Welcome to Highfield

Highfield is an independent co-educational Prep School offering both day and boarding options. We’re an academically ambitious, forward thinking, outward looking and happy school; children bubble with enthusiasm for all that goes on, while showing a kindness, respect and concern for one another that is genuinely heart-warming..

Phillip Evitt, Highfield Headmaster

A highly committed, caring staff who genuinely enjoy working with and caring for children provide exciting, first rate teaching of a broad and stimulating curriculum, nourishing our distinguished record of Scholarship success, while securing our pupils entry to their first choice Senior Schools, self-confident, self-reliant and well prepared. Our core values of kindness, tolerance and forgiveness place the happiness and well-being of every child at the heart of daily life, pastoral care is paramount. Schools should be places of joy, wonder, enchantment, excitement and delight; this is what we consistently strive to provide. At Highfield there is always so much going on and so much to do, whatever a child's interests; above all it is great fun.

Given this, we are acutely conscious of the importance of service, duty and care to others in our local community less fortunate and through our HighReach Programme we ensure that our pupils learn the value, pleasure and importance of giving something back.

This may all sound too good to be true, but I am delighted and proud that it is precisely these qualities that are praised by our parents, pupils and visitors.

Of course, great education does not begin and end in the classroom. We are blessed with superb facilities and a beautiful rural setting, some 175 acres of woodlands and fields, offering the perfect backdrop for adventure and play and provide outstanding facilities for sport.  We are rightly proud of our excellent sporting reputation, achieved through fine coaching and our commitment to 'Sport for All' provides the opportunity for all our children to discover and develop their sporting skills. Equally impressive are the Creative and Performing Arts. Music and Drama thrive, with our pupils engaged in learning at least one instrument, singing in one of our choirs, involved in our extensive LAMDA programme and our regular drama productions. Equally exuberant is the Art and Design Technology at the school. Indeed, the Creative and Performing Arts have won many accolades and our fine record of Scholarships is testament to this.  

With a large proportion of boarders, we aim to provide as broad a range of activities in 'free time' and at weekends as we can. We tell everybody that 'Boarding is Fun' and a reflection of how well we succeed is the number of children who choose to board and to stay at weekends, rather than going home.

It is impossible to enjoy a real sense of Highfield's magic simply by visiting this website, the only sure way is to visit us and experience it for yourselves. I hope what you find here excites and intrigues you enough to make you want to do just that.  I look forward to welcoming you to Highfield in the future.  

Phillip Evitt

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