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  • Heritage School
    17 - 19 Brookside
    CB2 1JE
  • Head: Mr Jason Fletcher
  • T 01223 350615
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  • A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 4 to 16
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Cambridgeshire
  • Pupils: 163
  • Religion: Christian
  • Fees: £2,160 - £2,995 per term depending on age
  • Open days: Saturday 14th May 2016
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the school says...

Situated in the heart of Cambridge, Heritage has established Infant, Junior and Senior schools to nurture children from their earliest school days through to IGCSEs. It is a school that inspires pupils to engage with one another and the world around them, to explore the wonders of nature and of science and to delight in history, the arts and the world of books. Opportunities abound through its rich and stimulating curriculum, including a full sports programme, annual camps in areas of outstanding beauty, Shakespeare productions, regular outings in and around Cambridge, European foreign language and history trips and much much more.
Class sizes are deliberately small, no more than 16 pupils in the Infant and Junior school and 18 in the Senior school. The teachers are outstanding. The school has a unique atmosphere which needs to be experienced to be understood.
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What the parents say...

Our eldest child started at Heritage in the Autumn term of 2015 and we could not be more delighted with the school. Our son is thriving in a small class with a nurturing environment and excellent teaching. He comes home each day buzzing with all he has learnt and eager to find out more. My husband and I are both from teaching backgrounds - early years and secondary - and both of us have found the richness of the curriculum at the school exceptional. From the youngest age children are exposed to composers, artists and botanical study as well as great literature and their minds are encouraged to team with ideas - we find this an exciting alternative to what can be a sadly stultifying reliance on screens in other schools, even in the early years. Our son has already learnt and performed around a dozen poems with his peers, in his first year! You sense that every child really does matter at this school and parents' information evenings are rich and diverse also. There are not many schools like this around - we couldn’t commend the school more highly.

Commented on 14th Jun 2016

My two children are at Heritage and I really am grateful for the education they are receiving. The shared values in the community are wonderful: it's not about how much money you have, it's about whether you are a good person who enjoys the life you have. Compassion, integrity, and acknowledgement of the unique personhood of all children comes through so much of the time. My son is mildly dyspraxic and Heritage started a special after-school programme to improve his handwriting with other kids with the same problem. There is a high degree of responsiveness to what each student needs. It's a Christian school but our family are not Christians and this is not at all an issue. The Monday morning assembly has some Christian songs and a prayer but I feel the high key and bouncy songs are a small price to pay to be in a community where the children are thriving. The emphasis on nature, fresh air and primary sources is wonderful and almost counterculture in our disempowered consumerist world. Having started out at another private school in Cambridge, I really prefer the vibe of this place. It's not a competition of status and possessions for the students or the parents. There are authentic, interesting, non-judgmental people at the school, both children and parents. I really like that personal responsibility is instilled carefully: children are not coddled or overly protected. Again, almost a counterculture move. Heritage doesn't have the shiniest labs and most impressive sportsfields, but it does have a caring ethos that makes kids into their best selves. I love it.

Commented on 11th Feb 2016

We feel very fortunate to have had our son attend The Heritage School when we moved to Cambridge 7 years ago. The school ethos and vision, level of care and teachers' dedication has never failed to impress us over the years. Parents of a Year 11 Boy

Commented on 8th Feb 2016

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