Category: Senior School

October Good Reads – KS4

10th October 2023

The Red Ribbon by Lucy Adlington   Fourteen-year- Ella hopes to survive the horrors of the Holocaust when she joins the seamstresses in the sewing workshop at Birkenau-Auschwitz concentration camp. This is a powerful tale of resilience, friendship and survival.  It is at times a  painful, uncomfortable read but ends with a hopeful conclusion will…

Good Reads – KS3 – Sept 23 – Festivals and Ecology

12th September 2023

Go on an exploration of cultural and religious festivals from around the world with this colourful read.  All these events unite people to mark important events in our lives.  Find out about Diwali,  the Spanish tomato-throwing festival, La Tomatina, the Belgian Festival of Giants—so much to celebrate.     The Ecology Book is a very good…

Highclare School GCSE Results Day 2023

24th August 2023

Year 11 students receive well-earned GCSE results today.   The School continues to build on an already impressive exam result reputation with a 93% overall pass rate (pupils achieving grades 9 – 4) and over a quarter of all passes in the 9 – 7 range. Among the Highclare students celebrating this morning are Josh…

Hawaii 9-0

6th July 2023

Over the last two weeks the incredible catering team at Wilson Vale have put on their Summer BBQs at our three locations to truly bring in summer. This year’s theme was Hawaii 9-0 to celebrate Highclare’s 90th Anniversary and the catering team put on an excellent summer party at all three locations.

Junior Mathematical Challenge Results 2023

27th June 2023

We were extremely pleased with the results of the Junior Mathematical Challenge which gifted mathematicians at Highclare School entered in April 2023. This is a nationally recognised challenge and only the top 40% of students receive a certificate. However, at Highclare School, 50% of entrants achieved either a bronze, silver or gold award – a…

GCSE Art Exhibition

22nd June 2023

A few weeks ago, Mrs Stott organised a brief exhibition of the GCSE Art portfolios so that parents could come and see the work that their children had been doing during their GCSE Art course. Mrs Stott had set up all the work in her room and many parents attended to see the incredible art…

Junior Art Competition

13th June 2023

Our Junior Art Competition, much like our Junior Writing Competition, is one of the most well contributed to events we hold at Highclare School. We had hundreds of entrants from many schools across Birmingham who all wanted a shot at being crowned Junior Art Champion. Many of our entrants came from the same schools and…

Excellent school on all accounts

25th May 2023

Highclare judged by ISI to be an ‘Excellent’ school Highclare School recently underwent a full educational quality inspection from the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) on behalf of Ofsted. The school was judged by ISI to be Excellent in both of the two key categories and that all compliance regulations had been met.  To quote from…

Exceptional LAMDA Success

11th May 2023

We had 100% pass with Distinction in the recent senior LAMDA exams with 4 of the students gaining 90 marks or more – Evelyn, David, Sofia and Hannah.  Hannah who only started in September got 95 marks which is outstanding. We are all incredibly proud of the work they have put in to their studies…

Good Reads May – KS3

2nd May 2023

The Ministry of Unladylike Activity by Robin Stevens Robin Stevens is definitely an Agatha Christie for children.  It is 1940 and Britain is at war; a secret arm of the British government called the Ministry of Unladylike Activity is training up spies.  But when May and friend Eric are turned away by the Ministry, they…

Highclare School is proud to announce its newest Sixth Form Scholarship

Our Sixth Form Pre-Med Scholarship is now live for applicants to Highclare Sixth Form from September 2024 onwards.

The scholarship provides a bespoke programme for students aiming to enter university in September 2026 with a research-science based degree.

For more information email