A School that is as individual as each and every pupil

We welcome everyone with open arms and pride ourselves on our inclusive practice. Combined with this, with we deliver academic success, specialisms in Maths & Computing and Performing Arts and a wide range of extra-curricular activities.

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An 'Outstanding' Sixth Form

Our students have a learning environment which is second to none, including new sports facilities, drama and dance studios, and new sixth form areas, as well as a new Learning Resource Centre, among others. It is the perfect environment to deepen your study of subjects you studied at GCSE or to embark upon new subjects.

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A Level Recital Evening

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23
Feb

February Half Term ends

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26
Feb

First day of Term 2.2

13
Apr

Easter Holidays end

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16
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First day of Term 3.1

08
May

Y7 Parents' Evening

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25
May

Last day of Term 3.1

13 Feb 2018
A Day in the Life of a City Trader, and the unexpected route to get there! - Tom Furnival, Alumnus 2002-2009

Hello, my name is Tom. I was at High Storrs from 2002—2009 and took my A Levels in Maths, Chemistry & Physics. After my undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences at Cambridge University, I did a PhD in Materials Science, which I finished early last year. My PhD research was all about the behaviour of materials, but on a really small scale. I looked right down to the scale of individual atoms using an electron microscope. I now work as a trader in the City in London for a US-based financial company, and I’ve been asked to describe a typical day in the office:

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High Storrs Vision - Unlocking Potential

High Storrs is a school that has the respect of the city and beyond because it unlocks five key elements which enable students to achieve their potential:

Key 1: Excellent citizenship.

Our students and staff are cared for, respected and encouraged to experience a sense of belonging. This nurture enables them to become resilient, reflective, creative team players with the confidence to improve society.

Key 2: High achievement and progress for all students.

This is secured through outstanding teaching, celebration of achievement and developing self-confidence and independence.

Key 3: Creativity, leadership & accountability.

Staff and Governors understand their leadership role and deliver creative learning consistently well. This is developed through the school’s relentless belief in high quality training and systems which promote accountability and leadership opportunities for staff and students.

Key 4: A learning school community.

The school is responsive to its own needs and the needs of other professionals and schools through its impact within the network of teaching schools.

Key 5: Making a difference through excellence.

Our consistent sense of purpose and ambition are underpinned by a belief that we can make a difference for students through improvement and the pursuit of excellence in partnership with parents.