The Sunday Times Top 100 Independent Prep Schools in England, 2018: Seventh in England and First in the North.

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Headmaster's Welcome

It is a pleasure to welcome you to our website and to share our school with you.

This year Highfield Priory School was the proud winner of the National Junior and Preparatory School Award for Excellence and Innovation (Independent Schools' Association). This was awarded to Highfield for its long history of academic excellence (eight years in the top thirty Preparatory schools in England -The Sunday Times) as well as its excellence and innovation across the curriculum and in our extra-curricular programme.

As you explore our website, I hope it will be apparent that life at Highfield is about the education of the whole person and that a Highfield pupil is a happy, intelligent and confident child who is aware of and interested in the wider world and in their local community. The wealth of opportunity open to our pupils encourages an active mind, an active body and a true desire to Aim High in all that they do in life.

Whilst our website will indeed offer you an insight into life at Highfield, a school really needs to be seen in action. Please do call me to arrange a tour of our School and Nursery.

I look forward to meeting you.
Mr Jeremy Duke

Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.


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40 girls played Netball on Wednesday against Sedbergh Prep School. It was a fantastic afternoon of Netball and a great opportunity to see so many girls in action on the court. Four matches were played in total : Highfield won two and lost two. Well done, girls! ... See moreSee less

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