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Headmaster's News

Headmaster's News, Friday 21st May, 2021

May 21, 2021

It was lovely to see all the Juniors taking part in a competitive event on Wednesday with three separate year group Sports Days. The children really enjoyed the experience with lots of smiles, laughter and encouragement for each other. Every child tried their hardest with taking part and having fun being the main focus for the day. The children threw themselves into all the events; the traditional sack race and egg and spoon race caused the most excitement! All the children were awarded with medals and ice lollies for their achievements. I hope you enjoy watching the recording of the event and the photographs that we post on Facebook.

Headmaster's News, Friday 7th May, 2021

May 7, 2021

The school will be conducting booked tours on Sunday 23rd May from 9.30am until 12noon. These will be conducted by members of the Senior Management Team and our Nursery Managers. There will be no children or other staff on site. If you know of any parents who are interested in their child attending Highfield Priory School and Nursery, please could you encourage them to book a tour with the school office. Parent recommendations are by far the highest reason for a child attending Highfield Priory School or Nursery. Thank you for your continued support.

Headmaster's News, Friday 23th April, 2021

Apr 23, 2021

Welcome to the Summer Term!

It was lovely to welcome all the children back to school last Monday. They were smartly dressed in their Summer uniform and filled with enthusiasm for the term ahead. They were also excited to learn that many of the summer events, that they missed out on last year, will be going ahead. Play rehearsals are in full swing, sports day practice is under way and Year 6 is preparing for the final round of Junior Mastermind.

Headmaster's News, Friday 26th March, 2021

Mar 26, 2021

The Easter Egg Raffle and excellent Music Assembly this week were the highlights of what has been a very busy and successful return to school. The teachers have been impressed by the children’s enthusiasm in class and the high standard of work they are achieving. I am very proud of all our pupils who have continued to show incredible resilience and character during the last year and who have continued to Aim High in all things.

Headmaster's News, Friday 5th March, 2021

Mar 5, 2021

Welcome Back to School!

I am looking forward to welcoming all the children back on Monday. It will be amazing to have all the children back in school again. Please could you remind your child that we will be continuing with all the measures that were in place before Christmas. I hope the children have plenty of rest during the weekend and are ready for the start of an exciting week in school on Monday.

Headmaster's News, Friday 12th February, 2021

Feb 12, 2021

The children have impressed me with their hard work and with the progress they have made across all subjects. We have witnessed some of their achievements of the last few weeks in assemblies, on our Facebook pages and in their lessons. I have enjoyed talking with them about their poems, creative writing, outstanding artwork, maths problems, and science. I would like to congratulate all the children on their achievements this term and for continuing to aim high in all things.

Headmaster's News, Friday 29th January, 2021

Jan 29, 2021

It has been another incredibly busy fortnight of online and in-school learning. I continue to be very impressed by the high standard of the children’s work and the enthusiasm demonstrated in each lesson. A big thank you to all the staff and parents for all your hard work and continued support. In the last newsletter, we read about what the children have been getting up to with their class teacher and in HPSED. This week, we find out what the children have been doing with specialist teachers in Music, French, PE, Art and ICT.

Headmaster's News, Friday 15th January, 2021

Jan 15, 2021

The children and staff have impressed and inspired me with their enthusiasm, flexibility and positive approach to each lesson, both online and in school, this week. I would like to say a big thank you to all the parents who are supporting our efforts from home. Here is a snapshot of what the different year groups have been up to since the start of the Spring Term.


Headmaster's News, Friday 17th December, 2020

Dec 17, 2020

A Celebration of Christmas

Congratulations to all our Junior children who have recorded their performance, ‘A Celebration of Christmas’, this week. I thoroughly enjoyed watching each class take to the stage to sing a Christmas Carol. This was a first for Highfield and it brought a real sense of togetherness as a class and community as a school. The introduction, poems and Haikus that were read between each carol were written by our wonderfully talented Year 6 and read by our Head Boy, Head Girl and our House Captains. A big thank you to Mr Drake for pulling all the class contributions together and creating our Celebration of Christmas. Also, a very big thank you to Miss Macklam for organising the performance and practising the songs with the children, on her keyboard at home, on Microsoft Teams whilst in isolation with Year 5. An amazing effort! We will release the link to the performance via parentmail on Saturday evening at 5pm. Please take the time to enjoy it with your family in the comfort of your own home.


Headmaster's News, Friday 4th December, 2020

Dec 4, 2020

Year 6 Assembly

Thank you Year 6 for your Assembly of Thanksgiving which focused on positive thinking and looking to the future. It was lovely to hear some of your aspirations for the future, including personal fitness trainer and business woman. It was also uplifting to hear what you are thankful for and it really did make us think about how lucky we are. We enjoyed hearing about the festivals that are being celebrated at the moment by our families and families around the world: Diwali, Hannukah, Christmas and Thanksgiving. You covered so much in such a short space of time. I was particularly impressed by your very sensitive and mature approach to each topic. Thank you Year 6 and Mrs Prince. The singing of our school song, ‘Shine Out!’ was a lovely way to end the week.

Headmaster's News, Friday 20th November, 2020

Nov 23, 2020

Top Ten Again!

The Sunday Times will be publishing their Top 100 Independent Preparatory Schools on Sunday. We are delighted, once again, to be in the Top 10. This is our third year in the Top 10 and our tenth year in the top thirty. Please see the attached letter of congratulations from The Sunday Times.

Headmaster's News, Friday 6th November, 2020

Nov 6, 2020

Children in Need

Friday 13th November is Children in Need Day. The theme of this year’s Children in Need (for all of us at Highfield) is ‘Smile!’ Wear something which puts a smile on your face or will make someone else smile. Please bring in £1 in an envelope.

Headmaster's News, Friday 9th October, 2020

Oct 9, 2020

Out and About on Teams

We have all become more reliant on our ability to communicate through our computers since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. Last Friday, we had to ask members of Year 6 to self-isolate but they have continued to study via Kidblog and Teams and, on Wednesday, I enjoyed taking them for a PE and Games lesson with a difference. I have also been holding our weekly Assemblies on Teams.

In Year 6 Games, Year 6 looked at developing a fitness program for a week which could be completed at home. The children had to make sure that it contained suitable warm-ups, was varied and interesting enough to keep them motivated and that it worked all the elements of an individual’s fitness. The children also considered their diet and discussed whether they were making healthy choices on a daily basis. The children had lots of ideas and after just twenty minutes they presented them to me using Teams with many of them sharing their screens and presenting incredibly professional power points. They had really understood the need to cover every aspect of fitness and they described a range of fun activities that I am sure will keep them fit and active next week. I then asked the children to disappear for another 15 minutes and try out their first activity. I was very impressed that not only had they all completed the activity and explained it to me in detail, but many of them were also able to share videos of themselves doing their exercises with the class, with some new canine members of Year 6 joining in too! Congratulations to all of Year 6. I look forward to hearing how you progressed with your fitness plan next week.

Headmaster's News, Friday 25th September, 2020

Sep 25, 2020

The Autumn Term is now well under way and it is lovely to see the children enjoying lessons, achieving high levels of attainment and making good progress in all areas. They are also enjoying their free time in the playground where they have been playing a variety of imaginative games with their friends, especially our Reception children who have created some amazing masterpieces and worlds to play in with their play equipment. One of the highlights of my day has been opening the gates at 8am and watching the children race in with big smiles, excited about the start of a new day. So much energy!

Headmaster's News, Friday 11th September 2020

Sep 11, 2020

Reception Class

The children have all settled into their new class really well and are enjoying accessing all the different areas. They enjoyed meeting Mr Pirate and are looking forward to his golden coins when they finish their sticker charts. The children are keen to share their experiences and knowledge. Edward told his friends the names of bones in the body which led to Mrs Bennett teaching the children a funny song about bones. We are going to be finding out more about bones and our bodies over the next few weeks. Well done Reception for a great first full week!

Headmaster's News, Friday 4th September 2020

Sep 4, 2020

Back to School Newsletter

Welcome back! It was lovely to see happy and excited children entering the school gates again. The children have been excellent this week and have quickly adapted to the new routines which are in place to keep them safe and healthy. They are enjoying their new classrooms, teachers, timetables and, for some years, new subjects.

Head Boy and Head Girl Deliver Their End of Term Poem

Jul 16, 2020

‘If’ dedicated to 6P
Performed by Bomi and Hashbala

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and hoarding paper for the loo.
If you can trust yourself when all is doubtful,
Stay at home, save lives and aim high too.

Headmaster's News, Friday 26th June, 2020

Jun 30, 2020

Sports Day
Last Wednesday, both our Infant and Junior children enjoyed their annual Sports Day. Things were a little bit different this year but that did not stop the children having just as much fun. Our Infant children were all given a coloured team to represent and the Juniors were representing their Houses. All children, both at home and in school, took part in 6 different challenges with the aim of scoring as many points for their team as possible. It was lovely to see so many children getting involved, decorating their gardens, painting faces and designing dances and warm-ups for their teams and showing the true spirit of Highfield in action. Well done to the winners of the Infant Sports Day: The Purple Team; and our Junior Winners: Bowland House. Congratulations to everyone, at home and school, who took part and made this a wonderful day to remember.

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We were treated to a fantastic assembly from class 3J last week, all about inspirational people!

One person who featured prominently was former visitor to Highfield, Baroness Tanni Grey Thompson. The pupils explained how, despite being told from an early age of all the ways a wheelchair would limit her, Baroness Tanni was busy working out all the things she could achieve, going on win 16 Paralympic medals and hold 30 world records! 🥇 🥇 🥇

The class finished by talking about their own goals - from working as a pharmacist to becoming a famous artist. 👩‍⚕️ 👨‍🎨 Thank you for such an inspirational presentation 3J, we hope you all go on to achieve your dreams! 🙂Photos from Highfield Priory School's post
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