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Our Vision, Ethos and Values

Our school is a dynamic place, with fantastic outdoor spaces and there is always something extra going on.  I am extremely proud of our children, who never cease to amaze with their sporting prowess in competitions, artistic creations, drama performances and musical abilities, both in school and out.  

To enhance the curriculum, every year group plans several visits each year and we regularly have exciting visitors to school.  Children in Years 4, 5 and 6 enjoy residential visits each year and we try never to miss an opportunity to join in other events in and around Kendal.

Over recent years we have had children joining us throughout the year and across the year groups and the community always makes newcomers very welcome.

If you are new to Heron Hill or to the area, please accept my invitation to visit us to see what we are really like.  I would be delighted to meet you and show you around the school.

For parents new to Nursery, you will find much more information here

I look forward to meeting you soon.

Trish Merritt

The exceptional ethos of the school: respect for all, working to the best of your ability and the exemplary behaviour, along with extremely high levels of care, have been consistently praised by Ofsted but more importantly, are regularly remarked upon by visitors to the school or wherever our children come into contact with the public.

Our school motto

learning together, playing together, growing together

is the goal we strive to achieve every day; to provide opportunities for each and every child to learn and develop fully and reach their potential to become confident and independent learners.

We want each and every child at Heron Hill School to:

  • Feel happy and safe
  • Respect and value themselves and others
  • Celebrate diversity in school, our community and beyond
  • Succeed through challenging and inspirational learning
  • Grow into independent and responsible individuals
  • Develop a lasting appetite for learning and to look forward to their future with confidence

​We know every child is different and every child in our care is treated as an individual.  Our dedicated and experienced staff encourage children to believe, achieve and succeed.  We want our children to think big and adopt an 'I can' attitude, be tenacious, resilient and have a go.