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About Heath House Preparatory School

Established in 1993, Heath House is a co-educational independent preparatory school for children aged between three and eleven. Heath House is a small, private and friendly school where children are happy to learn in a stimulating environment. The school has a strong child-centred approach with an environment designed to encourage every child, of all ages and abilities, to achieve their maximum potential. 

Set in the heart of Blackheath Village, SE3, the school has three annexes to its main building in Wemyss Road - Tranquil Hall, the original village school building (1851), The Old Library in Blackheath Grove and further afield, 'Aux Mottaux' in Villars, Switzerland.

Our school day is busy where children feel a sense of excitement and achievement – a fast structured pace giving a sense of urgency in their quest for excellence. The school timetable encourages children to work hard in the mornings and then after lunch, children are very active and take part in sporting and creative activities. Trips, educational visits and workshops are wide-ranging and packed into an activity-filled academic year. The school also has a busy and diverse Extra-Curricular programme, with daily Extra-Curricular Clubs and a variety of residential trips for Heath House pupils. 

Heath House has an excellent academic record at 11+ entry to leading independent and grammar secondary schools. See Leavers Destinations.

Class sizes are kept as small as possible to enable maximum attention for each child and greater pupil participation. The maximum class size is 16.

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.

Heath House Preparatory School is an accredited member of the Independent Schools Association (ISA) and is inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI).

The Head Teacher is Mrs Sophia Laslett  Cert Ed, PGDE.

Heath House is privately owned by Sophia Laslett and Ian Laslett. They can be contacted on 020 8297 1900 or at 37 Wemyss Road, Blackheath, London SE3 0TG.