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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

More multiplication for our amazing PrePrep girls! #HeathertonMaths #HeathertonGirl

Heatherton · Mar 12

Year 2 had fun collecting data by using their tally charts! #HeathertonMaths #HeathertonGirl

Heatherton · Mar 10

Fantastic freeze frames from year 1 as they explore fairytales in drama. #HeathertonDrama #HeathertonGirl

Heatherton · Mar 6

We all enjoyed our #WorldBookDay with @Louiestowell where we created our own stories with unusual characters.

Heatherton · Mar 3

We’ve been using concrete resources in year 2 to help us with some really tricky multiplications!

Heatherton · Feb 6

The children in Nursery have been printing to music. A lot of fun and even more mess #HeathertonEYD #messyplay

Heatherton · Feb 4

It was lovely to welcome parents to our Pre-Prep Open Door event this morning. #Heatherton #sharinglearning

Heatherton · Feb 3

Times tables are fun! Year 3 were using a variety of games to review the 8 times table #Heathertonmaths

Heatherton · Jan 29

Wishing our Chinese friends “gung hay fat choy” at singing assembly this morning #HeathertonMusic@ChineseNewYear

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