The small school
creating a world of opportunities
The small school
creating a world of opportunities
The small school
creating a world of opportunities
The small school
creating a world of opportunities

Welcome to Hemdean House

We are a non-selective coeducational Primary school in the heart of Caversham. Delivering educational excellence since 1859, we proudly continue to do so within a warm, welcoming and caring family environment.

Read more

Parents are particularly pleased with the standards their children achieve and the progress they make; they think that the children are well cared for, that behaviour is good and that the school promotes worthwhile attitudes.

ISI Report

Forest School to me is a time to play and learn while enjoying the fresh air.  I love to learn about wildlife and how to keep our forest and school grounds healthy.   I think that it is enjoyable and interesting.  I love forest school so much!

Year 6 Pupil

Forest School teaches me about protecting our wildlife and helping it thrive.  This I find fun but is made better by the activities that help me learn about important skills while also being fun!

Year 6 Pupil

Hemdean House has been a place of comfort, happiness and success for my daughter.  Many many thanks and gratitude for providing her with the unique learning environment that has helped her achieve her best potential academically, emotionally and socially.

Year 6 Parent
A Day in the Life
8:45 am
School Day Starts
8.45 am -12:10 pm
Morning Lessons
12:10 pm
1:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Afternoon Lessons
3:30 pm
End of the Day (Pre-Prep and Year 3 Only)
3:45 pm
End of the Day (Rest of the School)
Book a Visit
What's Happening at Hemdean House
See our Social Media feed below. To keep up to date with with our goings on at Hemdean House Caversham, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.
Our annual House Den Building Competition was in full swing today. Knighton, Kennet and Henderson were battling it out in building the most Eco-inpired Den. We had the great pleasure of welcoming the @mayor_of_rdguk Cllr Rachel Eden to Hemdean House to judge the competing pupils' creations. It was a tough choice for the mayor but Henderson came 3rd, while Kennet was pipped to the post by Knighton to take the win! Cllr Eden was impressed with each of the houses' effort but the engineering and thought behind the eco elements of Knighton's 'Icelandic Turf House' won her over! #hemdeanhouse #hemdeanhousecaversham #independentprimaryschool #independentprepschool #prepschoolcaversham #independentprepschoolcaversham #mayorofreading #readingmayor #cllrracheleden #denbuilding #sustainability #EcoFriendlySchool ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago  ·  


Today’s PE lesson has involved lots of water!!! #hemdeanhouseschool #keepingcool #summerterm #heatwave @ Hemdean House School

Destination Schools