Highfield (North East) Ltd, trading as Halcyon, operate an independent specialist school and two residential homes for young people in the North East of England. Established in 2009, we have a strong track record of delivering high quality holistic care and education.

Each home offers medium to long term care for young people up to the age of 18 with the Old Farm School offering a bespoke curriculum to meet the needs of children and young people with social, emotional and mental health and moderate learning difficulties.

Old Farm School, Highfield, and Rigwood House are all currently rated by Ofsted as ‘Good’


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"Children and young people said they feel safe living at the home, giving full marks for their sense of safety. One young person said, ‘I feel safer here than anywhere else that I have been before." - Ofsted (Rigwood House), June 2019

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We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

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This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.