Highlands School, Grange Park
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Highlands School is a comprehensive school in Grange Park in the London Borough of Enfield in England. The school opened in 2000 in new purpose built accommodation with state of the art equipment. From September 2006 the school has been full with pupils from Years 7 - 13 including a large sixth form.
Highlands School has four houses, Willow, Beech, Oak and Rowan. The students wear a green uniform with a green tie with a stripe of the colour of their house on it. Beech is blue, Willow is green, Rowan is red and Oak is purple but used to be silver (grey).
It has been an International Baccalaureate World School since December 2004, and sixth form students may take the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) instead of A-level examinations. Since the sixth form opened in September 2005, the first year of IB students took their exams in 2007, and 55% failed. Seven students were disqualified for alleged malpractice. Bruce Goddard, the headteacher, was quoted as saying, "In some cases we are currently lodging appeals against this." The school has since decided to drop the IB and switch to A-levels.
Highlands also offers a variety of BTEC courses all of which are fully coursework ( both practical and written) and range from BTEC Media to Child Care. Unlike the IB, Highlands has decided to continue this course.
Highlands has received two OFSTED Outstanding Ratings: One in 2011 and one in 2014.
- Administrator. "Highlands is a mixed, community comprehensive school". www.highlands.enfield.sch.uk. Retrieved 2016-10-30.
- Enfield Advertiser, Exam cheats exposed at flagship school, article from July 13th 2007 accessed July 29th 2007
-  OFSTED Reports, accessible from Highlands website