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Heathfield School

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 seven learning areas:

3 Prime Areas:

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

4 Specific Areas:

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


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.