The Highfield School

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The Highfield School
Motto Our School, Our Future
Established 1965
Type community comprehensive
Headteacher Mr Ian Morris
Location Letchworth Garden City
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Local authority Hertfordshire
DfE URN 117537 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1059
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–18
Houses Babbage, Curie, Armstrong and Einstein

The Highfield School is a co-educational secondary school located in Letchworth, Hertfordshire. The Highfield School teaches students aged 11-18 from Year 7 through to Year 13. The school is part of the Letchworth Sixth Form Consortium with Fearnhill School. It received a good with outstanding features OFSTED grade.

Highfield runs a vertical tutoring system, meaning that students are put into registration groups with a tutor who is specialised in dealing with Years 7-8 and students in Years 9, 10 and 11 are put with other specific tutors. The system encourages the mixing of year groups and is popular with new Year 7 students.


Students are allocated to tutor groups which form houses. There are four houses: BABBAGE, CURIE, ARMSTRONG and EINSTEIN. These were previously known as Anglia, Mercia, Northumbria and Wessex before they were changed in 2008.

Throughout the year there are inter-house competitions including various small tournaments that are held in timetabled P.E lessons, dance competitions and a sports day (at the end of the school year).


Highfield School specialises in Science, and there are many Science and Maths events including a Science Festival. Students at the Highfield alongside Fearnhill School and many local primaries take part in Science-related events including a celebration evening. The school also works closely to develop science and maths in their partner primary schools throughout the year.