Heathside Preparatory School

Welcome to Heathside School

Click here to apply now for Reception 2023-24. 

Scholarships available for in-year places in Reception in 2022-23 and for Reception places in 2023-24.

Next Open Day: Saturday 28th January. To book click here

Heathside School Hampstead is a vibrant and nurturing school for children from age 2, set in historic buildings in the heart of Hampstead. Heathside’s dynamic environment helps children learn and thrive just a few minutes’ walk from Hampstead Heath, where they play every day.

Our happy, friendly, and academic school is known for putting children at the heart of everything we do. It is a safe, secure and supportive environment for children, staff and visitors alike and promotes a climate where children feel comfortable and confident to be themselves.

Heathside’s friendly and welcoming nursery cares for children from age 2 and children can join throughout the school year.

Pathways to secondary

Heathside offers three different pathways to secondary school.


We provide in-depth preparation for the 11+ school entrance exams including early morning classes, holiday classes and extensive guidance for parents.  Over 25 years, Heathside has built an excellent reputation for helping children succeed at 11+ and supporting families to find the school that is right for their child.


Children sitting 13+ exams stay at Heathside until the end of Year 8, allowing them two more years to mature and develop their passions. Our 13+ Prometheans group provides academic stimulus and broadens pupils’ horizons before they take up their 13+ places at a range of excellent schools.

Partnership schools

For families that do not want to sit competitive school entrance exams, Heathside provides a route to secondary through its Partnership Schools, Eaton Square and Hampstead Fine Arts College.  Both schools in the Dukes Education family take Heathside students from the end of Year 8 through to GCSE and A level and give students the academic challenge and excellent pastoral care they have experienced at Heathside.

Watch our short film about Years 7 and 8 at Heathside.


Heath Street

Children in Nursery to Year 5 are located at our Heath Street campus, not far from Hampstead Heath. Children make the most of this location by playing on the Heath everyday.

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New End

Our New End campus is situated in the centre of Hampstead just a few minutes walk from Heath Street. Children in years 6 to 8 are located in two adjacent buildings that make up the New End Campus

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