The Sunday Times Top 100 Independent Prep Schools in England: Fifth equal in England and First in the North West.

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Community & Partnerships

At Highfield we look to make a positive impact on the wider community. By working with a range of partners we are able to make a significant impact to the local community.

Our current partnerships are:

Bethany House

Bethany House is a purpose-built residential care home for older adults, set in landscaped grounds just outside Preston. They aims to provide a home from home, where caring and qualified staff are on hand 24 hours every day. Bethany House has a warm, friendly atmosphere, where support is provided for physical, emotional, spiritual and social needs. They recognise how important it is to maintain a lifestyle which is as active and normal as possible, and this is reflected in the range of activities offered. Bethany House has a Christian ethos, enabling residents to follow their faith in the home.

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https://bethanyhouse.org.uk/

Pupils from Highfield visit Bethany House multiple times per year to sing carols and old favourites with the residents of Bethany House. After singing songs, the children enjoy getting to know the residents. Our children share their experiences of school life and have even helped to solve crossword puzzles. These visits leave both our pupils and the residents excited for their next encounter.

As part of our annual harvest celebration we donate food to Bethany House.

Albany Training

Albany Training is an approved provider of First Aid and Health and Safety training for Lancashire County Council. They offer a comprehensive range of courses to assist in training staff. Based in Southport, their training courses are run throughout the North West of England and they are also able to provide in-house courses all over the UK. Albany Training specialise in delivering courses that meet not only the legislative requirements but also meet the needs of your specific industry.

https://www.albanytraining.co.uk/

Highfield Priory School is offering a subsidised Paediatric First Aid Course run by Albany Training for Early Years settings on the 11th of May 2024. This fully accredited Paediatric First Aid Level 3 course is the one which Ofsted require for those working with children in schools, nurseries and other Early Years settings, such as wrap around care and playgroups. As an addition to the set criteria, this training includes the use of an Automatic External Defibrillator into the course in line with the recommendations from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE). The course is structured so that everyone gets the opportunity to practice as many of the skills they have learnt during the course on each other to reinforce the knowledge in a fun environment. To book the course contact the school on 01772 709624 or email schooloffice@highfieldpriory.co.uk to request a booking form. 

Charities

Water Aid

Water Aid are an international not-for-profit, determined to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere within a generation. Since 1981, they’ve directly reached 28 million people with clean water; 28 million with decent toilets; and 26 million with good hygiene. Only by tackling these three essentials in ways that last can people change their lives for good. Right now, millions of children around the world don't have clean water to drink, decent toilets to use or good hygiene to protect themselves. Without these basics, breaking the cycle of poverty is just a dream.

https://www.wateraid.org/uk/

Since September 2015 Highfield have raised £2856.95 for WaterAid.

Derian House

Derian House provides respite and end-of-life care to more than 400 babies, children and young people across the North West, working 24 hours a day, seven days a week, never closing to those in need. The care provided is free for families, but services cost £6 million to run every year with under 30% of funding we need coming from the government. Their help extends right across the family to brothers, sisters, parents and grandparents. They look after children and young people right up until their 26th birthday offering palliative care, respite stays, day care, holidays and end of life support. Derian House continues to offer transition support for those young people who leave up until their 28th birthday ensuring they have a well-established network of support in their community.

https://www.derianhouse.co.uk/

Since September 2014 Highfield have raised £2716.52 for Derian House.

Children in Need

Children in Need has been helping children and young people in every corner of the UK be the best they can be for more than half a century. Children in Need believes that every child should have the chance to thrive and be the best they can be and are committed to being there for children across the UK when they need us the most. With the BBC and other partners, they inspire the nation to support this work. Children in Need is here to make sure that every child has the childhood they deserve – and the support they need to thrive. They are committed to funding the grassroots organisations and project workers across the UK that provide the vital positive relationships children need to help them navigate the challenges in their lives. They fund thousands of charities and projects in every corner of the UK, that support children and young people to feel and be safer, have improved mental health and wellbeing, form better, more positive relationships and be given more equal opportunities to flourish.

https://www.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk/

Since September 2016 Highfield have raised £1906.14 for Children in Need.

Make-A-Wish

Make-A-Wish exists to put medical issues to one side by empowering a child with the chance to choose a wish that's unique to them, when so much else has been decided for them because of their health needs. In doing so, a wish creates hope, happiness and memories for the whole family to cherish. Over 60,000 children in the UK have been diagnosed with a critical condition, changing their lives and the lives of their families forever. For them, the joy of childhood is brought to an abrupt end, with treatment plans, hospital visits and sleepless nights taking over. A wish revives a childhood stolen by critical illness. It brings light and joy to children and their loved ones and leaves a profound and lasting impact on all their lives. From the moment they are diagnosed, the simple pleasures of childhood and family life are replaced by worry, disruption, medical appointments, financial worries and isolation. Make-A-Wish have learnt that when a wish is granted, it inspires a child to believe that anything is possible and it helps to restore some of the childhood that they missed out on because treatment for their condition interrupted school or typical family activities.

https://www.make-a-wish.org.uk/

Since September 2017 Highfield have raised £1160.25 for Make a Wish.

Baby Beat

Baby Beat is part of the Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity. It funds specialist equipment, patient services and comforts, clinical care, local research, additional training and staff welfare projects so that the maternity and gynaecology teams can offer the best possible outcomes for babies and mums in the Central Lancashire and Chorley area. With Baby Beats support, NICU also continues to provide exceptional care for premature and sick babies and their families from across Lancashire and South Cumbria. Everything Baby Beat funds is additional and complementary to what the NHS provides and makes a real difference to families from across Lancashire and South Cumbria when they need it the most.

https://babybeat.org.uk/

Since September 2015 Highfield have raised £498.13 for Baby Beat.

Friends of Space

The Creative Space Centre is the largest multi-sensory Centre in the UK, providing sensory support to those with additional needs for 30 years. The Centre is the only one of its kind, using state of the art lighting, visuals and sound equipment to create a fully tailored sensory experience for service users. They have over 700 visitors a week from a variety of backgrounds, including special schools, day Centre’s, nursing homes, support groups and much more.

https://www.creativespacecentre.org/

Since September 2014 Highfield have raised £383.22 for Friends of Space.

Just4Children

Just4Children is passionate about the relief of sickness and preservation of good physical and mental health of children and young people under the age of 25 years resident in the United Kingdom and Ireland in particular, and without limitation, by providing and assisting in the provision of services and grants to enable them to obtain medical treatment, therapies and equipment which would not otherwise be available to them. Just4Children provides support for families to help their children with disabilities and sickness.

https://just4children.org/

Since September 2016 Highfield have raised £278.71 for Just4Children.

Cancer Care

Cancer Care provides therapies, help and support free to people of all ages affected by cancer throughout North Lancashire & South Cumbria. Cancer Care helps people discover their capacity for life when times are tough - with the professional help, emotional support and collective strength to face whatever is next. They cover a wide geographical area across North Lancashire and South Cumbria with centres in Lancaster, Kendal, Barrow and Morecambe. They have helped tens of thousands of local people since their formation in 1983.

https://cancercare.org.uk/

Since September 2022 Highfield have raised £166.21 for Cancer Care. 

We donated an additional £105.50 to Cancer Care from a stall at our 2023 Summer Fayre, run by our Year 5 children. One of our pupils, Imogen, sadly lost her father to cancer and put forward the charity, which was subsequently chosen by all pupils. The Year 5 children ran a stall at our summer fair to raise money, they planned all of this themselves in their P.S.H.E lessons and supervised the stall on the day. They were delighted to have raised so much money to help such a good cause.

Unicef

Unicef was set up over 75 years ago to support children after World War Two aiming to protect children during crisis. Unicef currently supports children affected by conflict across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. The number of countries in active armed conflicts is the highest in the last 30 years. Over 43 million children have been displaced globally, losing their homes and the services they rely on. They’re deprived of access to food, shelter, health care and education. Children are more vulnerable to abuse and exploitation. Unicef's Children’s Emergency Fund means they can help whenever and wherever needed, even when crises don’t make the news.

https://www.unicef.org.uk/

Since September 2023 Highfield have raised £245 for Unicef.

SafeNet Preston

SafeNet provides life-saving and life-changing services to women and children escaping domestic abuse and other forms of gender-based violence. They offer information, support & safe accommodation for anyone affected by domestic abuse, stalking & honour-based abuse in Burnley, Preston & Lancaster.

https://safenet.org.uk/

As part of our annual harvest celebration we donate food to SafeNet Preston.

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