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15.11.2019 - Highfields School Newsletter Issue #10

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15.11.2019 - Year 7 Futsal

The Year 7 boys and girls competed in the Derbyshire Dales Futsal competition held at Anthony Gells School on Thursday 14th November. Both teams played some exciting and clever football, adapting well to the rules of Futsal.

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08.11.2019 - Highfields School Newsletter Issue #9

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25.10.2019 - Highfields School Newsletter Issue #8

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25.10.2019 - Online Counselling Services

XenZone is a provider of online mental health services for children, young people and adults – Kooth (for young people) and Qwell (for adults).

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18.10.2019 - Highfields School Newsletter Issue #7

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18.10.2019 - Sports Round-Up

On Thursday 17th October our Year 11 football team and Year 8 Netball teams travelled to Lady Manners for our competitive fixtures and the Year 7 Netball team played in a development game.

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11.10.2019 - Highfields School Newsletter Issue #6

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07.10.2019 - Year 12 Open Evening

Join us in the Wheeldon Hall (Upper Site) on Thursday 7th November 2019 from 6-8.30pm at our Year 12 Open Evening to find out how out Sixth Form will take you to where you want to go.

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04.10.2019 - Highfields School Newsletter Issue #5

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27.09.2019 - Highfields School Newsletter Issue #4

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20.09.2019 - Highfields School Newsletter Issue #3

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13.09.2019 - Highfields School Newsletter Issue #2

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12.09.2019 - Year 11 Geography students star in film

During their GCSE fieldwork visit to Edale in April, our Yr 11 students were filmed carrying out their rivers fieldwork for a promotional film for the National Park Education Service. We have enjoyed a long and mutually fruitful working relationship with our Peak District partners, and were more than happy to help them in this project. Long may our partnership continue!

06.09.2019 - Highfields School Newsletter Issue #1

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23.08.2019 - Highfields 'Class of 2019' GCSE Success

The publication of today’s GCSE results sees Highfields School’s ‘Class of 2019’ celebrating some excellent achievements. 67% of students achieved passes in English and maths at grade 4 or above, (equivalent to the old A*-C grades), and in line with the strong outcomes of recent years.

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16.08.2019 - Information for Year 7 Parents/Guardians

We look forward to meeting our new Year 7 students on Wednesday 4th September. In order to help them on the first day, we would recommend that you do the following...

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16.08.2019 - Highfields A Level Students Celebrate Success

Many students are again celebrating excellent A level results today, continuing our proud track record of success, with 57% of students achieving A*-B grades, and well over 80% achieving A*-C grades.

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02.08.2019 - Summer Exam Results Collection

Thursday 15 August (A level) - exam results are available for collection from 8.30am until 12noon.

Thursday 22 August (GCSE) – Year 11 GCSE exam results are available for collection from 8.30am until 12noon.

Please note that the school reception is not staffed during the summer holiday, so if you wish to contact school regarding exam results, please email exams@highfields.derbyshire.sch.uk

22.07.2019 - Highfields School Newsletter Issue #39

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19.07.2019 - Legally Blonde

Highfields School Drama, Dance and Music departments are incredibly proud of the recent production of Legally Blonde. With 136 students involved from years 7-13, as well as staff members, the performances were a tremendous success - concluding with a standing ovation on Saturday night.

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12.07.2019 - Highfields School Newsletter Issue #38

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10.07.2019 - Cyclocross Champions

The Year 7/8 Cyclocross team competed in the Derbyshire School Games at Mount St Mary’s on Tuesday 9th July. They competed well and it was clear that they were well drilled. They took part in the cyclocross boys, cyclocross girls, cyclocross relay and the Italian pursuit. I am pleased to say they won them all and are now Derbyshire Cyclocross Champions.

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10.07.2019 - Year 7 Sponsored Walk

Congratulations to all of our wonderful Year 7s on completing our Annual Charity Sponsored Walk last week. We are very proud of these students, their conduct on the walk was excellent with many staff members congratulating them on their manners and respect shown towards other walkers. Sponsorship money is flowing in.

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04.07.2019 - Highfields School Newsletter Issue #37

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28.06.2019 - Highfields School Newsletter Issue #36

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21.06.2019 - Highfields School Newsletter Issue #35

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19.06.2019 - Year 11 Information

Information relating to the Year 11 Prom and GCSE Results Day can be found below.

Year 11 Prom and Results Day

Year 11 Prom Photography

14.06.2019 - Highfields School Newsletter Issue #34

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11.06.2019 - Legally Blonde: The Musical

Tickets are now available for this years school musical, Legally Blonde. Performances are from Wednesday 10th-Saturday 13th July and tickets are available from reception at both sites, at £7 for adults and £5 for concessions.

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11.06.2019 - Year 11 Student to Perform on the West End

I am very proud to let you all know about the amazingly talented Daisy's recent success! Year 11 Daisy, who has just sat her Drama and Music GCSE’s whilst taking part in the school show rehearsals and auditioning for other opportunities, has been given an incredible opportunity that could just be her big break!

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10.06.2019 - Highfields Performing Arts Students Experience Inspiring Trip

Highfields students were lucky enough to experience an inspiring and engaging trip to London at the start of the Easter holidays. We went for a 3 day residential trip, focusing on the performing arts. Year 10-13 students took part in many fun drama, dance, music and theatre related activities.

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07.06.2019 - Highfields School Newsletter Issue #33

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24.05.2019 - Highfields School Newsletter Issue #32

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24.05.2019 - Year 6 Open Afternoon & Evening

We warmly invite parents/carers and students in year 6 who would like to join us next year, in September 2020, to attend our open afternoon / evening on Thursday 19 September 2019.

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21.05.2019 - Master of horror, Chris Priestley, visits Highfields

Best-selling horror author, Chris Priestley, will be at Lower School tomorrow (Wednesday 22nd May) to spend the day talking to Year 8 students and inspiring them to write their own spooky tales. His books are available to borrow from the school library and Year 8 students will also have the opportunity to buy signed copies in school tomorrow.

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17.05.2019 - Highfields School Newsletter Issue #31

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15.05.2019 - Shout Crisis Helpline

Shout is the UK’s first free 24/7 crisis text line available for anyone, anytime, anywhere. The service is anonymous and off bill. It is powered by a nationwide team of Crisis Volunteers, supported by expert Clinical Supervisors. This is a place to go if you’re experiencing a personal crisis, unable to cope and need immediate help.

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10.05.2019 - Highfields School Newsletter Issue #30

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03.05.2019 - Highfields School Newsletter Issue #29

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12.04.2019 - Highfields School Newsletter Issue #28

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10.04.2019 - Police and Crime Commisioner Survey

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire is looking for the views of young people, and would be grateful if you could complete a survey. Questions cover a variety of issues regarding crime where students live and your opinions on local and regional policing.

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09.04.2019 - Hillsborough Disaster 30th Anniversary Remembrance Performance

In preparation for their GCSE Devised module, Year 9 worked on a project based on the stimulus of the Hillsborough Disaster. After numerous workshops exploring the stimulus with their class teacher, and developing their techniques and understanding of different practitioners, students begin to create their own project performance.

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05.04.2019 - Highfields School Newsletter Issue #27

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03.04.2019 - Year 8 Technology Club

This year’s Y8 technology club was, once again, a real success. The year started by preparing the groundwork to design and build our hydraulic robots that would eventually compete in combat with each other.

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29.03.2019 - Highfields School Newsletter Issue #26

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28.03.2019 - Sixth Form Greece Trip

This trip is open to all students currently in Year 12 and those in Year 11 that have applied to Highfields Sixth Form. Please note the deposit payment deadline stated has been extended to 5.4.19. However, places are limited and are available on a first come first served basis.

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25.03.2019 - Sports Leaders Awards Evening

Highfields School would like to invite students and parents to this years Sports Leaders Awards Evening, being held in the Wheeldon Hall (Upper Site) on Thursday 11th April from 6-8pm. This years guest of honour is Great Britain's Badminton player Anthony Clark.

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22.03.2019 - Highfields School Newsletter Issue #25

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22.03.2019 - Easter Concert

Highfields School would like to invite you to this years Easter Concert, which is being performed on Wednesday 3rd April from 7pm. Tickets are available from reception at both sites and cost £5 for adults and £3 for concessions.

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15.03.2019 - Highfields School Newsletter Issue #24

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14.03.2019 - Revision & Exam Preparation

Following the Year 11 Study Skills & Revision Evening held last week, helpful revision resources and information from the night have been added to the website. Please click on the link below to access these documents.

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14.03.2019 - Busy Day for Highfields Dance Students

Friday 8th March was a busy day for the Dance team at Highfields! Whilst Mrs Hollinrake and Mrs Redhead took 27 students to London’s Dance convention ‘Move It!’, Miss Bonsall and Mrs Petch took Highfields Youth Dance Company to Deda (Derby) to take part in Interface - a dance competition.

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08.03.2019 - Highfields School Newsletter Issue #23

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08.03.2019 - Penny Farthing World Record

Mr Thoday is aiming to break a 132 year old world record cycling on his Penny Farthing. He will be cycling from Land's End to John O'Groats later this year. Everyone at Highfields School wishes him the best of luck.

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07.03.2019 - Evening of Dance

Highfields School would love to invite you to our annual Evening of Dance event, which is being held at Lower Site on Tuesday 26th March 2019 from 7pm.

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07.03.2019 - PTFA's Big Fat Quiz

The PTFA are hosting a fundraiser at Desginate@the gate on Smedley Street on Friday 29th March 2019. The quiz night will begin at 7pm until roughly 11pm.

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01.03.2019 - Highfields School Newsletter Issue #22

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27.02.2019 - Live Theatre for Sixth Form Drama Students

Highfields students were lucky enough to experience an inspiring and engaging trip to London on January 31st. 16 Year 12 and 13 Drama students took the train to London with their teachers to experience Live Theatre as part of their written exam.

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26.02.2019 - Evening of Theatre

This January saw our third annual event of the Evening of Theatre. This event gives students something to work towards as they dedicate themselves to extra-curricular clubs each week. It has also offered our younger students (Years 7 & 8) the opportunity to build their confidence, perform with friends and get involved in a whole school event.

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15.02.2019 - Highfields School Newsletter Issue #21

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08.02.2019 - Highfields School Newsletter Issue #20

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05.02.2019 - Sixth Form Socials: Laser Quest & Ice Skating

Sixth Form Business students have organised two socials for Years 12 and 13 as part of their coursework. Details of both of these can be found via the link below...

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01.02.2019 - Highfields School Newsletter Issue #19

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28.01.2019 - Legally Blonde: The Musical - Audition Dates

Audition Dates for this years musical are as follows: Monday 4th, Thursday 7th, Monday 11th & Thursday 14th February. Auditions will take place in P1 from 3.30-5pm.

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25.01.2019 - Highfields School Newsletter Issue #18

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21.01.2019 - Talented Year 11 Students Perform AC/DC Classic

Three talented Year 11 GCSE music students entertain their year group in their assembly with a fantastic performance of AC/DC’s classic “Back in Black” on Friday 18th January 2019. The students were - Burton (drums), Sam (bass) and Dylan (guitar). The students are already planning their next ‘set’ ready for the 2019 Easter concert on Wednesday 3rd April.

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18.01.2019 - Highfields School Newsletter Issue #17

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11.01.2019 - Highfields School Newsletter Issue #16

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21.12.2018 - Highfields School Newsletter Issue #15

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