Highfield Priory Nursery and School, Preston

Fulwood Row, Preston PR2 5RW

Highfield Priory Day Nursery and School is for children from 6 months to 11 years. Its latest Inspection Report (May, 2013) declared “the overall quality and standards of the early years provision” to be “outstanding”.

It observed that the “children’s achievements and progress exceed age-related expectations in all areas of learning” and that the “children display exemplary behaviour.” The School is nestled in a woodland setting, right in the heart of Preston (just off Junction 32) with its own Highfield Haven nature reserve.

Children are encouraged to explore and discover their surroundings and take advantage of the School’s facilities with regular visits to the Sports Hall, Library, Dance studio and Dining Hall where their meals are made from fresh ingredients daily.

Each child is in the care of a key worker who understands and responds to each child’s individual needs. Contact the school to arrange a tour with the Headmaster.

Owner: Highfield Priory School Ltd

Person in charge: Jeremy Duke (Headmaster)

Local Authority / Social Services: Lancashire County Council

Number of Staff: 15

Service Offered: Nursery School (Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care

Registered Charity Number: 532262

Total Places for Children: 50

Age Range: from 0 years 6 months to 11 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week between Christmas & New Year

Overview

The Review Score of 8.3 (maximum of 10) for Highfield Priory Nursery and School, Preston is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.8 out of 5 from 4 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Highfield Priory Nursery and School, Preston in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.5 out of 5 from 2 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

Detailed Breakdown

  • a) 5 Points are available for the Average Rating of all Reviews over all time. For each review the Day Nursery / service is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The Day Nursery receives points for each rating as follows: Excellent = 5. Good = 4. Satisfactory = 3. Poor = 2. Very Poor = 1. These points are added up and then divided by the total number of completed ratings to generate the average rating.

    The Average Rating of 4.833 for Highfield Priory Nursery and School, Preston is calculated as follows: ( (42 Excellents x 5) + (4 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 48 Ratings = 4.833

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. A Positive Review is defined as any Review with 'Extremely Likely' or 'Likely' in answer to the question 'How likely are you to recommend this Day Nursery to friends and family?'

    The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

    1. 4 points are available for the first 5 Positive Reviews, 3 points for the first Positive Review and then 0.25 Points for each of the next 4 Positive Reviews.

    2. 1 point is available for reaching a target number of Positive Reviews based on 20% of the number of registered maximum number of service users. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Day Nursery with 50 registered maximum number of service users has a target of 10 Positive Reviews, if it has 10 or more Positive Reviews it will receive 1 point, if it has 7 reviews will receive 0.7 points.

    3. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. The calculation is the same as above, except the points are divided by 2.

    The 3.45 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Highfield Priory Nursery and School, Preston is based on 2 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 = 3.25

    2. Target of 10 positive Reviews (50 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 2 Reviews ÷ 10 Target = 0.200

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.

8.3 Highfield Priory Nursery and School, Preston has a Review Score of 8.3 (8.283)

Average Ratings

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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Highfield Priory Nursery and School, Preston?

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Reviewer Connection to Highfield Priory Nursery and School, Preston

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  • Father of Child
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My child has been attending the Nursery since January this year and the staff, facilities and care have been nothing but fantastic. My daughter settled straight away and is always happy to be dropped off with her keyperson Miss Kidd, who she loves. The Nursery is so stimulating and always something different happening every session she is in which we get to see on the emailed weekly reports.

How likely would you be to recommend Highfield Priory Nursery and School, Preston? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My 23-month-old daughter has been attending Highfield Priory Nursery since she was six months old. The staff are lovely, caring and show a genuine interest in the children's well being.
Highfield Priory Nursery has been an essential part of my daughter's development. She is happy and stimulated and clearly loves attending.

How likely would you be to recommend Highfield Priory Nursery and School, Preston? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Staff are amazing, really feels like home from home for my daughters. Having had a few difficulties with times and dates they are always trying to help. I don't know that I'd do without the nursery staff. They are outstanding!

How likely would you be to recommend Highfield Priory Nursery and School, Preston? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Our daughter enjoys her time at Highfield Priory Preschool very much. She developed great relationships with her teachers and other staff members and had very caring support during her transition from nursery to preschool. She shows great interest in the versatile activities that are offered to her and has developed a lot in her time at Highfield Priory.
The ratio of staff to pupils seems to be at times very low, which seems to have an effect on the supervision the children receive at preschool. Besides this I would fully recommend this school as our daughter loves going here and shows great skills that favour her future development.

How likely would you be to recommend Highfield Priory Nursery and School, Preston? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

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