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

Mrs Forgeron Do you trust me? Do you trust my staff? Do you trust your children? Your neighbours? Your friends? I hope you do. But for what reason? For example, if you were to trust me to fix your car, your trust would be misplaced because I have no idea what happens under the bonnet of a car at all! Making […]
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Mrs Forgeron What a lot of fun we had today! Rather a belated World Book day celebration which was postponed due to the snow but a very good time was had by all…
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Mrs Forgeron Before there was writing, before there was prose and certainly an age before there were such things as “texts”, “tweets” and “status updates,” there was poetry. Last week I felt very privileged to hear our pupils in years 3-6 perform their Burns’ inspired poetry.  They had very little time to draft, craft and rehearse their work but the […]
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Mrs Forgeron I love this time of year when all the anticipation of the Yuletide season starts to simmer and bubble and we can see the children (and the staff!) starting to get excited about Christmas time.   The Heathcote Christmas tree is already taking pride of place in the front playground, lit and decorated and ready for the festivities […]
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Mrs Forgeron This week we have been delighted to welcome so many of you to the Parent Consultation evenings. It has been lovely to explore with you how well your children are doing and to discuss their progress and achievements. As always such occasions make me very proud to be Headmistress at Heathcote. Last week I was fortunate to attend […]
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Mrs Forgeron “Curiouser and Curiouser” wrote Lewis Carroll in Alice in Wonderland. This month’s theme of curiosity can certainly give us more creative food for thought. Curiosity allows us to challenge ourselves and question our world. By digging a little deeper and feeding our minds,being curious helps us discover new passions in ourselves and new delights in others. Curiosity is […]
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Mrs Forgeron … for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” (Galatians 6:9) Some people might say that holding a Harvest Festival service is an outdated thing for us to do, particularly in this modern world when we don’t really think too much about where our food comes from and just go to the […]
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Mrs Forgeron Prize Giving is an important opportunity to celebrate success and service to the school. It is also a time to reflect upon the outstanding events, activities, victories, trips and triumphs of the past year. Of course, we celebrate achievements each week in assembly. We reward children throughout the year for their efforts and successes. We take part in […]
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Mrs Forgeron Heathcote has been a hive of activity this week with preparations afoot for this year’s musical drama extravaganza ‘The Witches of Oz’ next week. The children are coping well with the balance of normal academic lessons and a busy full cast rehearsal schedule. There has been a real buzz of excitement about this year’s show since the rehearsals […]
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Mrs Forgeron In the wake of today’s terrible news about the terrorist attack in Manchester it is difficult to know what to write.  Such a horrific crime, especially when children are involved, leaves us reeling. Our hearts go out to those who have suffered as we endeavour to comprehend how anyone could contemplate such unspeakable violence and terror. Furthermore, it […]
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