Heath Mount is a day and flexi boarding school, situated five miles from Hertford, Ware and Knebworth. The school is situated in a wonderful setting at Woodhall Park – a beautiful Georgian mansion set in 40 acres of stunning grounds.
About the school
Heath Mount is a thriving independent, co-educational pre-prep and prep school for children aged 3-13. It is one of the oldest prep schools in the country. We promote an ethos underpinned by strong values. These are acceptance, respect, integrity, industry and achievement. A child’s school life will shape their entire life. Whilst academic achievement and exam success are important, it is equally vital that the school nourishes, prepares, stimulates, supports and channels them physically, emotionally, socially and mentally and provides them with drive and resilience for the years ahead.
A dedicated and purpose-built Nursery and Pre-Prep building is situated in woods a short walk from the main house. The fabulous facilities are inspiring – excellent sports facilities include a sports hall, covered swimming pool, an all-weather pitch and a newly opened performing arts centre adjacent to a new building which is home for Years 3 and 4. The School has an excellent academic record, as well as outstanding art and sport and some of the finest school music in the country. The number of scholarships awarded to Year 8 pupils by senior schools is extraordinary.
Heath Mount Pupils win Royal Academy of Arts Young Artists' Summer Show Places
Heath Mount prep school is celebrating the success of some of its young artists after they were selected to be part of The Royal Academy’s first ever Young Artists' Show to recognise the talent of primary and secondary school age children.
18th June 2019 — Only 139 artworks were chosen to be exhibited on site at the Royal Academy from over 6,200 entries and of these Heath Mount had 4 artworks selected. Year 8 pupil Olivia Freeman is one of only 2 children to have had more than one artwork chosen. Her acrylic painting Panoramic Place was also chosen by RA President Christopher le Brun as prize winner in the ‘most inspiring artwork category’. Her other painting, Sweet Sixteen, was also picked to be exhibited.
Year 4 pupil Isobel Pickering will also have her pastel dog portrait displayed as will the whole of Year 4 whose collective pottery piece ‘Dog Show’ attracted the judges’ attention.
About the exhibition:
The first ever Young Artists’ Summer Show is filled with inspiring artworks by talented young artists aged 7-19 from the UK and beyond. The Young Artists’
Summer Show will be online from 10 June – 31 December 2019, and a selection of these artworks will be on display at The Clore Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J OBD from 14 July – 4 August 2019.
The exhibition is curated by Royal Academician Bob and Roberta Smith. For more information on the exhibition and the judges and to see the online exhibition visit https://youngartists.royalacademy.org.uk
About Heath Mount:
Heath Mount School just outside Hertford is a remarkable co-ed school for children age 3-13. Over 70 art scholarships have been awarded to our pupils in the last ten years. The Heath Mount art department provides exceptional specialist teaching and resources to ensure each child can reach their artistic potential in a wide variety of media. Our art studios are equipped to offer drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics and creative textiles. The department also has outstanding provision for animation, filmmaking and digital art using apple mac laptops and iPads.
For more information, high res images or interviews with our Head of Art please contact Emily Cooper on email@example.com or call +44 (0)1920 830 230
The Bax Choir from Heath Mount School, Hertford are celebrating after being recently notified they have been selected to compete at the prestigious Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in Wales.
11th December 2018 — The Bax Choir from Heath Mount School, Hertford are celebrating after being recently notified they have been selected to compete at the prestigious Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in Wales.
The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod is one of the foremost world festivals of music, dance and culture, and includes competitions showcasing choirs and dance troupes from across the globe. Each year it attracts over 4,000 performers and as many as 50,000 visitors across the week (1st-7th July 2019).
Established in 1947, the International Eisteddfod promotes peace and goodwill between nations by bringing performers from all cultures and nations together through music. The festival is world renowned, having welcomed international music stars including Luciano Pavarotti who competed in the competitions as a boy and returned to perform as one of the most successful tenors of all time.
Heath Mount’s Bax Choir comprises 38 choristers ranging in age from 9 to 13. They will join international competitors from all over the world in a vibrant carnival of culture.
Music Director of the festival, Edward-Rhys Harry, said: “It is a real honour to welcome our competitors to the beautiful town of Llangollen and give them the opportunity to perform on the festival’s famed Royal Pavilion stage. They should be really proud of this achievement, it is a unique opportunity to enjoy and celebrate. We wish them the very best of luck”.
For further information, images and to arrange interviews, please contact Cassandra White, Director of Music, Heath Mount School. Tel:01920 830 230
Notes to Editors:
• The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod is an annual festival of music, dance and culture, which includes competitions showcasing choirs and dance troupes from across the globe
• Heath Mount School is an independent, co-educational pre-prep and prep school for children aged 3-13.
• Founded in 1947 the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2017
• Each year attracts approximately 4,000 performers and as many as 50,000 visitors across the week
• The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod promotes peace and goodwill between nations to provide education and knowledge of the arts through an annual festival of music, folklore and dance
• Acknowledged as one of the foremost world festivals, the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod has been nominated for a number of awards, including the Nobel Prize for Peace
• HRH The Prince of Wales is the Patron and Terry Waite CBE is the President of the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod • The first day of the festival is referred to as Children’s Day. Attended by a large number of pupils from local schools, the day is marked by the delivery of The Peace Message
• Competitors can apply to perform at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod at www.eisteddfodcompetitions.co.uk
• For more information about the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod visit www.llangollen.net
Heath Mount School Wins National Boarding Schools' Association Award
Heath Mount School, Hertford, one of the oldest prep schools in the country, has been named winner of the Boarding Schools' Association 'Mental Wellbeing Health Initiative Award' for 2018.
4th May 2018 — Heath Mount is a co-educational pre-prep and prep school with 500 pupils ranging in age from three to 13. It is located on the idyllic Woodhall Park Estate, near Ware and Hertford.
Heath Mount was shortlisted for the Award alongside Oundle and Milton Abbey and was judged to be the Winner due to the success and scope of the mental health and wellbeing initiatives it has introduced across the school.
The Award Judges commented that they were impressed by the comprehensive wellbeing strategy put in place by Heath Mount which included an emphasis on staff as part of its 'whole of school approach' to mental health and wellbeing. The Judges also noted that Heath Mount had something unique to offer, Doodle, the nurture dog!
Heath Mount is committed to delivering the highest standards of wellbeing to the whole school community. To assist with this ambition, it has tracked the happiness of its pupils for the last six years using 'Happiness Surveys' and uses the data collected to anticipate stressful times or trends and responds proactively to them. The school strongly believes that happy children are able to learn, progress and achieve their full potential, both at school and in later life.
Chris Gillam, Headmaster commented on the win: "We are very proud to have won this Award which recognises the hard work and dedication of our wellbeing team. Our goal is always to learn and improve upon what we do, setting the bar high for ourselves and others."
We welcome applications from children between the ages of 3 and 13 irrespective of gender, race, religion, culture or disability, and as a non-selective school also welcome children of different abilities, as long as we feel we can add value to their education. For further information please contact our Registrar Louise Cook on 01920 821109 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Finding out more
Woodhall Park, Watton-at-Stone, Hertfordshire, SG14 3NG