At Highfields we are proud of the many things we do to help your child feel welcome, valued and encouraged as an individual. As Headteacher, I am confident that this website will give you a flavour of our thriving, vibrant, high achieving school.

Our NURSERY is open 5 days a week term time only (from 2019-20) and offers a full day from 7.30am until 6.00pm accepting children from the age of 2.

Our MAIN SCHOOL starts at Reception for children turning 5 and ultimately goes on to prepare children for common entrance or 11+ entry to senior school at 11.  

At Highfields we believe in three simple principles:

Our aim is for every child to attain their best possible academic potential, which we achieve with small class sizes, specialist teaching and dedicated learning support.  I believe it is important to nurture the talent in every child and give them the best possible start to their education, treating each child as an individual.

We understand how children learn and have developed an enhanced curriculum that goes beyond the classroom and  is fun and exciting, inspiring not only a love for learning but building self-esteem and encouraging children to explore and enjoy new challenges. Fundamental to all this is our firm belief in establishing strong foundations for your children’s future development.

I look forward to welcoming you and your family personally for a visit which will enable you to gain a full picture of the unique and caring environment that makes Highfields so special.

Mrs Sarah H Lyons, BEd (Hons) Primary Years, Headteacher



Saturday 6th February 2021 10.00am-12noon

Book your timed personal tour at [email protected]

Covid-19 Autumn Term 2020

Main school and Kindergarten re-opened to all pupils on Monday 7th September 2020.  During the forthcoming national lockdown from Thursday 5th November 2020, Highfields School and Kindergarten will remain fully open as normal.  Please see our latest risk assessment dated 31st October 2020 below.

Risk Assessment September Re-Opening V2 (31.10.2020)

Highfields remained open to children of key workers throughout the spring 2020 lockdown and reopened partially and then fully to all children in June in accordance with government regulations.

During lockdown all pupils enjoyed our guided home learning programme using home-study packs through Class Dojo and over other remote tools including Zoom, Google classrooms and Microsoft Teams.

The guided home learning helpdesk remains available for pupils who may wish to access any home study support or additional materials on [email protected]

Alternatively pupils may message their class teacher via Class Dojo.

We are currently taking enquiries for admission in January and September 2021. If you wish to apply for admission, please email [email protected] to check the availability of places in your child’s year group. During periods of lockdown we are unable to offer personal tours of school but we can offer you a virtual tour. Please click on the “Watch our VIRTUAL TOUR” tab at the top of this page.

Highfields School is rated EXCELLENT following ISI Inspection (June 2019)

See the full report on our website

“The quality of the pupils’ academic and other achievements is excellent”

“The quality of the pupils’ personal development is excellent”

ISI Inspection, June 2019

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Johnny Johnson, past Highfields teacher and last surviving Dambuster, is awarded the MBE

Link to BBC News coverage here