Welcome to Highclare School
May we remind parents that school will remain open in bad weather and not to telephone school to check.
In the event of the need to close, school will inform you directly if there is a need to send pupils home early.
Parents are free to make their own choice about sending their son/daughter in to school.
We welcome our new Head - Dr Richard Luker
Dr Luker has joined Highclare School, the first male Head since the school's foundation in 1932!
Dr Luker joins us from Kirkham Grammar School, where he has been Second Master, and is looking forward to his new role.
A believer in the philosophy of educating the 'whole person', Dr Luker said: "I am very much looking forward to putting my experience to effective use as Head of Highclare School and continuing to cement the school's regional and national reputation for academic and pastoral excellence".
Senior Prize Giving - 14th November
Pupils, parents and staff enjoyed a well deserved evening of celebration on Friday at Senior School Prize Giving. Many past pupils, together with their parents, came to receive their A level certificates and updated us on their experiences so far at University. GCSE and subject prizes were awarded, together with prizes throughout the school for effort and achievement and there were two very special awards given for the first time. The Margaret Viles Trophy was awarded for Endeavour, being given to the school to mark the retirement of Mrs Viles after 11 years as Head. Another new prize was given for the first time and marked the passing of the school’s football coach, Bernard Day who sadly passed away this summer. His passion for the beautiful game was recognised by awarding a prize for excellence in football.
Highclare gains excellent results at GCSE
Our students gained some of the school’s best ever results with another 100% pass rate and 96% of students gaining five or more A* to C grades including English and Maths. The school also had its highest ever proportion of students achieving A* to C passes in all of the challenging English Baccalaureate subjects, with 81% reaching this ‘gold standard’. Click here for more details
Congratulations to all our Sixth Form students who gained 100% pass rate at A Level
iPads in the Sixth Form
Next year's Sixth Form try out their new iPads in readiness for the next academic year. Click here for details
Highclare School is an Independent Day School. It is based on 3 separate sites within Sutton Coldfield and Erdington, situated in the heart of the West Midlands and within easy travelling distance of Birmingham City Centre and surrounding business centres.
Highclare’s ethos is to Achieve Individual Excellence for each pupil and to inspire all pupils to aim for the best results they can.
The traditional values that have sustained the school since 1932 are still relevant today and there is a strong emphasis on discipline, independent learning, respect for others and motivation to succeed. Throughout the school, alongside a strong academic curriculum, there is plenty of opportunity for pupils to experience life in the modern world, with extra curricular activities, clubs, sports and music and drama.
Originally begun in 1932 as a highly respected Girls’ School, a change in strategy throughout the year groups means we are now able to offer education to both boys and girls from 18 months to 18 years. A strong family atmosphere is maintained with small classes and high pupil staff ratios from Nursery through to Sixth Form.
Highclare receives regular inspections from the Independent Schools Inspection Service and the latest Inspection Report is available here. The ISI is part of the Independent Schools Council. For further information please see the ISC website.
To check our most up to date Job Vacancies click here
During their time at Highclare School, pupils will realise their strengths and achieve high standards in their chosen fields. Why not visit during one of the many Open or Taster Days
We always welcome enquiries from prospective parents and hold regular Open Days. For further information on Admissions & Open Days click here
We look forward to welcoming you to Highclare School and if you need any further information, please call us on 0121 373 7400.
Achieving Individual Excellence