Welcome to Heronshaw School

Heronshaw may be a small school, but it has a big personality and our wonderful staff know our children extremely well.  We are a warm and caring community, where children feel comfortable and confident to be challenged  in order to achieve endless possibilities. Together we aim to maintain the school’s vision of “Inspire, Grow, Achieve” providing an exciting and innovative curriculum rooted in outstanding Early Years principles. We aim to grow our little people into independent, confident, and successful little learners, who believe that they can achieve anything.

“Staff know each pupil well and put them at the heart of everything they do. Leaders have high expectations for all. The school motto of ‘Inspire, Grow, Achieve’ is woven seamlessly into every aspect of school life. Pupils’ strong academic achievement goes hand-in-hand with the wealth of personal skills and qualities that staff support pupils to nurture and develop.”  OFSTED Nov 2022.

Our school ethos is based around our school values and our children are rewarded and celebrated for ‘living our school values’ and developing into positive future citizens.

Our dedicated and passionate staff work together to provide our children with the very best education. Our children start their journey in Foundation, where they are immersed in high quality learning experiences both inside and outside. A rich learning environment is developed by skilled staff who focus on the interests of the individual children, whilst broadening their experiences. This culture of high aspirations and child led learning is developed as the children move into years 1 and 2. Our curriculum challenges and engages children in their learning while deepening and extending their knowledge. We place language at the heart of learning, supporting children with developing vocabulary that enables them to access all subjects.

We firmly believe that the key to promoting successful learning for every child lies in the strong partnership we form with parents and this is important to us.

We are open from 7.45am every day, with our Breakfast Club,  In addition, we have extra-curricular after-school clubs including football coaching dance, , lego club, yoga and art club.

In January 2019, Heronshaw joined IFtL (Inspiring Futures through Learning), a growing academy trust in Milton Keynes. As part of this family of schools we continue to develop innovative and inspirational learning experiences for the children. Staff collaborate across the trust schools, sharing best practice, moderating children's work and learning from experts in education.

The very best way to find out about our school is to visit us while we are at work. If you would like to do so or require any further information, please contact us. We are always proud to show people around our school.


Kirsty Outtram                                                                               Jamie Ainscow                      
Head of School                                                                               Executive Headteacher