Highfield Prep becomes partially co-ed school

The primary in West Road was a girls-only school from Reception upwards, with a co-ed nursery, until this academic year.

Highfield Preparatory School is now accepting both boys and girls for Reception to Year 2.

Highfield was a girls-only school from Reception upwards, with a co-ed nursery, until this academic year.

Now the school, based in West Road, has become co-ed from nursery until Year 2. The school will remain girls-only for Years 3-6.

The move to co-education is in response to the demands of parents who are increasingly seeking a family school that will serve both their sons and their daughters, particularly in the early years, the school says.

Joanna Leach, headteacher said, “This is a hugely exciting time for Highfield Preparatory School – a school that achieves extraordinary results thanks to its focus on teaching with pride, passion and positive expectations.”