Primary School

“Always aiming higher

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September  2021 

Some comments from parents of children who have started in Reception 

"Highwood school has an amazing community feel, with both staff and other parents alike making you feel welcome from the outset.  All the team are fantastic and have taken the time to get to know the children individually so quickly.

My daughter has looked forward to going into school from day one. Getting to meet her teachers and having fun settling sessions over the summer really helped her know exactly what to expect. She has found it easy making friends with the other children, as there is such a nice inclusive atmosphere, with the older children looking out for the younger ones.

As a parent I have really appreciated the updates that have been shared about what they have been doing each day, which makes me feel really involved and I have been so impressed with the great variety of activities so far.  It has really captured my daughter’s imagination and I can see she is very engaged with the learning but having great fun too." 



"I’ve been a parent at the school since 2012, without a doubt I knew I wanted my 3rd child to attend who is now in reception. To be greeted on the playground by a teacher who is happy and ready for their day not only gives the child confidence but us parents too. I can follow his day with a school app, the teachers are always communicating and my child is so full of the days experiences, that when he comes home the conversations about school last all evening."



"My son has settled so well and quickly into reception. He is so happy and excited to attend school everyday.The staff have been amazing to both my son and I, so friendly and helpful, and it has made settling into school life so easy.Parent and pupils of the school are all so welcoming and friendly. Extremely happy my son attends this amazing little school."

March 2021

Just a massive thank you to everyone at Highwood for keeping the content engaging and being so approachable and understanding and making us feel part of the team, rather than isolated and “ left to it’” 


I think Highwood have been very supportive to our children and parents in this awful time, I do feel it's hard doing remote learning for the children but they are coping very well and the teacher do really help with there kindness and understanding.


All the team at school are wonderful and so helpful. We are so grateful for your constant care and attention and consideration to the children's learning and to accomodating my work at the same time. Thank you.



July 2020

The past few months have been so difficult and hard on everyone but you have all worked so hard to support and care for the pupils and families at Highwood, you have gone above and beyond what any parent could have hoped for.

March 2019

The teaching my child is receiving is excellent-we couldn't be happier with the progress.

At Highwood, my child is expected to work hard and achieve his best and my son loves the challenge he is given here.

My son loves school and I am delighted with the progress he is making.

March 2018

We are delighted with the mid-term report and the progress made. This is due to the teaching.

My child loves the creative tasks and outdoor learning and this has brought my child on.

We can see the effects of interventions.

We are very happy with this report and the progress our child is making.

We are pleased with the report.Thank you for your patience.

July 2017

The school has done an amazing job...the children are happy...

Extra- curricular activities have been great and thoroughly enjoyed.

The teachers get to know the children well and can see their strengths and areas that need more encouragement.

The after schools clubs and forest school add a fantastic element to the learning.

An incredibly welcoming school.

March 2017

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Thank you for supporting my child and for your encouragement.

Thank you for keeping learning fun.

We are extremely happy with the teaching my child is receiving.