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YEAR 2 Celebration video

Year 2 - End of their journey at Heronshaw.

It was lovely for the team to be able to see our year 2s for their day visit at the end of the last academic year in July. Unfortunately, the government guidelines and the ongoing situation mean that we are not able to host the picnic as was previously mentioned. The team are putting the finishing touches to the celebration video, which will be added to our YouTube channel.


Welcome from Executive Head and Head of School

Welcome to Heronshaw School. It is a school for which I am extremely proud. Over the years the team at Heronshaw has accomplished so much, most notably our Outstanding Ofsted in February 2016. Where Ofsted commented:

“Emanating from the headteacher’s strong example, staff have very high expectations of themselves and pupils. These expectations propel the work of the staff who ceaselessly strive to make the experiences pupils have, from the moment they arrive to the moment they leave, as good as they can be”

We have maintained our strong focus on children and their families, ensuring a settled a positive start to school life for each and every child. Which has ensured the best outcomes for all children.

Heronshaw has often been praised for the warm and welcoming atmosphere and for the way that staff work in partnership with parents, listening and acting on any concerns. We fully understand that happy children will always learn better and strive to ensure this will be your experience.

Melanie Saunders-Short
Executive Headteacher


Heronshaw may be a small school, but it has a big personality where children develop as individuals learning through our set of Heronshaw values. In January 2019, Helronshaw joined IFtL, a growing academy trust in Milton Keynes. As part of this new family of schools we continue to develop innovative learning experiences for the children.

Together we aim to maintain the school’s vision of “Inspire, Grow, Achieve” this has been made achievable through our open door policy and strong links with the community, while ensuring the highest possible standards.

The school continues to deliver a well-planned and child centred curriculum that both challenges and engages children in their learning while deepening and extending their knowledge.

“Teaching, learning and assessment across the school are of a very high quality; much outstanding, including in the early years setting. This is because improving teaching is placed at the heart of the school’s work. Teachers view themselves as professional learners; they ceaselessly seek to improve their practice.” OFSTED 2016.

I look forward to welcoming you to our school.

Jamie Ainscow
Head of School

Heronshaw School joined IFtL (Inspiring Futures through Learning early in 2019).

At IFtL, we are committed to developing a family of schools who inspire all of our futures through learning.

Schools within our Trust share the same values and ethos; our teams are constantly in the pursuit of development and excellence everyday. We open doors to opportunity and unlock the potential of both our children and our adults so that we all develop the confidence to achieve both our independent and collective ambitions. At IFtL, we are never alone. We know we are stronger together – one united family striving for excellence for all, in everything we do.

Read more about IFtL on their homepage here.

Welcome to IFtL

Who we are

Over the coming weeks we will be launching our new look Heronshaw School website. Get ready for a fresh, new dynamic website.


Congratulations to Tongwell who won the house cup in July 2019!

History of Winning Teams

2017-2018 Willen

2018-2019 Tongwell

2019-2020 *to be confirmed

Read more about the Heronshaw Houses here.

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Requests for paper copies

If you would like a copy of the information that is contained within our website then paper copies can be requested via the school office.

If you have any comments or feedback on ways that we could continue to improve our website, app or general communications then please email Mr Ainscow on 


Heronshaw School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants for roles in school, including volunteers, must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including with past employers and the Criminal Records Bureau.