An independent school and nursery in Danbury, Chelmsford, Essex for boys and girls aged 2-11

Heathcote Preparatory School & Nursery

Eves Corner, Danbury

Essex CM3 4QB

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Heathcote Preparatory School & Nursery

Eves Corner, Danbury

Essex CM3 4QB

07:20 - 19:00

Monday to Friday

01245 223131

enquiries@heathcoteschool.co.uk

History of the School

Mrs. K. Latham founded Heathcote School in 1935 to meet the growing need for an independent school in the Danbury area. The original school opened at Heathcote House on Danbury Common and moved to its present location around 1940.

Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Greenland, acquired the school from the second owners, Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Heath, in 1977.

Mrs. L. Hall was appointed Headteacher in 1998 to lead the school through to the new millennium. Then in September 2004 Mr. K. Gladwin was appointed as Headteacher and led the school until July 2009.

In July 2010 the Prowting Trust purchased Heathcote School from Mr and Mrs Greenland, with Mrs Carn as Principal. Heathcote’s story continued when Miss Hannah Petersen took over as Headteacher in April 2012.

In July 2018 the school was purchased by the Heather Partnership, a company established by Nadine and Mark Solsberg, whose two daughters attended the school, along with Catherine and Matt Ablott, who currently have children at the school.  Nadine is also the Bursar at the school.

Mrs Caroline Forgeron is our current Headmistress and has led the school since September 2016.