Category: School Life Blog

Like schools across the country, Highfields College will be closing for the summer break from Tues 20th July until Fri 3rd September. We will open for a short period on 12th August 9.30am – 1pm for collecting GCSE results. During …

Summer Holidays Read More »

On the 24th June, the Governing Board agreed to amend the name of ‘Highfields Inclusion Partnership’ to ‘Highfields College’ with an official launch date of 1st September 2021, the new academic year – albeit with changes being worked through ahead …

Introducing Highfields College… Read More »

A few months ago we reported on becoming a recognised ‘Trauma Informed Employer’ (now known as ‘Trauma Informed Educator’) with the Survivor’s Trust – a leading charity undertaking work in the field. This accreditation is provided to schools and other …

Receiving our Survivor’s Trust ‘Trauma Informed Educator’ award… Read More »

Over the past few years, Highfields – more often than not through lots of digging by staff and students – has created a variety of new outdoor spaces for educational, enrichment and relaxation. Since 2018 we have created a new …

Highfields is rewilding… Read More »

This week Highfields had the great pleasure – and power educational experience – of welcoming Round Midnight to work with our KS3 students. This Birmingham-based ‘theatre in education’ company tackle challenging subjects within personal, social, health and citizenship education (PSHE …

Virtual reality comes to Highfields via the Round Midnight ‘Virtual Decisions’ project… Read More »

Below are some photographs giving the latest snapshot of our allotment area. Mr Spurrier, our English teacher turned Horticulturalist, reports… “It is an important time of year in the Highfields garden with crops ready to be harvested and flowers in …

Update on our allotment in June… Read More »

A few weeks ago we put up a blog about our caterpillars in KS3 – you can read this here if you missed it. Unlike the fox moth caterpillar which takes 5 years to get to the chrysalis stage – …

Butterflies in KS3… Read More »

Due to the hot weather, Key Stage 3 have found spending some of their lessons outside to be more productive – rather than in a stuffier classroom. The ‘trails’ left behind can be seen on some of the pavements around …

Science in the sunshine… Read More »

Last week we bid farewell to our Year 11s. Usually we have a more formal ‘Record of Achievement’ assembly followed by a BBQ, inviting the families of our young people to attend alongside the young people themselves. However, the COVID-19 …

Bon Voyage Class of 2021! Read More »

Mrs Hibbert reports… “Below is a photo of one of our displays in school. A small group of students in year 11 have designed this display. They choose to highlight certain words to ensure other students in school can learn …

All are welcome here… Read More »