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Highdown School
and Sixth Form Centre

2020-21 update

Students have been fantastic and have been quickly adapting to the various systems and arrangements in place to help us keep Highdown a safe place to work and study.


Upon arrival to school, students should continue to wait on their designated field until the start of Mentor Period.


Where possible, students should avoid using public transport to get to/from school. If they do use public transport they must wear a face covering. There is information here from Reading Buses on Travel to School:



Students must come to school with the following basic items of equipment for every lesson:

  • Blue/black pen (and a spare one) and pencil

  • Coloured pens/pencils

  • Ruler

  • Pencil sharpener/eraser

  • A calculator

  • A protractor and a pair of compasses (geometry set)

  • Glue stick

Students with a PE lesson should come to school in their PE kit on that day.

Students must bring a face covering for use in indoor communal spaces and corridors

More information on our Covid-secure arrangements can be found here.


Current early dismissal times:

Year 7: 2.35pm

Year 8: 2.45pm

Year 9: 2.55pm

Year 10-13: 3.05pm