Citizenship & Enterprise activities, please click here. To see a selection of photographs from the week, please follow this link.

Carnival of Colour: Year 5 Activity Day 2017

To read our report of this exciting activity day, please follow 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: kent.gov.uk/winter or kentclosures.co.uk

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 kmfm.co.uk/ (Medway area) or 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.

New Vacancies
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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Highsted's Marvellous Book Day
On Thursday 8 March, Highsted celebrated World Book Day with staff and students celebrating the life and works of Roald Dahl by wearing costumes for the day to raise money for charity. ...

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Mad Science Saturday
On Saturday 24 February, budding scientists visited Highsted to participate in a day of fantastic 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.

Teaching posts

Teacher of English (M/UPR - a TLR opportunity either departmentally or for pastoral leadership is available for a suitable candidate)

Required from September, a dynamic, innovative and creative teacher of English to develop further the excellence of the subject at this outstanding girls’ grammar school. This is a high profile area of school life, so the ability to teach to A-level is essential. There is scope for the successful candidate to teach related subjects in Media and Film Studies at A-level. Significant contribution to the school’s wide enrichment programme would be expected.

Teacher of Psychology (M/UPR - a TLR opportunity for pastoral leadership is available for a suitable candidate)

Required from September, inspiring and dynamic teacher of Psychology to join our forward-thinking department. The successful candidate will play a key role in the development the subject at this outstanding girls’ grammar school. A contribution to the school's extensive enrichment programme would be required.

Teacher of Mathematics (M/UPR - a TLR opportunity for pastoral leadership is available for a suitable candidate)

Required from September, exceptional teacher of Mathematics to contribute to development of this subject at this outstanding girls’ grammar school. This is a high profile area of school life, so the ability to teach to A-level would be an advantage and the desire to join a winning team is essential.  

Applications are invited from creative and ambitious professionals with leadership potential who can make a substantial impact on our continuous improvement. To obtain further information about any of these important vacancies, please follow this link.

Subject Leader - Modern Foreign Languages (M/UPR + TLR 2c)

Required from September an inspiring and dynamic Modern Foreign Languages teacher to lead our forward-thinking department. The successful candidate will play a key role in the development of Modern Foreign Languages at this outstanding girls’ grammar school. A contribution to the school’s extensive enrichment programme would be required.  

Applications are invited from creative and innovative colleagues who can make a substantial impact on our continuous improvement.

To obtain further information about this exciting leadership opportunity, please follow this 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.

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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