Admission and Fees

If you would like to apply for either a nursery or school place at Highfields, our team would be happy to see you!

You are more than welcome join one of our regular Open Mornings where one of our staff or pupils can show you around the nursery and school grounds, or your can book a personal appointment, subject to current Covid-19 restrictions.

Highfields Nursery playtime

Credit: Highfields Nursery, Newark

Admission to our nursery 

Children may join our nursery from the age of two. Our nursery is open five days a week from 7.30am – 6.00pm Monday to Friday, term time only.

Our nursery fees are £40.30 per day (or just £5.50 with funding) for a school day (8.30am-3.30pm) including lunch – please see below for our price list.

Early years funded places are available for morning and afternoon sessions.  We also accept tax-free childcare, formerly employer childcare vouchers. 

More on nursery fees

Admission to main school

If you would like to apply for main school admission for your child, we would encourage you to come and see us in person.  We would be delighted to meet you and give you a personal tour of our school. You would have the opportunity to meet and talk to some of our pupils and staff and observe our school on a normal working day.

Subject to there being a place available in your child’s year group, your child would then be invited in for a “desk day” so that our teaching team can get to know them before a place is offered.

We are a non-selective school and places are offered on a first come first served basis, subject to availability. Applications are made by completing an admission form and returning this to school with payment of a £100 registration fee (£80 for siblings).

Once a place is accepted a deposit of £500 is payable.  This is non-refundable but is returned at the end of your child’s final year.

More on school fees

Highfields School pupils in uniform

Credit: Highfields School, Newark

Admission form and prospectus

To download a copy of our prospectus, click the link below:


To download an admission form, click the link below:

Admission Form (main school)

For further details about admission, please contact our admissions team