Heathland School is an independent school situated in Accrington, Lancashire in North West England. The school accepts children from the age of three months in the nursery area, up to the age of sixteen. The school prides itself on having no more than sixteen students in every class.
The school is split into four "departments".
- Baby Unit - Children from the age of three months to two years
- Nursery - Children from the age of two years to four years
- Junior School - Children from the age of four years to eleven years. Key Stages One and Two are studied.
- Senior School - Children from the age of eleven years to sixteen years. Key Stage Three and GCSEs are studied.
The school building
The school is situated in an old mansion house named Broad Oak. The original house was built in 1802 as an all-girls school. In 1989 the school was demolished, but was rebuilt in 1900, and was later used as a rest home for the elderly.
Both the Junior and Senior School study Mathematics, English, Science, History, Geography, Business Studies, French, Music, IT, PE and Art and Design. All of these subjects can also be taken at GCSE. In the 2008 GCSE examinations every student gained at least five A* to C grade GCSEs.