Highfield is a happy and charming, country prep school set in sumptuous 175 acre grounds on the Hampshire/Surrey/Sussex border. It offers a balanced mix of boarding and day pupils, and less than an hour from London, acres of playing fields, trees to climb, and woodlands to explore and build camps in. It is a place where children really can still be children.  We have a highly committed and caring staff who genuinely enjoy working with and caring for children. Above all, Highfield is great fun, there is always so much going on and so much to do, whatever a child's interests. Schools should be places of joy, wonder, excitement and enchantment and this is what we consistently strive to provide.

Highfield enjoys outstanding academic success. The recent ISI Report in January 2011 noted that:

"The level of pupils' attainment indicates that they make exceptional progress in relation to pupils of similar ability"

The school is forward thinking, teaching traditional subjects creatively and using its beautiful environment as much as possible to enhance learning. The Good Schools Guide verdict is:

"All in all one of the most innovative boarding and day preps we have visited"

The facilities in a beautiful rural setting of 175 acres are truly enviable, including extensive sports pitches, together with a new indoor Swimming Pool, Music School and Art School. Yet alongside all the new technology, iPads for pupils and smart equipment, sits a traditional wood panelled Dining Room, where the school meet for meals served at tables where manners matter, ‘tradition with a twist’ as the Good Schools Guide puts it.

One of the great features of Highfield is the supportive, collaborative process it provides to parents in helping them identify the right Senior School for their child. Highfield feeds the top education establishments in the country. We take great pride in our flawless track record of securing every child’s place at their first choice Senior School on the strength of their Common Entrance results, not to mention their excellent Scholarship results. For more information, click here to visit our Senior Schools, Common Entrance and Scholarships pages.

Above all, with the balanced mix of girls and boys, boarding and day, Highfield allows parents to keep their options open. Whether they eventually choose day or boarding schools, co-ed or single sex, at either 11+ or 13+, the school provides the relevant experience for their child. The beautiful grounds, full of opportunities for fun and adventure, the fine academic tradition, the first rate teaching and distinguished record of Scholarship success creates happy, well-rounded pupils who join their senior schools self-confident, self-reliant and exceptionally well prepared.

"The combination of staggeringly beautiful grounds with very good Common Entrance results has caused numbers to soar."

Tatler Schools Guide 2011

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