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  • We consider our size intrinsic
    to who we are and to our vision.

Our Size

Our classes are generally 16 pupils in Lower Prep through Year 4, 18 pupils in Years 5 & 6, and 20 pupils in the Senior School. In total, we can serve approximately 200 pupils, with one class in each year group.

We consider the size of Heritage School intrinsic to who we are and to our vision, and to our capacity to maintain an alternative learning culture. Our relatively small size as a whole and our small classes mean every individual is noticed, every child belongs. No child is labelled or lost in the crowd.

Small classes enable us to deliver an education highly responsive to individual needs. Pupils receive more immediate and tailored feedback on their progress than is possible in large classes. This makes the learning experience more rewarding both for teachers and pupils.

Behaviour in small classes is more easily managed, enabling a more efficient use of time. Teachers can focus, with far fewer interruptions, upon teaching, and pupils upon learning. Such conditions make it possible for pupils to concentrate effectively upon their work, thus nurturing one of the most important skills a learner can possess, the habit of attention (see ‘Our Vision’). These conditions also make it possible for us to cover more ground. In the Infant and Junior Schools our lessons are relatively short, and we aim to keep the pace up. Such intellectual stimulation is central to making the learning experience enjoyable. In larger, noisier classes, where the pace moves more slowly, too many pupils are under-stimulated and too much time is wasted.

Small classes also mean we are uniquely well placed to provide effective pastoral care. Because teachers know their pupils so well, they are more closely aware of the relational dynamics between pupils and can more readily intervene if difficulties arise. Communications from parents, about pastoral or academic issues, are responded to rapidly.

Latest News

ISI Inspection Report Now Available: Celebrating Success at Heritage

We are pleased to share our recently finalised report.

A Fun-Filled Camp for Year 4

Year 4 pupils enjoyed their first overnight camp at Heritage.

Exciting Adventures at Years 5 & 6 Camp in the Norfolk Broads

Outdoor activities were in abundance.

HCA Summer Soirée Set for 29 June

Be sure to book a spot for this enchanting evening.
Heritage Years 7 and 8 pupils enjoyed a weeklong camp in the Peak District.

Years 7 & 8 Camp in the Peak District

This year's camp was an absolute adventure.

Year 5 Deliver Lots of Laughs with ‘Robin Hood and the Sherwood Hoodies’

Year 5 delivered a comedic version of the classic story of Robin Hood.

Support the Amazing Grace School Playground Fundraiser

The latest fundraiser for Amazing Grace is aimed at providing a much-needed playground to give the children a safe and stimulating play environment.

Taking in History and Natural Beauty in the Bay of Naples

Pupils set off on an experience filled with cultural discovery

Heritage Infants Collaborate to Produce Winning Stories

Our youngest classes created original tales as part of the ISA Young Storytellers Competition
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