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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...

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Less than 1 hour out of London, Highfield is a successful and happy co-ed prep school in 175 acres of beautiful countryside on the Surrey/Sussex/Hampshire borders offering both day and boarding. The only real way to get a sense of the Highfield magic is to visit. Please contact the Admissions Registrar or come to an open day. ...Read more

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Head

Since 1999, Mr 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,’ says a dad and...

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Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Delicate Medical Problems [archived]
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Epilepsy [archived]
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
Not Applicable
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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