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  • Ofsted Report - Highdown is a good school

    Published 15/10/18
    We are delighted to share our Ofsted report with our community.  One of the quotes from our parent survey sums up:  ‘’This is a school that supports children to achieve their full potential and has excellent pastoral care.
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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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  • Maartens College Visit

    Published 18/10/18

    On Tuesday 16 October 2018 we welcomed approximately 55 students from Maartens College in the Netherlands who were staying in Guildford with local families whilst visiting London and Oxford.

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  • Restart-A-Heart Day

    Published 16/10/18

    At Highdown School and Sixth Form Centre we were again proud to be involved in Restart-A-Heart Day on Tuesday 16 October 2018. The aim of Restart-A-Heart Day is to teach members of the public how to help restart the heart of someone who has suffered a cardiac arrest. We made it even bigger and better this year by continuing to educate more young people about the benefits of learning cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

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  • MEP Podcast and Update

    Published 09/10/18

    Welcome and welcome back to the Mandarin Excellence Programme.

    After the rich and dynamic learning in Mandarin during the past school year and restful summer holidays, our first cohort of MEP students have come back to school and are continuing the exciting learning journey with the Mandarin Excellence Programme at Highdown.

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  • Geography Poster Displays

    Published 08/10/18

    In geography, students started off the year with the geography poster competition under the themes of 'What is Geography?' in year 7, 'A-Z of Geography' in year 8, and 'Planet Earth for Sale' in year 9.

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  • Year 10 Textiles

    Published 08/10/18

     

    Since starting back after the summer holidays, we have been very busy across all years starting new and exciting projects. Miss Probert and Miss Littlewood are delighted with how hard our New Year 10 GCSE students have been working to produce high quality sampling and drawings for their first project “Fruit and Veg.”

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  • Sunday 14 October

    Published 02/10/18

     

    Sunday 14thOctober 2018, 10am to 4pm in the Main school Hall

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  • Road Safety

    Published 25/09/18

     

    Road Safety Week is the UK's biggest road safety event, coordinated annually by Brake, the road safety charity.

    Road Safety Week aims to inspire thousands of schools, organisations and communities to take action on road safety and promote life-saving messages during the Week and beyond. It also provides a focal point for professionals working in road safety to boost awareness and engagement in their work.

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  • World Challenge -Nepal

    Published 24/09/18

     

    A group of 16 students, 2 teachers and a World Challenge Leader had the experience of a lifetime when they had the opportunity to travel to Nepal over the summer.

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  • MEP Intensive Learning Days

    Published 10/09/18

     

    On Monday 9 July and Tuesday 10 July, 29 Year 7 students participated in two Intensive Learning Days which were specially arranged for Year 7 students on the Mandarin Excellence Programme. These Intensive Learning Days, including on-site and off-site activities, allowed our MEP students to gain rich learning experiences in Chinese language and culture.

     

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  • Highdown receives inclusion in the Parliamentary Review

    Published 07/09/18

    Ms Cave and Mr Grantham, Deputy Head were proud to attend the launch of The Parliamentary Review on 6th September at the Palace of Westminster.

    Head Teacher, Rachel Cave said, "We are delighted to be involved in this year's Parliamentary Review and we hope our story is read widely."

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