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Highfields School deemed 'excellent' by school inspectorate

Newark's Highfields School has been judged "excellent" by its school inspectorate.

The June report was described as "exceptional" by The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) who gave Highfields a rating equivalent to an "outstanding" Ofsted report.

Pupils' academic and personal development was said to be of the highest quality and found the progress that students make from early years to year six reflects a "carefully structured and rigorous curriculum".

Highfield school, Newark -..Pictured Head boy Sam Rose (11)..Head master Richard Thomson..Head Girl Kitty Cameron (11). (13715248)
Highfield school, Newark -..Pictured Head boy Sam Rose (11)..Head master Richard Thomson..Head Girl Kitty Cameron (11). (13715248)

"The attitude of the pupils to their learning is exceptional and across the curriculum pupils demonstrate excellent subject knowledge," said the report.

But above all, Highfields stood-out for their "outstanding" moral understanding and behaviour that produces a safe and comfortable environment for every child to learn in.

It added: "The pupils' abilities to collaborate with each other are excellent and provide them with invaluable skills for life and 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 learning."

And responding to the success of his school and pupils, headmaster Richard Thomson, said the report is a demonstration of all the hard work put into Highfields to make it a special place to learn.

He said: "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.”

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