"Excellent pastoral care. Fantastic teachers. The school encourages each child to achieve their best."

Highfield Parent

Aiming High (KS2 Results)

At Highfield, we work to ensure that each child fulfils his or her potential and takes full advantage of all the opportunities Highfield Priory has to offer. Each pupil is challenged and stretched at every opportunity with the emphasis remaining on literacy, numeracy and scientific investigation. Additionally, we seek to develop children's creative and imaginative aptitudes, whether they are in music, art, sport or the performing arts.

Children are prepared for their first choice of senior school which the majority of our children achieve. Each year a number of children are offered scholarships for academic performance or for their musical or sporting ability.

The National Curriculum sets standards of achievement in each subject for pupils aged 5-14. These were called SATs (Standard Attainment Tests) but have now been renamed NCTs (National Curriculum Tests). Tests are taken when pupils reach the end of each key stage. These tests give an indication of how pupils compare to the national standards.

Prior to 2016, children received a level of attainment from level 2 (the standard expected for a seven year old) through to level 6 (the standard expected for a 14 year old).

Our NCT results place the school in The Sunday Times top 100 prep schools in England, a position we have maintained for many years. For the past ten years, we have consistently been in the top thirty with our current position being 7th in England and first in the North West.

2016 Changes to the NCT Assessment

In 2016, results were no longer reported as levels. Instead, children are now working towards achieving the 'Expected' standard in English and Maths (based on the criteria provided by the Standards and Testing Agency).

In 2016, the National Average NCT results for Key Stage 2 pupils reaching the new EXPECTED standard was 71% in English and 70% in Maths.

Highfield Priory continues to out-perform the National Average with our NCT results.

 

Highfield Priory School KS2 NCT Results, 2019


Pupils Achieving the Expected Standard in Maths

National Average 79% Average Scaled Score 105
Highfield 100% Average Scaled Score 111


Pupils Achieving the Expected Standard in English: Reading

National Average 73% Average Scaled Score 104
Highfield 97% Average Scaled Score 111


Pupils Achieving the Expected Standard in English: Writing

National Average 78% Highfield 100%


Pupils Achieving the Expected Standard in English: Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar

National Average 78% Average Scaled Score 106
Highfield 100% Average Scaled Score 115

 

Highfield Priory School KS2 NCT Results, 2018

Pupils Achieving the Expected Standard in Maths
National Average 75%     Average Scaled Score 104
Highfield 100%            Average Scaled Score 113

Pupils Achieving the Expected Standard in English: Reading
National Average 75%     Average Scaled Score 105
Highfield 100%            Average Scaled Score 112

Pupils Achieving the Expected Standard in English: Writing
National Average 78%
Highfield 100%

Pupils Achieving the Expected Standard in English: Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar
National Average 78%    Average Scaled Score 106
Highfield 100%            Average Scaled Score 115

Highfield Priory School KS2 NCT Results, 2017

Pupils Achieving the Expected Standard in Maths
National Average 75%    Average Scaled Score 104
Highfield 100%           Average Scaled Score 112

Pupils Achieving the Expected Standard in English: Reading
National Average 71%    Average Scaled Score 104
Highfield 100%          Average Scaled Score 112

Pupils Achieving the Expected Standard in English: Writing
National Average 76%
Highfield 90%

Pupils Achieving the Expected Standard in English: Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar
National Average 77%   Average Scaled Score 106
Highfield 98%            Average Scaled Score 115 

 

Highfield Priory School KS2 NCT Results, 2016

Pupils Achieving the Expected Standard in Maths

National Average     70%

Highfield               94%

Pupils Achieving the Expected Standard in English: Reading

National Average     66%

Highfield                89%

Pupils Achieving the Expected Standard in English: Writing

National Average     74%

Highfield                 78%

Pupils Achieving the Expected Standard in English: Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar

National Average     72%

Highfield                100%

 

Highfield Priory School KS2 NCT Results, 2015

Pupils Achieving Level 4 in Maths (Ave. for an 11 yr old)

Highfield               100%

Pupils Achieving Level 5 in Maths (Ave. for a 13 yr old)

Highfield               100%

Pupils Achieving Level 4 in English Comprehension

Highfield               100%

Pupils Achieving Level 5 in English: Comprehension

Highfield               90%

Pupils Achieving Level 4 in English: Writing

Highfield               95%

Pupils Achieving Level 5 in English: Writing

Highfield               81%

Pupils Achieving Level 4 in Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar

Highfield               100%

Pupils Achieving Level 5 in Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar

Highfield               100%

 

Independent and Grammar School Success

 

2020

3 places awarded at Lancaster Royal Grammar School

10 places awarded at Lancaster Girls’ Grammar School

2 places awarded at Bolton Boys' School

3 places awarded at Bolton Girls' School

1 place awarded at St. John's International, Belgium

2019

4 places awarded at Lancaster Royal Grammar School

5 places awarded at Lancaster Girls’ Grammar School

1 places awarded at Clitheroe Royal Grammar School

3 places awarded at Kirkham Grammar School

1 places awarded at Bolton Boys' School

2 places awarded at Bolton Girls' School

1 place awarded at St. Mary's Hall, Stonyhurst

2 places awarded at Westholme School

1 place awarded at AKS Lytham

2018

7 places awarded at Lancaster Royal Grammar School

7 places awarded at Lancaster Girls’ Grammar School

6 places awarded at Clitheroe Royal Grammar School

1 place awarded at Manchester Grammar School

11 places awarded at Kirkham Grammar School

4 places awarded at Bolton Boys' School

9 places awarded at Bolton Girls' School

1 place awarded at Casterton Sedbergh School

1 place awarded at Rossall School

2 places awarded at Westholme School

1 place awarded at AKS Lytham

2017

4 places awarded at Lancaster Royal Grammar School

7 places awarded at Lancaster Girls’ Grammar School

2 places awarded at Clitheroe Royal Grammar School

6 places awarded at Westholme School

2 places awarded at Stonyhurst (SMH)

4 places awarded at Bolton Boys School

3 places awarded at Bolton Girls School

2016

6 places awarded at Lancaster Royal Grammar School

3 places awarded at Lancaster Girls’ Grammar School

1 place awarded at Clitheroe Royal Grammar School

2 places awarded at Kirkham Grammar School

2015

5 places awarded at Lancaster Royal Grammar School

2 places awarded at Clitheroe Royal Grammar School

6 places awarded at Kirkham Grammar School

4 places awarded at Westholme School

1 place awarded at AKS

1 place awarded at Stonyhurst (SMH)

4 places awarded at Bolton Boys School

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Our Reception class celebrated the end of term in style last week, with their Easter Bonnet Parade!

They didn't let the rain stop them as they showed off their brilliant bonnets around the school before heading to Highfield Haven in search of the Easter Bunny! 😀🐰
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Our Reception class celebrated the end of term in style last week, with their Easter Bonnet Parade!

They didnt let the rain stop them as they showed off their brilliant bonnets around the school before heading to Highfield Haven in search of the Easter Bunny! 😀🐰Image attachment

We marked the end of another busy term here at Highfield with a special musical assembly!

Using the wonders of modern technology, our ten performers joined together virtually, with some performing live in the hall and others via video from home.

The pupils have been practising hard for weeks and were really excited to perform for the whole school via Teams. Each performer played excellently and they were all rewarded with enthusiastic applause from their audience.

This was our first musical assembly for a year and it was such a good feeling to bring this tradition back and see the pleasure it brought to our school community. A massive congratulations to all the children who took part - we are already looking forward to developing this event later in the year!
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