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Classroom Priorities

The Heath House classroom priorities are:

  • to provide a stimulating classroom environment where pupils may happily say when they do not understand.
  • to achieve through motivation, where children are set clear objectives which challenge their enquiring minds in the pursuit of excellence.
  • to provide a structured environment where children can actively engage in discussion, debate or drama, yet provide quiet surroundings for learning and investigating.
  • to respond to the individual needs of the members of the class, working to their own levels and helping pupils achieve their potential.
  • to aim to teach through practical example, case studies and experience.

Class size

Class sizes are kept as small as possible to enable maximum attention for each child and greater pupil participation. The maximum class size is 18.

School day

Children arrive at school between 8.15am - 8.35am and take part in a reading period. Registration is at 8.35am for all children.
Lessons begin at 8.40am.
Morning break is at 10.30am for 30 minutes.
Lessons resume at 11am until 12.30pm.
Lunch is served from 12.30pm.
The afternoon activities take place from 1pm - 3.30pm.

For Early Years and Pre-Prep pupils (Kindergarten, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2) the school day ends at 3.15pm.

For Prep pupils (Years 3 to 6), the school day ends at 3.30pm every day.

The school is open from 8am every morning until 5.30pm every evening (5pm on Fridays)

After School Homework Club

Heath House operates an after school homework club on Mondays to Thursdays until 5.30pm and Fridays until 5pm. There is a small charge of £9 per hour and includes a light snack and drink. All children are constantly supervised and are mainly encouraged to complete homework.

Extra Curricular Clubs

Heath House also operates the following extra curricular clubs after school: Exam Preparation, Football, Rugby, Hockey, Gym, Dance, Art, Choir, Chess, Construction, Computing, Photography and Science. They may vary from term to term with the addition and introduction of new clubs. There is a small charge for all clubs. 

School Food

Heath House uses Apetito, a school meals service developed by an experienced, talented team of chefs to ensure all our school meals are tasty and nutritious. The lunch menu is well balanced, allowing for certain dietary requirements or any allergies. Example Lunch Menu below. View Lunch Menu