Heathside School Hampstead
84a Heath Street, Hampstead, London, NW3 1DN
+44 (0)20 3058 4011
|Co-ed Age Range||2-13 years|
|Number of pupils||230|
|Day fees per annum||£16,800 - £19,400|
Welcome to Heathside
Children come first at Heathside. We help each child find their own path to learning so they can fulfil their unique potential. The result is young people who are happy, articulate, independent, confident in their abilities and keen to find their place in the world. This is the time when your child will start to define their interests, open up their horizons and discover the educational pathway that will lead to their future. Our approach is to offer the level of academic challenge that will encourage your child to be the best they can possibly be.
Your child will receive an exceptional degree of support, so they gain confidence and grow – emotionally, socially and academically. Day by day, we will show your child the steps they need to take to get to where they want to be. Every aspect of our teaching builds their confidence, respects their progress, and acknowledges where they are before helping them go further.
English and maths are taught each morning, with additional attention given to children who benefit from a slower pace or thrive on greater challenge. From an early age, your child will learn the traditional skills of handwriting, spelling and times tables. Through art, music, STEM subjects and humanities we delve into topics, exploring them from every avenue, making our curriculum rich and rewarding.
Children thrive in a relaxed environment where they call their teachers by their first name. Working in small groups, teachers know each child extremely well so are able to provide precisely the right amount of support or challenge at precisely the right time.
For many, the right educational pathway means the traditional 11+ route to senior school. In Years 5 and 6, your child will have access to outstanding 11+ tuition, including early morning and holiday preparation classes, as well as specialist interview guidance. Outcomes for Heathside pupils are consistently high, with most Year 6 pupils gaining places at their first choice senior school in London or beyond. For others, the 13+ route is preferred, and this small group of students receive specialist support and tuition in our ‘Prometheans’ group. Heathside has an excellent record of achieving academic scholarships at both 11+ and 13+ including the prestigious Queens Scholarship at Westminster. Many pupils opt to carry on their senior schooling at Heathside where they continue to flourish in familiar surroundings.
Throughout their time at Heathside, your child will have the chance to take part in a range of sporting and outdoor activities both on Hampstead Heath and in other local facilities. Our long-term relationship with Hampstead Heath enables us to capitalise on the value of outdoor play and Forest School. A recent study from Hasselt University in Belgium found that growing up in a greener urban environment boosts children’s intelligence. Add to this an extensive array of lunch time and after school clubs, and your child will have every opportunity to stretch themselves and broaden their interests.