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Posted on: November 16th 2018

John Downton Art Awards

The John Downton Award for Young Artists is an annual exhibition which encourages and celebrates the creativity of Kent's young artists. The exhibition commemorates the life and work of John Downton, the celebrated Kent artist, poet and philosopher and is hosted at Maidstone County Hall by the John Downton Trust.

Congratulations to our Highworth Sixth Form student Mary Ward who collected the 1st place Gold Award for the best painting in the 16-18yr category for her artwork which was titled ‘Julia relaxing.’ In the younger 14-16yr category Molly Bax Yr11 won the Bronze award for a stunning Self Portrait which was set in her garden. India Black Yr11 also had her work ‘Lost in thought’ selected and exhibited.

These artworks will be on show until early January in Maidstone County Hall then the two prize winners will be exhibited at the Turner Contemporary Art Gallery from Saturday 12 January to Sunday 24 February 2019.


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  • 01:35 PM - 24th Jun 2019 Please note that the pick-up point for the Ypres Trip on Thursday is now at the Ashford International Hotel car park (near Sainsburys.) Please note you will not be able to collect your daughter from the school. Thank you.
  • 02:08 PM - 12th Jun 2019 Dear Parents/Carers Due to the continuing wet weather, the field entrance and exit remain unsuitable for cars so the Quantock Drive gate needs to remain shut this afternoon. Please use your alternative collection arrangements. Many thanks
  • 09:53 AM - 10th Jun 2019 Due to the recent rain, the school field is unsuitable for parking at the moment. The gates to Quantock Drive will be closed today and most likely tomorrow. Please follow your back up plans for meeting your daughter/son today and tomorrow. Thank you for your understanding.
  • 02:51 PM - 5th Jun 2019 Car Parking as normal today. Arrangements for picking up students will be reviewed on a daily basis due to the unpredictability of the weather! Thank you for your understanding.