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Highdown School
and Sixth Form Centre

Highdown School Equality Statement

Highdown School believes that all students should achieve their potential in all subject areas. We aim to close the achievement gap across all subjects and for all students. This year our particular focus is to improve the achievement of our middle ability students and to further close the gap for our students in receipt of Pupil Premium.



Highdown School uses the Reading Borough Admissions Service for its admissions.  Please read the Admissions Policy below for further information.

As required by new government legislation, Reading Borough Council are required to inform parents of any school within a reasonable distance of the child’s current school which holds a routine admission round for other year groups other than year 7. UTC Reading is considered as within a reasonable distance of your child’s current school and the application process for a place in year 10 in September 2017 is underway.

More information about the school and how to apply can be found at in the secondary schools admissions guide. This information has been sent due to a requirement to inform parents of this process and does not take into account any details about your child, such as academic performance or suitability for the school. Informing you of this admissions round does not impact on your right to remain at your current school or complete an in year transfer to another school.


Admissions Appeal Procedure

Appeals should be sent to:

Clerk to the Appeals Panel
Committee Services
Reading Borough Council
Civic Offices

Sarah Wilson – Tel: 0118 937 2532 – Email:

Amy Bryan – Tel: 0118 937 2368 – Email:

Or submit an appeal online at


Freedom of Information Statement

Highdown complies fully with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and the Information Commissioner’s Office.  We process requests as quickly as is practicable.

Data Protection Officer: Satswana Ltd, Pembroke House, St Christopher's Place, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 0NH


School Policies

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