Bracknell Forest, United Kingdom
About Heathfield School
Based in the town of Ascot, in Berkshire, Heathfield School is a secondary mainstream school with a sixth form. It is an independent educational establishment for girls aged between 11 and 18. It opened in 1899 by Eleanor Wyatt as a boarding school for girls. At present, there are around 194 students enrolled at the school, all of whom are living on the site.
Marina Gardiner Legge
Values and Vision
The school’s motto is: ‘to allow the girls to see the sky’. The students at Heathfield School are encouraged to fulfil their goals, to have confidence and to be respectful of others. The girls are taught that they are equals in the world and can achieve anything they set their mind to. Parents should be a part of the children’s academic life. The girls will make friends for life and become a part of the local community.
“Pupils of all ages and abilities, including those with SEND or EAL, develop good levels of knowledge and understanding in a wide range of curricular and extracurricular activities. They are open, courteous and articulate, as demonstrated in meetings with the inspection team. Pupils’ listening and reading skills are appropriate for their ages and they apply their numeracy skills well in a range of subjects, such as a sixth-form chemistry lesson and in GCSE biology. Small classes give the pupils the opportunity to develop their powers of reasoning and, when given the opportunity, they do so well.”