Weekends are often a concern for parents overseas who worry about their children when the day children have gone home. Needless to say, with over 100 boarders at Highfield and round the clock dedicated staff, committed to making them feel as safe and nurtured as possible, being lonely is one of the few pastimes not easily on offer at Highfield.

Both day and boarding children attend school all day on Saturday until 4pm, depending on their match commitments. Sometimes some of the local children do choose to go home for Sunday, but the majority choose to stay in school for the fun (and often adventurous!) programme of activities for them to take part in.

"Weekend activities are great fun - you get to spend loads of time with all your friends and the staff are really cool too."

Year 6 Boarder

Sunday activities are numerous and varied including trips out as well as equipment or entertainers being hired in. To give just a flavour, Sunday Activities have included trips to the beach, the Hollycombe Steam Fair, Lego Land, Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth, Ten Pin Bowling, Dry Slope Skiing, Quad Biking and Mountain Boarding as well as Cinema and Shopping. In house Sunday Activities have included a Pocket Money Fete (with the stalls made and run by Year 8), Hobby Horse Polo Tournament, Radio Control Challenge, Gnome Painting and the all-time regular favourites; Inflatable Fun and Water Wars. For more information on what really goes on at HIghfield at the weekends, take a look at our Boarding Blog.


There are two long ‘exeats’ per term where there is no school on Saturday and boarders may take a long weekend away, from Friday 4.30pm to Sunday 7.30pm. If you are based overseas, your child will need a guardian locally to look after them during exeat weekends.

During the Autumn term there are also two short exeats; from Saturday 12.30pm to Sunday 7.30pm.



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