Developing Remarkable People

Girls’ independent prep school in Amersham with co-educational nursery for pupils aged 2-11. Our role is to inspire, support and foster a love of learning.
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Welcome to Heatherton Girls Prep School

Heatherton is a forward-thinking, innovative school with a very special close family feel that is renowned in the Buckinghamshire area.

Mrs Nicola Nicoll, BSc (Hons), MEd

Headteacher of Heatherton

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We have been shortlisted in the Small Independent School of the Year award 2023

Co-Ed Nursery

Our co-educational Nursery offers outstanding Early Years education for girls and boys aged rising 3 – 4.

The Nursery at Heatherton is a very caring environment, where every child is known individually and their own interests nurtured and developed.

—Heatherton Nursery Parent

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Where your daughter will flourish

The first few years of your daughter’s school experience will make a considerable impact on her future. They are crucial for opening her mind to learning, setting the standard for the years to come.

Academic Stretch & Support

Co-curricular

Outdoor Education

Sparking a sense of adventure and developing long-lasting friendships.

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News

Heatherton’s Spotlight on Careers 

Heatherton’s Spotlight on Careers 

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STEAM Pathways with Nicola Nicoll

STEAM Pathways with Nicola Nicoll

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Young Singer of the Year 2024

Young Singer of the Year 2024

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Heatherton goes litter picking!

Heatherton goes litter picking!

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Encouraging Positive Conversations; Humanutopia 2023

Encouraging Positive Conversations; Humanutopia 2023

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A magical Christingle Service at Heatherton 

A magical Christingle Service at Heatherton 

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Young Musician of the Year Festival 2023

Young Musician of the Year Festival 2023

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    Pupils achieve highly and exceed expectations across all areas, well above their commensurate ages.

    Forward thinking and outward looking enough not to be a bubble, but there’s a lovely innocence about this small girls’ school nonetheless.

    Teachers’ insistence on high expectations ensures that pupils strive from, and achieve, high standards in their learning and gain skills that enable them to make positive transitions within their school and to their senior schools.

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    To give back to the hardworking trainees from @sunnysiderural, Berkhamsted hosted our annual Sunnyside BBQ this summer! 🍔🌞

Every week, our Maintenance Supervisor Russell Hatt welcomes a group of Sunnyside trainees who help maintain our school grounds by tidying, weeding, and planting flowers and shrubs, creating a relaxing and enchanting environment. 🌸🌿

To thank the Sunnyside team and reinforce our School’s value of serving others, we hosted a BBQ with pupils from @berkhamstedgirls. The scorching June heat, summer hits, and delicious food made it a perfect day! 🎶

It was wonderful to see everyone dancing, singing their favourite songs, and showing off their best moves. 💃

Russell initiated this partnership to bring pupils and Sunnyside members together in a fun and beneficial way, giving pupils the chance to interact with charities and volunteers who inspire change. 🙌

The BBQ was an amazing opportunity to give back to Sunnyside trainees while instilling a strong sense of compassion and moral purpose in our pupils! 💖

#BerkhamstedSchool #SunnysideBBQ #Community

    To give back to the hardworking trainees from @sunnysiderural, Berkhamsted hosted our annual Sunnyside BBQ this summer! 🍔🌞

    Every week, our Maintenance Supervisor Russell Hatt welcomes a group of Sunnyside trainees who help maintain our school grounds by tidying, weeding, and planting flowers and shrubs, creating a relaxing and enchanting environment. 🌸🌿

    To thank the Sunnyside team and reinforce our School’s value of serving others, we hosted a BBQ with pupils from @berkhamstedgirls. The scorching June heat, summer hits, and delicious food made it a perfect day! 🎶

    It was wonderful to see everyone dancing, singing their favourite songs, and showing off their best moves. 💃

    Russell initiated this partnership to bring pupils and Sunnyside members together in a fun and beneficial way, giving pupils the chance to interact with charities and volunteers who inspire change. 🙌

    The BBQ was an amazing opportunity to give back to Sunnyside trainees while instilling a strong sense of compassion and moral purpose in our pupils! 💖

    #BerkhamstedSchool #SunnysideBBQ #Community

    🎙Tune in to our latest podcast episode featuring an inspiring story you shouldn’t miss!

Meet @oldberkhamstedians @_sarah_baharaki_ , who bravely fled Afghanistan in 2021 following the Taliban takeover. After relocating to the UK, Sarah connected with a Berkhamsted teacher who helped her obtain a scholarship at our School. Amidst the challenges of adjusting to a new life, she thrived academically and socially, excelling in Business, Economics, and Art.

Since graduating from Berkhamsted, Sarah has made her mark globally. She served as a UK Youth Delegate to the Commission on the Status of Women, became a Global Ambassador for @theirworldorg, and delivered the keynote address at the @unitednations Economic and Social Council Youth Forum in New York in April 2024.

Discover Sarah’s remarkable journey and how Berkhamsted played a pivotal role in her life. 

🎧Listen now to hear her full story! 
Comment ❤️and we’ll send you a link to the podcast.

    🎙Tune in to our latest podcast episode featuring an inspiring story you shouldn’t miss!

    Meet @oldberkhamstedians @_sarah_baharaki_ , who bravely fled Afghanistan in 2021 following the Taliban takeover. After relocating to the UK, Sarah connected with a Berkhamsted teacher who helped her obtain a scholarship at our School. Amidst the challenges of adjusting to a new life, she thrived academically and socially, excelling in Business, Economics, and Art.

    Since graduating from Berkhamsted, Sarah has made her mark globally. She served as a UK Youth Delegate to the Commission on the Status of Women, became a Global Ambassador for @theirworldorg, and delivered the keynote address at the @unitednations Economic and Social Council Youth Forum in New York in April 2024.

    Discover Sarah’s remarkable journey and how Berkhamsted played a pivotal role in her life.

    🎧Listen now to hear her full story!
    Comment ❤️and we’ll send you a link to the podcast.

    Concluding the school year with our annual House Service Day! 

Living up to our value of Serving Others, our pupils engaged in various activities to give back to the community.

🌟 Stephenson and Adders welcomed senior members of our community for afternoon tea at the Nash Harris Dining Hall, filled with music, chats, and bingo fun. 

🎶☕ Bees visited @sunnysiderural to help clear the grounds for their next planting phase. 

🌱💪 And pupils from Russell learned life-saving skills at the Knox Johnston swimming pool. 🏊‍♂️ 

An incredible end to an action-packed term! 

#BerkhamstedSchool #HouseServiceDay #SunnysideRuralTrust #LifeSavingSkills #TeamBerko

    Concluding the school year with our annual House Service Day!

    Living up to our value of Serving Others, our pupils engaged in various activities to give back to the community.

    🌟 Stephenson and Adders welcomed senior members of our community for afternoon tea at the Nash Harris Dining Hall, filled with music, chats, and bingo fun.

    🎶☕ Bees visited @sunnysiderural to help clear the grounds for their next planting phase.

    🌱💪 And pupils from Russell learned life-saving skills at the Knox Johnston swimming pool. 🏊‍♂️

    An incredible end to an action-packed term!

    #BerkhamstedSchool #HouseServiceDay #SunnysideRuralTrust #LifeSavingSkills #TeamBerko

    We’re delighted to have been shortlisted for the Independent School of the Year Award for Diversity, Equality, Inclusion and Justice (DEIJ).

We’re looking forward to finding out if we’ve won on 9 September.

@isotyawards #IndependentSchooloftheYearAward #teamberko #berkhamstedschool

    We’re delighted to have been shortlisted for the Independent School of the Year Award for Diversity, Equality, Inclusion and Justice (DEIJ).

    We’re looking forward to finding out if we’ve won on 9 September.

    @isotyawards #IndependentSchooloftheYearAward #teamberko #berkhamstedschool

    As we close another amazing term and year, we couldn’t be prouder! Our girls have truly embodied our school values - to aim high 🚀, be adventurous 🌍, and serve others 💖. Their achievements speak volumes about the remarkable people they are becoming. 

A special shout-out to our wonderful Year 6 girls as they transition to secondary school - we have no doubt you will thrive! 

Now, it’s time to enjoy a well-deserved summer break. See you all in September!

    As we close another amazing term and year, we couldn’t be prouder! Our girls have truly embodied our school values – to aim high 🚀, be adventurous 🌍, and serve others 💖. Their achievements speak volumes about the remarkable people they are becoming.

    A special shout-out to our wonderful Year 6 girls as they transition to secondary school – we have no doubt you will thrive!

    Now, it’s time to enjoy a well-deserved summer break. See you all in September!

    And that’s a wrap for another school year! 🎉

This week, our pupils continued their learning in a unique and exciting way during our extended curriculum week. 

They enjoyed a variety of activities, visits, and workshops, including:

🐾 A visit to Whipsnade Zoo 
🌍 Languages Day 
✈️ A visit to @DuxfordAirMuseum 
🏰 Exploring @Berkhamsted Castle and the trenches 
🏅 Sports Day 
🎓 Careers Workshop 
🏀 Sports coaching and umpiring workshop 
📰 Journalism workshop 
⛰️ @DukeofEdinburghaward expedition 
🎨📐 Art and maths workshop

Wishing all our families and staff a well-earned, restful summer break! ☀️🌴 

See you in September!

#BerkhamstedSchool 
#teamberko

    And that’s a wrap for another school year! 🎉

    This week, our pupils continued their learning in a unique and exciting way during our extended curriculum week.

    They enjoyed a variety of activities, visits, and workshops, including:

    🐾 A visit to Whipsnade Zoo
    🌍 Languages Day
    ✈️ A visit to @DuxfordAirMuseum
    🏰 Exploring @Berkhamsted Castle and the trenches
    🏅 Sports Day
    🎓 Careers Workshop
    🏀 Sports coaching and umpiring workshop
    📰 Journalism workshop
    ⛰️ @DukeofEdinburghaward expedition
    🎨📐 Art and maths workshop

    Wishing all our families and staff a well-earned, restful summer break! ☀️🌴

    See you in September!

    #BerkhamstedSchool
    #teamberko

    Today we held our Trinity Term Awards Assembly! 🌟 

It was a wonderful moment to reflect on the achievements of the term and to congratulate all our girls for their hard work and dedication. Our pupils are truly remarkable, and we are so proud of their outstanding efforts! 👏

    Today we held our Trinity Term Awards Assembly! 🌟

    It was a wonderful moment to reflect on the achievements of the term and to congratulate all our girls for their hard work and dedication. Our pupils are truly remarkable, and we are so proud of their outstanding efforts! 👏