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Heath Mount School

Heath Mount School

Woodhall Park, Watton-at-Stone, Hertford, SG14 3NG, Hertfordshire

01920 830230



Heath Mount School
School type Co-educational Day & Flexi-boarding
Founded 1796
Headmaster Mr Chris Gillam
Date Appointed September 2014
Co-ed Age Range 3-13
Number of pupils 515
Number of boys 255
Number of girls 223
Day fees per annum £11,955 - £18,435
Flexi-boarding £1,535 - £5,250
Associations IAPS,BSA,IBSA

Description: Heath Mount is a leading independent day and boarding school for boys and girls between the ages of 3 and 13. Our pupils are privileged to be educated at one of the oldest Prep school in the country, founded in 1796 and situated since 1934 in the Grade 1 listed mansion of the Woodhall Park Estate just outside Herford.

Our idyllic woodland setting, dynamic teaching staff, family ethos and award-winning pastoral care provide a joyful and stimulating learning environment. We offer a broad curriculum that balances academic rigour with remarkable enrichment opportunities. Our pupils achieve outstanding results within a nurturing and supportive framework that puts happiness and mental wellbeing at the heart of all we do.

Facilities: Our extensive facilities include numerous grass pitches, a heated swimming pool with retractable roof, an all-weather astro court, netball courts, spacious sports hall, professional-standard dance studio, fitness suite with cardiovascular and strength training equipment and recovery apparatus, cricket nets and a cricket pavilion.

Inside, all classrooms are equipped with the very latest in interactive technology. We have a dedicated ICT suite in the Pre-prep school and a newly refurbished ICT facility in the Prep school.

Our purpose-built Pre-prep is in the same grounds as the Prep school but separate from it. It has its own library, computer room, music room, dining room and hall in addition to a beautiful outdoor playground.

Pre-prep children also use many of the prep school’s facilities such as the Sports Hall, Astroturf, Swimming Pool, Pottery Room and Chapel.

Feeder Schools: We feed to a wide range of senior schools including Eton, Harrow, Westminster, Radley, Oundle, Uppingham, Benenden, St Albans Boys, St Albans Girls, Haileybury, Bishop’s Stortford College, Felsted, The Leys, Winchester, Marlborough College and Brighton College.

Exam results: In the academic year 2019-20, all our Year 8 pupils gained entry to their first-choice school and 63% were awarded one or more scholarships across a range of disciplines including academic, art, drama, sport and music.

Entrance procedure: Prospective pupils may be registered with us from any time after birth and we welcome the majority of our children to our Nursery in the September following their third birthday. We are not a selective school and do not assess children starting at this stage though we do encourage early registration as places are limited and our Pre-prep is often oversubscribed.

We usually have a smaller number of spaces available for entry into Reception. We do not formally assess at this age, but will invite your child in to spend time with us to ensure that they have the social and developmental skills to access the Early Years Curriculum.

For entry into the Prep School for Year 3 and above, assessments in Maths, reading, writing and non-verbal reasoning will usually take place in addition to an observational assessment to ensure that your child is able to access our broad curriculum. References will also be sought from your child’s current school. Provided we have space in our school we do accept children at any stage from Year 3 up to Year 8 entry.