Heathfield School

Heathfield is a small boarding and day school for girls aged 11-18 years, on the outskirts of Ascot , Berkshire.

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Heathfield School

Heathfield provides an environment where a girl’s childhood will be happy and secure; where she has the opportunity to discover her unique passions and talents and to develop confidence and self-belief to enable her to succeed.  Life in the 21st Century demands spirit, resilience and adaptability; it is incumbent upon us to help equip her with both academic qualifications and life skills.  We are ambitious for our girls and our bespoke approach enables them to succeed in many different areas.

Category: Senior, Sixth Form

Pupils: Girls

Type: Day & Boarding

Religious Affiliation: Christian

Roll: 0 Boys-200 Girls

Day pupils: 50

Boarder Number: 150

Age Range: 11-18 Years

Founded: 1899

Location Description

The school stands in 36 acres of grounds on the outskirts of Ascot and is in a central location close to major motorway networks, rail connections and airports. The school is just 9 miles from the M4 (J10) and 5 miles from the M3 (J3), and 50 minutes by train from central London. Heathrow Airport is 30 minutes away and Gatwick Airport is just 60 minutes by car

School Contact Details

Headteacher: Mrs Marina Gardiner Legge

Contact for enquiries:Mrs I Hutchings, Registrar

London Road, Ascot, Berkshire

Tel: 01344 898343

Email: registrar@heathfieldschool.net

www.heathfieldschool.net

Facilities

The STEM building provides an impressive hub for the girls to study Science. Other key facilities include a purpose built Theatre, digital recording studio and beautiful Chapel. Heathfield runs a full LAMDA (Speech & Drama and Musical Theatre) programme and within the Expressive Arts faculty offers Textiles and Photography with its own dark room.

Music is a particular strength at Heathfield. Currently, there is a Senior Choir for Year 3 upwards, a Form I Choir and a Form II Choir, an Orchestra, a Flute Ensemble, a Brass Ensemble, an A Cappella Group and a Band. There is an impressive range of lessons taught by visiting peripatetic teachers, including piano, strings, woodwind, brass, percussion and harp. The senior Choir goes on biennial European Choir Tours; destinations have included Vienna , Venice and Rome. 

Sports facilities are excellent and include 5 Lacrosse Pitches, 6 Netball/Tennis courts, a 25m heated indoor pool, a Dance studio, a Fitness suite, a Spinning studio, Squash courts and a Cross country track. As well as running teams and clubs in all major sports, the Department offers girls clubs such as Badminton, Fitness, Football, Polo, Riding and Trampolining. There are regular sports tours to the USA and the school also competes in the British Schools’ Ski Championships in Flaine.

The School runs a full Equestrian programme and regularly plays Polo against local schools including Eton and Harrow and attend the National Schools Polo Tournament. Heathfield won the SUPA National Girls Championships in 2019 and British dressage has selected two Heathfield girls for their British junior and young riders’ training squads. Teams and individuals compete at various levels in the disciplines of show jumping, dressage, hunter trials and one-day events throughout the year.

Around 12% of girls are international students. Currently, there are girls from Spain, Italy, Germany, Russia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Japan and China, along with British pupils whose parents live overseas and international students whose parents live in the UK. Specialist help is offered to girls from overseas for whom English is a foreign (EFL) or additional (EAL) language.

Boarding is an integral part of Heathfield’s way of life and community. Girls board in their year groups in dormitories from Forms I to II, Forms III, IV and V board in another House and in Forms IV-LVI the girls have their own rooms. 

Upper Sixth girls move into Wyatt House, a separate Boarding House where they have the opportunity to prepare for independent living and university life.

Heathfield International Summer School has been run as part of Heathfield School for over 40 years. Each summer, overseas girls aged 8 to 17 are welcomed from more than 25 different countries.

Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded in Academia, Art, Drama, Music and Sport.

Entrance Requirements

11+ and 13+: Assessment in numeracy, verbal and non-verbal ability. This is designed to evaluate potential rather than knowledge, tutoring or preparation is therefore unnecessary. Candidates will be invited to an interview, to participate in workshops and be expected to perform well in their subsequent Common Entrance examination, where taken, although Common Entrance is not the main determining factor in the formal offer of a place.

Sixth Form: assessment and interview. Offers are made conditional on GCSE results, impression at interview and a school report.

Fees

Autumn Term 2020. All fees per term.

Forms I – II. Day: £7,690 Boarding: £12,400

Forms III – UVI. Day: £ 7,900 Boarding: £12,700

Some bursaries as well as discounts for Siblings, Armed Forces and Diplomatic Service are available. Please contact the school for details.

Affiliations/Memberships

AEGIS, AMCIS, BSA, GSA, ISC

Reports

OPEN DAYS

All visits are welcome, please contact the school

Whole School Open Morning: Saturday 6 Mar 2021 - Time: 9:45 am - 12:00 pm

Whole School Open Morning: Saturday 8 May 2021 - Time: 9:45 am - 12:00 pm

For details, please contact the Registrar on 01344 898342 or via registrar@heathfieldschool.net

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  • Students celebrate exceptional A level...

    Heathfield School in Ascot – rated ‘Excellent’ across all areas by the Independent Schools Inspectorate – is celebrating another year of exceptional A-level results with nearly 40% of its students’ results securing A*/A, 64.4% A* to B and 82.2% A* to C. The English department has marked its most successful year to date with all...

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  • Students celebrate stellar GCSE results...

    Heathfield School in Ascot – rated ‘Excellent’ across all areas by the Independent Schools Inspectorate – is thrilled to be celebrating another year of stellar GCSE results. Across the board, 45% of grades received by Heathfield students were in the top 9-7/A*-A category. Core subjects continued to impress, with a 100% pass in Maths and...

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  • An all girls polo team...

    A hard fought match, our first game in the 2019 Copenhagen Shield at Black Bears saw the Heathfield Diamonds take on the Eton A team. The first chukka saw Heathfield two goals up then Eton matched, up to six all. In the final seconds of the last chukka Eton scored a lucky winning goal. The...

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