About Us

We are proud to be a sanctuary for children’s childhoods.


A warm welcome from our Headteacher

Hello and welcome to Heathside School Hampstead! Heathside School Hampstead is a non-selective, co-educational prep school for children between the ages of 2 and 13 years old. In the heart of Hampstead Village, the arts are balanced with nature, and kindness is rooted in empathy.

We are proud to be a sanctuary for children’s childhoods. I’m thrilled to extend a warm greeting to all our students, families, and visitors, and to share our school’s essence, values, and the incredible experiences that await your child. Join us on this exciting journey where every child has the freedom to learn and reach for the stars.

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How we teach

Confidently rowing away from the tide, this is knowledge the Heathside way. We offer children a genuinely unique learning experience, from being on first-name terms with one another to ditching restrictive uniform, from welcoming dogs to never putting an age limit on play – we are proud to teach children differently. Discover how our carefully crafted curriculum empowers young minds to learn, explore, and grow while nurturing a lifelong love for knowledge and personal development.

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Freedom to learn

We are nurturers, inside and out, and proudly non-selective. We meet each child where they are individually at; supporting them to take them wherever they want to go. We believe children should be allowed to be children, whatever age they are. Read more about our Aims & Ethos.


At Heathside, we’re a family

We believe in raising children who value empathy and compassion, who treat one another with generosity and respect. Our teaching is firm but kind, patient but with clear boundaries. At Heathside, we’re a family. Learn more about our approach to pastoral care and wellbeing.

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