Heath Mount School

A leading Independent day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 3-13 years 

Located in the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside, Heath Mount is one of finest schools in the County.


Children are welcomed into our new state of the art Nursery School in Hertfordshire from the September after they are 3. From the very start, we encourage them to be investigators and make the most of the beautiful bright indoor and outdoor space.  Teachers adopt a child-centred approach to learning and development that allows our youngest pupils to follow their interests and be active thinkers and learners. They begin to collaborate and communicate with friends and think for themselves.


The transition from Nursery School to Reception sees a more formal timetable being introduced, though again the emphasis is on learning through fun, play-based activities. The children are taught in small groups and may improve their counting skills by adding up pine cones in the forest, or refine their phonics in the Library. Like every other year group in Pre-Prep, Reception children journey out once a term to local museums, farms and zoos, to consolidate what they are learning in class. They also receive enriching visits from a variety of external sources which have included Little Angel Theatre Company, the Fire Brigade, St Albans Cathedral Outreach, Zoo Lab, Ark Farm. 


Our Prep School is split into three sections with each having a Head of Year to oversee the pastoral and academic welfare of each year group. These sections are known as Lower School (Years 3 and 4), Middle School (Years 5 and 6) and Senior School (Years 7 and 8). We are very proud to be a 13+ school and children leave us to go to some of the most prestigious schools in the country – many gaining scholarships. In the Prep School, we aspire to find the talent that lies within each child and then nurture it. We are fortunate to have an outstanding team of teachers and support staff who are skilled and passionate about teaching children and are able to give our pupils opportunities and experiences that few Prep schools can offer.


Heath Mount is dedicated to not only providing an academically rich and rigorous curriculum but also an inclusive and exciting extra-curricular programme that promotes a well-rounded education. Our adventurous Outdoor Education programme,  broad range of trips, inspiring workshops and incredible selection of clubs and activities give pupils skills for life as well as the chance to develop their interests and passions.


There is no better place for children to try out and experience boarding than in our homely flexi-boarding houses. From the Lent term of Year 3 onwards children have the option to stay from between one night to four nights a week or simply for the occasional sleepover with friends. Our boarders have lots of fun with their friends and the camaraderie, comforting accommodation and supportive staff mean that our houses really are a home from home. Though some of our boarders only choose to stay with us one night a week, many enjoy their experiences so much that they increase their frequency of boarding as they move through the school. 


We offer over 50 clubs per week that take place before school, in break times and after school as part of our wraparound care provision. Our wide-ranging choice of activities allows children to try new things, develop existing skills and interests and build friendships outside the classroom. Most clubs are free and run by our talented staff while some specialist clubs are run by outside providers and require payment. Whether your child loves lego, crafting, sports or performing arts, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Examples of clubs and activities on offer each term include:

  • Art
  • Board Games
  • Brain & Body
  • Ballet with Georgina Pay School of Dance*
  • Bax Choir 
  • Bax Consort Choir
  • Book Club
  • Brass Group
  • Chamber Choir 
  • Craft Club
  • Cricket
  • Commercial Dance with Cassana Performance Academy*
  • Drama by Lemon Jelly*
  • Football*
  • Gardening
  • Golf
  • Guitar Group
  • Gymnastics*
  • Hockey
  • Jazz Group
  • Judo* 
  • Junior Choir (Pre-Prep)
  • Junior Orchestra
  • Junior Strings
  • LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art)*
  • Lego 
  • Music Theory
  • Mindfulness
  • Netball
  • Pottery
  • Scuba diving*
  • String Septet
  • Senior Strings
  • Spanish with Little Linguists*
  • STEM science 
  • Table tennis
  • Wind Band

* charges apply

Independent School for boys and girls aged 3-13 years 

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Independent School for boys and girls aged 3-13 years 

Opening Times

  • Mon 8am - 4.45pm
  • Tue 8am - 4.45pm
  • Wed 8am - 4.45pm
  • Thur 8am - 4.45pm
  • Fri 8am - 4.45pm
  • Sat 8am - 4.45pm
  • Sun 8am - 4.45pm
Independent School for boys and girls aged 3-13 years 


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