Heathfield School A GSG School
- Heathfield School
- Head: Ms Marina Gardiner Legge
- T 01344 898343
- F 01344 890689
- E registrar@heat…ieldschool.net
- W www.heathfieldschool.net
- A mainstream independent school for girls aged from 11 to 18
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Bracknell Forest
- Pupils: 190
- Religion: Church of England
- Fees: Boarding: £32,400 - £33,300; Day: £22,680 - £23,310 pa
- Open days: Saturday, October 15, 2016, 10am-12noon
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
What sets it apart is particularly happy and homelike feel with a dash of top school trimmings. There’s not a hair out of place (and if there were, it would be cashmere). Pupils wear their uniforms with pride, despite slight...
What the school says...
Heathfield School in Ascot is a dynamic and individual boarding and day school for girls aged 11-18. We combine the pastoral with the academic and have a holistic approach to education which ensures our students’ well-being as well as academic success. Heathfield is a small school with big opportunities and challenges in and out of the classroom, including on the sporting field and in music and drama. Our small size means each girl achieves the best she possibly can. A recent study by Durham University put us in the top 17% of schools nationwide for adding value to a child’s education. ...Read more
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards
- Best performance by Girls taking Art & Design (Photography) at an English Independent School (GCE A level)
Equestrian centre or equestrian team - school has own equestrian centre or an equestrian team.
What The Good Schools Guide saysWhat sets it apart is particularly happy and homelike feel with a dash of top school trimmings. There’s not a hair out of place (and if there were, it would be cashmere). Pupils wear their uniforms with pride, despite slight love/hate feelings for ties (plain for most, striped for prefects, red for outstanding achievement, scholarship version under discussion). ‘Have grown to love mine,’ said one. It’s as if someone has carefully curated a best of boarding school experience...
Since September 2016, Mrs Marina Gardiner Legge, previously director of studies here. MA in English literature from Oxford and PGCE from the University of Hong Kong, where she started her teaching career. Head of year and assistant head at Rutlish School, a boys' comprehensive in south London, before joining Heathfield in 2013.
Best known for nurturing BRIT style...
Special Education Needs
In addition to the wide curriculum offered by Heathfield, girls are supported by the learning support department, better known as Spectrum. Heathfield has welcoming purpose-built rooms to accommodate either individual or group teaching for those students who may have a specific learning difficulty, such as dyslexia. All the staff are qualified teachers and provide support particularly in literacy and numeracy. Some of the Spectrum staff are fluent in French and are also able to offer additional support for this subject if necessary. Staff are qualified to assess girls should they require exam Access Arrangements and will make the necessary applications to Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ). Approximately 10% of current students receive additional support. Spectrum also administers EFL (extra English for international students). These EFL classes offer subject support, IELTS coaching for university entrants and the full range of English language qualifications offered by The University of Cambridge Examination Board. Overseas students at Heathfield come from many areas of the world, including Spain, Japan, China, Russia, Mexico, Thailand and Germany. Currently the EFL students form about 7% of all students.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)||Y|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class||Y|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|