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H IGHSTED GRAMMAR SCHOOL Welcome to our Open Days 14 June 2012 16 October 2012 Please switch off all mobile phones Welcome to our Open Days 14 June 2012.

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1 H IGHSTED GRAMMAR SCHOOL Welcome to our Open Days 14 June October 2012 Please switch off all mobile phones Welcome to our Open Days 14 June October 2012 Please switch off all mobile phones

2 H IGHSTED GRAMMAR SCHOOL

3 H IGHSTED GRAMMAR SCHOOL Headteacher:Jennifer Payne To seek, to learn, today…. Head Girls:Yasmin Williams Lucy Pointer Deputy Heads:Jonathan Hopkins Anne Kelly Key Stage Managers:Lindsey Farrington Emma Bushell ….to shape, to lead, tomorrow

4 H IGHSTED GRAMMAR SCHOOL Traditional values – honesty, respect, courtesy, prideTraditional values – honesty, respect, courtesy, pride Outstanding teachers – specialists in teaching able girlsOutstanding teachers – specialists in teaching able girls Learners are rightly proud of their school. Relationships at all levels are excellent and staff and learners show mutual respect for each other. Ofsted Inspection Report A school for pupils – where opinion is valued and voice is heardA school for pupils – where opinion is valued and voice is heard

5 H IGHSTED GRAMMAR SCHOOL Primary transfer induction arrangements – many pupils already share activities with us!Primary transfer induction arrangements – many pupils already share activities with us! School size – small enough to stay in touch, focus on individual pupilsSchool size – small enough to stay in touch, focus on individual pupils Pastoral structure through house groups - experienced tutors, Sixth Formers attached to each groupPastoral structure through house groups - experienced tutors, Sixth Formers attached to each group There has been innovative work to engage pupils and this has developed to take account of their views and preferred learning activities. Ofsted Inspection Report

6 H IGHSTED GRAMMAR SCHOOL …flexibility, creativity, problem-solving, communication and teamwork Students make excellent progress in the Sixth Form... They are actively involved in all aspects of school life and provide excellent role models and mentoring for younger pupils. Ofsted Inspection Report A preparation for life…A preparation for life… An exciting adventure…An exciting adventure… …to University and beyond

7 H IGHSTED GRAMMAR SCHOOL Traditional curriculum, range of teaching methodsTraditional curriculum, range of teaching methods Full sixth form curriculum for girls and boys, most students go on to UniversityFull sixth form curriculum for girls and boys, most students go on to University Excellent examination results, continuous improvement:Excellent examination results, continuous improvement: Learners make excellent progress and the great majority reach or exceed their challenging targets so that the standards are outstanding. Ofsted Inspection Report 2012 A-level - pass rate 100%; 56% A*-B grades 2012 GCSE - 99% 5+ A*-C grades, including English and mathematics

8 H IGHSTED GRAMMAR SCHOOL Pupils excellent attitudes to learning and the quality of teaching they receive are key factors in their success. Ofsted Inspection Report Grammar schools are remarkably successful in enhancing the performance of pupils who gain their grammar school place by a narrow margin…. Borderline pupils who achieve a grammar school place obtain much better results in key stage three than those in the same ability group who do not (attend a grammar school). NfER research paper (September 2004)

9 H IGHSTED GRAMMAR SCHOOL Building on female strengths and skillsBuilding on female strengths and skills Committed to preparing your daughter for her futureCommitted to preparing your daughter for her future Promoting pride in achievementPromoting pride in achievement Specialist science status: emphasis on success in the twenty-first centurySpecialist science status: emphasis on success in the twenty-first century …learners have particularly good opportunities to develop skills which prepare them superbly for the next steps in their education… Ofsted Inspection Report…learners have particularly good opportunities to develop skills which prepare them superbly for the next steps in their education… Ofsted Inspection Report

10 H IGHSTED GRAMMAR SCHOOL Termly musical performancesTermly musical performances Learners have excellent opportunities to take responsibility and make a positive contribution to their own and the wider community. Ofsted Inspection Report Wide enrichment programme: Sport for all – opportunities for involvement at every levelSport for all – opportunities for involvement at every level Drama productionsDrama productions National Sports Leaders, Duke of Edinburgh, Young Enterprise, European work experienceNational Sports Leaders, Duke of Edinburgh, Young Enterprise, European work experience

11 H IGHSTED GRAMMAR SCHOOL Visits and residential opportunities for allVisits and residential opportunities for all Commitment to the communityCommitment to the community Extensive programme of educational and recreational activityExtensive programme of educational and recreational activity Development of personal qualities and leadership skillsDevelopment of personal qualities and leadership skills The pupils school – Active School CouncilThe pupils school – Active School Council Learners share a strong sense of belonging to the school community… They show a good understanding of other cultures and beliefs and respect the right of individuals to be different. Ofsted Inspection Report High expectations, a desire for excellenceHigh expectations, a desire for excellence

12 H IGHSTED GRAMMAR SCHOOL Skills for life: self-respect, self-confidence, self-disciplineSkills for life: self-respect, self-confidence, self-discipline Partnership with parentsPartnership with parents Senior pupils as role modelsSenior pupils as role models Good manners, courtesy, consideration for othersGood manners, courtesy, consideration for others A preparation for adult lifeA preparation for adult life Behaviour is exemplary both in lessons and around the school. Ofsted Inspection Report

13 H IGHSTED GRAMMAR SCHOOL Important Dates Register for 11+ tests by Monday 2 July 2012Register for 11+ tests by Monday 2 July 2012 Tests in primary schools: 12 & 13 SeptemberTests in primary schools: 12 & 13 September Out-of-area tests: Saturday 8 & 15 SeptemberOut-of-area tests: Saturday 8 & 15 September Additional Open Evening at Highsted: Tuesday 16 October 2012Additional Open Evening at Highsted: Tuesday 16 October 2012 Closing date for school choices: 31 OctoberClosing date for school choices: 31 October National Offer day: 1 March 2013National Offer day: 1 March 2013 Independent Appeals process as now: April/May 2013Independent Appeals process as now: April/May 2013

14 H IGHSTED GRAMMAR SCHOOL ….where learning is fun! A serious purpose….

15 H IGHSTED GRAMMAR SCHOOL A school for the family... …from enthusiastic youngster to mature young woman… …facing her future with confidence Highsted Grammar School provides an outstanding standard of education and care for its pupils. The school is very inclusive and there is a strong focus on encouraging both academic achievement and personal development of all learners. Learners feel extremely safe and well cared for and say that their teachers know them well and give them excellent guidance and support. Parents are overwhelmingly supportive of the school…. My daughter is progressing well and the school certainly gives her the support and confidence to aim high in the future. Ofsted Inspection Report

16 H IGHSTED GRAMMAR SCHOOL To answer your questions: To seek, to learn, today…. ….to shape, to lead, tomorrow Thank you for visiting our school Jennifer Payne:HeadteacherJennifer Payne:Headteacher Lindsey Farrington:Key Stage 3 Managers Emma BushellLindsey Farrington:Key Stage 3 Managers Emma Bushell Jonathan Hopkins:Deputy Heads Anne KellyJonathan Hopkins:Deputy Heads Anne Kelly Yasmin Williams:Head Girls Lucy PointerYasmin Williams:Head Girls Lucy Pointer


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