Highfield and Brookham Schools

Primary
Brookham School (Ages 3-7)
Highfield School (Ages 8-13)
Highfield Lane
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GU30 7LQ
Brookham: 01428 722 005 Highfield: 01428 728000
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Pupils
427
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Ages
3 - 13
Gender
Gender
Mixed
Building
Type
Other independent school
Mr ofsted
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NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Independent inspection report
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PREP

Independent preparatory schools do not have to follow the National Curriculum or submit test results to the Department for Education so there is no individual school performance data or star rating.

Visit the school's website to learn more about their unique curriculum, policies on testing and common leaver destinations (a good indicator of pupil progress). See our About page for information on Choosing A Prep School.

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Day, Weekly and Full boarding
Boarding Type
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Available
Scholarship Status
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£190
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£7,325
Day Fees Per Term
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School Open Events


Due to UK wide school closures in the light of the coronavirus outbreak, sadly all planned open events are cancelled until further notice.

When schools reopen, we will update our school pages with new dates and opportunities to visit schools once again.

In the meantime, please contact schools directly with any questions or concerns you might have around admissions or open events.

Stay safe and well.
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School Description

Highfield and Brookham are charming country prep, pre-prep schools offering an exceptional all-round education for children aged 3-13. Set within 175 acres of magnificent grounds, the schools are ideally located an hour from London, on the borders of Hampshire, Surrey and West Sussex. The schools enjoy outstanding academic success, and one of the great features of Highfield is the supportive, collaborative process it provides to parents in helping them identify the right Senior School for their child. Highfield feeds the top Senior Schools in the country and enjoys a flawless track record of securing every child’s place at their first choice school, as well as an excellent scholarship success rate. There is an abundance of sport played by pupils at Highfield and Brookham, and sport is an integral part of the broad curriculum. Our specialist coaches work with children right from nursery, and by Year 2, they have the opportunity to take part in matches against other schools, both home and away. Alongside extensive playing fields we have an indoor swimming pool, and enviable facilities across the board which enable the enormous breadth in the curriculum, as well as a plethora of extra-curricular activities. Above all, our pupils are happy and fulfilled. There are fields and woodlands to explore and trees to climb; it’s a place where children really can still be children. Whether you eventually choose day or boarding, co-educational or single sex, Highfield and Brookham provide a wonderful and relevant experience for your child, ensuring they leave us as happy and well-rounded individuals, full of enthusiasm to tackle the next stage of their learning journeys.

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Last update: 04 April 2020
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The only way to enjoy a sense of Highfield and Brookham’s magic is to come and experience it for yourself. You’ll soon discover what makes us the perfect choice for your child.

We hold three open morning a year where you can come along and see the schools in action, tour the school and grounds and meet staff and pupils.We are always delighted to welcome prospective parents and their children for visits at other times throughout the year.

Our next open morning is on Saturday 25th April from 10am to 12pm. 

To book onto an Open Day, a personalised visit or to request a prospectus, please click below.

 

BROOKHAM PRE-PREP & NURSERY

Deciding on the right school for your child is very important, and we believe that a personal visit is invaluable. We don't hold formal Open Days at our Pre-Prep and Nursery as we are always delighted to welcome prospective parents and their children, and we very much hope that you will visit us, meet the Headteacher and take a tour of the School.

If you would like to arrange a bespoke visit to Brookham Pre-Prep & Nursery please contact our Admissions Registrar, Mrs Charlotte Cottrell, on 01428 722005, email her at [email protected] or visit our website

 

HIGHFIELD PREP SCHOOL 

Children usually enter Highfield in the academic year in which they turn 9, the National Curriculum Year 4. Children may be accepted into Highfield in other academic years if space allows, and if they are of a suitable standard academically.

Once again, we believe that a personal visit is invaluable. Highfield holds three Open Mornings a year, normally in February, May and September, but we are always happy to welcome prospective parents at other times too. 

Open days take place on normal school days and provide an opportunity to tour the school and meet the Headmaster and pupils. These are not 'show' days, they are a real opportunity to get a feel for normal school life.

If you would like to arrange a separate visit to see the school please contact our Admissions Registrar, Mrs Caroline Lukic on 01428 728000, email [email protected]

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BROOKHAM NURSERY & PRE-PREP

Nestled in the South Downs National Park, our beautiful grounds and bright, secure, purpose-built Pre-Prep & Nursery provide our children with a magical first experience of school.  

We believe that high quality education has the greatest impact in the early years. During these first years of schooling, the enthusiasm nurtured by first-rate teaching cultivates a child’s love of learning, and the skills they acquire form the foundations for all future education. From fine motor skills to phonics, from numeracy to courage and self-belief, it is a one-time opportunity to captivate curious minds, ensuring they flourish in later life. At Brookham children benefit from:

- A genuinely individual approach

- Broad and flexible teaching

- Small class sizes

- 175 acre learning space

 

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ACADEMIC AMBITION

 

 

 

Our priority is to ensure our children flourish academically and become courageous learners: children who grow up with a love of learning; who seek to define problems and solve them for themselves; who are undaunted by setbacks; who are willing to articulate their point of view but also listen to others; who are ready and able to collaborate with, support and encourage their peers.

We want our children to achieve their very best, leaving Highfield or Brookham willing and able to meet the challenges life throws at them, when creativity, innovation, initiative, entrepreneurship and commitment to continuous learning are as important as knowledge.

 

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CO-CURRICULAR BREADTH & EXCELLENCE

 

 

 

At Highfield & Brookham we are passionate about enabling our pupils to enjoy an astonishing diversity of opportunities; to broaden their horizons and enable them to acquire excellence in their chosen enthusiasms, fostering lifelong passion.

Outstanding Music Teaching and Performance

Learning the language of music is an integral part of education. It supports numeracy and literacy in the early stages, as well as building confidence, self-expression, and listening skills. Few pre-prep and prep schools enjoy such excellent facilities, well-qualified, professional music teachers and such a range of instruments as Brookham and Highfield. Our many clubs and concerts allow all children, irrespective of age and ability, the opportunity to perform at termly formal concerts, rock concerts and weekly cushion concerts. We place strong emphasis on enriching all aspects of the curriculum through song and movement; be it learning about the world, other cultures or the environment.

 

Superb Drama Productions and LAMDA Tuition

Our drama lessons, productions and LAMDA provision focus on the development of the skills of performance and confident self-expression. These transcend the rehearsal room, giving value to whole school life and study. We aim to awaken curiosity in young minds, curiosity that leads to informed assessments of different views, beliefs and social groups, broadening their intellectual and citizenship horizons. Developing confidence in our pupils helps them to think creatively and practically and to be comfortable both on and off stage. By working together on productions, pupils gain an understanding of their role in the group and their impact on the group as a whole, a crucial element in developing team building skills.

 

Strong Record of Art and DT Scholarship Success

If current thinking is to be believed, the future belongs to right-brainers; the creators and empathisers, pattern recognisers and meaning makers. Through Art and Design Technology we are building 21st century skills including: creativity; critical thinking; collaboration and communication. Through the creative process children are encouraged to take risks, experiment and develop their skills and ideas, be that in painting, sculpture, CAD, digital media or metal work. We encourage children to evaluate their work and that of others, regularly analysing and reflecting on their progress. Our children are always working together, sharing ideas and learning to work flexibly, as well as taking the initiative. Through community projects and visits, children learn listening skills as well as the ability to articulate their ideas and provide constructive feedback in helpful discussions.

 

Commitment to Teaching Essential Life Skills

The Keys Programme prepares children for the next step of their journey, to equip them with essential life skills and a broader experience of the wider community. Life skills training sessions offer the opportunity to improve practical skills, such as touch typing, first aid, cookery and interview techniques. A healthy mind and body is also essential to wellbeing and children practice mindfulness and develop important character strengths and thinking skills in problem solving sessions. The community outreach element of the Keys Programme opens pupils’ eyes and minds to those less fortunate than themselves, and develops the skills of empathy and selfless consideration. Children have frequent opportunities to experience and understand charitable activities first hand.

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