Friday 31st October

Welcome from the headteacher

Many congratulations to all those who received their exam results – a fantastic set of results!

Our A level results were up on last year with almost all who applied to university getting a place and the majority at their first choice.  Special congratulations to Chris O’Donnell who secured a place at Oxford to study Maths and Computing.

    2014   2013
Points score per entry   207   201
A* - B   51%   45%


Our GCSE results are on a par with the best we have ever achieved, which is fantastic given that many other schools across the country have experienced significant falls.

76% of students achieved 5+ A*-C with English and Maths.




The school show is on Monday 15th, Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th December 2014.

Below are the rehearsals for the next few weeks. This will be updated it as the weeks go on:

Dance-Music Rehearsal Schedule 2

Highlands Learning Resource Centre stocks a range of books, magazines, DVD's especially chosen for our students & staff. Opening hours : 8.40 - 16.30 daily. For our latest news please click on the following link:

Opening times 8:40-4:30 daily, homework club after school.

As this year is the one hundred year anniversary of the outbreak of World War One and as many of our students are huge fans of Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse, I have compiled a list of fourteen  fascinating war books, both fiction and non-fiction for further reading  (please see below). All titles are available from the school library and details of a creative writing competition on the theme of war are also included.

War books reading list

Belinda O'Shea, LRC Manager

Highlands now subscribes to The Day (, a news service for use in schools and colleges.  News items are added daily and it encourages young people to develop their opinions about the world.  It is very useful for homework and debating.  Access it for free at school.
URL is below:

Please see below for details of clubs and activities available at the school.

Education Extra

Make a Wish Competition

Well done to Year 7 students for their designs for a fairytale cake.

A gallery of Food Technology entries is available via the homepage of website (Design Technology 2014).

Change Week