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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    🌟 Every day is a day for imaginative and creative play at @berkopreprep and @berkhamstedprep ! 🌟

Guided by the latest early years education research, play is an important part of every lesson. Through daily play, pupils learn how to collaborate, think creatively, and question the world around them. 

The early years are crucial for a child’s development, and at Berkhamsted, we’re building foundations that last a lifetime. Through play, our children navigate the world, boost their social skills, and enhance their cognitive abilities, helping to develop into remarkable adults. 

We were proud to join the @unitednations in celebrating the inaugural #internationaldayofplay, which showcased our dedication to offering the best opportunities for our children.

Throughout the day, pupils played games which were specially selected to encourage their collaboration, confidence, and critical thinking, each of which are essential for success in pupils’ later School life and future careers. Many of the games incorporated essential maths and English skills, from a wordle-style English game to a ‘hook-a-duck’ style maths game, preparing them for academic success throughout their time at School and beyond. 

We look forward to many more days of joyful discovery and learning, where imaginative and creative play continues to be at the heart of our children’s growth and development. 🌈🧩

    🌟 Every day is a day for imaginative and creative play at @berkopreprep and @berkhamstedprep ! 🌟

    Guided by the latest early years education research, play is an important part of every lesson. Through daily play, pupils learn how to collaborate, think creatively, and question the world around them.

    The early years are crucial for a child’s development, and at Berkhamsted, we’re building foundations that last a lifetime. Through play, our children navigate the world, boost their social skills, and enhance their cognitive abilities, helping to develop into remarkable adults.

    We were proud to join the @unitednations in celebrating the inaugural #internationaldayofplay, which showcased our dedication to offering the best opportunities for our children.

    Throughout the day, pupils played games which were specially selected to encourage their collaboration, confidence, and critical thinking, each of which are essential for success in pupils’ later School life and future careers. Many of the games incorporated essential maths and English skills, from a wordle-style English game to a ‘hook-a-duck’ style maths game, preparing them for academic success throughout their time at School and beyond.

    We look forward to many more days of joyful discovery and learning, where imaginative and creative play continues to be at the heart of our children’s growth and development. 🌈🧩

    🎉 Today we are celebrating the @unitednations International Day of Play!

At Berkhamsted School, we blend research-led approaches into our daily practice. We understand how play impacts brain development, strengthening neural pathways in our children’s brains.

By supporting brain development, we enhance flexible thinking, reasoning, and deeper learning potential—key to nurturing remarkable people!

🎧 Tune into our podcast with Debbie Cooper, Head of Stepping Stones Nursery at Berkhamsted Pre-Prep, discussing the importance of play in child development.

👀 Stay tuned for more posts this week showcasing how our children celebrate the #internationaldayofplay 🌟

    🎉 Today we are celebrating the @unitednations International Day of Play!

    At Berkhamsted School, we blend research-led approaches into our daily practice. We understand how play impacts brain development, strengthening neural pathways in our children’s brains.

    By supporting brain development, we enhance flexible thinking, reasoning, and deeper learning potential—key to nurturing remarkable people!

    🎧 Tune into our podcast with Debbie Cooper, Head of Stepping Stones Nursery at Berkhamsted Pre-Prep, discussing the importance of play in child development.

    👀 Stay tuned for more posts this week showcasing how our children celebrate the #internationaldayofplay 🌟