Highlands School, Grange Park

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Highlands School
Established 2000
Type Community school
Headteacher Bruce Goddard
Location 148 Worlds End Lane
Winchmore Hill
London
N21 1QQ
England
51°38′56″N 0°06′28″W / 51.6489°N 0.1078°W / 51.6489; -0.1078Coordinates: 51°38′56″N 0°06′28″W / 51.6489°N 0.1078°W / 51.6489; -0.1078
Local authority Enfield
DfE URN 132256 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1307
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Houses Beech
Oak
Rowan
Willow
Colours Green
Website www.highlands.enfield.sch.uk

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.[1]

Houses[edit]

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).

International Baccalaureate[edit]

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.[2] 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.

BTEC[edit]

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.

OFSTED[edit]

Highlands has received two OFSTED Outstanding Ratings: One in 2011 and one in 2014.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Administrator. "Highlands is a mixed, community comprehensive school". www.highlands.enfield.sch.uk. Retrieved 2016-10-30. 
  2. ^ Enfield Advertiser, Exam cheats exposed at flagship school, article from July 13th 2007 accessed July 29th 2007
  3. ^ [1] OFSTED Reports, accessible from Highlands website

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