• Year 4 Camp
    There was great excitement in Year 4 as we left for the much anticipated annual overnight camp at Abington Woods. The week leading up to the camp had been particularly wet so we were delighted to find the clouds had cleared by the time we arrived on Friday morning.  Year 4 had been the first […]
  • A New Location for Forest School
    Heritage Forest School has moved location from Abington Woods to Clare Wood, (down Hobson’s Conduit, to the South of Brooklands Avenue). We are enormously grateful to Clare College for this provision, which hugely reduces the time it now takes to get to the woods and get things started!  This term Upper Prep and Year 5 […]
  • The Screen Free Challenge
    Screen Free Week has become a firm fixture in the school diary. It is a time when, for one week only, Heritage challenges families (parents as well as pupils) not to use screens during leisure time. Instead, we hope families will find and enjoy other forms of recreation together, whether organised or spontaneous. Examples might […]
  • Gower Magic
    The Gower Peninsular is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where for 51 weeks of the year, wildlife and locals can enjoy a peaceful existence. Then every so often we hold the Heritage Senior Camp there and this sleepy corner of South Wales becomes much noisier as the children invade and explore it from all […]
  • STEM for Seniors
    Alan Denton (Science trainer, Physics specialist, Regional Representative for the Science Learning Network and Regional Leader for STEM learning) delivered some brilliant, informative and exciting STEM talks (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) to the Senior School. He explained how STEM can be applied in the real world, the skills we learn from these subjects, and […]
  • Junior Camp in the Peak District
    Last week Year 5 and Year 6 set off to the Peak District for their annual camp. The weather was challenging at times, even fierce – but the pupils showed enormous strength of character and perseverance. They enjoyed a rotation of activities including high ropes, weaseling (climbing through small tunnels and gaps made by boulders) […]
  • A Trip to Addenbrooke’s Hospital
    Always a favourite fixture in the Upper Prep Enrichment timetable and this year was no exception. Upper Prep’s teddies had been feeling very unwell recently. They had cataracts, broken arms and legs, bumped heads and even heart attacks! Thankfully after a trip to The Teddy Bear Hospital, run by the clinical school at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, […]
  • A Trip to Normandy
    During the Easter holidays 20 pupils from Years 7 and 8 spent 6 days staying at a charming chateau in Normandy. The children stayed in dormitories and enjoyed exploring the beautiful grounds. There were horses and llamas to see and rabbits to stroke. I advised the staff to count the rabbits on our departure! I […]
  • A Celebration of Spring!
    The Heritage Spring Concert started with a bang as the Year 8 Samba Band took to the stage with their rousing drumming. We heard fantastic singing from all the Juniors and Seniors in their massed choirs, and also some excellent class work from Year 3 glockenspiels, Year 4 recorders, Year 5 ocarinas, Year 6 ukuleles, […]
  • A Fantastic Performance of ‘Twelfth Night’
    Last week, Panton Hall was packed out for the fantastic Year 8 performance of Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’. The play is one of his classic comedies – filled with mistaken identities, love at first sight, practical jokes and a barrel of laughs. Many commented on how the whole class’ performance showed their impressive understanding of the […]
  • Planning for the Future
    13 March 2019 Dear Parents, I am writing today to tell you about an opportunity for us to secure the work of Heritage School on our current site. Our landlords informed us recently that they have decided to sell 17-19 Brookside. It could be put on the market in mid to late April. We will […]
  • World Book Day 2019
    What an exciting World Book Day we had! Pupils and staff throughout the school enjoyed dressing up as their favourite characters and the Infants and Juniors had a wonderful time in assembly admiring the various costumes. There was a vast range of interesting characters including popular fiction characters such as Hiccup the Viking and the […]
  • A Music Recital in Queens’ College Chapel
    An invitation was given to our more experienced players, to perform their chosen pieces in the beautiful, candlelit setting of Queens’ College Chapel.  In all, 15 pupils from Year 2 through to Year 11, rose to the occasion, demonstrating fantastic musicianship as they played and supported their friends in front of a small audience of […]
  • Swallows & Amazons Forever
    Last week, Year 5 performed a musical based on the classic story, Swallows and Amazons, by Arthur Ransome, to a full hall of foot-tapping, tear-wiping, proud-as-punch family members and friends… and they did a marvelous job!  Every child rose to the occasion and acted, sung and danced brilliantly, and all after only four weeks of rehearsals.  […]
  • International Day
    Many thanks to all the staff and parents who worked so hard to make International Day such a memorable day for our pupils. In addition to an International Tuck Shop and a Celebration Assembly, here is a snap shot of what the Infants and Juniors got up to : The focus in Lower Prep was […]
  • C.U. at Heritage
    Between 30-40 children come to the Junior Christian Union in The Hall every Wednesday and whilst eating lunch, we play a game – with a tenuous link to a Bible story or thought about God! This term, we are working our way through The Gospel Story, by watching a short section of the stop motion […]
  • Birdwatching with Lower Prep!
    The Lower Prep children recently enjoyed a story about the migration of birds. This led them to thinking about how the birds, who stay here in our gardens and near our school, manage to find food in the winter. They got to work making bird feeders, using fir cones and filling them with a mixture […]
  • Year 10 Geography Field Trip to Eddington
    Year 10 Geography pupils spent a chilly, but very interesting day in Eddington, attempting to gather enough primary data to answer the following research question; “What impact has Eddington had on the surrounding environment?”. Pupils used a number of methods to gather their information. These included mapping the area, conducting traffic and pedestrian counts, questioning […]
  • A Wonderful Nativity and Christmas Concert
    Term ended with a beautiful Nativity from the Infants, accompanied by narrations from a small group of Seniors and the rest of the school singing a wonderful selection of carols.  Thank you to parents for all the costumes,  to pupils for all their rehearsing and to the staff who worked so hard to bring it altogether. […]
  • Ashurbanipal at The British Museum
    In early December, Years 7 & 8 celebrated the end of their exams with an all-day enrichment trip to London. We took in two special exhibitions, one at The British Library and the other at The British Museum. In the morning we visited the British Museum’s I am Ashurbanipal exhibition, which illustrates with a truly stunning […]
  • Championship Record for Head Boy at British Rowing Indoor Championships
    Earlier this month, Head Boy, William Buchanan went to the Velodrome in London for the British Rowing Indoor Championships.  He competed in the Y 11 Boys Event – a race over 6 minutes during which he travelled 1,844 metres earning a magnificent 2nd place.  He later took part in the Junior Mixed Relay – a race […]
  • School Magazine Launched Today
    Heritage’s first School Magazine Club launched this term and has been a great success.  Led by Sylvia Carr Clebsch – a writer, editor and journalist and a Heritage parent, the Club consisted of ten Juniors and five Seniors, meeting weekly throughout the term. Sylvia said ‘‘It was really exciting to work together to create the […]
  • Christmas Lunch at Queens’ College
    The torrential rain stopped and the crocodile of Heritage Infants and Juniors made its way across the Fen to Queens’ College, helped over puddles and across roads by staff and parent volunteers bedecked in sparkly antlers and other festive finery. Once again Queens’ laid on a wonderful lunch, and everyone from the youngest LP to […]
  • Swimming Gala Makes A Splash
    We all enjoyed our first all inclusive y3-11 swimming gala last week at The Leys : Dragon v Griffin v Phoenix v Pegasus. The Seniors were on first, with races ranging from 50m Individual, to the Large Float Relay (harder than it sounds) and the Whole Squad Relay. Then the Juniors took to the pool, again […]
  • A Christmas Carol by Year 7
    Year 7 did a tremendous job last week in their performance of ‘A Christmas Carol’, putting everybody into the Christmas spirit. Every pupil took part and various staff members came together to help make it an enjoyable and successful production. Many thanks to all involved. (Mrs Strachan) ‘Tense and full of adrenaline, I sat on […]
  • The Joy of Handicrafts
    The great value of children learning Handicrafts is frequently highlighted in the press.  At Heritage we are passionate about Handicrafts and we offer a weekly lesson in the curriculum. The human hand is a wonderful and exquisite instrument to be used in a hundred movements exacting delicacy, direction and force. The children make things from […]
  • Poetry at Heritage
    Recitation Assemblies remain a highlight every half term for pupils and parents alike, as class by class, the children stand to recite collectively the poem they have been learning together.  Our hope and intention at Heritage is that the children will enjoy learning each of these poems individually and that over time they will build […]
  • Senior School Lunches
    This Term a new initiative has been launched to hold formal lunches with every year group in the Senior School once a week at Panton Hall.  Tutors are invited to come, as well as Mr Burden (Head of Seniors) and Mrs Wren (Head of Pastoral) and the Headmaster, Mr Fletcher when he can. For the […]
  • A Trip To The Battlefields
    On 19th October, 40 intrepid pupils set off for the triennial French / History Battlefields Trip. We were delighted to be joined by Mme Haddow and were fortunate to have fabulous weather throughout the trip. Mrs Rowland had planned a full programme of visits including, on the first day, Poperinge with its contrasting Talbot House […]
  • Forest School Baton is passed from Y4 to Y6.
    As the Forest School baton is handed on from Year 4 to Year 6, Mr Catley shares a few thoughts from the pioneer group’s time in Abington woods. ‘When we first arrived, we had to choose a base camp.  This involved working together to haul some very large logs into place in a clearing the […]