Partners & Quality Marks


Highfields works at a local level with the following secondary schools in Stockport:

Bramhall High School
Cheadle Hulme High School
Harrytown Catholic High School
Hazel Grove High School
Laurus Cheadle Hulme
Marple Hall School
Priestnall School
Reddish Vale High School
St Anne’s RC High School
St James’ Catholic High School
Stockport Academy
The Kingsway School

Highfields is also part of the North West AP TeachMeet network, working collaboratively on curriculum development and other AP-related issues alongside The YES Trust, Bolton Impact Trust, Spring Lane School, Trafford High School and Moat House School.

Highfields also works with Cheadle Hulme School and the University of Manchester, contributing to their respective teacher-training programmes.

Quality Marks

Quality Marks are awarded to schools by national organisations to show they have reached a high standard in a particular area. Since new leadership were appointed in September 2018, Highfields staff have been working towards a variety of quality marks. 

To date we have achieved the following quality marks:

ADHD Friendly Award
This is awarded by the ADHD Foundation where schools have shown high standards around working with students with ADHD and other attention difficulties.

Rights Respecting School Award – Bronze
This is awarded by UNICEF to schools who show awareness of children’s rights and try to put them at the centre of all they do.

RHS School Gardening Awards – Level 5
These RHS School Gardening Awards celebrate the engagement and learning that takes place outside in our school allotment.

School of Character Kitemark
This is awarded by the Association of Character Education (connected with the University of Birmingham – Jubilee Centre) for our work around personal development – ‘developing the whole person’. The report from their visit in 2021 can be viewed here: School of Character Kitemark Award – Report for Highfields

Trauma-Informed Employer – Silver
This is awarded by the Survivors Trust to organisations that are able to respond professionally and sensitively to trauma within their community. The report from their visit in 2021 can be viewed here: Survivor’s Trust Report for Highfields 2021

TISUK – Trauma Informed and Mentally Healthy School Award
This is awarded by TISUK to recognise schools who have specialist expertise in supporting children and teenagers who have suffered trauma and related mental health issues. The report from their visit in 2021 can be viewed here: TISUK Report for Highfields – 2021