Highfield Priory is an Independent Co-educational Day School for children from the age of six months to eleven years. Situated in the Fulwood area of Preston in nine acres of grounds, with easy access to the M6. Highfield Priory is recognised as one of the leading Prep schools in the North West and is consistently ranked highly in The Times Top 100. At present, we are ranked as First in the North West and Eighteenth in the country.
Our school offers a happy, stimulating and caring environment in which everyone is given the opportunity to reach their full potential. The emphasis is on high standards in all aspects of school life and not just academic success, demanding high standards of behaviour, good manners and developing a sense of responsibility and self-discipline.
My colleagues and I have tried to give you a 'flavour' of the school in words and pictures. It can only be a flavour or snap shot as it is difficult to convey accurately in words and pictures all that takes place in a busy, productive but above all happy school. The school is divided into three distinct yet integral sections.
There are three Key Stages at the school:
1) The Early Years Foundation Stage - Nursery classes and Reception (six months to 5 year olds)
2) Key Stage 1 - Years 1 and 2 (5 to 7 year olds)
3) Key Stage 2 - Years 3 to 6 (7 to 11 year olds)
All children follow a programme based on the National Curriculum for Key Stages 1 and 2 and the Early Learning Goals as outlined in the Curriculum Guidance for the Foundation Stage.
We use the National Curriculum as the template on which to frame our curriculum but as an independent school we go beyond the requirements of the National Curriculum and tailor the teaching to match the needs of our children as best we can. As a result we offer French from Year 3, speech and drama lessons, a full and varied sports programme with inter-school matches, a variety of school visits both locally and for the older children residential activity visits. There are over 30 extra activities and clubs available to the children either during the lunch break or after school.