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About Us

About Us

Heath Mount is a leading independent day and boarding school for boys and girls between the ages of 3 and 13.  Our pupils are privileged to be educated at one of the oldest Prep Schools in the country, founded in 1796 and situated since 1934 in the Grade I listed mansion of the Woodhall Park Estate just outside Hertford. 

Our idyllic woodland setting, dynamic teaching staff, family ethos and award-winning pastoral care provide a joyful and stimulating learning environment.  We offer a broad curriculum that balances academic rigour with remarkable enrichment opportunities.  Our pupils achieve outstanding results within a nurturing and supportive framework that puts happiness and mental wellbeing at the heart of all we do. 

Pupils have a very strong sense of fairness and social justice...[and] an excellent understanding of the difference between right and wrong.  Their behaviour is guided by the school's values of acceptance, respect and integrity.  

ISI Report 2022

Our Values 

Acceptance, Respect, Integrity, Industry and Achievement

We promote a school ethos which is underpinned by these strong values. We believe  this helps our children develop a strong moral compass and a sense of self-respect and respect for others. This not only contributes to a constructive and positive learning environment but provides a framework for behaviour that will guide our children throughout the rest of their lives.

Mission Statement

Heath Mount School aims to provide a safe, friendly and nurturing environment which promotes well-being. It seeks to uncover and develop potential whilst maintaining a balance between traditional childhood experiences and preparing children for an ever-changing and evolving world. The School’s aspiration is for pupils to develop self-confidence, self-discipline, and a strong values system.