Parents and Carers, please report all absences via your Class Charts Parent account, online or via the app, rather than by phone or email, before 9am on the day of the absence.
We are now accepting applications for entry to the Sixth Form in September 2023. You can access our application form here or via the link below.
We would like applications to be completed by Friday 2nd December, although late applications will be considered.
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 aspire to achieve excellence in all we do. Our commitment and resilience is underpinned by core values of Aspiration, Respect and Excellence. We ARE Highdown!
Our philosophy is simple – great teaching supported by committed pastoral care gives great outcomes and life chances for our young people.
of students achieved a good pass in GCSE English/Maths
of A-Level grades at A*-A
of students achieved both Maths and English GCSE at 7 or above
of all GCSE grades, are at 9/8/7 level, which is outstanding
of the A-Level grades were A* to B grades
of GCSE English grades are at 7+ (old A grade) and Maths is at 29%
05 Oct 2022Read More
25 Aug 2022Read More
18 Aug 2022Read More
08 Jul 2022Read More
20 Jun 2022Read More
20 May 2022Read More
08 Apr 2022Read More
01 Apr 2022Read More
01 Apr 2022Read More
01 Feb 2022Read More
11 Jan 2022Read More
06 Dec 2021Read More
I would like to thank Highdown for supporting my two children in their education and giving me the experience of a rewarding career in teaching. Staff at Highdown work so hard, and I am sad to leave a dedicated team of people.
We were really happy to be in Highdown community and would like to convey all our gratitude to Headteacher Ms. Rachel Cave, to all brilliant teachers and to all wonderful school staff, who were and are so kind and helpful!
The school's curriculum is broad and balanced
The environment and overall feel of the school has allowed me to thrive in the Sixth Form due to the friendly and hard-working atmosphere created by teachers and students alike’
Sixth Form Student
I would like to thank you and the rest of the teachers at Highdown School for the support and time invested in me throughout my time here. I have enjoyed working as part of this team and appreciate the opportunities that I have had for personal and professional development.
For all staff - Thank you all for your professionalism, always getting the right tone and always putting the children first. We see it in every message.
Students are well presented and proud to be members of the school community