West Notts, Newark and Southwell

Highfields School judged “excellent” in ISI Inspection, June 2019

Highfields School judged “excellent” in ISI Inspection, June 2019

Highfields School underwent a full inspection by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) in June 2019. The educational quality inspection finds the following:
 The quality of the pupils’ academic and other achievements is excellent
 The quality of the pupils’ personal development is excellent

This is the highest descriptor the ISI can use. The ISI terminology reflects judgements equivalent to those used by Ofsted. ISI reports give clear judgements about key outcomes for pupils and information on the quality of a school’s work.

The report into educational quality at Highfields School finds –
 The progress that pupils make from Early Years through to Year 6 is excellent and reflects carefully
structured and rigorous curriculum;
 The attitude of the pupils to their learning is exceptional; and
 Across the curriculum, pupils demonstrate excellent subject knowledge.
The report goes on to find –
 The moral understanding and the behaviour of the pupils are both outstanding;
 Pupils’ abilities to collaborate with each other are excellent and provide them with invaluable skills
for life; and
 Pupils show very strong self-awareness and self-esteem. Their self-discipline is very high from an
early age and older pupils show a considerable sense of responsibility for themselves and their
Headmaster Richard Thomson says: “This report is a clear recognition of all
the hard work put in to making Highfields such a special place to learn. It is
truly an exceptional place to develop as an individual and it allows each and
every child to reach their potential academically and outside of the
classroom. We pride ourselves on finding the strengths in everyone and the
breadth of opportunities given to our pupils has been recognised by the
Inspectors. This inspection sums up our school motto: Aim High, Be Valiant,
Achieve More. ”

Highfields School is an independent school and day nursery providing exceptional education for boys and girls aged 2 to 11 years. www.highfieldsschool.co.uk