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Highams Park School


Highams Park School is a mixed 11-18 comprehensive school serving the local area. On the 1st October 2011 it became an independent state funded Academy.

As an Academy it is run by Highams Park Academy Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (registered number 07738801). Registered office: 34 Handsworth Avenue, Highams Park, London E4 9PJ. The Highams Park Academy Trust is the equivalent of the Governing Body for the school. Unlike sponsored Academies that are part of a chain, Highams Park Academy Trust only exists to support Highams Park School as a self-governing autonomous state funded school.

The governors, who are also the directors of Highams Park Academy Trust, are committed and highly able and they appoint and employ all the school staff and make all strategic policy decisions for the school, subject to government guidelines. Most have a long association with the school, many are parents of current pupils in the school or former pupils of the school. All are rooted in the local community.

There are over 1,600 pupils and students including approximately 500 in the 6th Form. The school is very popular and normally receives around 5 applications for every 1 place in the school. The school regularly achieves excellent exam results that usually place it at the top of the local area school performance tables. Most of the 6th Form go on to university, some to the most prestigious.

On 1st September 1997 Highams Park School became a government designated specialist Technology College. In September 2007 the school achieved the distinction of being designated a High Performing Specialist School (HPSS) and we added Sport to become a specialist Technology and Sports College.

Being a Technology and Sports College meant that the school received a small amount of extra funding to promote the education of science, technology and physical education. We seek to continue this emphasis as an Academy and continue to produce good citizens of the future taking an active place in a technologically advanced society. The wider aims of the school are summed up in the core values of the school.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Steve Riches
Contact Position
020 8527 4051
Fax: 0208 503 3349

Where to go

Highams Park School
34 Handsworth Avenue
Highams Park
E4 9PJ

Other Information


Age Ranges
From 11 years to 18 years

Local Offer

Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Policy
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