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Girls’ independent prep school in Amersham with co-educational nursery for pupils aged 3-11

At Heatherton, we believe our role is to inspire, support and foster a love of learning that will sustain your child throughout their education journey

Debbie Isaachsen welcomes you to Heatherton

Heatherton was founded over 100 years ago and is an IAPS with a kite mark for excellence and an enviable record for success.

At Heatherton, we believe our role is to inspire, support and foster a love of learning that will sustain your child throughout their education journey.

We are a forward-thinking, innovative school with a very special close family feel that is renowned in the Buckinghamshire area. We are in the enviable position of being a prep school within the Berkhamsted Schools Group, so we are able to retain our nurturing ethos while still benefiting from all the facilities, resources and teaching expertise that comes from being part of this outstanding and historic family of Schools.


Our caring and experienced staff work in close partnership with you to nurture your child’s natural curiosity and creativity and to ensure every pupil reaches their full potential.

Our broad and engaging curriculum, which is underpinned with our core values of: aim high with integrity; be adventurous and serve others, instil in our pupils a confidence to face challenges without fearing failure.

It is said: ‘A picture is worth a thousand words’, so why not come and see for yourself why Heatherton is our parents’ first choice of Independent School.

I look forward to sharing Heatherton with you.

Debbie Isaachsen MEd, BEd


Our Values and Aims

At Heatherton, our pupils’ wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do.

Our values and aims – which are shared by the Berkhamsted family of schools – instil in every pupil the confidence to face challenges without fearing failure and to feel safe in their learning environment.

Our weekly Fab Friday assemblies and termly Awards Ceremony celebrate our core values in action, both in and out of the classroom.

Our values and aims are shared by the Berkhamsted family of schools.







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Heatherton · Mar 18

Year 6 getting creative and collaborating to lay down some tunes on GarageBand#HeathertonMusic

Heatherton · Mar 15

Some beautiful musical performances in today's Fab Friday Assembly. Well done girls!

Heatherton · Mar 14

Windy weather windmills in Nursery #weather

Heatherton · Mar 14

Introducing fractions in Year 1, by folding shapes into halves and quarters #HeathertonMaths #perseverance

Heatherton · Mar 5

Year 1 are learning about the events of the Great Fire of London through role play #HeathertonHistory #Collaboration

Heatherton · Mar 5

Year 5 had an amazing time with the LSO yesterday at the Barbican#HeathertonMusic

Heatherton · Feb 26

Year 3 enjoyed collaborating together to use their thinking skills this morning.

Heatherton · Feb 15

School is out and spring is in the air! Wishing all our Heatherton families a wonderful break.

Heatherton · Feb 14

Happy Valentines Day from our lovely Year 1 class #ValentinesDay #Heathertongirl

Heatherton · Feb 13

Year 4 learning to play the Indonesian gamelan #HeathertonMusic

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