Heathside follows a curriculum set out to build strong foundations in numeracy and literacy, to broaden horizons and encourage expression and to reach the entrance standards of various independent senior schools.

Our teaching encompasses and extends the National Curriculum, and most children work ahead of their curriculum year. We have a proud tradition of tailoring our teaching so that every child gets the best from each lesson: a high staff-to-student ratio, a focus on small-group work and individual attention allow us to offer challenge and support as appropriate.

A full range of academic subjects is taught: the teaching is both imaginative and challenging. The core skills of language and literacy, creative thinking and mathematical and scientific understanding are fundamental and are promoted from the start. We lay down strong foundations in number, problem-solving, handwriting, spelling, grammar, communication, poetry and creative writing.

Learning is supported with project work and frequent field trips and events: Science Week includes a science fair, visiting speakers and day trips; International Week involves demonstrations of languages, food and cultural traditions, and we celebrate major religious festivals year-round; competitions and other public events focus on poetry and prose speaking, creative writing, sport, art, drama and music.

Our aim is to develop the whole individual as a confident, independent learner and an active, responsible citizen of the school, local community and beyond.

Our children have gained places at the following schools, including scholarships in bold:

Aldenham, Belmont/Mill Hill, Channing, Christ Hospital, City of London School for Boys, City of London School for Girls, Dr Challoner's Grammar School, Epsom College, Emmanuel School Clapham, Forest School, Francis Holland - Clarence Gate, Francis Holland - Graham Terrace, Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School, Haberdashers' Aske's School for Girls, Henrietta Barnett School, Highgate, Ipstock Place School, King Alfred's, Kingston Grammar, Latymer Grammar, Latymer Upper, North London Collegiate, Portland Place, The Royal School, Queen's College, Queenswood, Queen Elizabeth Boys' Grammer School, St Christopher's - Letchworth, St Margaret's, St Marylebone (Art, Music, Drama places), St Paul's Boys', St. Paul's Girls, South Hampstead, UCS, Westminster.