International News

From Nursery and Reception, through to the Junior and Senior School years, Highfield & Brookham make the transition from a local day school, to become a broad and diverse international community. Inherent in our DNA is a sense of mission to fully engage pupils in the wider world and we are proud of our global outlook. Read our latest international articles and news items below. 

2020/21: An academic Year to Celebrate

What a year it has been! Having started positively in September, all schools in England closed again in January 2021, not opening again fully until March. But here are our reasons to celebrate the last academic year. Read more


Is the real boarding school experience still possible during Covid?

Sending your child to school overseas is a big decision. During Covid the stakes are even higher, and after all that, will they even get the full English boarding school experience you hope for? Read more


Four-Step Plan to Ease Lockdown in England

The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has unveiled the UK’s roadmap to recovery from Covid-19. What does this plan mean for those wanting to study abroad in England during 2021?  Read more


UK plans to welcome more international students

In a timely update, the UK government has reaffirmed its commitment to ensuring an even more welcoming environment for international students in UK schools and universities, post Covid, and post Brexit. Read more


Could sending your child to a UK boarding school at a younger age, actually be kinder?

There are those who think that sending their child to a senior boarding school in the UK without having any boarding experience, or experience of UK independent education makes perfect sense. But is there a better alternative? Read more


The New UK Student Visa: What You Need to Know

New visa rules are coming into effect for international students who wish to study in the UK, but what's changed for EU and other nationals? Here's what you need to know if you're applying to Highfield & Brookham Read More


The New Normal: School Life During Covid

The Autumn Term is well underway and living with the pandemic has become the ‘new normal’. But what is life like now for children at the school? How has the pandemic affected their daily lives and their educational experience? Read More


Home Schooling Success: 4 Lessons for the Future

When home schooling became widespread at the start of the Coronavirus pandemic, many schools felt an immediate urgency to try to replicate the school timetable at home. We had many lessons to learn. Read More


Together, Apart: Our Around the World Trip During ‘Lockdown’

When schools closed in response to Covid-19, we wondered how we could maintain our wonderful, warm sense of community, especially with our families overseas. So we decided to pay them a visit! Read More


Highfield Launches 'Covid-19 Guarantee'

We are living in unprecedented and uncertain times which makes it very difficult to plan and make decisions, especially for families overseas. Our Covid-19 Guarantee is there to help and provide some reassurance. Read More


Preparing to Re-open Boarding

Plans are underway to welcome Boarders back in September. We're committed to the safety and well-being of all children and staff, while continuing to provide a first-rate education for every child, in the UK or overseas. Read More


Returning to School Safely

We were delighted to welcome our youngest three year groups and Year 6 back to school this week. While it is wonderful to be back together in familiar surroundings, the experience has been far from normal.  Read More


What's it like at Highfield & Brookham while we're all away?

Nine weeks ago today, Highfield closed to pupils in response to the global Covid-19 pandemic. Schools have an uncanny atmosphere without children - so what’s it like at Highfield & Brookham since we’ve been away for so long? Read More


UK Independent School Facts & Figures: Highlights of the ISC Annual Census

UK Independent School Facts & Figures Highlights of the 2020 ISC Annual CensusWhen I meet with international parents they’re often keenly interested in the facts and figures of UK Independent Schools, especially regarding diversity of nationalities and the numbers of boarders. The 2020 ISC Census provides the latest key data - Highfield makes an interesting comparison. Read more


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