Happy confident girls succeed – that’s the simple but powerful philosophy at Heathfield School.
In the ISI Inspection last year, the school achieved ‘Excellent in all categories’. The inspectors found that: ‘the overall achievement of the pupils is excellent and represents the successful fulfilment of the School’s ambitious aims’. They also stated that ‘pupils are happy, articulate and confident’and that ‘pupils grow into young people who make a difference to the world and live their lives boldly’.
At A level this year, students achieved well in both academic and vocational subjects, going on to study a diverse range of subjects from Biochemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science, Nursing and International Business to Fine Art, Photography and Film Television and Radio. Students gained places at top Russell Group Universities including Bristol, Edinburgh, Exeter, Kings College London, Queen Mary University London and Warwick.
Other prestigious destinations have included RADA, Central St Martins, London College of Fashion, École hôtelière de Lausanne, Le Cordon Bleu Paris and Parsons in New York.
“Heathfield celebrates talent and spirit so that everyone learns to be the best possible version of themselves - self-confident, resilient, articulate young women with ambition”, says headmistress Marina Gardiner Legge. “Our founder, Eleanor Wyatt, wanted Heathfield girls to ‘see the sky’. Whilst she meant it literally, I take it to be a metaphor to allow the girls to reach their greatest potential wherever their strengths lie – whether academic, artistic, sporting, musical or dramatic.”
The all girls’ school, founded in 1899, was in the vanguard of educational establishments advocating the theory that happiness equated with academic success and has always placed high importance on pastoral care accordingly.
A fulfilling and enriching programme of co-curricular activities and sport, music, drama and the arts ensure Heathfield girls enjoy a holistic and inspiring education. Also strong in the arts, Heathfield students are fortunate to benefit from their close relationship with the world-famous London College of Fashion.
The school has a wide curriculum for a small school but is about far more than this. Its strength lies in its size - meaning every girl receives dedicated individual attention and is imbued with persistence, grit, confidence and the desire to achieve.
Standing in beautiful surroundings just outside Ascot, in a classic Italianate country house set in 36 acres, the school is conveniently located being just 30 miles from central London, 9 miles from the M4 and 5 miles from the M3 motorways.