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

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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Eco Charity Work at Heatherton

Eco Charity Work at Heatherton

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Coronation Celebrations

Coronation Celebrations

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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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    💤Year 3 Sleepover at Heatherton💤

Our Year 3 girls had a fun-filled sleepover at Heatherton. The evening kicked off with exciting parachute games, followed by a cosy round of hot chocolate. ☕

The next morning, they were treated to delicious pancakes for breakfast! 🥞

This overnight stay is a great way for our girls to bond and get comfortable away from home before their residential trips in the upcoming years.

    💤Year 3 Sleepover at Heatherton💤

    Our Year 3 girls had a fun-filled sleepover at Heatherton. The evening kicked off with exciting parachute games, followed by a cosy round of hot chocolate. ☕

    The next morning, they were treated to delicious pancakes for breakfast! 🥞

    This overnight stay is a great way for our girls to bond and get comfortable away from home before their residential trips in the upcoming years.

    🎙️ Dive into the heart of Berkhamsted’s boarding life on this month’s ‘In the Berkhamsted Spotlight’ podcast!
 
Join Miss Jessica Thackray Head of St John’s, Girls Boarding and parent Marianne Ponsonby-White as they share invaluable insights into the nurturing environment at St John’s Girls Boarding.
 
Marianne shares her decision to send her daughter to boarding school and how it has positively impacted their family life. Jessica expresses her love for boarding and the joy she finds in her role. They also discuss the changes in boarding over the years and the focus on the well-rounded development of students.
 
Don’t miss out on the stories behind the scenes!
 
🎧 Listen now - link in bio!
 
#BerkhamstedPodcast
#BoardingLife
#TeamBerko

    🎙️ Dive into the heart of Berkhamsted’s boarding life on this month’s ‘In the Berkhamsted Spotlight’ podcast!
     
    Join Miss Jessica Thackray Head of St John’s, Girls Boarding and parent Marianne Ponsonby-White as they share invaluable insights into the nurturing environment at St John’s Girls Boarding.
     
    Marianne shares her decision to send her daughter to boarding school and how it has positively impacted their family life. Jessica expresses her love for boarding and the joy she finds in her role. They also discuss the changes in boarding over the years and the focus on the well-rounded development of students.
     
    Don’t miss out on the stories behind the scenes!
     
    🎧 Listen now – link in bio!
     
    #BerkhamstedPodcast
    #BoardingLife
    #TeamBerko

    👩‍🍳🍞 Our Year 1 girls had a ‘loaf’ of fun making their own bread with our specialist Food Technology teacher!

    👩‍🍳🍞 Our Year 1 girls had a ‘loaf’ of fun making their own bread with our specialist Food Technology teacher!