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.

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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)
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What's Happening at Hemdean House
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Throwback to last week’s Diwali Workshop! Thanks to West End in Schools our pupils had a fabulous time learning the story of how Rama rescues Sita from the demon King Ravana with the help of Hanuman and his monkey army! They got to act out the story and interpret it into a dance. What a fab day #hemdeanhouseschool #hemdeanhouseprepschool #prepschool #primaryschool #independentprimaryschool #independentprepschool #hemdeanhousecaversham #diwali #ravana #hanuman #sita #rama #dance #perform ... See MoreSee Less

14 hours ago  ·  

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Admissions during Lockdown

Dear Prospective Parents,

Apologies but due to Lockdown, we will not be able to offer our personal school tours starting Thursday, 5th November 2020. This will be for the duration of Lockdown and will be reviewed once the Government announces what measures will be put in place thereafter.

In the meantime, it would be our pleasure to book a phone or video call with our Head Teacher Mrs Chalmers. Please contact Admissions to schedule.

Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to speaking with you.