About High March
High March is situated in Ledborough Lane, Beaconsfield, adjoining Penn Road, in three attractive houses set in four acres of grounds. Facilities include a state of the art 20 metre indoor, heated swimming pool, a well-equipped Gymnasium as well as specialist Science, Music, Art and Design and Technology and Drama suites.
Recent refurbishments include large extensions to the Art Room and Science Laboratory and re-landscaping of all the outside space at Upper School to include a new Adventure Playground, new netball courts and an outside learning classroom. The playground at Junior House has also undergone a transformation and now has a wonderful, new playground and landscaped natural environment incorporating a theme of British wildlife.
In 1926, Miss Warr and Miss Perkins bought a house called ‘High March’, just opposite the duckpond in Station Road, Beaconsfield, and opened a school for just twenty children. Thus, High March came into being. Only a year later, the school had outgrown its premises and the Founder Headmistresses moved their school to 23, Ledborough Lane, the site of Junior House today. Five years later, the Misses Warr and Perkins purchased 3, Ledborough Lane, where Upper School is located today, to support the school’s flourishing growth.
By 1948, High March had expanded to take about one hundred children and when the decision was taken by the Misses Warr and Perkins to sell the School, Mr and Mrs Anderson, the grandparents of the current owners, were able to realise their dream of establishing a school where high standards would be achieved against a backdrop of kindness and friendship.
Aims and Ethos
High March is a very happy and thriving independent day school for girls aged from three to eleven, in which every child is truly valued for her contribution and encouraged to grow in confidence. The aim of the School is to provide a nurturing environment and the means for the full development of every child under our care. Great attention is paid to the progress and happiness of every child.
Structure of High March
The School is divided into two sections: Junior House takes girls from three to seven (Nursery to Year 2) whilst Upper School includes girls from seven to eleven (Years 3 to 6). There are two parallel classes in each year group and they are generally limited to a maximum of twenty girls. A maximum of eight boys enter the Nursery for a period of one year only.
The Headmistress is supported by a Senior Management Team and by well-qualified, caring and dedicated staff and an experienced Board of Governors.
High March is dedicated to Child Protection, Safeguarding, Safer Recruitment and promoting the welfare of children.