International News

From Nursery and Reception, through to the Junior and Senior School years, Highfield & Brookham make the transition from a local day school, to become a broad and diverse international community. Inherent in our DNA is a sense of mission to fully engage pupils in the wider world and we are proud of our global outlook. Read our latest international articles and news items below. 


The New Normal: School Life During Covid

The Autumn Term is well underway and living with the pandemic has become the ‘new normal’. But what is life like now for children at the school? How has the pandemic affected their daily lives and their educational experience? Read More


Home Schooling Success: 4 Lessons for the Future

When home schooling became widespread at the start of the Coronavirus pandemic, many schools felt an immediate urgency to try to replicate the school timetable at home. We had many lessons to learn. Read More


Together, Apart: Our Around the World Trip During ‘Lockdown’

When schools closed in response to Covid-19, we wondered how we could maintain our wonderful, warm sense of community, especially with our families overseas. So we decided to pay them a visit! Read More


Highfield Launches 'Covid-19 Guarantee'

We are living in unprecedented and uncertain times which makes it very difficult to plan and make decisions, especially for families overseas. Our Covid-19 Guarantee is there to help and provide some reassurance. Read More


Preparing to Re-open Boarding

Plans are underway to welcome Boarders back in September. We're committed to the safety and well-being of all children and staff, while continuing to provide a first-rate education for every child, in the UK or overseas. Read More


Returning to School Safely

We were delighted to welcome our youngest three year groups and Year 6 back to school this week. While it is wonderful to be back together in familiar surroundings, the experience has been far from normal.  Read More


What's it like at Highfield & Brookham while we're all away?

Nine weeks ago today, Highfield closed to pupils in response to the global Covid-19 pandemic. Schools have an uncanny atmosphere without children - so what’s it like at Highfield & Brookham since we’ve been away for so long? Read More


UK Independent School Facts & Figures: Highlights of the ISC Annual Census

UK Independent School Facts & Figures Highlights of the 2020 ISC Annual CensusWhen I meet with international parents they’re often keenly interested in the facts and figures of UK Independent Schools, especially regarding diversity of nationalities and the numbers of boarders. The 2020 ISC Census provides the latest key data - Highfield makes an interesting comparison. Read more

Could sending your child to a UK boarding school at a younger age, actually be kinder?

There are those who think that sending their child to a senior boarding school in the UK at 13+ without their having had any boarding experience, or experience of UK independent education makes perfect sense. But is there an even better alternative? Read more


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