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The latest from Highdown School and Sixth Form Centre.

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  • ‘Careers in Art’ Poster Competition Results

    Published 22/11/18

     

    The Art team this term have been overwhelmed with the quality of entries for the Art competition. Students were asked to design a poster to promote creative careers.

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  • Highdown Riverside School

    Published 20/11/18

    Highdown has submitted a bid to the Department for Education to open Highdown Riverside School in partnership with GLF for September 2021 opening. We are looking forward to a launch event on Monday 26th November at 6pm for parents and the community to hear more about this exciting proposal. 

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  • Parliament Day

    Published 20/11/18

    The year 12 and 13 A Level Politics students have had a great day at the Bodleian Library at Oxford University for Parliament Day.

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  • Auction 4 Charlie

    Published 16/11/18

    NOT YOUR AVERAGE AUCTION.... NOT YOUR AVERAGE BOY ....

    A new parent form year 7 has put together an auction that goes live next Monday 19th November to help raise money for year 7 student Charlie Ilsley's treatment.

     

    Auction4 Charlie is an AMAZING effort by AMAZING local businesses (and some further afield) for an AMAZING boy, Charlie Ilsley.

    Aged just 8, Charlie was diagnosed with a brain tumour and at one stage was given 3 weeks to live. This little warrior battled hard and endure so much and against all odds his cancer was in remission for 2 years.

    In March of this year, devastatingly his cancer returned, it was discovered that Charlie had tumours on his spine. Depsite their best efforts, the NHS could not help Charlie and this time his treatment was ineffective, the tumours had doubleD in size in a few months.

    The only hope for Charlie was pioneering Cyberknife Treatment in Turkey, the cost of which is not covered by the NHS. Now aged 11, Charlie has been spending his time between his new secondary school Highdown in Caversham, Reading and treatment in Turkey. Results so far have been extremely positive and following a recent MRI scan Charlie has no new tumours and those existing are shrinking...BUTthe treatment is very expensive and his parents still need to raise in excess of £50,000 to fund this...

    I'm sure everyone would agree that Charlie's family have enough to worry about without about worrying about raising the money so desperately needed. I'm hoping you can be as generous as all those who have donated and this Christmas we can give Charlie's family the gift of our love and hopefully a big fat cheque to help towards Charlie' treatment.. thanks so much xxx

    Design Collective Berkshire

     

    Charlie's story as featured on Channel 4's Stand Up To Cancer
     

     

     

     

    Click here to visit the Auction Website Page

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  • Another Successful Highdown Careers Fair

    Published 13/11/18

    Representatives from 40 organisations attended the Highdown Careers Fair last Wednesday evening, offering information and advice to students about apprenticeships, graduate schemes, university courses and work experience. The event was really well supported by over 400 students and parents and there was a real buzz and purpose to the evening. Thank you to everyone who came along. 

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  • Armistice 100 Event

    Published 13/11/18

    Highdown School held an Armistice 100 event on Monday 12th November..

    There was a short ceremony and a fantastic display of students' work  including "Armistice2018" postcard entries and winners, a mural by Y12 Enrichment students, a KS3 portrait art project, poetry and stories, drama monologues and our community poppy art based on the idea of "Everyone Remembered", where over 1500 poppies each commemorate someone who has fallen in conflict.

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  • Mandarin Excellence Programme - Information Evening, Tuesday 13th November at 6pm

    Published 12/11/18

    A reminder that there will be a Mandarin Excellence Programme (MEP) Information evening taking please tomorrow evening at 6pm.

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  • Diwali

    Published 06/11/18

    Four Year 8 students, Leon Forsyth-Baker, Daisy Rundle, Teddy Hunnisett and Sophia Jackson, helped to deliver the whole school assembly on Diwali by re-telling the story of Prince Rama and Princess Sita.

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  • Sixth Form Open Evening Thursday 1 November

    Published 01/11/18

     

    Sixth Form Open Evening

     

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  • Hockey Update

    Published 31/10/18

    It has been a busy start to the academic year for the Hockey players of Highdown and it has been fantastic to see so many new Year 7s coming along to training as well as new students from the older years. Everyone is always welcome to come along and train. My motto is the more the merrier!

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  • 'Amazing teachers' gave Caversham student hope to turn her life around

    Published 18/10/18

    Highdown Sixth Form Centre has been nominated in the School of the Year category of the Pride of Reading Awards.

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