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Open Days

29 Sep 2018

Saturday 29th September and Wednesday 7th November 10.00am to 12.00

The head teacher and staff warmly welcome prospective pupils and parents.

No pre-booking is required.

Browse the website or call 0118 9472590 for more information.

International Day

01 Jul 2018

A successful International Day showcased pupils and staff talents and activities from various cultures and nationalities.

View the photographs in the media gallery.

Pangbourne Orchestra Day

18 Jun 2018

Our musicians recently enjoyed an Orchestra Day at Pangbourne School  where they took part in a joint orchestra. 

View the photographs in the media gallery.

Merged Foundation Stage Class for 3 year olds.

12 Jun 2018

Having had such a successful year with our current Merged Foundation Stage Class we will be continuing to welcome year three children at Hemdean House.  This has proved to be both a very popular and successful educational model with the younger children benefitting from dedicated teaching and experiencing specialist subject teachers from an earlier age.  Please contact Mrs Dickason, our Head of Early Years or Mrs Chalmers, our Head Teacher via the school office for more information.

Woodrow High House

29 May 2018

‘All year group pupils and teachers recently enjoyed an adventure day at Woodrow High House, near Amersham where they took part in fun activities.  A great day was had by all.’

View the photographs in the media gallery.

Hemdean House Tea Party

03 May 2018

On National Tea Day Hemdean House held a grand tea party; see some pictures in the Media Gallery here.

Head Teacher's Summer Term Letter

12 Apr 2018

Read Mrs Chalmers Summer Term letter here.

Photographs from Jonah - The Years 3 and 4 Play

12 Apr 2018

Photographs from the Years 3 and 4 production of Jonah can be seen in the Media Gallery here

Astronomy Workshop

13 Mar 2018

Chris Menmuir of the Reading Astronomy Society returned to the school to give an astronomy workshop. He enjoyed the day as much as the pupils and sent this lovely message to the school:

"Thank you for inviting me again! It is a pleasure to come into your school, the pupils are enthusiastic, interested and very well behaved, and I get great feedback from your colleagues. Please do thank them for me. And thank you for the card and the mug - I really like the message! I was fortunate to have wonderful teachers - not that I fully appreciated it at the time! - so I'm happy to give back whenever I can."

Highclere Castle Trip Photos

12 Mar 2018

On March 12th, years 4 to 6 took a trip to Highclere Castle (known to parents as Downton Abbey) to see the wonderful exhibition of Egyptian antiquities collected by the 5th Earl of Canarvon, who together with Howard Carter unearthed the tomb of Tutankhamun. Pupils entered into the spirit of the day and enjoyed dressing up as ancient Eygptians. More photos in the school gallery here.

Spring Concert Photos

05 Mar 2018

Congratulations to the all the performers for a wonderful programme of music at our Spring Concert, and a special thanks to Mrs Parker and Mrs Lee for their hard work in preparing and organising the event. See the photos in the media gallery here

NSPCC Number Day - Photos

02 Feb 2018

On Friday 2nd February 2018 our school took part in Number Day, raising £101 for the NSPCC. It was a fun day, starting with the Year 6 class assembly and moving on to a variety of maths activities, enjoyed by all. Year 5 and 6 - and our lovely visitors from Thameside School - got actively involved in "The Battle of the Robots". See the media gallery here for photos.

Year 6 Art Jam Studio Workshop - Photos

01 Feb 2018

On Thursday 1st February 2018, the Year 6 pupils participated in a fantastic workshop at the Art Jam Studio in Caversham. They worked with clay to represent a river scene linking with their current geography topic of 'Rivers'. The finished pieces will be collected in two weeks. More photos in the media gallery here.

Netball Match vs Caversham Prep School - Photos

31 Jan 2018

We played a friendly netball match at Caversham Prep School on Wednesday 31st January 2018. Both teams demonstrated fantastic sportsmanship and the match was played in a really friendly atmosphere with a great display of skill. Many thanks to Caversham Prep School for accommodating the fixture. More photos in the media gallery here.

Hemdean House in Families Magazine

10 Jan 2018

Hemdean House features in the January edition of Families Magazine. Read the article here.