Local Area Guide
Highfield and Brookham Schools in Liphook are located on the borders of three counties: Surrey, Hampshire and West Sussex, inside the glorious South Downs National Park.
We are ideally situated for families who want to reap all the benefits of country living while still being well connected to bigger cities. Liphook is within easy reach of the A3 for commuting to Portsmouth, Guildford and London. For our international families both Heathrow and Gatwick airports are under an hour away from us. Our boarding options cater for families near and far, with many of our local families also choosing boarding to alleviate the need for the daily commute to school, and allowing more time for studies and extra-curricular activities.
Surrey borders Greater London which means there are excellent public transport links into the capital. Despite the locality to London, Surrey has the highest proportion of woodland of counties in England, perfect for those is search of more outdoor space. Some of the most sought after Surrey towns by young families are Haslemere, Farnham and Godalming all with direct trains into Guildford and London Waterloo.
Hampshire is the perfect blend of city, country and coast. It is home to two National Parks, including the South Downs National Park where Highfield and Brookham is located. Liphook, Liss, Petersfield and Alton and the surrounding villages are amongst the most popular living locations for our local families. With direct train services to London Waterloo, Hampshire is a perfect location for commuters with young families.
One of the most diverse counties, West Sussex is made up of both coast and the South Downs National Park. It has everything from harbours and woodlands to stately homes and breath-taking beaches. Our West Sussex families are typically from Midhurst, Petworth and Fernhurst which are thriving with culture, heritage and history.
If you are coming to visit us, why not make a day of it. Here are some recommendations for eating, drinking and sleeping nearby: