Hundreds of prospective students and parents are set to flock to Highfields for the school's annual Open Morning, where they can meet our students and staff, get a glimpse of the 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 23rd.
Hands-on scientific experiments, Guitar Hero music challenges, performances of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, sports 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 and put forensics to good use to find the 'criminal' by taking fingerprints and analysing shoe prints and fibres in our lab. A cake sale will be held on the day to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Headteacher, Mr G.Tate, will speak to parents in The Lyceum at 10.15am, 11am and 11.45am.
Mr Tate said: “Our Open Morning provides a wonderful opportunity for prospective students and visitors to get a feel for the many things we offer 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."
Visitors who would like to see Highfields at work during the day should call Mrs Thomas on 01902 556530 to arrange an appointment on one of the following dates:
- Tuesday 26th September at 9:30am or 11:30am
- Wednesday 27th September at 9:30am or 11:30 am
- Thursday 28th September at 9:30am or 11:30am
- Tuesday 3rd October at 9:30am or 11:30am
- Wednesday 4th October at 9:30am or 11:30am
- Thursday 5th October 1t 9.30am or 11.30am
- Tuesday 10th October at 9:30am or 11:30am
- Wednesday 11th October at 9.30am or 11.30am
The Open Morning comes after Highfields celebrated another outstanding set of GCSE results - with 109 students achieving the highest gradings of 7 or above in English or Maths. A total of 71% of students achieved a standard pass in both English and Maths, whilst half of all students achieved the new strong pass in both subjects. Thirty students achieved the highest Grade 9 rating in English Literature and English Language, out of just 13,000 nationally, whilst Gurkeerat Sandhu attained a 9 grading in English Literature, English Language and Maths - one of just 2,000 students nationally to do so. He also achieved another 5 A* and two A grades.