84-86 West Heath Road, London, NW3 7UJ
+44 (0)20 3058 4011
Coeducational Day & Boarding
|Headteacher||Ms Melissa Remus|
|Co-ed Age Range||2-14|
|Number of pupils||550|
|Day fees per annum||£15,000 - £18,300|
Heathside is a friendly day and boarding school housed in historic buildings a few minutes' walk from Hampstead Heath where Heathside children play every day.
The school is a unique and highly successful learning environment rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted in September 2017. With talented and inspirational teachers and a strong focus on individual learning and pastoral care, our students flourish.
The 2017 Ofsted report states, "Excellent teaching is underpinned by exemplary working relationships and strong mutual respect between staff and pupils. This, together with high-quality pastoral care, motivates pupils to do their very best. Senior leaders and staff have created an exceptional learning ethos across the school. Pupils are highly motivated and keen to excel in all aspects of school life."
We encourage the development of the whole person and, as a result, Heathside is a relaxed and happy place and academic standards are high. We have a proud tradition of tailoring our teaching so that every child gets the best from a lesson - a high staff-to-student ratio, a focus on small-group work and individual attention allow us to offer challenge and support as appropriate.
"The head teacher is an inspirational and highly effective leader who is relentless in her drive to bring about improvements. She instils both staff and pupils with high expectations of themselves and each other. These high expectations are the foundation of all aspects of school life and enable pupils to thrive, both academically and in their personal development."
Our curriculum builds on strong foundations in literacy and numeracy, scientific understanding and creative thinking. "The curriculum is exceptional and inspires pupils to flourish. The wide range of extra-curricular activities ensure that pupils acquire very strong knowledge, understanding and skills in all aspects of their education."
We produce highly able mathematicians and lifelong readers and writers. We playfully bring out the artist in everyone. Every child in school learns French from a native speaker and we offer lessons in Spanish, Mandarin, German, Italian, Latin, Ancient Greek and Russian. Music and drama are particular strengths, and everyone performs several times a year. We play a wide range of sports to high standards and we have been national chess champions many times. Extra-curricular activities range from capoeira and Chinese to fencing and philosophy clubs.
In January 2018 we opened our doors for boarders at the High School. Our boarders benefit from a warm, highly supportive and safe environment and have more access to more of everything that makes Heathside life special. 'Amazing', 'special' and 'unique' are just some of the words parents used to describe Heathside.
We continue to prepare children for 11+ and 13+ examinations and have an outstanding track record of gaining scholarships and entry into many highly respected independent schools. Many Heathside children decide to continue their learning at our High School, and we are now equipped to progress to GCSE.
Most children join us in the Nursery, which can take children from two years of age. We do have occasional places in other years. It is never too early to register for a place which you can do from our website. At the right time, your child will be invited to spend a morning with us. We do have waiting lists and we give priority to Heathside siblings.