We are delighted that you are considering Heathfield for your child. We hope that our website has given you some useful information and insights into what we are about. None of the online information can possibly convey the full culture of our school. The best way to get that is by coming to see us. Contact our office to book a tour of the school.
More information in our Admissions Policy below.

EYFS admissions

Early Years is based around key areas of learning; communication and language, personal and social development, physical development, maths, literacy, the world and expressive arts and design.
Our learning environment is designed to make learning irresistible to children and to keep them engaged in their learning by promoting characteristics of effective learning such as problem solving, risk taking and effective concentration.
All of our staff observe children in the way they interact within the environment and also take guided groups and deliver full class sessions on phonics and story times.
All children are assigned a Key Worker who will be your main link with school. This will be shared when your child starts school.


For First Steps - for children in the term after they turn two years old, funded places for eligible two year olds or paid childcare places of 15 hours per week. You can grab an application form from our school office.


Once completed, you may want to check your eligibility for a funded place. The local Children's Centre can support you with this. Our closest one is Alexandra Children's Centre. If you are eligible for a funded place, they will give you a form to bring in with your completed application. We also offer some paid places.


For Nursery - for children the term after they turn three, 15 funded hours for all, or 30 hours for eligible families. You can grab an application form from our school office.

Additional sessions may be purchased for parents needing additional childcare if we have capacity.


For Reception - for children who have already turned four by 1st September each academic year. Full time schooling is compulsory for all children after their fifth birthday, so it is important to get your child into a reception place early. Reception admissions are dealt with by the Local Authority Pupil and Student Services who will send you a pack out. They can also be contacted on this link for further queries.


Why choose Heathfield?

What Ofsted says...

‘Most parents who spoke to me, or responded to Parent View, Ofsted’s online questionnaire, are very positive about the school and would recommend it to others. A number of parents particularly appreciate that you and your staff make ‘everyone feel welcome’ and say that their child ‘loves school’. Comments from parents such as ‘they are always there to help’ are typical. It is clear from my short time with you that this is a caring, thriving school.’


‘Early years provision is a strength. Children start the early years with skills and knowledge that are below those of a similar age, and some well below. There is very good quality provision and teaching offered to 2- and 3-year-old children, through to Nursery and Reception. As a result, children make at least good progress and are well equipped to start in Year 1. There is a strong emphasis on number, phonics, mark-making and sharing books in all areas of provision. There is a wide range of stimulating, excellent quality learning experiences available to children, both inside and outside, and children visibly enjoy engaging in them. As a result, children are happy and keen to learn.’ (Ofsted, 24th January 2017)

What our Leading Parent Partnership Report says...


"Parents and Governors spoke clearly of how they are extremely supportive of the school and the way it works with them. They particularly value that school understands, recognises and celebrates the diversity of the school and local community, for example by arranging ESOL classes. Parents value that all staff are approachable and visible every day. Concerns and requests are listened to and solutions found, both in meeting their child’s needs and requests for events and courses." (LPPA reassessment October 2016)


What our current parents say.....

'Many thanks to all of the staff at Heathfield. My child has gone from strength to strength at your school and I know they will continue to do well thanks to Heathfield. The staff here always go the extra mile.' (Parent leaver 2017)