We pride ourselves on ensuring that all pupils have every opportunity to reach the highest possible standards, not only in Maths, English, Science, ICT (Information & Communication Technology) and all of the other various subjects but also in the pursuit of becoming the very best person that they can be. We spend valuable time ensuring that children know their strengths as well as their areas to develop. We aim for every child to leave High View with an enthusiasm for learning as well as an inner confidence to try new things and continue learning -even through mistakes.
Spanish is taught in all classes in KS2 and we have a Spanish club for KS1 children. Staff and outside specialists run approximately 15 clubs before, during and after school. An amazing range of opportunities including: rugby, gym, athletics, football, dance, performing arts and computing!
In addition there are opportunities for children to learn various instruments such as piano and flute ensuring Music is a blossoming picture. We have clubs and teams in various sports and take part in many borough and outside competitions. We are proud recipients of the nationally accredited Active Mark on an annual basis. In addition, and following rigorous moderating procedures, we have been awarded Healthy Schools Status, the Basic Skills Mark, Inclusion Mark and the particularly prestigious ICT Mark. Along with the governors and our committed premises manager, we are constantly looking to improve our premises in order to make it a pleasant place for everyone.
In the past five years (with help from the borough and our own amazing PTFA) we have designed, raised funds and built a wonderful 15 terminal ILA (Independent Learning Area), totally refurbished our 30 terminal ICT Suite, designed and developed a superb Environmental Area and outdoor classroom, built a portacabin (for use as a children’s centre, after and pre-school club and for school use as well) refreshed the playground equipment with a trim trail and playground markings and renovated the Nursery outdoor area too.
There is a complete wrap around care on site which is provided by an independent company “Orchard”. They offer a Breakfast Club from 7:30am and after school care until 6:00pm. It is situated in the cabin and is made available at an extra cost to parents. It is a very special place which treats all children as individuals, where everyone works hard to ensure all children, irrespective of their gender, ability, interests, background or ethnicity are fully involved and included in the school community. The children are the key to the success of any school and we are delighted that our pupils are so interested, involved, well behaved and committed to High View. They contribute so much to school and bring it to life with their positive attitudes, flair, talent and enthusiasm.