Life After Highfields
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Every year many of our pupils are offered scholarships to their chosen senior school in a range of disciplines, including music, sport, art, academic, as well as all rounders.
All of our Form 6 pupils are awarded Prefect roles across school which helps to build their confidence and sense of accountability to others as they approach senior school. The DAaRT drug awareness scheme also forms part of the curriculum for Form 6 to help them understand and negotiate some of the challenges which they may face as they embark on the next stage of their education. We are committed to equipping our leavers to succeed in their next steps.
Preparing for a Scholarship Application
At Highfields we support pupils and families in the preparation of a portfolio to support scholarship application.
This is a process of evidence gathering which begins in the upper Prep years. As a school, we will provide supporting documentation and personalised references for your child’s application. We will work in partnership with families to ensure applications are as strong as possible.
Preparing for 11+ Examinations and entry to Grammar Schools
At Highfields our ethos is to provide children with choices and options so they can select the best senior school setting for them. We have a rigorous 11+ Preparation Programme which begins in Form 3.
Mrs McGhie, our Assessment Lead, is our 11+ specialist teacher and delivers this tuition. Children’s progress is tracked carefully and shared regularly with families.
In Form 5, pupils have a greater curriculum focus on senior school preparation which includes 11+ tuition with an 11+ Club taking place weekly and Summer School 11+ Workshops across the holiday period.
Our success rate of 11+ examination success and entry to grammar school is very high.
Senior School Successes
Destinations for recent leavers include:
- Nottingham High School
- Nottingham Girls’ High School
- Trent College
- Stamford Endowed Schools
- Oakham School
- Lincoln Minster School
- The King’s Grammar School (Grantham)
- Carre’s Grammar School (Sleaford)
- Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School
- Kesteven and Sleaford High School
Many of our students go on to be successful professionals and succeed at their chosen career paths.
We also have had the pleasure of watching some of our Alumni become professional sports people.
Patrick Bamford attended Highfields in the early 2000’s and currently plays for Leeds United Football Club.
Jordan and Ryan Olowofela left F6 at Highfields in July 2009 and have both played Rugby for England!
We are proud of all of our students’ achievements, both professionally and personally, and take great pride in being such an important part of their childhood years.