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Hemdean House School

Independent School for Boys and Girls

Tel: 0118 9472590   Email: office@hemdeanhouse.co.uk

Latest News

  • Exciting new sports activity for Easter holiday

    March 9th - Miss Green will be running a Netball Skills Workshop during the Easter holiday. It will be run over 2 days form 9.00am to 12.00pm on the 7th and 8th of April and is open to all Year 4-6 pupils in Caversham. There will be skills, drills, matches and lots of fun. Price will be £30 for the two day course. Booking forms are available on the School letters section of the Infant & Junior page.
  • Performance Cricket to run Easter course at Hemdean House 14/15th April

    March 18th - Performance Cricket will be running a cricket course at school on the 14/15th April. The course is aimed at Year 3-6 and promises to be a lot of fun. Please see the school letters for a flyer with full details.
  • Do you want contribute to the running of the school?

    February 5th - The Governors of Hemdean House School are looking for additional members. The board of governors meets five times a year (in the evening) to determine the general policy of the school. Discussions take place on school finance, school policy documents and the school development plans. If you feel you could make a contribution to the running of the school, please write in to the Chair (Mrs A Hooper), care of the school, outlining your relevant skills.
  • Mya in Year 6 wins the Reading Primary Schools Music Festival Poetry Competition

    March 5th - Congratulations to Mya in Year 6 who has won the Reading Primary Schools Music Festival Poetry Competition. This is the first year that the Poetry Competition has been run in conjunction with the Music Festival. Mya will get to read her poem at the Festival which is taking place at The Hexagon on Tuesday 17th March. To read the winning entry visit the main news page
  • Red Nose Day arrives at Hemdean House

    March 13th - Comic Relief arrived at Hemdean House School today. Year 10 have organised a range of events to raise money for this great charity. For the past two weeks they have been selling red noses - which completely sold out! Yesterday saw a lunchtime disco in the hall and today has seen a cake sale and everyone dressed in their PJ's or onesies. So far you have raised an amazing £760.
  • Year 6 are an outstanding success at the Reading Primary Schools Music Festival

    March 18th - Well done to Year 6 who took part in the Reading Primary Schools Music Festival on Tuesday 17th March at the Hexagon, singing with around 400 children. Hemdean House School were a roaring success, performing their own dance choreographed by Mrs Quinton and Mya won a competition for the best poem which she read out and also sang a solo in "Feeling Good". The evening was a great success and fun seemed to be had by all!
  • Success for our Street Dancers in their recent IDTA exams

    March 19th - Congratulations to all our Street Dancers who recently took their IDTA exams. Our dancers took either Level 1 or Level 2 and all achieved above 78%. Miss Natalie said 'They have all worked really hard and the exam results are a reflection of that hard work' Well done everyone and we are looking forward to your performance at the Summer Fair!
  • Tennis Coaching at Hemdean House

    March 19th - GDT Coaching came into school today to run a tennis camp for all years from reception to Year 10. All the children really enjoyed the day. The day was part of the sports enrichment provided at Hemdean House.
  • Year 10 participate in University Meteorology experiments

    March 20th - The year 10 girls from Hemdean House were invited to take part in a Solar Eclipse Day at the Meteorology department Reading University. They took measurements of temperature, humidity, wind speed and cloud cover in the hour before and the hour after the eclipse to examine the effect of the decrease in of solar energy. Unfortunately they, along with everyone else in the south of England (!) , were not able to actually view the eclipse because of the dense cloud cover. However their measurements clearly showed a drop in temperature, proving the huge effect that that the sun has even when we cannot see it.
  • Comic Relief fundraising walk from Henley to Hemdean House

    March 23rd - Congratulations to Mrs Tuhy, Year 10 and Head Girl Panni who completed their 10 mile walk from Henley back to school on Sunday 22nd March. The activities they organised and the sponsorship they collected means that the school has now raised £1,185 for Comic Relief. This is an amazing amount for a school of our size. Well done everyone!
  • Year 4 Script Writing Workshop

    March 23rd - Year 4 were very excited today to welcome Kevin Rundle to the class. Kevin is a script writer who has worked on popular TV shows including Casualty and Eastenders. He is currently working on Hollyoaks. Kevin talked to the class about the different roles in script writing and soap opera production. The class took part in a mini plot conference and then acted out small scenes from 'Maisie the Alien', an episode they had developed themselves. A great insight into the workings of a television production and script writing.
  • Years 1 & 2 have a road safety talk from PC Kelly

    March 24th - PC Kelly was in school today to give the children in Years 1 & 2 a lesson in road safety. They learnt about all aspects of road safety including where to cross the road safely and how to cross the road safely. Thank you PC Kelly for coming in.
  • Year 1 & 2 visit The River and Rowing Museum for liquid maths

    March 23rd - Year 1 & 2 took a short trip down the river to The River & Rowing Museum today to take part in a Liquid Maths workshop. They did various maths based activities including using standard and non standard units to measure a large mural, explored the galleries looking for different shapes, found 5 boats to put into date order, starting with the oldest and finally had fun with capacity, using a non standard measure to find containers that held more than, less than and about a litre. Great day messing about by the river!

Nursery

The nursery is situated in the original lodge at the entrance to the grounds of the main school; it has its own enclosed garden and provides a secure, stimulating and caring environment for children between the ages of three and four by well-qualified and experienced staff.

Junior School

Children are taught an enhanced core curriculum by experienced and well-qualified junior specialist teachers as well as by subject specialists in Art and Design, French, Drama, Music, I.C.T. and P.E. (and in Science and Geography in Years 5 and 6). The typical number of children in a class is between 12 and 16.

Senior School

Year groups of no more than 12 girls are taught the full range of National Curriculum subjects, by specialist, well-qualified teachers. Work is set at the appropriate level for girls of different abilities within a class, with extra one-to-one support available, or more challenging tasks set, where necessary.

Community

Parents, staff, governors and former pupils all play an active role in the continued success of the School. Indeed it is a global community with former pupils living all round the world or making their mark during gap year travels, overseas study or, in an increasing number of cases, through international reputations in their chosen fields.


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