At Heatherton, we establish foundations for excellence. We believe our role is to inspire and support, fostering a love of learning that will sustain your child throughout their education
Heatherton is forward-thinking, innovative school with a close family feel.
As a Prep School within the Berkhamsted family of schools, we are able to retain our nurturing ethos while still benefiting from all the facilities, resources and teaching expertise of this outstanding and historic family of Schools.
Our caring and experienced staff work in close partnership with you to nurture your daughter’s natural curiosity and creativity, ensuring every pupil at Heatherton reaches her full potential.
Our broad and engaging curriculum is underpinned with our core values, encouraging every pupil to aim high with integrity, be adventurous and serve others.
We instil in our pupils a confidence to face challenges without fearing failure.
Parents choose Heatherton because it possesses a warm and nurturing family atmosphere without compromising on high standards of education and behaviour.
Please complete the REQUEST A PROSPECTUS FORM if you wish to receive a prospectus.
Prospective pupils may be registered for admission at any time after birth. Registrations should ideally be received at least a full calendar year preceding the desired date of admission to benefit from all communications relating to the next admissions cycle.
Registration takes place by submitting the registration form using the link below along with a registration fee of £100:
At present, our regular Open Events have changed in format to offer a virtual opportunity to find out more about Heatherton. We will be holding a Virtual Open Event in early 2021, giving prospective students and their parents the opportunity to find out more about what we offer at the School, alongside on site tours of the School that we hope to hold in the near future.
If you have any questions or would like to join our mailing list to remain in touch so we can keep you updated as to when we are able to welcome families on-site again please complete the form or call Admissions on 01442 358001 who will be happy to assist.
Entry into Heatherton’s Co-educational Nursery takes place three times per year in January, April and September, and the earliest opportunity to join is the term in which the child turns three years’ old. We invite prospective Nursery and Reception pupils for an informal pre-offer visit with their parents to assess that we are able to meet a child’s needs. We also request a copy of the child’s most recent report from their current school, nursery or play group.
From September 2021 onwards, entry into the Nursery will take place twice a year, in September and January, and children may join in the term following their third birthday, at the earliest.
Children from Year 1 upwards are invited to spend an assessment / taster day at the School. They will complete a variety of assessments in English and Maths to help us identify particular strengths or weaknesses. Recent reports, a reference and any test scores are also requested from the previous school. Following the relevant assessments, the Headteacher then meets with parents to discuss their daughter’s taster session prior to an offer being made.
The School Shop
The School Shop – new uniform and sports kit for Heatherton School. The School Shop is located at 17 The Highway, Station Road, Beaconsfield, HP9 1QQ. Tel: 01494 677710; email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The School Shop offers an efficient online, telephone and mail order service and makes deliveries to Heatherton School every Thursday.
Second Hand Shop
Heatherton’s Second Hand Shop guarantees to sell good quality second hand uniform at 50% (or less) of The School Shop. The Shop is run by parent volunteers and proceeds – minus a small contribution to School funds – are returned to parents who have donated items at the end of the financial year.
Mondays (term time only) 8:30 – 9:00