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 Making connections with other schools is very much at the forefront of government education policy at the moment. At Heathcote, in addition to links within the local community, we are very lucky to be able to build connections with schools overseas. Studying languages has enabled our children to reap the benefits and today we are very fortunate to […]
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Mrs Forgeron Last Saturday at our Open Day we had the exciting opening of the new Heathcote KS1 and Early Years library. The children had waited patiently since their return after the Easter holidays for the unveiling, the room enshrouded in blackout paper so nobody got a sneak peek before the big day. Emily  had the privilege of cutting the ceremonial […]
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Mrs Forgeron When a possum sees a hole in the ground with only one set of foot tracks going in, it is afraid to enter that burrow. It knows that something dangerous lies within. When, however, it sees two sets of foot tracks – those going in and those going out, it overcomes its fear and proceeds to venture in. […]
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Mrs Forgeron Good news! Spring has officially sprung and we can all now look forward to more daylight, warm sunshine and the chance to spend more time outdoors. However, Spring time is also traditionally a time to have a clear out and a clean-up. In times gone by when people kept their houses shut tight against the ravages of winter, […]
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Mrs Forgeron Wow! What an absolutely fantastic day the whole of Heathcote School had on Wednesday. Mr Ormond planned and held a wonderful Science Day, where all pupils and staff dressed up as Wacky  Scientists. Not only did the children put hard work and effort into their outfits, they also demonstrated excellent dedication and heaps of energy whilst conducting their […]
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Mrs Forgeron The visit of an author in school is always an inspiration. Kathy Henderson worked with our children at Heathcote last Tuesday. Author, poet, printmaker and illustrator Kathy has written many books for children of all ages including Lugalbanda, In the Middle of the Night, The Year in the City, Fearless Fitzroy and The Little Boat, which won the Kurt Maschler […]
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Mrs Forgeron Heathcote Preparatory School and Nursery celebrated the 20th World Book Day in style with all our pupils dressing up as animal book characters. What an amazing array of animals there were who came into school this morning! Today all the children took part in a costume parade, a book hunt, story readings and they also completed lots of exciting […]
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Mrs Forgeron This week I asked the children what they loved about Heathcote. Every child was given a post-it on which to express their thoughts. They were quick off the mark to express how they felt:
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Mrs Forgeron Heathcote is a  ‘gem of a school’ . It is so unique in its ethos. As I show the ever increasing number of visitors around, it always delights me to share with them what an amazing community we have, albeit a very small one. Yet small is everything. Here are five reasons why choosing a small school for […]
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