Sunday 30th August

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Welcome from the headteacher

Absence from School

Please telephone the school before 9am to report your child’s absence on 0208 370 1100 or call the absence line direct on 0208 370 1191 at anytime.

You will be required to call for each day of absence unless you clearly state the length of time your child is unfit to attend school.

Please note medical evidence may be required for persistent absences.

Holidays should not be taken in term time; if this is unavoidable any requests should be made in writing addressed to the Headteacher.  Permission may not always be granted.


Four Highlands students, Thomas Quille and Lydia James from Year 11, Ellie Way from Year 10 and Olivia Nice from Year 9 will be heading to Japan at the end of term as part of the group of 27 North London Scouts attending the 23rd World Scout Jamboree in Japan. The four were picked from nearly 200 applicants for the 27 places, and were chosen for their initiative, teamwork, communication and leadership skills. The four Scouts all come from different Scout Groups, and have spent the last eighteen months fundraising as the Scouts from the developed world have to support those from less developed economies who otherwise would not be able to attend. The training for the event included learning about Japanese etiquette, language and culture as well as team building and even pitching tents in a Hot Yoga studio to prepare for temperature that can reach 40C on the campsite. Highlands is the only North London school with such a high number of students at the event.

The World Scout Jamboree happens every four years Over 30,000 Scouts from across the world will attend the event, a 10 day camp in southern Japan which features water sports, activities, cultural exchanges and music performances. Whilst there, they will take part in a youth festival to mark the 70th anniversary of the Hiroshima bomb, attending the Peace Park in Hiroshima. The Scouts will also stay in the homes of Japanese Scouts for a couple of nights, and end their stay with a visit to Tokyo.  Four are proud to be representing Enfield and Highlands in Japan.

Ellie Way said that being able to learn some Japanese in her Xbox sessions at Highlands had helped her with her training and she was looking forward to the adventure of a lifetime.


Will Howell (9OJL)
Josie Stevenson (9RSB)
Emily Hacker (9RSB)

Highlands School Art Department submitted three pieces of art work into the National Students’ Art Exhibition and we were delighted to have all three pieces selected for the exhibition!
This prestigious event is run annually by the Dover Federation of the Arts, under the patronage of the Royal Society of British Artists.
Schools across the country are invited to enter work and those pieces that are successful are put on display at The National Students’ Art Exhibition, held at the Mall Galleries, London.

The students from Highlands are:
Freya Gavin-Plume Year 10 “A Mother’s Worry” colour pencil.
Selina Mustafa Year 13 “Olivia”  mixed media piece.
Corin Nestor Year 13 “My Little Brother” acrylic/mixed media.

We are extremely proud of all three students and this amazing accomplishment!

Mrs McCalmont

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

Please see our link

School Direct
Highlands School in its role as a Teaching School has committed to the School Direct route into teaching.  Information can be found via the link on the school website or on the Pan Enfield Alliance website:  If you, or someone you know, is looking for a route into teaching and can fulfil the entry requirements, please contact Trudi Steiner on

Please watch this space for updates regarding our latest school production...

August 2015 events

AS and A2 results                                                                                            
Students: Thursday 13 August, Sixth Form Centre                            
Y13 – From 9am
Y12 – From 10.30am
Y11- From 11:30

Students: Thursday 20 August, Main Hall                                              
Y11 – 10-11 am
Y10  – 10.45am-11.30am     

6th Form “signing on” day                                                                           
Friday 21 August between 10am and 12pm – Main Hall                   
External applicants from 1pm

Summer School (new Year 7)                                                    
Monday 17 August – Friday 28 August – 9am-1.30pm, Library & Media suite

Change Week

3rd Party Lets

3rd Party Lets

Facilities available now

  • - Indoor and outdoor sports
  • - Music, Drama and Dance
  • - Parties, functions and events

Please contact Kris Barnett on:
020 8370 1122 or or click HERE to go to the website.