About Us

Headteacher’s Welcome

Welcome to the Highwood Primary School website. We are ambitious about every child in our care, and we recognise that it takes an entire community to educate and nurture a child. Our Parents Association called Friends of Highwood, the Governors, the school team are respectful and work together for the children and their families. We …

Safeguarding

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility.  Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play. Highwood Primary School is committed to providing an environment in which every child feels safe and can reach their full potential. We do this through having robust systems in place …

Safeguarding – Extra Information

Glossary Child in Need Defined under Section 17 of the Children Act 1989 as: “Those children whose vulnerability is such that they are unlikely to reach or maintain a satisfactory level of health or development, or their health and development will be significantly impaired, without the provision of services”. This includes all children who have …

Wellbeing and Mental Health

At Highwood Primary we recognise the importance of enabling pupils to be resilient and supporting good mental health and wellbeing. Difficulties are a part of life and sadly, many children face significant life events that can affect their emotional wellbeing. We feel it is important to acknowledge and empower children to understand their emotions whether …

School Improvement Plan

The School Improvement Plan sets out our strategic priorities for improving the school 2021 – 2023   Key Priority Areas for Improvement 1.   Leadership and                         Management     ·  To strengthen effectiveness of Senior (SLT) and Middle (ELT) leadership and management so that they …

Our Team

Staff at Highwood 2021-2022 Headteacher                             Bindu Rai Deputy Headteacher           Rajneet Khindey Assistant Headteacher       Lynda Marriott       Early Years and Key Stage One Class Teachers Teaching Support Staff Acorns Catherine Thompson Early Years Progress Phase …

Governors

Governors Roles and Responsibilities The Governing Body is made up as follows: Members Name Role Committee Area of Responsibility Term From Term To Joanne Johnson Chair Chair of Resource Personnel, Stakeholder Engagement,      Health and Safety of Premises 24.05.20 24.04.24 Eddie Tunnah Vice Chair Chair of School Development Personnel,          Pupil …

Our School

History of the School and Facilities Highwood Primary School was first established in 1949. It has since been wholly rebuilt, moving from its original location on Bushey Mill Lane to Mead Way, Bushey. The school then underwent significant rectification works following a devastating flood in June 2016; this work on the building and on the …

Admissions

Admissions from Reception to Year 6 are dealt with through Hertfordshire County Council. If you would like to apply you can find more information on the Hertfordshire County Council Website.  Applications can be made on line at www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/admissions Alternatively you can ask for a paper application form from the Admissions and Transport team at Hertfordshire …

Results

You can view and compare the performance of Highwood Primary School with other schools using the Government’s Compare School and College performance website. Please click here https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/school/117089/highwood-primary-school/primary  

Ofsted

Highwood School on Ofsted website Ofsted Inspection – 2017 Ofsted Inspection Report November 2017 Ofsted Inspection – 2015 In March 2015 Highwood underwent a pilot inspection under the new framework (September 2015). The Inspectors concurred with the school’s self-evaluation and agreed that it had made tremendous progress against the Ofsted key issues. Ofsted Inspection – 2013 …