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 Headmaster, Mr Richard Thomson, who reports to the Board of Governors which meets at least once a term. Co-opted onto this Committee, without voting rights, are the Headmaster and a teacher representative.


  • Mr W Bicknell – Chairman
  • Mrs C Morrison – Vice Chairman
  • Mr D Ackroyd
  • Mrs S Cameron
  • Mr J Dennis
  • Mrs B Jupp
  • Mr J Robinson
  • Mr W Staunton


  • Mr R Thomson- Headmaster
  • Mrs G Martin- Deputy Head

There is no requirement that a Governor has to have, or 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.


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

Telephone: 01636 704103

Headmaster: Mr R C R Thomson BEd (Hons) NPQH

Headmaster’s e-mail: [email protected]

General e-mail:[email protected]


[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 policies may be found within the section ‘Highfields Life’ under ’Parents’.

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

Absence Request Medicine
Admissions Minibus Code of Practice
Anti-Bullying Minibus Policy
Child Protection with EYFS and Appendices A-E Missing Child
Continence Non-Collection
Curriculum Parents’ Complaints and Procedures
Cyberbullying Photography of Children and Use of Images
Discipline and Good Behaviour Physical Intervention
Educational Visits Sex Education
Equal Opportunities Whistleblowing
EYFS Missing Child  
First Aid  
Gifted and Talented