Developing Remarkable People

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

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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Heatherton visit from Paralympian

Heatherton visit from Paralympian

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Humanutopia

Humanutopia

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    Open Events

    Join us at our Stay and Play (for girls and boys aged 2-4) on Friday 9 February
    Heatherton Stay and Play 9 February

    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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    🌟At Berkhamsted, we believe in nurturing a social conscience and providing our pupils with ample opportunities to serve others. 

Among the most memorable is @First_Give, a national programme that helps UK schools inspire young people to make a positive change in society. 

In teams, our Year 9 pupils researched and organised fundraisers for local charities with the four finalists representing @densindacorum, @greenfingerscharity, @hectorshere and @spacehertfordshire. 

A panel of judges (consisting of Charities Coordinator, Mr Silvey, School Chaplain, Ms Taylor, and a representative from @dacorumbc ) had the difficult task of deciding which team would win a £1000 cheque for their charity. 

The winning team represented Space, a Hertfordshire-based charity that provides support to young people who are neurodivergent. The Space team’s fundraiser challenged Berkhamsted pupils to knock tin cans over with a tennis ball to demonstrate how difficult this activity would be for someone who struggles with hand-eye coordination. So impressed were the judges by this engaging presentation that Space was presented with a cheque of £1000 on behalf of First Give. 

On taking part in the programme, the Space team said, “we now have more confidence to speak out and make a change in the community. The experience has helped us develop and understand the issues that many people in our community feel… It was amazing and we are so happy with the work we did.” 

Well done to our amazing Year 9 pupils for their dedication and hard work in making a positive impact.

    🌟At Berkhamsted, we believe in nurturing a social conscience and providing our pupils with ample opportunities to serve others.

    Among the most memorable is @First_Give, a national programme that helps UK schools inspire young people to make a positive change in society.

    In teams, our Year 9 pupils researched and organised fundraisers for local charities with the four finalists representing @densindacorum, @greenfingerscharity, @hectorshere and @spacehertfordshire.

    A panel of judges (consisting of Charities Coordinator, Mr Silvey, School Chaplain, Ms Taylor, and a representative from @dacorumbc ) had the difficult task of deciding which team would win a £1000 cheque for their charity.

    The winning team represented Space, a Hertfordshire-based charity that provides support to young people who are neurodivergent. The Space team’s fundraiser challenged Berkhamsted pupils to knock tin cans over with a tennis ball to demonstrate how difficult this activity would be for someone who struggles with hand-eye coordination. So impressed were the judges by this engaging presentation that Space was presented with a cheque of £1000 on behalf of First Give.

    On taking part in the programme, the Space team said, “we now have more confidence to speak out and make a change in the community. The experience has helped us develop and understand the issues that many people in our community feel… It was amazing and we are so happy with the work we did.”

    Well done to our amazing Year 9 pupils for their dedication and hard work in making a positive impact.

    🔍 Berkhamsted Pre-Prep and Prep shines in latest ISI Inspection Report! 🌟

📚 We are proud of our dedicated staff who consistently demonstrate their knowledge to help each individual child; and to our pupils who represented our schools' values in their interactions with inspector 🎉

The ISI inspection report reflects the exceptional learning environment we strive to provide to every child, helping them to develop into remarkable people.

🔗 Click the link in our bio to access the full report now! 👉

    🔍 Berkhamsted Pre-Prep and Prep shines in latest ISI Inspection Report! 🌟

    📚 We are proud of our dedicated staff who consistently demonstrate their knowledge to help each individual child; and to our pupils who represented our schools` values in their interactions with inspector 🎉

    The ISI inspection report reflects the exceptional learning environment we strive to provide to every child, helping them to develop into remarkable people.

    🔗 Click the link in our bio to access the full report now! 👉

    🎙️ In this episode of the 'In the Berkhamsted Spotlight' podcast, we hear from four Year Seven pupils for @berkhamstedgirls and @berkhamstedboys about what their first term in the Senior School has been like.

Should you be excited or scared when moving up to secondary school?

🎧 Tune in on Apple, Spotify, Amazon, or your favourite podcast platform (link in bio) to find out.

✔Please like and subscribe to listen to more episodes.

#BerkhamstedPodcast 
#InTheBerkhamstedSpotlightPodcast
#BerkhamstedSchool
#TeamBerko
@berkhamstedprep

    🎙️ In this episode of the `In the Berkhamsted Spotlight` podcast, we hear from four Year Seven pupils for @berkhamstedgirls and @berkhamstedboys about what their first term in the Senior School has been like.

    Should you be excited or scared when moving up to secondary school?

    🎧 Tune in on Apple, Spotify, Amazon, or your favourite podcast platform (link in bio) to find out.

    ✔Please like and subscribe to listen to more episodes.

    #BerkhamstedPodcast
    #InTheBerkhamstedSpotlightPodcast
    #BerkhamstedSchool
    #TeamBerko
    @berkhamstedprep

    🎨🖌️At Heatherton, we understand the immense value of art in a well-rounded education. It is more than just colours on a canvas; it is a gateway to exploring the world, appreciating our cultural heritage, and expressing ourselves in unique and beautiful ways.

Art not only nurtures creativity, but it also encourages collaboration and critical thinking skills. That's why we have our amazing specialist art teacher, Mrs Douglass, who is dedicated to guiding our pupils to excel in their artistic pursuits.

We are proud to provide our pupils with the tools and support they need to explore, create, and grow. 🌠

    🎨🖌️At Heatherton, we understand the immense value of art in a well-rounded education. It is more than just colours on a canvas; it is a gateway to exploring the world, appreciating our cultural heritage, and expressing ourselves in unique and beautiful ways.

    Art not only nurtures creativity, but it also encourages collaboration and critical thinking skills. That`s why we have our amazing specialist art teacher, Mrs Douglass, who is dedicated to guiding our pupils to excel in their artistic pursuits.

    We are proud to provide our pupils with the tools and support they need to explore, create, and grow. 🌠

    Spring is finally on its way.

Our theme in chapel this week is the change of seasons, as we celebrate Shrove Tuesday and the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday.

This is a time when we might give up or take up things to connect with God and make the world a better place. 

#shrovetuesday
#lent
#Spring
#snowdrops
#berkhamstedschool

    Spring is finally on its way.

    Our theme in chapel this week is the change of seasons, as we celebrate Shrove Tuesday and the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday.

    This is a time when we might give up or take up things to connect with God and make the world a better place.

    #shrovetuesday
    #lent
    #Spring
    #snowdrops
    #berkhamstedschool

    What a morning of imagination and fun at our Storytime Stay and Play📚🧸. It was lovely seeing everyone leap into activities inspired by children’s books🌈. Thank you to all that attended!

    What a morning of imagination and fun at our Storytime Stay and Play📚🧸. It was lovely seeing everyone leap into activities inspired by children’s books🌈. Thank you to all that attended!

    We can't wait to welcome you to Heather Bear’s Storytime Stay and Play this Friday, where we'll leap into a world of imagination with exciting activities inspired by beloved children's stories. 

Get ready for a morning of fun! 🧸📚

#leapinto2024
#heathertonschool
#Amersham

    We can`t wait to welcome you to Heather Bear’s Storytime Stay and Play this Friday, where we`ll leap into a world of imagination with exciting activities inspired by beloved children`s stories.

    Get ready for a morning of fun! 🧸📚

    #leapinto2024
    #heathertonschool
    #Amersham

    We’re proud to be supporting @Place2Be’s #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek (5-11 February 2024). 

This year’s theme is My Voice Matters, and @Place2Be hopes to empower, equip and give a voice to every child in the UK. 

Learn more at childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk

    We’re proud to be supporting @Place2Be’s #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek (5-11 February 2024).

    This year’s theme is My Voice Matters, and @Place2Be hopes to empower, equip and give a voice to every child in the UK.

    Learn more at childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk