Category: Senior School

June Good Reads

4th June 2024

Waterfire Saga Deep Blue   This story is the first in the series and is about Serafina, a mermaid of the Mediterranean Sea, who wakes up on the morning of her wedding to be reunited with handsome Prince Mahdi, her childhood crush. Instead she finds herself haunted by strange dreams foretelling the return of an…

May Good Reads

2nd May 2024

A Cruel Twist of Fate by H.F Askwith A good read for years 10 upwards if you like a gothic thriller.  Eighteen-year-old Helena is sent to be a governess at Archfall Manor and is confident she will know how to deal with the esteemed but eccentric Cauldwell family who own it. But it quickly becomes…

April Good Reads

10th April 2024

Once by Morris Gleitzman Once is written from the perspective of the main character,  a young boy, Felix whose parents have been taken away. He hides for three years in a Polish orphanage high in the mountains before setting out to find them, however hopeless things are.  The book is an unforgettable and wholly unique depiction…

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…

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