Welcome to Highdown School Sixth
Thank you for your interest in Highdown School Sixth Form Centre.
Whether you are already a Highdowner in Year 11 or a student from another local or international school, you will be assured of personal attention to ensure we match the best curriculum offer to your skills and ambitions. We offer an extensive range of academic and technical (vocational) courses backed by strong academic monitoring and pastoral support.
If you require further information about the Sixth Form at Highdown School, please contact either
The environment and overall feel of the school has allowed me to thrive in the Sixth Form due to the friendly and hard-working atmosphere created by teachers and students alike’
[Year 12 Student]
Highdown School is a very special place. The Sixth Form is a vibrant and exciting place in which to study, develop and mature. The outstanding opportunities for personal growth are second to none here. Our sixth formers are fantastic young people who go beyond Highdown able to meet the challenges of life with confidence.
[Rachel Cave, Headteacher]
Sixth form students ‘enjoy being members of the school and the sixth form is as inclusive as the rest of the school. Students have high aspirations for their futures’.
[Ofsted, May 2015]
- 25JunYear11: Sixth Form induction day 1
- 25JunYear 12: Work experience begins
- 26JunYear11: Sixth Form induction day 2
- 28JunYear 12: Work experience ends
- 29JunProfessional Learning Day 5: School closed to students
- 29JunYear 13: A-Level exams end
- 02JulPerforming Arts Week starts
- 07JulPerforming Arts Festival
- 10JulBig Learning Day 3: Citizen of the World
- 10JulYear 12: Intervention Evening
- 10JulYear 12 Music: Practical
- 11JulYear 5 Day: School closed to Highdown students
- 12JulSports Day
- 20JulEnd of Term 6
- 16AugA-Level exam results day
- 23AugGCSE and L1/2 results day
- 03SepProfessional Learning Day 1: School closed to students
- 04SepStart of term 1 (Years 7 and 12)
- 05SepStart of term 1 (Years 8, 9, 10, 11 and 13)
Looking forward to Induction Days and Y10 Unwrapped events next week - if you are a Y11 applicant, don't forget to let us know you are coming!