Hundreds of prospective pupils and parents are set to flock to Highfields for the school's annual Open Morning, where they can get a glimpse of the state-of-the-art £44 million facilities and take part in dozens of interactive workshops and activities showcasing what the school has to offer.
The Open Morning will take place from 10am to 12.30pm on Saturday, September 24th.
Hands-on scientific experiments, Guitar Hero music challenges, a Dragons Den-style enterprise competition, performances of Macbeth, trampolining and gymnastics displays, pizza making demonstrations and psychology experiments are among the many activities lined up for the hundreds of visitors expected on the day. Visitors can also learn how to pack a rucksack as part of a Duke of Edinburgh display, contribute to the community logo design with the art department and showcase their culinary skills in a fundraising 'bake-off' to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Headteacher, Mr G.Tate, will speak to parents in The Lyceum from 10.15am-10.45am and again from 11.15am-11.45am.
Mr Tate said: “Our Open Morning is a wonderful opportunity to give prospective students and visitors a glimpse at the many things we do at Highfields.
"At Highfields, we pride ourselves on providing youngsters with a high quality education, an engaging curriculum and a wide range of extra-curricular activities to enrich their learning experiences.
"We relish the opportunity to open our doors to visitors to showcase what our school is all about and everything that makes Highfields so special."
The Open Morning comes after Highfields celebrated its best ever GCSE results. A total of 75% of students achieved five A*-C grades, including English and Mathematics this year, up from 73% last year, with 58% achieving at least one A* or A grade - a rise of 8%. A total of 28% achieved three A* or A grades, up from 24% last year.
Visitors who would like to see Highfields at work during the day should call Mrs Thomas on 01902 556530 to arrange an appointment on on of the following dates:
- Tuesday 27th September at 9:30a.m. or 11:30a.m.
- Wednesday 28th September at 9:30a.m. or 11:30 a.m.
- Thursday 29th September at 9:30a.m. or 11:30a.m.
- Tuesday 4th October at 9:30a.m. or 11:30a.m.
- Wednesday 5th October at 9:30a.m. or 11:30a.m.
- Thursday 6th October at 9:30a.m. or 11:30a.m.
If you have booked a visit on one of these dates please park as directed.
For a full programme of activities and events taking place during the open day, please click the image opposite: