Highfields School is a registered charity (no 528261) and a limited company (Newark Preparatory School Company Limited, no 00396309).

The School is led by the Headteacher, Mrs Sarah Lyons, who reports to the Board of Governors which meets at least once a term. Co-opted onto this Committee, without voting rights, are the Headteacher and a teacher representative.


  • Mr W Bicknell – Chairman
  • Mr W Staunton – Vice Chairman
  • Mr D Ackroyd
  • Mrs S Cameron
  • Mr J Dennis
  • Mr N Johnson
  • Dr J Mumby
  • Mr J Robinson
  • Mr R South


  • Mrs S Lyons – Headteacher
  • Mrs G Martin – Deputy Head

There is no requirement that a Governor has to have, or has to have had, children at the School. The mix of occupations provides assistance in much of their work which covers personnel, marketing, the school buildings and supplies, finance and strategy. The Board seeks to maintain excellent relationships with parents and keeps parents up to date through the Parent Governors and the School newsletter.

The Chairman of the Governors can be contacted via the School Office. Written correspondence for the Chairman should be sent c/o Highfields School or to [email protected]


Address: Highfields School, London Road, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 3AL

Telephone: 01636 704103

Headteacher: Mrs S H Lyons BEd (Hons) Primary (Early Years)

Headteacher’s email: [email protected]

General email: [email protected]

The Chairman of the Governors, Mr W Bicknell, can be contacted via the School Office or email [email protected] or [email protected]  Written correspondence for Mr Bicknell should be sent c/o Highfields School to the above address.

Website address –

The School’s policies may be found within the section ‘Highfields Life’ under ’Parents’.

Paper copies of the following policies may be requested from the School Office.

Absence RequestMedicine
AdmissionsMinibus Code of Practice
Anti-BullyingMinibus Policy
Child Protection with EYFS and Appendices A-EMissing Child
CurriculumParents’ Complaints and Procedures
CyberbullyingPhotography of Children and Use of Images
Discipline and Good BehaviourPhysical Intervention
Educational VisitsSex Education
Equal OpportunitiesWhistleblowing
EYFS Missing Child 
First Aid 
Gifted and Talented