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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 16.

School day

Children arrive at school between 8.15am - 8.40am and take part in a reading period. Registration is at 8.40am for all children.
Lessons begin at 8.45am.
Morning break is at 10.25am for 15 minutes.
Lessons resume at 10.40am until 12.20pm.
Lunch is served from 12.20pm.
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 6pm every evening.

After School Homework Club

Heath House operates an after school homework club on Mondays to Thursdays until 6pm and Fridays until 5pm. There is a small charge of £6 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, Fencing (extra charge), Yoga, Hockey, Running, Gym, Dance, Art, Choir, Chess, Construction, Lego, and Mandarin Chinese (extra charge). They may vary from term to term with the addition and introduction of new clubs. Unless otherwise stipulated, these clubs are included in the school fees.

School Food

Heath House uses a local restaurant in Blackheath Village to cater for the children, whereby the chef prepares, cooks and delivers the food fresh every day. The lunch menu is nutritious and well balanced, allowing for certain dietary requirements or any allergies. Autumn Term Lunch Menu below.