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Hemdean House School

Independent School for Boys and Girls

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Welcome to Hemdean House School

An affordable independent education with a friendly family atmosphere. We value every individual member of the school community - pupils, teachers and parents. Our boys and girls, taught in small classes, know they have an important contribution to make. Their confidence grows as they work and play happily on their way to achieving their goals.

Mrs Debbie Lee
BEd hons, MA in Ed
Headteacher

Latest News

  • GCSE RESULTS

    Congratulations to our Year 11 pupils on their GCSE results. 71% gained 5A*-C including Maths and English, and they all achieved the grades they needed to move on to further education at the establishment of their choice. Once again our results are significantly higher than national expectations and the results reflect the high level of support and dedication our experienced staff provide for our motivated students.
  • New Outdoor Classroom Now Open

    The new outdoor classroom as been officially opened by Mrs Lee. The classroom is for use by the senior girls at break times and lunchtime. It will also be used by the rest of the school for outdoor lessons, it has already been used for art lessons. The classroom has been funded by the PTA and is part of a program of improvements to the outdoor space and facilities for all year groups at the school. The program has seen new 'astro' turf in the nursery garden, new bikes and trikes for the Early Years classes and new play equipment for the junior school.
  • 1st and 2nd Place success at the Regional ISA Art Competition

    Hemdean House entered 4 pieces of art work into the competition and came away with a 1st and a 2nd place. 'Jungle Jail' won 1st place in the KS2 Animation category and is now heading to the National competition. 'Lighthouse Island' won 2nd place in the KS2 3D category. Congratulaions to all who took part and fingers crossed for the National Competition.
  • Inter Prep Relay Marathon in support of The Lord Tavener's Charity

    On Sunday (12th October) we entered a team in the Inter Prep Relay Marathon at Wellington College. The relay was in aid of the Lord’s Taverner's who enhance the prospects of disadvantaged and disabled young people using cricket and other forms of sport and recreation to engage with them. The team comprised of 10 pupils from years 5 and 6. It was run in 5 different legs in pairs with each member of the team running 2.2 miles. As a team they raised over £600 through sponsorship. The money raised has gone towards providing disabled youngsters with vital equipment such as wheelchairs. The children really enjoyed it and all completed the course with great support from parents, siblings and friends. The runners were: Abigail Kemp, Lucy Kemp, Lily Sandell, Clara Varela Cuartero, Harry O'Regan, Neel Dasgupta, Puneet Sri Vatsavaya, Dhruv Garg, Amy Plested and Ria Rajebahadu.
  • Years 5 & 6 enter ISA Football Competition

    The year 5/6 football team competed in the ISA Football tournament in Camberley on Wednesday 15th October. The team played 4 matches which were very close. They all enjoyed the afternoon which they said was tiring but a lot of fun! TEAM: Harry O'Regan, Puneet Sri Vatsavaya, Neel Dasgupta, Charlie Nguyen, Dhruv Garg and Ruwail Hassan.
  • Portals to the Past - Egyptian Day

    The Portals to the Past company came to school to host a fun filled day of Egyptian themed activities for our KS2 pupils. Stuart Davies, who has appeared in the very popular 'Horrible Histories' series, hosted the proceedings. The children took part in a quiz, a maths game, learnt how to measure the ancient Egyptian way and then had a interactive session on Egyptian burial rituals. The day certainly brought the KS2 topic to life and the children had a great time.
  • Year 3 trip to Reading Museum for session on Roman Life

    On the 17th October Year 3 paid a visit to Reading Museum to take part in a session on Roman Life. After walking to the museum the children were given a talk by Katie, from the museum, on Roman Life. They then took part in different activities including, making a picture from mosaic tiles, dressing up as various Roman trades people, Roman maths and matching modern items to their Roman equivalent in the Silchester Gallery room. The children had a great time and learnt a lot about Roman Life in Britain. There are lots of pictures from the visit in the Junior Gallery.
  • Year 7 visit to Reading Museum

    The year 7 girls took a visit to Reading Museum to view the Bayeux Tapestry on the very same day that the Battle of Hastings was fought back in 1066. They took the short trek along the river path to the Museum, which was not quite as long as the 200 mile on foot journey that Harold Godwinson and his men had to take in order to fight for the right to be king of England against William Duke of Normandy. The girls viewed the world’s only full-size replica of the Bayeux Tapestry which is the most important surviving document of the 1066 Norman. The Reading copy was originally conceived by Elizabeth Wardle, an accomplished embroiderer and made between 1885 and 1886 by the Leek Embroidery Society, using authentic dyes, wools and stitches. We were given a very interesting educational talk by our guide about the tapestry and the battle itself. We then completed 5 separate activities which helped us to understand the chronological events of this important part of our history when England was last conquered as a nation. The girls were able to try on some costumes and role play some of the events of this battle. We will now be studying the battle in more detail and moving on to find out about how William gained control of England and medieval life. The girls really enjoyed the morning at the museum.
  • Year 9 trip to Gravity Force trampoline center

    Year 9 had a very active trip to Gravity Force in Camberly on the 17th October. After a safety session, the girls had an hour to enjoy all of the Gravity Force trampolines so they ran a relay on long trampolines, bounced off the walls, jumped into the foam pit which, it transpired, is quite difficult to leave gracefully, did some basketball and had some free jump time. A good time was had by all.