Year 4 play

Dear Parents,

The dynamic nature of Heath Mount School has never been more clearly demonstrated than this week. One might imagine a young person going to school being dropped off at the door, skipping into assembly, taking part in a few lessons, playtime and maybe a game of hockey before being picked up to go home and start one’s homework. But one, could not be further from the truth.

This week has certainly put the ‘prep’ into our School. Year 4 have given us two wonderful performances of their production of Shakespeare Rocks! (imagine Macbeth meets Elvis and you are about there). This amazing show did not just happen overnight but instead is the result of weeks, days and hours of hard work and preparation from all the passionate performers and supporting staff. Every detail was accounted for from the tiniest hair to the brightest light; the simplest prop to the highest note. It really is a testament to the strength of collaboration from all involved and would not have been the same without the overwhelming encouragement from friends and family.

As a Preparatory school, the future of each of our pupils is always at the forefront of what we do. The Future Schools team have been working hard to ensure that pupils have the best opportunity possible as they head into examinations, assessments and interviews set by their potential senior schools. It has been a genuine pleasure to see what our young people have become and could go on to be. As they show off their talents and personalities to us and others, under pressurised circumstances, a sense of pride rises up as it is clear that whatever happens the world is a better place with them in it.

This week our Newsletter contains updates on:

  • Dogs in the school grounds
  • House matches
  • Year 4 Rock Shakespeare!
  • Chinese New Year
  • A cheerleading dream
  • Act of kindness
  • Swimming personal best
  • Cricket success
  • Half term rugby course
  • Duracell big battery hunt
  • Sports results

Read here.

Sports fixtures

Wednesday 13th February

  • 2.00pm – U10A,B&C, U11A,B&C Netball v Bishops’ Stortford College (A)
  • 2.00pm – U13A,B&C Netball v Haileybury (H)
  • 2.30pm – U10A,B&C Rugby Festival at Westbrook Hay
  • 2.30pm – U11A,B&C Rugby Festival at Heath Mount


Prep School Forthcoming Events

Monday 11th February – 6.00pm – Year 5 Parents’ Evening in Chapel

Tuesday 12th February – 6.00pm – Orchestra & Ensembles Concert in PAC

Thursday 14th February – All Day – Uppingham Orchestral Day

Thursday 14th February – 2.30pm – Year 3 & 4 House Matches

Thursday 14th February – 6.00pm – Year 5 Parents’ Evening in Chapel

Friday 15th February – 2.30pm – Years 5-8 House Matches

Monday 18th-Friday 22nd February – HALF TERM

Monday 25th February – Year 8 Mock Exams/Year 7 Spanish orals this week

Tuesday 26th February – 6.00pm – Year 3 Parents’ Evening in Lower School

Thursday 28th February – 6.00pm – Year 3 Parents’ Evening in Lower School

Monday 4th March – Barnardo’s Youth Choral Competition, Royal Festival Hall

Friday 8th March – World Book Day ‘It’s a Mystery’

Saturday 9th March – Songs of Praise Young Choir of the Year, Semi-Final

Monday 11th March – 2.30pm – Stevensons’ Pop-Up Shop in PAC (moved from 12th March)

Monday 11th March – 6.00pm – Year 4 Parents’ Evening in Lower School

Tuesday 12th March – All Day – ABRSM Exams

Wednesday 13th March – All Day – ABRSM Exams

Wednesday 13th March – 6.00pm – Year 4 Parents’ Evening in Lower School

Thursday 14th March – 5.45pm – Rush Hour Concert in Music Room

Friday 15th March – 6.30pm – Year 5 Play

Monday 18th March – Year 8 Mock French Orals & Mental Maths this week

Tuesday 19th March – Curriculum Day/Year 7 Outdoor Education Trip departs

Wednesday 20th March – 9.00am – Year 3 Literacy & Art Experience

Friday 22nd March – Year 7 Outdoor Education Trip returns

Wednesday 27th March – Awards Assembly/Easter Bonnet Parade/Cross Country

Thursday 28th March – 11.00am – Easter Service in PAC (term ends at 12.00pm)

Tuesday 23rd April – Summer Term begins


Our full Newsletter can be found here.


After such a full week, may we wish you all a restful weekend.

Dawn Nightingale, Mike Naylor & Jonathan Brown

Heads of Year