Visitors flock to Sixth Form Open Evening

Prospective students attended an Open Evening to get a glimpse of what Highfields Sixth Form has to offer.

Around 150 students came along to the event with their parents and carers, where they got the chance to speak to students and staff about the courses available as well as touring the school to see the facilities.

Presentations were made by Headteacher, Graham Tate, Head of Sixth Form, Mr K. Blower, and members of the Student Leadership Team whilst representatives from a number of universities were on hand to provide advice about life after Highfields.

Kevin Blower, Head of Sixth Form, said: “Making your decision about Post 16 education is very important.

“We are always delighted that so many of our students choose to stay on to study at our Sixth Form and we hosted this Open Evening so they and other students could get a feel of what we have to offer.

“Highfields Sixth Form is exciting and challenging and we have a reputation for providing high quality teaching and learning. Our ethos is about having high expectations within a supportive and friendly environment.

“Around 80 current Sixth Form students greeted visitors and spoke to prospective students about their own experiences. 

“The event was a great success and we were delighted to welcome so many people through the doors to get a flavour of our Sixth Form.”

During their last visit, Ofsted inspectors praised Highfields Sixth Form, commenting on students’ good progress, the quality of teaching and strong curriculum which 'ensures that students’ progression to internationally-renowned universities or high quality work based training is possible’.

Posted on November 24, 2016 .