Highfields welcomed hundreds of prospective students and parents during an action-packed Open Morning held to showcase everything the school has to offer.
More than 900 people flocked to the event to meet students and staff, tour the facilities and take part in dozens of interactive workshops and activities.
Hands-on scientific experiments, Smartboard Maths puzzles, Guitar Hero music challenges, sports displays, drama and musical performances, enterprise quizzes, pastry-making demonstrations, ’live studio’ film productions, a ‘Victory in Europe’ street parade experience and psychology experiments were among the many activities that took place on the day.
Visitors also learnt how to pack a rucksack as part of a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award display and put forensics to good use to solve a ‘crime’ by taking fingerprints and analysing shoe prints and fibres in our lab. A cake sale was held on the day to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Following the event, dozens of visitors also made the most of the opportunity to see Highfields at work during the day by taking a tour of the school.
Headteacher, Mr G Tate, said: “We were delighted to welcome so many people through the doors for this year’s Open Morning. It was a wonderful opportunity for prospective students and visitors to get a feel for the many things we offer at Highfields.
“I would like to thank all of the staff and students involved in the event for their tremendous support.
“We had more than 900 people walk through the door and we had some amazing feedback from those who attended.
"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 were delighted to open our doors to visitors so they could see for themselves everything that makes Highfields so special.”
The Open Morning came after Highfields celebrated another record-breaking set of GCSE results, with 80% of students achieving a standard pass (Grade 4 or above) in both English and Maths. In addition, 56% of students attained a strong pass (Grade 5 or above) in both English and Maths, with 51% of students achieving at least one 9-7 grade and 31% of students attaining three or more 9-7 grades.
Our Sixth Form Open Evening will take place from 5.30pm - 8pm on November 27th.