Founded in 1899 by Eleanor Beatrice Wyatt, who began by starting small schools for girls in London but, on deciding that out of London would provide a healthier environment, acquired the property and grounds on which Heathfield now lies. The school stands in 36 acres of grounds on the outskirts of Ascot, Berkshire, around one and a half hours from London. the school has quite an urban feel, unlike many of the other very rural girls’ boarding schools
Heathfield is now the only small full boarding school for girls in the UK. The school is rightly proud of this unique status and all that it offers to the right family. There is a warm, friendly and positive atmosphere, striving for every girl to be the best she can be. Small class sizes enable girls to thrive.
Academic results are good but not excellent. Creative talent is encouraged with many girls taking art and design, textiles and photography. Maths is also a popular subject. The facilities are good and a wide spread of extra-curricular activities are on offer including all the usual equestrian pursuits.
There is an increasing mix of overseas students at Heathfield with Russia and China well represented.