Highclare School

Highclare is a well-established school delivering an outstanding education in a caring and inclusive environment, for pupils aged two to 18 years.


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    Highclare School

    Highclare School has for 90 years been pursuing its policy of encouraging pupils to achieve their own individual excellence. The Highclare philosophy goes further than academic achievement, working with students and parents to equip young people for life in the 21st Century. Our motto of ‘Facta non Verba’, Actions speak louder than words, is an ethos promoted throughout the school.


    Category: Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form

    Pupils: Co-Education

    Type: Day

    Religious Affiliation: Non-Denominational

    Roll: 294 Boys / / 238 Girls

    Age Range: Boys & Girls 2 to 18 Years

    Founded: 1932

    Location Description

    Urban. It is based on 3 separate sites within Sutton Coldfield and Erdington, situated in the heart of the West Midlands and within easy travelling distance of Birmingham city centre and surrounding business centres.

    School Contact Details

    Headteacher: Dr Richard Luker

    Contact for enquiries: Mr J Light, Admissions and Communications Manager

    10 Sutton Road, Erdington, Birmingham, West Midlands, B23 6QL

    Tel: 0121 373 7400

    Email: admissions@highclareschool.co.uk



    The school is well equipped and is based on three separate sites in convenient locations in North Birmingham

    Highclare Senior School & Sixth Form (Girls and Boys 11 – 18 years ) in Sutton Rd., Erdington, Birmingham.

    Highclare St Paul’s (Boys & Girls 2+ – 11 years) in Lichfield Rd, Sutton Coldfield

    Highclare Woodfield (Boys & Girls 2 – 11 years) in Birmingham Rd., Wylde Green, Sutton Coldfield.


    Scholarships and Bursaries available at 11+ & Sixth Form.

    NEW Sixth Form Pre-Med Scholarship Programme – for details please email admissions@highclareschool.co.uk   or  tel:  0121 386 8218

    Entrance Requirements

    Admission by school’s own assessment.


    2023 /2024

    Senior School: Years 7 – 13: £5,325 per term.

    Junior School: Reception – Year 6:  from £3,525 (with funding£2,295) to £4,535 per term.

    Pre-School: £308 per week, inclusive of drinks and snacks. £68 per full day.


    Association of Governing Bodies of Independent Schools (AGBIS)

    Independent Schools Association (ISA)

    Independent Schools’ Bursars Association (ISBA)

    The Society of Heads

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    All visits are welcome, please contact the school

    Prep School in Action Week 7th-11th October: Monday 7 Oct 2024 -

    Highclare School holds regular Open Events throughout the year at Highclare Senior School, Highclare Preparatory School: St Paul’s, and Highclare Preparatory School: Woodfield.

    Please contact admissions, registration required as appointment only.

    Please contact 0121 386 8218 / 0121 373 7400 or  admissions@highclareschool.co.uk


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