Inspection reports

In November 2017, Highfield Preparatory School received its latest interim Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) report. The ISI is the independent schools equivalent of Ofsted and reports to the Department for Education. We were delighted by the inspection report, which recognised the high quality of the education we provide, the impressive achievements of our girls and the warm and nurturing environment Highfield offers.

The report itself confirms that the quality of education provided in both teaching and in the breadth of the curriculum enables the girls to make good progress and the School’s aims and values actively promote the personal development of the girls. Our focus is always to provide the best possible education for our girls, marrying innovation with enthusiasm, and focus with a love of learning, equipping them with the skills and work ethic that will prepare them for the next stage in their school career.

Thank you all for your continued support and involvement.

Joanna Leach

Click here to download the latest Full Inspection Report March 2013.

Highfield ISI Report November 2017

Letter to Parents December Inspection 2017

A few Highlights of the Report from 2013

“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.”