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Hemdean House School

Independent School for Boys and Girls


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

Latest News

  • Year Four have Fun with Magnets

    Year Four had fun this week whilst learning all about magnets. They had to design a game which they then took into school to play with the rest of the class and then evaluated them to see how successful they were.
  • Years 1 & 2 Visit Ufton Court

    Years 1 & 2 had a wonderful time on their trip to Ufton Court this week. They were explorers, sent out by Queen Elizabeth; they visited the farm to choose their chickens, goats and grind corn for supplies. After stocking the ship, they circumnavigated the globe, visiting all the continents, finding treasures to take back to the Queen.
  • Year 10 Art GCSE students at The Living Rainforest

    The Year 10 GCSE art students recently visited The Living Rainforest near Newbury. They are currently studying natural form as part of their exam course and the visit was to provide inspiration for this module.
  • Open Morning, Entrance Exam and Yr 6 Visitor Day Dates for 2015

    These are the confirmed dates for our 2015 Opening mornings, Yr 7 Entrance Exam and our Year 6 Visitor Days. Saturday 7th February - Yr 7 Entrance Exam 9.30 - 12.30, Friday 6th March - Open Morning - 9.30 - 12.00, Friday 22nd May - Open Morning - 9.30 - 12.00, Friday 25th September - Open Morning - 9.30 - 12.00 and Tuesday 20th October - Year 6 Visitors Day. If you are unable to attend any of the visitor days please contact the office on 0118 947 2590 and we will be happy to arrange an appointment with the Headteacher and a tour of the school.
  • 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.
  • Junior School raises an amazing £1,560.97 for the NSPCC

    The whole Junior school has taken part in raising money for the NSPCC. The children took part in either a sponsored spelling challenge or an art party challenge. Kim Williams from the NSPCC said 'I am absolutely delighted with the amount raised. The money will go towards work at our NSPCC centers, helping children express how they feel through art and also providing books for the quite corners.' Kim has been in school previously to launch the challenge but also to talk to the children about how to stay safe on the internet, the work that Childline does and also to discuss in an age sensitive way how to recognise abuse. She also discussed the need to talk to an adult they can trust if they are worried or upset. Well done to all the children for raising such a fantastic amount. If you would like further information about the work the NSPCC does please visit their website
  • Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 enjoy visit to National Gallery

    Years 3-6 had a very long day out visiting the National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery in London in support to the KS2 curriculum. They had a tour of the galleries and learnt about the use of light and colour in the paintings. Years 3 & 4 then took part in a workshop on the Tudors and Years 5 & 6 did a Victorian one. Everyone enjoyed the day - even the 4 hour return trip did not dampen their spirits.
  • Congratulations to Year 6 - First Prize in ISA Art Competition

    Congratulations to last years Year 6 who have won first prize in the recent ISA National Art Competition with their Animation 'Jungle Jail'.