Heathcote Primary School was established in September 2017. It's first headteacher was Mrs Lara Jeffries who grew the school from it's first Reception class rapidly and ensured it was firmly embedded in the community. Mrs Jeffries moved to Cornwall in August 2019.
Heathcote is built on farmland and so a badger logo was developed to represent the school's roots in the surrounding countryside.
In September 2019 Mrs Gill Humphriss took over leadership as Executive Head Teacher and a Deputy Head Mrs Kim Abernethy was also appointed. The school now had 2 Reception classes, a Year One, Year Two, Year Three and Year Four. Building work began on the second phase of building for another 8 classrooms during the year of 2019/20. There were 165 pupils in the school at the start of the academic year. By the end of the year 176 pupils were in the school. We also had Scribbles the school dog.
In September 2020 Mrs Abernethy moved to Head of School to ensure that Mrs Humphriss could lead the school strategically. This was during a pandemic and the school continued to rapidly grow. In November 2020 the second phase of building was completed. 240 pupils were now in school. The school had 2 Reception & 2 year one classes, Y2,3,4,5.
September 2021 saw the school celebrate 5 years of educating a community. It was also when the school had its first Year 6 pupils and re-opened fully to pupils after 2 years of Covid. Many of our pupils had joined during the pandemic and never set foot in the school. It was a momentous occasion when everyone came back together. The school had 2 x Rec, 2 x Y1, 2 x Y2 and 1 x Y3,4,5,6 classes resulting in 300 pupils. In February 2022 the school had its first Ofsted and was rated Good in all areas. Children were described as Happy, Positive and Confident. Guinea pigs Coffee and Coco joined us.
September 2022 and the school was over-subscribed in all year groups. 170 applications were received for 60 places in Reception. The school was well thought of everywhere. Two form entry classes were in place for Rec, Y1, Y2 and Y3 with single forms in Y4.5.6.