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Sport is played five afternoons a week, there are acres of playing fields and a 9-hole golf course together with a 20-metre indoor pool, sports hall, squash court and mirrored dance and drama studio. ‘Everyone can play in a match if they want to, and ‘you don’t have to be that brilliant.’ The school’s eco credentials are excellent and it is almost carbon neutral with a biomass boiler fuelled with wood from the estate. Environmental studies is part of the curriculum. There is not much homework for pre-prep pupils as 'parents might muck it up' says head, who, by her own admission is very ...

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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 2-13. Set within 175 acres of stunning grounds, the school is 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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Head of Highfield

Head of Highfield since 2022, Suzannah Cryer, who has re-joined the school after working as deputy head at Thomas’s Prep School in Battersea. Before that, she led the Highfield drama department in 2012 and also boarding in 2016. She and husband Bob have three children who have a strong association with the school - Hope has been a regular volunteer in the boarding house while Martha and Connie are former Highfieldians.

Head of Brookham since 2015, Sophie Baber BA (Hons), PGCE, PG Diploma (psychology), 40s. She was head girl at Millfield and took her PGCE at Cardiff University. Her first teaching position was in a specialist school for children with behavioural problems. She then worked in two challenging state schools in London where she had her five minutes...

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Special Education Needs

We are not a selective school, and welcome all pupils, who can make the most of the opportunities and can flourish in its caring environment, both as a day pupil or as a boarder. The directors and staff are fully committed to inclusivity and to giving every child the best possible start in life. Treating every child as an individual is important, and pupils with physical disabilities and whose Special Educational Needs (SEN) and learning difficulties are suited to the academic curriculum, are welcomed, provided the Learning Support Department can provide them with the help and support they require.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
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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