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Message from the Principal

Welcome to The Highcrest Academy.  I am confident when I say that everyone associated with The Highcrest Academy is proud of its achievements.  The students feel safe and secure in an atmosphere which promotes learning.  The Highcrest Academy is a well ordered and disciplined environment in which staff and students work effectively and happily towards a common goal.

The ethos of the school is such that the highest standards are set and adhered to at all times.  Highcrest is a school where students experience success, whether it is academic, social, in sports or in the arts.  The students are confident and are given the skills to enable them to set their own aims and to strive for these individual goals.  Indeed, this is at the heart of the philosophy of education at Highcrest, every child is treated as an individual with strengths and abilities to cherish and extend.

The education which Highcrest students receive means that, when they leave, they possess skills which equip them to continue to learn throughout their lives.  Students are offered a broad curriculum as well as the opportunity to take part in non-examination studies, community service and extra-curricular activities. Our philosophy is directed towards the development of mature, autonomous students, well able to direct and organise their own academic studies and social lives, enabling them to become valuable and confident members of society.

S D Moynihan
Principal

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Latest News

Welcome to our new students joining us and the whole school returns on Monday 7 September.
Highcrest celebrates best-ever A-level results
  
Students and staff at The Highcrest Academy are celebrating the High Wycombe school’s best-ever A-level and Btec results. 
  
At A-level, there was a 100 per cent pass rate with 68% achieving the top A-C grades. Results in Level 3 Btec, the equivalent of A-levels, were also excellent with 100% achieving at least a merit, and 53% of students achieving distinctions including double distinction stars. 
 
Delighted Principal Shena Moynihan said: “I don’t ever recollect us getting grades as good as these. The 100% pass rate means that every student passed every subject. This is a fantastic reward for all the hard work put in by the students, who attended extra revision classes in their holidays.
  
“I would also like to pay tribute to the teachers who went the extra mile for the pupils, and to the support we received from the parents and from the governors. The vast majority of students have secured the university courses they wanted. It’s lovely to see these students come in to school as children in Year 7 and leave as remarkable young adults with the world at their feet.” 
 
The highest-achieving student in the school was Sanam Mohammad who obtained six A-levels, four of them at A grade and two at B.  She achieved A grades in English Literature, History, Psychology and Sociology, and Bs in Politics and Religious Studies. 
  
Mahnoor Afridi, 19, who only entered the country three years ago with very limited English, achieved an A star in A-level Sociology and Cs in A-level Psychology and History. She said: “I am very pleased. I wasn’t expecting the A star in Sociology.” 
 
Haroon Tahir, 19, notched two Bs and a C and is going to university to study politics and history.  “I was hoping for an A in History but was only one mark away, but I still got into my chosen university,” he said. “I think it’s all about being proactive and working the extra hours outside of school. I studied extremely hard. 
  
“I want to thank all the teachers and staff for pushing me along. I stayed late at school and up late at night and today is proof that all the hard work has paid off.” 
  
Zayn Ghalib, 18, who wants to be an accountant, also found his hard work paid off after earning better than expected Btec grades - three distinction stars. This has guaranteed his university place but the results are so good that he is now going to apply for a university nearer to his home.  He said: “I am feeling quite happy right now.” 
  
Joe Yan, 17, who also could not speak any English when he joined the school in Year 9, remarkably achieved a 100% mark at AS Core Maths 1 and 2. He said: “It’s really hard to get 100% because this means you can’t even make the slightest error. I finished my paper really quickly and redid it separately, and then compared the answers. I double checked each question because I was determined not to get anything wrong. I was quite pleased to see it was all worth it.” 
  
Joe, who is believed to be the first in the school to achieve 100% in these exams, also attained an A in Further Maths and a B in AS Engineering and a B in A-level Chinese. 
  
Olivia Sutherland, 17, achieved two As, a B and a C at AS level. “I am pleasantly surprised with my grades and extremely happy," she said.  “I want to do Psychology at university after A2.  I worked really hard and did a lot of revision and the school supported me with extra revision sessions in the holidays.”
Highcrest celebrates best-ever A-level results
  
Students and staff at The Highcrest Academy are celebrating the High Wycombe school’s best-ever A-level and Btec results. 
  
At A-level, there was a 100 per cent pass rate with 68% achieving the top A-C grades. Results in Level 3 Btec, the equivalent of A-levels, were also excellent with 100% achieving at least a merit, and 53% of students achieving distinctions including double distinction stars. 
 
Delighted Principal Shena Moynihan said: “I don’t ever recollect us getting grades as good as these. The 100% pass rate means that every student passed every subject. This is a fantastic reward for all the hard work put in by the students, who attended extra revision classes in their holidays.
  
“I would also like to pay tribute to the teachers who went the extra mile for the pupils, and to the support we received from the parents and from the governors. The vast majority of students have secured the university courses they wanted. It’s lovely to see these students come in to school as children in Year 7 and leave as remarkable young adults with the world at their feet.” 
 
The highest-achieving student in the school was Sanam Mohammad who obtained six A-levels, four of them at A grade and two at B.  She achieved A grades in English Literature, History, Psychology and Sociology, and Bs in Politics and Religious Studies. 
  
Mahnoor Afridi, 19, who only entered the country three years ago with very limited English, achieved an A star in A-level Sociology and Cs in A-level Psychology and History. She said: “I am very pleased. I wasn’t expecting the A star in Sociology.” 
 
Haroon Tahir, 19, notched two Bs and a C and is going to university to study politics and history.  “I was hoping for an A in History but was only one mark away, but I still got into my chosen university,” he said. “I think it’s all about being proactive and working the extra hours outside of school. I studied extremely hard. 
  
“I want to thank all the teachers and staff for pushing me along. I stayed late at school and up late at night and today is proof that all the hard work has paid off.” 
  
Zayn Ghalib, 18, who wants to be an accountant, also found his hard work paid off after earning better than expected Btec grades - three distinction stars. This has guaranteed his university place but the results are so good that he is now going to apply for a university nearer to his home.  He said: “I am feeling quite happy right now.” 
  
Joe Yan, 17, who also could not speak any English when he joined the school in Year 9, remarkably achieved a 100% mark at AS Core Maths 1 and 2. He said: “It’s really hard to get 100% because this means you can’t even make the slightest error. I finished my paper really quickly and redid it separately, and then compared the answers. I double checked each question because I was determined not to get anything wrong. I was quite pleased to see it was all worth it.” 
  
Joe, who is believed to be the first in the school to achieve 100% in these exams, also attained an A in Further Maths and a B in AS Engineering and a B in A-level Chinese. 
  
Olivia Sutherland, 17, achieved two As, a B and a C at AS level. “I am pleasantly surprised with my grades and extremely happy," she said.  “I want to do Psychology at university after A2.  I worked really hard and did a lot of revision and the school supported me with extra revision sessions in the holidays.”

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