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

Nicola Nicoll welcomes you to Heatherton

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

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Of course, what makes any school special is its pupils.  Working with the Heatherton pupils has been a delight and inspiration; they are clearly so happy, excited, confident and love their School.  The girls genuinely know and endorse the School’s values to aim high with integrity, to be adventurous and to serve others.  These values are close to my heart as I passionately believe in the ability of education to change and shape lives.  As we know, the world is rapidly evolving, and it is essential that an outstanding education enables good grades and qualifications whilst equally supporting the development of soft skills, emotional intelligence and character.  Heatherton School offers a safe and supportive environment for pupils to learn from both successes and challenges and prides itself on a promise never to leave anyone behind.  With small class sizes, having a teacher and TA in every classroom, a team of dedicated, caring and passionate staff, broad opportunities in extra-curricular activities, each child is treated individually empowering them to thrive.

My desire is that every pupil leaves Heatherton educationally enthused and motivated, confident, polite, curious, resilient, outward-looking and entirely ready to take on the next steps of her educational journey.

Choosing a school can be a little like house-hunting; you check the facts on paper to see if it could theoretically be the right place, but you don’t know that until you visit in person.  Only then do you have a real sense of what it is really like and whether your child could be happy there.  The minute I walked into Heatherton School, I knew it was the place for me – I felt the warm, friendly, family-like, buzzing atmosphere -and I hope you will too.  I very much look forward to welcoming you to come to see for yourself.

Mrs, Nicola Nicoll, BSc (Hons), MEd

Headteacher of Heatherton

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We are proud to share with you our latest ISI report from October 2021

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

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- ISI Report, October 2021

Read the latest ISI Inspection Report of Heatherton – October 2021

 

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Heatherton · Jun 28

It’s lunch time here at @BBOWT #collegelaketring and the teddy bears have stolen our lunches! https://t.co/WpN3Bbs362

Heatherton · Jun 28

Reception and Year 1 have been playing teddy bear games and learnt the secret of SWAF! @BBOWT #HeathertonAdventures https://t.co/vSNSZxrOlU

Heatherton · Jun 28

Reception and Year 1 have arrived at College Lake and are ready for a story in the barn. https://t.co/d6O8pRLRgd

Outdoor Ed · Jun 24

If you go into the woods today... you’ll find Heatherton having loads of fun!! @HeathertonSch https://t.co/vz3qVx0wjy

Outdoor Ed · Jun 24

It’s all fun and games over here in Outdoor Ed! @HeathertonSch https://t.co/gKjTRlwIwY

Heatherton · Jun 21

Year 6 being adventurous at the snow centre - on the ski slope and Ringo slide! https://t.co/EN9OkSMxTM

Heatherton · Jun 14

Reception are enjoying colour mixing with tapioca in messy play club. #Heathertonclubs #HeathertonEYFS https://t.co/z6NBAOJjI6

Outdoor Ed · May 14

Heatherton agree that lunch is best when cooked over a fire 🔥 @HeathertonSch https://t.co/8GaBOakGaS

Heatherton · Apr 28

Good luck to the Year 2, Year 3 & Year 5 girls who are taking their LAMDA examinations online, today and tomorrow.🎭 https://t.co/VAYQyBVvLf

Heatherton · Apr 26

It’s so lovely to see our Prep girls practicing for Sports Day in the sunshine ☀️ #HeathertonPE https://t.co/c6ZO5VW4J1

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