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

Heathcote Preparatory School & Nursery

Eves Corner, Danbury

Essex CM3 4QB

07:20 - 19:00

Monday to Friday

01245 223131

Awards and Accolades

Heathcote School is one of the three finalists across the nation for ISA Junior School of the Year. Schools are required to demonstrate how their school makes a positive difference to the educational outcomes of the children in its care. These outcomes can be in any or multiple areas of a school’s operation, such as their development and provision for the curriculum, sport, the arts, the co-curriculum or special educational needs. Schools need to prove their sustained excellence in personal and/or academic outcomes, or even the success of an individual child over and above expectations.

The winner will be announced in November 2021.

Miss Georgie Pennycook has been awarded the Pearson National Teaching Silver Award for Outstanding New Teacher of the Year, reflecting her outstanding commitment to enriching the lives of the children she works with every day. Miss P is now on a prestigious shortlist to win the Gold Award in the category later this year, in a programme that will be broadcast by the BBC.

Heathcote School is a member of the Independent Schools Association (ISA), the registered charity that supports 528 of the UK’s best independent schools.

Heathcote received 2 first place awards in the 2020 National Art Competition.


Heathcote School & Nursery has achieved the Gold School Games Mark award for their commitment, engagement and delivery of competitive school sport in 2018/19.

Heathcote was runner-up in the 2018 National Art Competition for Art 3D Key Stage 2.

Heathcote was also awarded:
1st place Art 3D – Key Stage 2
1st place Drawing – Key Stage 2
1st place Art 2D – Individual EYFS

Heathcote School took part in the ISA National Indoor Ski Competition in Hemel Hemstead in April 2019.

Heathcote Preparatory School and Nursery were shortlisted for the Creativity award in the Independent School Awards 2018

All Heathcote School pupils who sat the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) exams in 2019 passed, with 94% receiving Distinction or Merit.

In 2018, all Heathcote School pupils passed with Distinction or Merit, with six children receiving full marks.