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  • "If students continue to downgrade the school, especially in the media recently the school has gained a lot of criticism, if it continues the school will be CLOSED down again, and new houses will be built in that place, do you really want housing estates built in places where students can go and learn?, they have nearly 1000 students and they only removed 7 students which is a small minority, it has high standards and obviously they will remove students not up to their standards. CAN I ALSO SAY HIGHCREST MADE SIXTH FORMERS SIGN A CONTRACT WHICH CLEARLY STATES THE RULES!!, BY SIGNING THE CONTRACT THE STUDENTS AGREED WITH THE CONDITIONS.

    READ THE 2ND LINE!, THEY RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REMOVE STUDENTS AT ANY TIME IF THE TEACHER FEELS THEY ARE NOT WORKING WELL.!!! YOU SIGNED IT WHICH MEANS YOU AGREED. ANYWAYS YOU SHOULD BE ATTEMPTING TO GAIN DISTINCTIONS NOT JUST PASSES. FOR YOUR INFORMATION MOST SCHOOLS INCLUDING RAMSAY, HOLMER GREEN, MISBOURNE REQUIRE STUDENTS TO GAIN AT LEAST A MERIT TO CONTINUE AT THE SCHOOL!....

    Sixth Form Understanding Contract
    I understand that:
    1. There is a 4 week rule in place whereby if I am not putting the effort into every subject; or if my teachers’ think I am on an inappropriate course, then I will be either asked to leave The Highcrest Academy or my options will be discussed with me and my parents will be informed.
    2. There are several ‘reporting points’ throughout the course of the year, that if I am not satisfying my teachers with effort and achievement I will be asked to leave The Highcrest Academy.
    3. And will comply with the school uniform requirement of a suit at all times.
    4. I will not have paid work outside of school that adds up to more than 10 hours per week at any point during my Sixth Form career at The Highcrest Academy.
    5. By attending The Highcrest Academy I have enrolled in a full-time (08:35-15:25) course Monday to Friday.
    6. I must be in school and attend lessons every day (except for school organised events). Any appointments must be made outside of school time and where this is not possible permission must be sought from the Head of Sixth Form prior to the day of the appointment.
    7. “Study lessons” are to be completed as Independent work, using the member of staff in the room as support where possible, and are never an excuse not to work or be playing games.
    8. I can bring my own laptop/ tablet into school but that it cannot (at present) be networked so internet usage must be through another means e.g. a dongle. The computer / tablet remains my property and therefore my responsibility and the school will take no responsibility for loss or damage.
    9. Set independent study work / coursework / homework etc. must be completed with no excuses and no exception.
    10. To move into Year 13 I must achieve no lower than D grades in my AS exams (3 subjects must be taken at A2 level or the equivalent in Year 13).
    11. As a Sixth Former I am an Ambassador for the school even if I do not apply to be a Prefect."
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'Students kicked out of Highcrest because pass grades would made it look bad'

Bucks Free Press: 'Students kicked out of Highcrest because pass grades would made it look bad' 'Students kicked out of Highcrest because pass grades would made it look bad'

PARENTS have claimed their children were thrown out of Highcrest’s Sixth Form because their predicted pass grades would ‘not look good on the academy’.

Two parents approached the Free Press to say seven youngsters were told their Sixth Form place at Highcrest was being revoked because their grades were not of the required standard.

A parent, who did not wish to be named, said her 18-year-old son was on course for a pass mark and not the distinction Highcrest was looking for.

She said: “They are crushing the children's self confidence – if they’re on for a pass they should motivate them and say ‘you need to put in more’.

“They are wasting a child's whole year. They are not going to get in anywhere else at this stage of the school year - it's totally unfair.

“We asked why there hadn’t been a warning, as teachers are supposed to help them, and they used the words ‘it’s not good for the school’.

“I asked, so are they just numbers on a piece of paper to you then and not students you are supposed to help? They said ‘we can’t comment’.

"They're doing it to save their own skin and to make themselves look nice for Ofsted next year."

A 17-year-old student who had been kicked out of the academy said the snub has left her feeling ‘useless, broken and not wanted’.

The student, who also asked not to be named, is still fighting to reclaim her place but said she was shocked at the way she was treated by staff.

She said staff would not speak to her when she went up to the Hatters Lane-based academy to discuss the issue and later refused to change their mind despite not having an up-to-date report on her progress.

She added: “As dedicated individuals, we believe that no student should be asked to leave if they are underachieving - instead the school should support us and motivate us to get the grades required.

“Kicking Sixth Formers out will not help them make the school better [in the eyes of Ofsted].

“Highcrest tells its students that they are entering a place to succeed. Its mission statement is to ‘learn and achieve’ - but how can we do that if we are not given the chance?”

The BFP contacted Highcrest but it refused to confirm or deny the claims, stating: “We do not comment on individuals or small groups of students who may then be identifiable to the local community.

"Whatever actions we take are always in the best interests of individual students.”

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