In 2004 the school was awarded specialist status as a humanities college, with plans announced to turn the school into an academy in 2015. Here are a selection of photos from our archives of school life at the school in the 80s:
Highfield rugby team. From left: P.Watson, M Knipe, G. Young, R. Turley, R. Farrer, P. Dalgliesh, N. Potts and C. Rothwell.
Pupils performing Albert and the Lion as part of their first year presentation.
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Highfield High School winners of the Lancashire Police, Blackpool Division 5-a-side football tournament.
Highfield High School Christmas concert. Pictured: Deborah Jones (left) with Margaret Taylor and Ruth Cross on guitar.
Pupils at the rehearsal of their production 'Toad of Toad Hall'
Pupils at Highfield High School using the new computer.
Highfield High under-16 football team. Seated left: P. Hawkins, M. Naylor, A. Croston, G. Baines, S. McGachie. Standing: Mr D. Owen, D. Hamer, M. Threllfall, D. Webster, A. Webster, St. Tarpey and G. Wharton.
Head girl, Lucy Stephens, and head boy, Steven Parkinson
Pictured: Mandy Moorhouse and Joanne Brereton.
Highfield High School pupil Ricky Young
Pupils in class 2F2 being taught in one of the temporary classrooms.
Headmaster Derek Digman talking to fifth form pupils.