Highsted Grammar School

Admissions and 11 Plus exam information for Highsted Grammar School. Use the site to help you find out how to be successful with an 11 Plus exam application to Highsted Grammar School.

County Kent
Address Highsted Grammar School, Highsted Road, Sittingbourne ME10 4PT
Type Girls Grammar
Pupils 853
Places in Year 7 120
Open Days June
Competition 2-3 applicants for every place
  Ofsted Report
Exam Format Kent 11 Plus Test


Description of the school – Highsted Grammar School

Highsted is a girls’ selective school, which has specialist status in science. Most pupils are White British. Very few pupils speak English as an additional language and none is at the early stages of learning English. The proportion of pupils eligible for free school meals is lower than the national average but over one third of students in the sixth form are in receipt of an Educational Maintenance Allowance. The proportion of pupils who have learning difficulties and/or difficulties is low and very few pupils have a statement of special educational needs. A small group of pupils transfers from the Sheppey middle schools and joins the school in Year 9. There is a partnership with two other schools to extend the range of sixth form courses offered. The school runs an ‘Aim High’ club for pupils from local primaries, which promotes interest and enthusiasm for science, technology and mathematics. The school has previously experienced difficulties in recruiting suitably qualified and experienced specialist teachers, particularly in science and design and technology. The school has ‘Investors in People’ accreditation, the Sportsmark award, healthy school status and the ECO School Silver Award.