About Highfields School

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Highfields Independent School and Day Nursery, also known as Newark Preparatory School, is a non-selective, co-educational, independent day school and nursery based in the historic Nottinghamshire town of Newark, for children aged from 2 to 11 years.

Our Nursery is open 5 days a week (term time) and offers a full day from 7.30am until 6.00pm. Our Main School starts in Reception for children turning 5 years old and is also open 7.30am-6.00pm with wraparound care available at the start and end of the day as well as a wide range of after school clubs and activities.

A jewel in the crown of this thriving Nottinghamshire market town, we provide a bespoke and tailored educational experience for our pupils, designing a carefully blended approach combining excellent academic standards, an enhanced curriculum offering specialist teaching in Music, Sport and Drama, and exceptional standards of pastoral care. 

A distinctive family ethos and commitment to wellbeing enables all children thrive and creates a strong foundation for future success and happiness. We prepare children for their next step to a wide range of senior schools and offer specialist support with Common Entrance and 11+ examinations.

In our most recent ISI Inspection in June 2019, we were found to be ‘Excellent in all Areas’, the highest ranking an independent school can be given.