• New Chair & members of Heathside’s Advisory Board

    18th June 2019

  • Ofsted publish report following inspection March 2019

    24th May 2019

  • Heathside's new website launched

    15th May 2019

  • Author Paul McVeigh visits Heathside School

    15th March 2019

    Award winning author Paul McVeigh spoke to Heathside pupils on the importance of creative writing.

    Author of ‘The Good Son’ and friend of Heathside School, Paul McVeigh visited the school to speak to Year 9 and Year 4 children about the importance of creative writing in all its many forms. Paul’s debut novel, ‘The Good Son’ won The Polari First Novel Prize and The McCrea Literary Award.  He began his career as a playright and writer of comedy shows. He has taught creative writing and is co-founder of the London Short Story Festival.

  • Heathside School meets important independent school standards in January Ofsted report

    28th February 2019

    In the school’s January 2019 Ofsted report, the government department stated that Heathside School met the specific necessary Ofsted standards for independent schools that were checked by three inspectors during their visit to the school.

    In the new report, Ofsted confirms that Heathside School is fully compliant in all the standards they checked in:

    · Welfare, health and safety of pupils;

    · Suitability of staff, supply staff, and proprietors;

    · Premises of and accommodation at schools;

    · Boarding provision.

    The report highlights that since the previous inspection in September of 2018, school leaders have worked to ensure greater consistency between school sites.

    Several experienced and highly competent Heathside School staff have been appointed to join Heathside School’s key leadership team.  This team is focused on the continued strengthening of consistency of health and safety and all of the provisions required by Ofsted, as well as the ongoing development of excellent boarding and accommodations for both students and staff.  In addition, the Heathside Governance and Safeguarding Advisory Board has been established with 10 governors in place.

    Nick Shaw, Head of Boarding at Heathside School, says, “The staff at Heathside have put in a great deal of hard work and dedication in order to ensure that all the pupils, both day and boarding, know that they are in a safe and happy school.”

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