Inspiring Women Launch
8 Year 12 students attended the launch of the Inspiring Women event at Lancaster House on Thursday 17 October. Highbury Fields was invited as one of the top-achieving girls schools in London. Our students discussed the issues facing women in the world of work with inspirational women including Miram Clegg, top lawyer and wife of the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg. They also interviewed Fiona Bruce, BBC Newsreader, and Carolyn McCall, the CEO of Easyjet. Our students were then featured in articles in both The Times, The Guardian and the Evening Standard newspapers.
Picture Courtesy of NIGEL HOWARD/LONDON EVENING STANDARD.
Welcome from Ms Berry, Headteacher
Click here to read the Headteacher's Welcome to Highbury Fields School
Celebration Event - 11th October 2013
On Friday 11th October our school community celebrated the completion of the refurbishment of our school buildings with an afternoon of performances and tours of the school. Guests enjoyed speeches from The Worshipful The Lord Mayor of Islington, Barry Edwards, the Honourable Jeremy Corbyn - MP and Robert Peston - the BBC's Business Editor while being served delicious canapés made by our own students.
2013 HFS students achieve another set of excellent exam results
Highbury Fields School has produced another impressive set of A Level and GCSE examination results. Yet again there has been a superb 100% pass rate at A Level while the GCSE results saw 68% of students achieving 5 grades at A* to C including English and Maths.
The school is particularly proud that 85% of students gained grade A*-C in GCSE English of which 42 students achieved A* or A.
In the top 10%
I am delighted to report that Highbury Fields School in now ranked in the top 10% of schools in the country! Each year the Department of Education report on and compare the attainment and progress of students in all secondary schools in the country. We already knew that our students had attained very highly in the 2012 GCSE examinations. We now know that our students' progress between Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 4 was amongst the best in England. Well done to all students and staff and to our supportive school community.
Jeremy Corbyn, MP visits school on 15 November during Parliament week
As part of Parliament Week (15th-21st November) Highbury Fields School invited local MP, Jeremy Corbyn, in to view the exciting democratic opportunities the school is participating in at the moment.
Click here to see further information and pictures of the event http://www.highburyfields.islington.sch.uk/gallery/jeremy-corbyn-mp-visits-school-on-15-november-2013-during-parliament-week/.
Future Chef Cookery Competition
The aims of the competition are to develop young people's culinary skills, key life skills and understanding of food. Over 60 students took part in the competition leading to the School final on 7th November, presided over by Bruce Deacon - Sous Chef Emirates Stadium and Frank Coughlan, Executive Chef Wembly Stadium.
Well done to all the students who took part and congratulations to the winner Jade in Year 10 who will go through to the next stage of local heats at Southgate College on 15th January 2014.
Mayor of London's Gold Club for Schools
Highbury Fields School is now a member of the exclusive Mayor of London's Gold Club for secondary schools. At an awards ceremony on 22nd November Highbury Fields was awarded Gold Club Membership in recognition of the excellent progress made by all groups of students in our School.
The event was attended by Mayor Boris Johnson, Deputy Mayor Munira Mirza, Secretary of State Michael Gove and Professor Robert Winston. Gold Club membership means that Highbury Fields staff will be asked to present our good practice to other schools in London.