We are delighted to announce that, yet again, we have been judged to be an outstanding school by OFSTED! Report below:
In addition, we have been designated as a Teaching School, giving us a vital role in training current and prospective teachers, as well as supporting underperforming schools.
Both of these achievements are a tribute to our whole school community, but particularly to our fantastic staff and governors!
My name is Maya Ehl, I`m fifteen years old and I live in Bonn in Germany. I came to visit relatives in England and to spend some time shadowing a year 10 student at Highlands School to help improve my English. I enjoyed the time with all the friendly and helpful students. I was really impressed by the school uniform, because in Germany we don`t wear uniform to school! I loved the modern building and the huge playground and field, in Germany our playground is much smaller. In Germany we all learn three languages.
In addition the pupils at Highlands were very motivated and keen to learn. I also found the teachers really seem to care for the students. I enjoyed playing hockey with the girls and I was surprised that the boys and girls had separate lessons for P.E. as in Germany we mix together for P.E.
I hope to come back one day as I felt very happy and privileged to spend time in such a lovely school and my written and spoken English has definitely improved ! London is a wonderful city and I had a lot of fun sightseeing ; the London Eye, the London Dungeon, Madame Tussauds, the zoo, the open top bus tour, Hampstead Heath, Abbey Road Studios where the Beatles recorded, and I went to see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in the West End theatre. I also went to Brighton to spend a day by the sea.
I have so many happy memories to tell my friends and family about! Thank you to all the students and teachers for making me feel so welcome.
Year 10 Football
The Year 10 football team have won the Enfield Cup, beating St Ignatius 1 – 0 in the final with a goal from George Simpson. Well done to all of the boys who contributed to the team this year.
Sport Relief 2014
Well done to all of those who took part in the events run by the school, especially to those who completed the Sports Relief Mile. The pupils have raised over £3800 and we are very proud of their efforts.