Highlands Gardens, Ilford, Essex IG1 3LE
10 reasons to choose Highlands Primary School
Highlands Primary School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 73. It is one of the best state primary schools in Ilford and one of the 4 best independent or state primaries within 1 mile.
Highlands Primary School is a state primary school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 3 and 11 years. It is a community school. The school was also rated as Outstanding by Ofsted in its last (2019) inspection.
Average class size
Highlands Primary School has three classes per year, and an average class size of 30 pupils.
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that Highlands Primary School ranks in the top 16% of schools in the country by attainment. By the same measure, progress score rank the school in the top 4% of schools.
The Highlands Primary School curriculum
School curriculum also includes PSHE, French. Core subjects are taught separately, but foundation subjects, such as geography and history, are taught within half-termly topics with cross-curricular links to other subjects. There may be an occasional extra-curricular academic or hobby club.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers and a residential trip for Year 6.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with some peripatetic and specialist teaching.
Sport at Highlands Primary School
School offers between 10 and 15 different sports over the course of the year. Competitive teams in major sports from Year 3.
The Arts at Highlands Primary School
Art and music are taught as discrete subjects to all pupils. DT, drama, dance integrated into other subjects. Choir. The school offers each pupil over 5 different extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Out of school hours care from 8.00am to 5.20pm.
Find another school near Highlands Primary School
Forest School, Snaresbrook (3 miles); Bancroft’s School (4.6 miles).
Valentines High School (0.8 miles); The Ursuline Academy Ilford (0.9 miles); Seven Kings School (1.5 miles).