Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
About Highfields School
Highfields School is a mixed, non-selective, non-denominational secondary school with sixth form in the West Midlands, serving students from the age of 11-18. The secondary school, situated in Wolverhampton has approximately 1,700 students on record.
Highfields School opened in 1957 and converted to academy status in 2015.
Mr G Tate
Values and vision
Highfields School wants all students to have access to a broad and balanced learning curriculum where are can gain the skills, knowledge and experience to thrive and reach their full potential. The secondary school wants students to feel valued during their time learning and works to be a caring and open learning community, where individual talents are celebrated and nurtured. The school believes that students achieve best when happy and wants parents, staff and students to all work together to achieve the best possible outcome for all. Students are encouraged to get involved with a wide range of extra-curricular activities to gain in confidence, nurture talents and discover new talents and interests. These include the Duke of Edinburgh Award, sports clubs, trips and an active Student Council, where skills in leadership and teamwork are practiced. The school recently received a cultural diversity award from the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust.
“The school's curriculum meets students' needs and enables personalised choices, the impact of which is seen in increasing achievement and narrowing of gaps for specific groups of students. The developing curriculum at Key Stage 3 is supporting students to apply skills in a range of contexts and giving them experiences of real world situations.”