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

Heads Blog

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework establishes that children should make use of the environment around them to enable their natural curiosity to be part of their educational experience. At Heathcote Preparatory School and Nursery we felt that our EYFS playground wasn’t having a positive impact and should be developed with thought and consideration to facilitate and engage our […]
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Our school has been named the best independent primary in the UK! Heathcote won ‘Junior School of the Year’ at the 2021 Independent Schools Association (ISA) National Awards, which recognise excellence in independent education across the country. The judges highlighted Heathcote’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, exemplary teamwork, family support, technology provision and staff upskilling, while at the same time […]
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During the recent lockdowns, many of my state school colleagues have found that their usually large classes have become much smaller. This may be due to children unable to access IT technology at home, or perhaps with some of the children being onsite as they have key worker parents or maybe during the end of summer term 2020 when some […]
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by Mrs Samantha Scott, Head Teacher, MEd. Cantab This year has been hugely successful for Heathcote’s final year pupils with a 90% pass rate for 11+ and 100% of independent school places offered, with a plethora of awards and scholarships for academic, special talent and drama. The pupils have worked hard for these results, supported by our outstanding provision for […]
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When my own children were younger often they would be able to have a sleepover at their grandparents house and would get to listen to someone else read a story. I realised that your children may not get to experience this at the moment and – whilst I am definitely not a professional story teller – I might be able […]
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Our Form 6 pupils have performed incredibly well in the recent 11+ entrance examinations in spite of Covid-19 restrictions last term, with 88% pass rate across CSSE and CEM tests. Our pupils start their 11+ journey in Form 3 with weekly 11+ lessons on the timetable, increasing their frequency from Form 4, and an additional 11+ club after school in […]
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by Samantha Scott, Headteacher A decade ago my husband and I were starting to consider which primary school would be best for our daughter. At this time, as a primary teacher and previous Deputy Headteacher, I felt certain I would know the school just by looking at its website and reading through the most recent inspection report. However, this was […]
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Mrs Samantha Scott, Head Teacher At Heathcote, our families know we teach to our specifically designed ‘Heathcote Values Curriculum’ that is individualised to our school to enable our pupils to grow in determination, resolve, commitment, drive and resilience. These skills were certainly tested for all of our Heathcote community earlier this year when we had to close due to the […]
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The children have been practising hard in drama and music lessons to celebrate and share their harvest songs and the year 6 assembly with everyone that attended on Friday. Many thanks to all of you who came to celebrate with us, we loved seeing so many of you. The year 6 form led the whole school in singing, acting and […]
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