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 being able to meet pupils’ needs.
“It is a great honour to be recognised as the best independent primary school in the country, which reflects the hard work and dedication of everyone at Heathcote,” said Samantha Scott, Headteacher, Heathcote. “We are proud to have built a warm and friendly environment that allows our children to flourish – and delighted to see our reputation for excellence recognised at the highest level.”
Notable developments over the last year include Microsoft selecting Heathcote to participate in their Showcase School Incubator programme, reflecting Heathcote’s digital transformation journey during the pandemic, and Heathcote teacher Georgina Pennycook shortlisted as ‘Outstanding New Teacher of the Year’ in the 2021 Pearson National Teaching Awards.