Information for Parents and Carers of Year 6 Students

For Year 7 in the 2021/22 Academic Year

Welcome to the Year 6 information page for Highfields School. As we are unable to hold our usual open afternoon and evening where you can meet our amazing students and staff we have put together as much information as we can to help you decide if Highfields is the school for you. Please look have a look at the video of our students and staff, and the Virtual Tour to give you a sense of our site and transition process. Read through our Year 6 Information Guide for an overview of our school; the Guide to Highfields School provides a more in-depth look into Highfields life. The KS3 booklet tells you of the curriculum on offer to students in years 7 to 9. Do take a look at some of the work students completed during lockdown in our Virtual Learning Studio. Further information regarding our uniform, transport and other key areas can be found in the Information section. Thank you for taking the time to consider Highfields School.

If year 6 families would like to ask specific questions about Highfields to Mr Marsh, Headteacher, we can arrange a 20minute virtual Zoom session in small groups where there is a demand. Please email admissions@highfields.derbyshire.sch.uk with YEAR 6 Q&A as the subject title to ask your question and we can either respond directly to you, or indicate if your preference is to be involved in a small Zoom session and we will be in touch.

Guide to Highfields | Year 6 Information Guide | KS3CurriculumBooklet

As we are only able to offer a small number of brief tours of parts our lower school site this year (due to the Covid-19 restrictions in place), we are prioritising families of students with anxieties or students with special educational needs. We are only able to accommodate one family at a time and have a limited number of slots remaining. If you have any general questions or wish to check availability of tours, please email Mrs Green (Y7 manager) on tgreen@highfields.derbyshire.sch.uk who will be happy to help you.

Year 7 team:

Mr Rodgers – Associate Assistant Headteacher

Mrs Hollinrake & Mrs Redhead – Joint Heads of Year 7

Mrs Green – Year Manager (Year 7)