Admissions & Fees | Nursery Pre-prep & Prep School

Children are welcome to join Highfield and Brookham Schools at any stage and at any point through the year. As availability in all year groups is limited, we recommend you register your child at the earliest opportunity. Our admissions registrars will guide you through the admissions process to ensure that your child is warmly welcomed.

Highfield and Brookham is broadly non-selective and takes pupils with a range of abilities which we believe is an essential element of our strength, and gives our schools great character and atmosphere. In general, children need to be of national average academic ability, however the ‘whole child’ is always considered. Our admissions process is designed to identify pupils who are able to benefit from our balanced and well-rounded education, and to make a positive contribution towards the life of the school. For children moving from other schools, emphasis is placed on their performance and conduct at their current schools, and the comments of their headteachers. We like to offer all children a trial day so they can get a feel for us and us for them. There are no formal written assessments.

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Admissions Process

Brookham Nursery

Children can join our Nursery in Liphook from the moment they turn two years of age. Our Nursery operates 35 weeks of the year. Children joining our Nursery in Tiny Bears or Little Bears must attend a minimum of 2 mornings per week. To help prepare them for the transition up to Reception, children in Big Bears must attend a minimum of 3 mornings with lunch per week.

Brookham Pre-prep

Children are admitted to Brookham Reception at the age of 4+ without any formal assessment. If they are joining Brookham in Years 1-3 from another school, emphasis is placed on their performance and conduct at their current schools and the comments of their Headteachers.

Highfield Prep

Children usually enter Highfield in the academic year in which they turn 9, National Curriculum Year 4, or when they turn 10 or 11, in Years 6 and 7. Children in Brookham Pre-prep automatically move up to Highfield Prep and do not need to take a formal assessment. Children may be accepted into Highfield in other academic years if space allows, and if they are of a suitable standard academically.

Fees 2021/22

Highfield and Brookham fees are outlined below. There is a non-refundable registration fee of £100. We offer Sibling Discounts: second child 2.5%, third child 7.5%, fourth child or more 12.5%. Please note this excludes Nursery and Steps-To-Boarding fees, only for current pupils and not applicable if any other discount is received. Please enquire about our Forces Discount.

Nursery

Children joining our Nursery in Tiny Bears or Little Bears must attend a minimum of 2 mornings per week. To help prepare them for the transition up to Reception, children in Big Bears must attend a minimum of 3 mornings with lunch per week.

 
Weekly Sessions / Term
Equivalent Daily Fee
Morning
8.15am - 11.45am
£390
£34.41
Morning with lunch
8.15am - 1.00pm
£485
£42.80
Full day
8.15am - 3.15pm
With 15 hours free entitlement*
£485
£42.80
Full day
8.15am - 3.15pm
£685
£60.45

For example if you would like your child to attend three mornings with lunch per week, your termly fee would be 3 x £485 = £1,455. An acceptance deposit of £400 is required to confirm your place.

Nursery fees are billed termly in advance but additional sessions can be booked which are billed in arrears. We accept Tax Free Childcare Vouchers and Employer Childcare Vouchers as part payment towards Nursery fees.

*Free Entitlement is only available for afternoon sessions. It must be claimed at the beginning of each term; it cannot be claimed in lieu.

Brookham Pre-prep
 
Fees Per Term
Reception
£3,925*
Year 1
£3,925
Year 2
£3,925
Year 3
£5,300

*£3,125 with 15 hours Free Entitlement

An acceptance deposit of £400 is required to confirm your place.

VISA SPONSORSHIP: £350 per term is charged in addition to termly fees. 

Highfield Prep

Termly fees are as follows:

  Day Full Boarding Steps-To-Boarding
UK EU/ EEA Non-EU 2 nights 3 nights
Year 4 £6,700 £8,600 £8,850 £9,100 £7,550 £7,825
Year 5 £7.150 £9,050 £9,300 £9,550 £8,000 £8,275
Year 6 £7,150 £9,050 £9,300 £9,550 £8,000 £8,275
Year 7 £7,575 £9,475 £9,725 £9,975 - £8,775*
Year 8 £7,575 £9,475 £9,725 £9,975 - -

*only applicable in Autumn and Spring term.

An acceptance deposit of £1000 is required to confirm your place.

VISA SPONSORSHIP: There is no additional charge for International Boarders. For Day Pupils requiring visa sponsorship, a supplement of £350 per term is charged in addition to termly fees. 

Before And After School Care

Life for every parent is exceptionally busy and the daily logistics can be extremely complicated. As a result, we host a number of before and after school sessions to ensure that your children can be cared for at the times that you need.

  Times Year Group Food Provided Fees/hour
Larks 7.30am - 8.15am Nursery - Year 5 Hearty Breakfast £8
Before School Care 8.00am - 8.15am Nursery - Year 3 - -
After School Care 3.30pm - 5.30pm Nursery - Year 3 Snack £8
Owls 5.30pm - 6.30pm Nursery - Year 5 Home-cooked Dinner £8

International Admissions 

We are happy to accept overseas children with sufficient spoken and written English to be able to participate fully in school life. Beginning level English speakers are welcome on our Intensive Summer School Course. Visit our Visa Information page to find out which visa you may need.

AGENTS: We enjoy good relationships with a number of agents and we are always happy to hear from agents offering a valued service to families overseas. For further details please visit our Agents Page or contact the Headmaster's PA.


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