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Heathfield School

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Heathfield is the Junior School to Rishworth School. Boys and girls join us from the age of 3 in the Nursery and we continue to provide a caring and stimulating learning environment to the age of 11 in Year 6.


Heathfield is set in its own grounds, surrounded by beautiful countryside. The Foundation Stage unit is self-contained and makes use of large outdoor learning areas. Heathfield has its own spacious and well-equipped Hall for assemblies, dramatic productions and concerts as well as specialist rooms for Science, Art, Design Technology, ICT, Learning Support and Music, and our own indoor swimming pool. Heathfield has its own kitchens for serving healthy and delicious lunches.


There is also separate provision for care before and after school and there is even a Holiday School!


Heathfield also enjoys the use of facilities such as the Catering room, a state of the art Performing Arts Centre, the Sports Hall and extensive playing fields, all located at Rishworth School.




Early Years and Foundation Stage (ages 3-4)

Heathfield is the home of a thriving EYFS community of staff and pupils. Nursery children can join the Foundation Stage from the age of three and Reception from the age of 4. In our spacious building they are self-contained and secure, following a programme working within seven learning areas.


Prime Areas:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development


Specific Areas:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Art and Design


Years 1 and 2 (ages 5-6)

Children follow a broad and engaging curriculum, informed by the revised National Curriculum and enhanced by specialist teachers, aiming to address individual needs and fulfil potential.


Years 3 to 6 (ages 7-11)

Children follow a challenging and innovative curriculum, moving beyond the demands of the revised National Curriculum with enriching activities in music, art and sport. We aim to prepare children for secondary school academically and practically, encouraging thinking skills and self-reflection. A range of co-curricular activities allows children to explore varied activities in an enjoyable and informative way.


At Heathfield, we know the importance of maintaining an excellent community atmosphere – a learning environment which sees the home and school united in a common set of high expectations, good manners and a love of learning. Our parents are fully involved in the life of the School and we have a thriving and innovative PTA. A good education is about individuals exceeding their own expectations and having the widest possible set of experiences. Where children are happy and eager to learn, progress follows naturally.


If you’d like to know more about Heathfield, please visit the Heathfield School website.