It can never be too soon to start thinking about education.  Herries set in the home of Kenneth Grahame, author of The Wind in the Willows, Herries opened in 1937, set up by Beryl Goddard for Colonial service children. Herries is small but perfectly formed, with one class per year. Experienced staff are united by the philosophy that happy children achieve, personal effort is the key and scholarly traits are essential.  Pupils perform way above expected academic levels with 3 internal scholars currently and candidates entering scholarships to independent schools. Herries prepare for entrance to top London, independent, state and grammar schools.

From Sherborne Prep, Fiona Long has succeeded an excellent headmistress and the school is thriving. Herries is known as the best small co-educational day Prep in Berkshire.