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Welcome from Fiona Long

At Herries, we are proud of our unusual heritage, which blends the traditional with the new and offers children the very best of school days. Our unique setting and nurturing ethos creates an authentic childhood experience. We take time to know and understand each child, offering a tailored approach to learning with high quality individual care. Our children develop robust social and emotional skills, enhanced by a real sense of belonging. Happy children achieve.  

Academic progress is closely monitored and delivered through an exciting but rigorous curriculum. Our pupils gain the required knowledge and skills to fulfil and exceed their true potential. Through the setting of personal targets, they learn to recognise the rewards of consistent effort and growing responsibility of duties, before gaining specific roles as our Year 6 school leaders. 

Our pupils enjoy many opportunities to participate in performances and productions. Each week, more than one third of the school take part in instrumental and singing lessons, which offer exceptional value for money and produce good ABRSM exam results. Children take part in regional music festivals and last year, we were the winners of the Maidenhead Music Festival junior choir competition. 

Our physical development programme places great emphasis on long term development. Our children discover ability and steadily build competence as they develop key fundamental skills through a wide range of sporting opportunities. These vary from one-off events, to fixtures and high-performance competitions. Activities take place on site, at local schools and in partnership with Bisham Abbey, the prestigious national training centre for leading sportsmen and women. Added to this, from nursery upwards, our pupils swim regularly.

We enrich the curriculum with an extensive range of after school activities. We are proud of our broad sports programme which includes judo, fencing, yoga, cross country running, netball, football and multisports. Dance is always a popular choice, ranging from ballet, tap or street dancing. Spanish and Maths investigations clubs are offered as well as creative options, for example Music, LAMDA, cookery, and Lego. 

Our website will give a taste of life at Herries but the best way to discover more, is to arrange a visit. We are located in the former home of Kenneth Grahame, author of The Wind in the Willows, who took his inspiration from nearby Quarry Woods and the Thames. I do hope that you will take up this invitation to meet our delightful pupils and dedicated staff. Together with our loyal parent body, we can offer you a whole-hearted Herries welcome. Please contact Mrs Sally Lenton to make an appointment and I look forward to meeting you soon.

FIONA LONG BEd, MEd
Headmistress