"A wonderful school which helps pupils be the best they can be."

Highfield Parent - Summer '22

Welcome to Highfield Preparatory School

At Highfield Prep we place great value on giving pupils the opportunity to flourish in all areas of school life.  Throughout the school, we promote an atmosphere where a high level of achievement is valued. We aim to create a sense of happiness and warmth in which pupils are motivated to work and play to the best of their abilities. Both inside and outside the classroom, we generate a sense of vitality based on the principle that learning is fun.

We have been fortunate to attract and retain an outstanding team of experienced, qualified teachers and support staff, committed to listening to you and your child and making your family’s time with us as rewarding and fulfilling as possible. With small class sizes throughout the co-educational Pre-Prep department (Nursery to Year 2) and the all-girls Prep department (Year 3-6) our team are able to be responsive to the needs of the individual ensuring continuity and progression for all.

We consider ourselves to be very privileged that parents have entrusted us with the care and education of their children and we value the contribution that parents make to the life of the school. Highfield Preparatory School is a very happy community where there is an absolute commitment to providing the girls with first-class pastoral care. I would be delighted and privileged to show you around and talk to you about how wonderful our school is!

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Please let me introduce myself, my name is Joanna Leach and I am incredibly proud to be Headteacher of Highfield Prep School.

Highfield is a small closely-knit family who produce confident, resilient and compassionate children, ready to take on the world! We all want the best for our children – a Highfield education is a rich, yet affordable experience with specialist teaching, small class sizes in a kind, caring and nurturing environment.

Please do come and see for yourselves as this is a fantastic opportunity to look around the school and meet our staff.

Joanna's Signature White

Joanna Leach


We are still using the boxes from our deliveries last week. Today they were a house, with bedrooms and a garage. #environment #imagination #reuse #eyfs @highfieldprep @chatsworthschls
Last week the children put on a magical show for the staff. They arranged the stage and seating areas, decided the theme and off they went. So lovely to see the confidence, creativity and communication between the youngest children @highfieldprep 	#expression #teamwork
Wishing all the children @highfieldprep a fabulous day. We have been busy getting ready for the start of the new year @early_years_at_highfield_prep here is a clue to what we will be exploring!!
What an honour to be shortlisted for ‘Independent Prep School of the Year’ by Independent Schools of the Year awards 2023. So proud of our Highfield team. @highfieldprep @chatsworthschls @isotyawards
We decided to use all of the leftover ingredients in the fridge and cupboards to make sure we didn’t waste anything before our summer break. Delicious biscuits on the way to the oven to enjoy for snack. #sustainability #delicious #learningthroughplay #funactivities #summerbreak #endofterm @chatsworthschls @highfieldprep
Celebrating diversity week @highfieldprep. Yesterday we decorated flags of countries that were important to us, today we read a story about being unique. #diversity #unique #celebration #kindness
This week we have been looking at dairy and bread as part of our farm topic. Today we made our own butter and tomorrow we will make bread rolls ready for our snack.So much learning, so much fun. @highfieldprep @chatsworthschls #preschool #learningthroughplay #handsonlearning #earlyeducation
Wishing all the Daddies of @highfieldprep a very happy Father’s Day.


”Pupils across the school demonstrate outstanding communication skills and successfully apply these to all areas of learning….they show great confidence when communicating their ideas in the many opportunities available for them to participate.’

ISI, March 2022

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