10 Copperkins Lane, Amersham, Buckinghamshire HP6 5QB
10 reasons to choose Heatherton House School
Heatherton House School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 78. It is one of the best independent prep schools in Amersham and one of the 5 best primary schools for 1 mile.
Heatherton House School is an independent prep day school for girls between the ages of 2 and 11 years. It has a co-ed nursery. It is a Church of England school, open to all faiths and none. The school has a non-selective admissions policy. It is a standalone prep school, and part of the Berkhamsted Schools group. Heatherton House School fees range from £3,525 (Rec) to £5,300 per term (2023/24).
Average class size
Heatherton House School has one class per year and an average class size of 19 pupils.
Destinations for Heatherton House School leavers over the past three years have been one of 15 independent schools (46% of leavers), grammars (42%), or non-selective state schools (12%). The school has a 60% pass rate for grammar schools over the last 10 years. The most popular destination is Dr Challoner’s High, taking 37% of leavers. Berkhamsted School, (Heatherton House School is part of the same group), accounts for 32% of leavers. In 2025 Heatherton House pupils will not need to take an entrance exam for Berkhamsted School.
The Heatherton House School curriculum
School curriculum is based on the National Curriculum with some additions and variations. It also includes PSHE, reasoning, French. The school broadens the curriculum through the ‘Friday Afternoon Enrichment Curriculum’. The school offers each child a handful of extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers, Forest School for Early Years, camping sleepover for Year 3 at Heatherton House, and for Year 4 at Berkhamsted pre-pre and residential trips from Year 5.
Specialist teachers for sport, music and languages throughout, for science from Year 3, and for all subjects from Year 4.
Sport at Heatherton House School
School offers between 10 and 15 different sports over the course of the year. Representative teams in major sports from Year 3.
The Arts at Heatherton House School
Art and music are taught as discrete curricular subjects to all pupils. Drama is part of the co-curriculum. All pupils learn an instrument in class and two-thirds take extra-curricular instrument lessons from Year 3. Choir, orchestra and one or two instrument ensembles. There are some extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Wraparound care from 7.30am to 6.00pm.
Find another school near Heatherton House School
The Chalfonts Independent Grammar (6.1 miles); Royal Masonic School for Girls (7.1 miles); Berkhamsted School (7.1 miles).
Dr Challoner’s Grammar School (0.7 miles); Dr Challoner’s High School (2.2 miles); Chesham Grammar School (2.5 miles).