The Highfield School
|Motto||Our School, Our Future|
|Headteacher||Mr Ian Morris|
|Location||Letchworth Garden City
|DfE URN||117537 Tables|
|Houses||Babbage, Curie, Armstrong and Einstein|
The Highfield School is a specialist Science College for secondary education in Letchworth, Hertfordshire. The Highfield School teaches students aged 11-18 from Year 7 through to Year 13. The school is part of the Letchworth Sixth Form Consortium with Fearnhill School. It received a good with outstanding features OFSTED grade.
Highfield runs a vertical tutoring system, meaning that students are put into registration groups with a tutor who is specialised in dealing with Years 7-8 and students in Years 9, 10 and 11 are put with other specific tutors. The system encourages the mixing of year groups and is popular with new Year 7 students.
Students are allocated to tutor groups which form houses. There are four houses: BABBAGE, CURIE, ARMSTRONG and EINSTEIN. These were previously known as Anglia, Mercia, Northumbria and Wessex before they were changed in 2008.
Throughout the year there are inter-house competitions including various small tournaments that are held in timetabled P.E lessons, dance competitions and sports day (at the end of year).
There are many Science and Maths events as Highfield is a Science College, including a Science Festival. Students at the Highfield alongside Fearnhill School and many local primaries take part in Science related events including a celebration evening. The school also works closely to develop science and maths in their partner primary schools throughout the year.
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