Friday 6th March

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Welcome from the headteacher

Year 13 Drama and Theatre Studies joined forces with Kingsmead to take on Shakespeare! The group travelled to Stratford-Upon-Avon for a seminar on the original performance conditions of Shakespeare’s theatre. They were treated to a specialist insight into the life and times of the great playwright which will enhance their responses to their exam in June. Highlands’s student followed this up with a trip to the New Diorama Theatre to see ‘Romeo and Juliet’ on the 20th January.

Mrs Carr

National Citizen Service (NCS) is a once-in-a life time opportunity for year 11 & 12 students. Over the past three years, 43 students from Highlands School have taken part. Please see below for details:

National Citizen Service

Highlands is the lead school in the Pan Enfield Alliance and are offering school based placements to graduates training to become teachers.

Please see our link

We offer positions available starting in September 2015,
• 1 x Citizenship salaried route
• 2 x Maths non-salaried route
• 2 x English non-salaried route
• 1 x Economics non-salaried route
• 1 x Business Studies non-salaried route
• 1 x Modern Languages non-salaried route
• 1 x Computer Science non-salaried route
• 1 x Chemistry non-salaried route
• 1 x Biology non-salaried route
• 1 x Physics non-salaried route
• 1 x Geography non-salaried route
• 1 x History non-salaried route

Our alliance is also offering 4 x Primary places non-salaried route.
Highlands School has been designated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. We have extensive experience of offering initial teacher training in a wide range of contexts. Our training programmes are developed in partnership with the Institute of Education, a world leading centre for education.
If you have a 2:2 degree or above with three years relevant work experience and think that you could inspire and motivate our students to realise their potential, then we'd love to hear from you.
Please contact Trudi Steiner for more information. Telephone: 02083701166  Email:


On the 27th of January, three GCSE Drama students form Year 11, Joni Murray, Esther Potter and Ethan Smith, were invited to represent Highlands School at Enfield Borough’s Holocaust Memorial service at the Dugdale Centre in Enfield town.

The ceremony takes place every year to remember those who lost their lives in the holocaust of World War Two and in more recent conflicts around the world. This year’s ceremony held particular significance as it marked the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the notorious Auschwiz-Birkenau concentration camp.

The ceremony, which was attended by MP David Borrows, senior representatives of the local Jewish community and the Mayor of Enfield, began with the lighting of 70 candles, one for each year since the liberation of Auschwiz. Following the candle lighting and two minutes silence, there were speeches and contributions from church and community leaders reflecting on the atrocities of the past and concerns for the future in light of recent tragic events in Paris and the Middle East. Highlands students presented a short dramatisation based on accounts from survivors of the Nazi holocaust which was very well received by the audience with many commenting afterwards on how moving it had been. The main theme of this year’s ceremony was ‘Keeping the Memory Alive’ something which our students showed the local community they will certainly do.

Mr McGinley, Head of the Arts Faculty

The Year 11 Yearbook will be going ahead again this year.  This will provide a lasting memento of the students’ past 5 years here at Highlands School. The book includes personal profiles, photographs, feature pages and special awards pages. The book will be printed in full colour throughout.

The deadline to purchase this book is Monday 2nd February 2015. The books are printed to order and no spare copies can be printed at a later date. They will be ready for collection during the GCSE exams.

The deadline for completing student profiles is Monday 23rd February 2015.

Year 11 Yearbook letter

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