How old are you?

If your child is under the age of 4 please head to our pre-prep pages for further information.

Excellent by all accounts!

Our recent ISI report has deemed that Highclare is an excellent school with regards to pupils' education. For more information click the link below:
Inspection Report

Welcome to Highclare School

Head Miss Francine Smith

We are a well-established independent, day school delivering an outstanding education in a caring and inclusive environment, for pupils aged two to 18 years.

We aim to nurture and inspire, igniting pupils’ interests throughout their entire school life, so they become well-rounded, confident, and enthusiastic young people, both now and in the future.

We have a unique offering here at Highclare, with three separate locations in Sutton Coldfield and Erdington, each suitably sized to maintain a family atmosphere. This allows staff to know their pupils thoroughly and successfully guide them through each stage of their school journey.

We believe in fulfilling potential in everyone. Not only do our excellent grades reflect the outstanding teaching delivered at Highclare, but we offer a rounded programme of activities as standard to bring out the talents of every child – from one-on-one music tuition to astronomy or ballet.

Underpinning all that we do is a nurturing and supportive pastoral commitment based on our unshakeable belief that a young person who is happy is much more likely to be an effective learner, and a contented and giving member of our school community – and our society.

We were delighted to receive the highest grades possible in our ISI inspection (April 2023 – Report) which stated:

‘The quality of the pupils’ academic and other achievements is excellent’ and ‘The quality of the pupils’ personal developments is excellent‘.

This website provides good insight into life at Highclare School, and I invite you to take a look around to get a taste of what we have to offer, then come and see first-hand what makes our school so special – I would be delighted to meet you.

Miss Francine Smith


At Highclare School, the academic curriculum is designed to prepare pupils for life as independent learners and give them the opportunity to instil a love of learning at every stage of their education. All pupils follow a broad, balanced curriculum, which is delivered by well-qualified specialist teachers

At Highclare School, we take pride in our partnership with parents and operate an ‘open door’ policy at all times for communication. If you have any questions please do contact our School and we will be happy to help.


Highclare School encourages and receives unparalleled levels of performance from its pupils in a wide range of sports, including: netball, hockey, swimming, athletics, cross country, gymnastics, cricket, rugby and football for girls and boys. As a member of the prestigious Independent Schools Association, Highclare regularly takes part in regional and national independent schools’ competitions as well as participating in the local Birmingham and Sutton schools competitions which regularly result in notable success.

Head's Welcome

Highclare School


Whilst academic achievement remains at the heart of Highclare’s educational philosophy, great importance is accorded to the developments of other talents. Every individual is therefore encouraged to take part in one or more of the many extra-curricular activities available.

News & Media

11 June 2024

Last night, Monday 10 June 24 was our fabulous Art presentation evening. Highclare School invite all local schools every year...

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11 June 2024

Good morning, Prep School family,   I hope you are all well and had a super weekend? Mine was relatively...

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04 June 2024

Waterfire Saga Deep Blue   This story is the first in the series and is about Serafina, a mermaid of...

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04 June 2024

Good morning, Prep School family,   I hope you are all well and relaxed after the half term break. I...

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We were extremely pleased with the results of the Intermediate Mathematical Challenge which gifted mathematicians at Highclare School entered in February 2023. This is a nationally recognised challenge and only the top 40% of students receive a certificate. However, at Highclare School, over 82% of entrants achieved either a bronze, silver or gold award - a fantastic achievement. ...

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Highclare School is proud to announce its newest Sixth Form Scholarship

Our Sixth Form Pre-Med Scholarship is now live for applicants to Highclare Sixth Form from September 2024 onwards.

The scholarship provides a bespoke programme for students aiming to enter university in September 2026 with a research-science based degree.

For more information email