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Contact Us


The front of Highdown School Reception area.

Our School Reception is open from 8.00am to 4.00pm, Monday to Friday. Our Receptionist will be happy to help you with your enquiries. Alternatively, you may email your enquiry to office@highdown.reading.sch.uk. Please appreciate that Highdown School is a very busy organisation, but we will aim to get back to you within 24 hours.

Key details: 

Postal Address: Highdown School and Sixth Form Centre, Surley Row, Emmer Green, Reading, RG4 8LR

Telephone: 0118 901 5800


To report your child absent: Call the absence line on 0118 901 5823 leaving a clear message detailing your child's name, mentor group and reason for absence before 9:00am. Alternatively, you can let us know by using the absence reporting function on ParentMail

If you wish to apply for a leave of absence: Leave of Absence Form (MS Word) /  Leave of Absence Form (PDF)

First thing in the morning is often the busiest time of the day in our school reception. Our reception staff strive to ensure all calls and visitors are responded to quickly and professionally. If your call can be delayed to later in the day we would ask that you consider this as teachers are in morning pre-school briefing.

If you require a paper copy of the information available on our website, please contact us to request the information you would like.

Any queries or concerns will then be directed to the relevant Head of Achievement or Assistant Headteacher. 

Finance Office Opening Times 

Students can visit the finance office at anytime during the school day.


Opening times for parents: 

Monday: 3.00 - 4.00pm
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 3.00 - 4.30pm
Thursday: 3.00 - 4.30pm
Friday: Closed
Weekends: Closed

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