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Picturesque brickwork casts early morning shadows on a sea of green, pitches everywhere, side order of bluebell-carpeted woodland (provides fuel for new biomass boiler as well as home for achingly on-trend forest classroom), all 175 acres well-used by mothers who ‘turn up in their lycra and go running with their labradors,’ says former parent who also bemoaned the fact that ‘it’s easy to start feeling a bit smug.’ Everywhere is extremely neat with not an inch wasted and loads to see and do, including rocket in reception class, less final frontier than cosy den, though strange lifeforms, courtesy of tank o’tadpoles, had already been discovered...

 

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Meet Highfield and Brookham Schools at the Independent Schools Show 2018, Stand 605

What the school says...

Highfield and Brookham are charming country prep, pre-prep and nursery schools offering an exceptional all-round education for children aged 3-13. Set within 175 acres of stunning grounds, the schools are ideally located only 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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What The Good Schools Guide says

Head

Since 1999, Phillip Evitt, MA (Cambridge) and previously head of history at Dulwich College (50s). Brainy, articulate and a dead ringer for Tony Blair in his glory days, reckon a fair few parents (particularly the mums), some staff and probably pupils too, if able to connect with dim and distant political past.

Personable (head, that is – we can’t comment on T Blair) with smile, voice, animation and epic hand gestures to the fore, but very much his own man. Attractively self-deprecating - ‘It’s very sweet of you,’ he says when complimented. Emphatically not a spin doctor, he’s ‘totally genuine’ thought a parent (coal-effect gas fire in his study was only non-authentic accessory) .

He’s good with the ‘pushy, intelligent, successful parents,’ said a dad and even...

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Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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