Heathfield Preparatory

Heathfield is the Junior School to Rishworth. 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.

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. 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! Other facilities are shared with Rishworth: the swimming pool, the Performing Arts Centre and extensive playing fields, for example.

Foundation Stage, Nursery and Reception Children can join the Foundation Stage from the age of three. In our spacious building they are self-contained and secure, following a programme working within six learning areas:

  1. Language, Literacy and Communication
  2. Mathematical Development
  3. Knowledge and Understanding of the World
  4. Creative Development
  5. Physical Development
  6. Social and Emotional Development
Years 1 and 2

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

Years 3 to 6

Children follow a challenging and innovative curriculum, moving beyond the demands of the 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.

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