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Highdown School
and Sixth Form Centre

Welcome to Highdown School and Sixth Form Centre serving the communities of Caversham and Emmer Green to the north of Reading, Berkshire.

Headteacher, Rachel Cave

Welcome to Highdown School Highdown School is a very special place. As Headteacher, I am very proud of all we do here and our resolute determination to continue to improve every day. Staff and students alike aspire to achieve excellence in all we do. Our commitment and resilience is underpinned by core values of honesty, responsibility, respect, tolerance and courtesy. Our...

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  • “Students have strong relationships with their teachers.”


  • “Highdown makes school life as good as it could be”

    Student quote, Ofsted 2010

  • “The behaviour of students is good. They are polite and courteous to each other and to adults. Students are punctual to their lessons and treat their school with respect.”


  • “Students are well presented and proud to members of the school community”


  • “Students feel safe and well looked after.”


  • “Teaching has greatly improved since the previous inspection. It is now at least good across the school and students make good progress in a broad range of subjects.”


  • “Teachers know their students well and use information about students’ progress to identify where students are underachieving. Additional help or support is then quickly provided to help these students to catch up.”


Highdown School & Sixth Form Centre,
Surley Row,
Emmer Green,

Phone: 0118 901 5800