Hemdean House School

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Hemdean House School
Hemdean House School logo.png
Motto Laborate et Gaudete
("Work and Rejoice")[1]
Established 1859
Type Independent day school
Religion Church of England
Headteacher To be decided
Founder Francis Knighton
Location Hemdean Road
Coordinates: 51°28′17″N 0°58′30″W / 51.47134°N 0.975134°W / 51.47134; -0.975134
DfE number 870/6003
Gender Mixed
Ages 3–11
Houses      Knighton
Colours Light blue and Dark blue
Website hemdeanhouse.co.uk

Hemdean House School is a mixed, independent, primary and nursery school for children aged 3-11. It is situated in the centre of Caversham in Reading, Berkshire, England.


Hemdean House School was founded in 1859 by Francis Knighton. In 1862 land was bought for £320, the new building was named Hemdean House.[2]

The school used to have a girls senior school which was closed in 2016.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Small school with big expectations". Henley Standard. 20 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "A Brief History of Hemdean House School". Hemdean House School. Retrieved 2 May 2011. 
  3. ^ Kirk, Huia. "Elsie Smith". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved December 2011.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

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