Inspection

As an independent school we are inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) and not by Ofsted.

I am delighted that this report captures so much of the essence of Highfield, and that so many of the things we have worked hard to achieve have been recognised as excellent. The Early Years report is found within this and I am happy to say that our EYFS setting was found to be excellent in all categories.

We believe wholeheartedly in learning in all parts of the school and this includes the professionals who work here.

We will continue to work together to ensure that Highfield remains a vibrant and happy place to learn and that the children continue to achieve excellent standards both within the curriculum and in extra-curricular activities.

Thank you all for your continued support and involvement.

Joanna Leach
Headteacher

Click here to download the latest Inspection Report.

A few Highlights of the Report

“The school fulfils its aims very well, successfully preparing all pupils academically and personally for the next stage in their education. Pupils’ achievements, including those of children in the EYFS, are excellent, as are their attitudes to learning.  Combined with teaching that is excellent overall, and with excellent curricular and extra-curricular provision and pastoral care, this represents improvement on the findings of the previous inspection. The broad, creative and well-balanced curriculum, together with an excellent range of extra-curricular activities, trips and visits, supports pupils’ learning extremely well. Pupils are creative, enthusiastic, highly articulate, and able to reason and investigate independently. They use their literacy and numeracy skills very well in different subjects, and make strong progress largely as a result of teaching that is excellent overall.”

“The personal development, and spiritual, moral, social and cultural awareness of all pupils are excellent. Pupils are well supported pastorally and their behaviour is exemplary.”

“All pupils have a positive and enthusiastic approach to learning. They are extremely polite and caring, and exceptionally well behaved. Both as individuals and collaboratively, pupils throughout the school have an infectious enthusiasm, energetically taking part in the many opportunities that are provided by the dedicated and hard-working staff.”