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) 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

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Covid-19 Spring Term 2021

During the current national lockdown, Highfields School has switched to remote learning for all pupils and remains open to pupils of critical workers.  Our remote learning programme offers comprehensive guided learning across the entire curriculum, including music and PE, and is fully supported by home study packs through Class DoJo and over other remote tools including Zoom, Google Classrooms and Microsoft Teams.

Our Nursery remains open to all children Monday to Friday term time only from 8.30am-3.30pm.

Please see our latest COVID-19 risk assessment dated 31st December 2020 below.

COVID Whole School Risk Assessment January 2021 Update

Our remote learning helpdesk is 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 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. Prospective parents may visit our building during the current lockdown with suitable social distancing measures in place.  Alternatively, interested parties may take a virtual tour of our school by clicking on the “Watch our VIRTUAL TOUR” tab at the top of this page.

Please note our planned OPEN MORNING on Saturday 6th February 2021 10am-12nooon is presently postponed until further notice.

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

To read the report in full, click here – 

ISI FULL 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