Welcome to Highclare School

We welcome our new Head - Dr Richard Luker

Dr Luker has joined Highclare School this term, 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

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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.

Click here to read more of our news in the latest edition of  'The Achiever' and the 'Grapevine' magazines.

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

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Admissions & Open Days

Admissions & Open Days

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Date Event
Nov 14th Senior Prize Giving
Dec 6th PTA Christmas Fayre
Dec 17th School finishes - Xmas holiday
Jan 7th School starts Spring Term
Jan 26th 11+ Assessment Day

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