Heritage School has been delivering a rich education in a supportive community since 2007. We now have an exciting opportunity to buy our main school site and secure our work, here, in the heart of Cambridge. About 80% of the necessary funds are in place and the strong support we have received from so many in the parent community and beyond, has been a tremendous encouragement. We hope you will partner with us at this decisive moment on our journey, to help establish Heritage School for generations to come.
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Message from the Headmaster
Message From The Headmaster
Dear Parents and Friends of Heritage School,
Heritage School Appeal
We have come to a remarkable moment of opportunity. Our landlords have given us an exclusive option to buy our main school site. We have been working for six months to raise funds, and due to the extraordinary generosity of so many in the parent community and beyond, we have 80% of the necessary funds in place. Our goal over the coming months is to raise an additional £300,000 in donations and secure further support from friendly investors.
At this decisive moment on our journey, will you help establish the work of Heritage School here in the heart of Cambridge for decades to come?
Our story began in the early 1970s. Ranald and Susan Macaulay, who later became founding Trustees of Heritage School, discovered a small school in Sussex with a radically different approach to education. It was this approach, based on the ideas of the British Christian educationalist Charlotte Mason (1842-1923), that inspired Susan to write ‘For the Children’s Sake’ in the early 1980s. Shortly afterwards they established Child Light, the charity which operates Heritage School, to encourage Christian education along Charlotte Mason lines.
In 2007, Heritage School was founded due to the generosity of many supporters and the courage of pioneering families, who were drawn with us to this bigger vision of what education is for. Today, we are at full capacity with 200 pupils aged between 4 and 16. We have grown gradually over the years to fill all three buildings, 17-19 Brookside. Just over a year ago, we were pleased to be able to purchase Panton Hall, which provides us with additional space near our main site.
Schools are all about relationships. For this reason, we are committed to remaining the same size we are today, so we can know and serve each child very well.
Our distinctive culture and methods will also remain the same. The central conviction which drives our work is that knowledge is something to be cherished. Too often today our systems reduce education to mere information, to pass exams for example, and the life gets squeezed out of it. Underpinning all that we do is the Christian faith, which shapes our values and priorities and gives us a sense of direction.
We are currently developing a research component to our work to strengthen our understanding and implementation of this unique educational philosophy. Looking further ahead, we hope to find ways to share it with others and contribute a fresh perspective to the wider educational debate in Cambridge and beyond.
Our prayer is that Heritage School will now be firmly established where it has been planted. To make this possible we need to raise an additional £300,000 in donations and secure further support from friendly investors. If more is donated, this will help significantly by reducing our borrowing costs.
We hope you will consider helping us establish this important work for future generations.
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J W Fletcher