Tassomai – Letter to Parents/Carers & Students – Year 7

Dear Parents/Carers and Students of Year 7,

We are extremely excited to be launching an exciting new learning programme called Tassomai with Year 7 this year. The programme has proved highly successful in improving Year 11 GCSE results in the last couple of years. So what could be better that starting early? Your child will be given all their login details in Science lessons. All they have to do is quiz for at least ten minutes every day to earn merits and improve their knowledge and understanding. Please support and encourage your child to do so.
For more information go to www.tassomai.com

Thank you in advance for supporting your child!

HHS Science Faculty

Tassomai Letter to Parents/Carers – Year 7
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2017 Results

We are delighted with a fantastic set of GCSE results this year. Students have worked incredibly hard to achieve some very impressive outcomes which represent great progress. We are especially pleased that 9 students were awarded the new top grade in English Literature and 3 students in Maths; this new grade 9, designed to sit above the traditional A* standard places them in the top 3% of students nationally. .

We wish the 2017 cohort all the best in the next stage of their education and congratulate them on their outstanding achievement.

I would like to thank our incredible staff who worked tirelessly to support students to achieve these results.

Elen Roberts
Head of School


Results Overview

%9–4 in English and Maths 66%
% 9–4 in English 77%
% 9–4 in Maths 70%
% 5A*–C/9–4 including English and Maths 59%
% 3 or more A*–A/9–8 grades 21%

Outstanding Individual Achievement

A number of students have achieved exceptional results, attaining A*/A grades across all their subjects:

Name A*/9/8 A/7 Total
Iftekhar AHAD 4 7 11
Gabriella STEVENS 8 3 11
Granit JUPOLLI 1 9 10
Karim KHALDI 5 5 10
Jazzmine SAPLA 1 9 10

Please see our website for full details and images of results day. All press enquiries should be directed to

GCSE Results 2017

Year 11 students are warmly invited to collect their GCSE results on Thursday 24th August from 10am until 1pm. Please enter the school via the Community Entrance. Post results advice and guidance will be available to students on the day in the Library.
Any results not collected by 1pm will be posted home.
Any Year 10 students who have sat exams early will receive their GCSE results by post on Friday 25th August. We do not allow Year 10 students to come in on results day so that we can focus on Year 11 students and their progression to Post-16 courses.
We look forward to celebrating another great set of results.

ELECTIONS – for a new Parent Local Governor

We have received two nominations for the one vacancy for a new Parent Local Governor – from Ali Yusuf and Neil Thompson. We will will now hold an election. Details of the election and your ballot papers were sent home in bags on Friday 30 June. Closing date to return your ballot papers is 5.00pm on Tuesday 18 July.

Duke of Edinburgh


Do you want to make your college/job/ apprenticeship application stand out from the crowd?

Simply complete the 4 sections of the Duke of Edinburgh program over a 3 month period:

  • Volunteering: undertaking service to individuals or the community
  • Physical: improving in an area of sport, dance or fitness activities
  • Skills: developing practical and social skills and personal interests
  • Expedition: planning, training for, and completion of an adventurous journey

To apply or to find out more; email: Mr Adcock or Mr Maclaren


New for 2017/2018: You can now complete the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award, starting this summer…

For the 2017/18 Academic Year; we are giving a pilot group of 7 Year 8 students  the chance to complete their Bronze DofE Award.

Places are very limited and will be awarded based on the strength of your application.

To apply or to find out more; email: Mr Adcock or Mr Maclaren


Ski Trip 2018


• Do you know how to Ski?
• Or would you like to learn?
• Would you like to go on a Ski Trip?

If the answer to any of those questions was YES, then why not come on the Heartlands’ 2018 Ski Trip?!

Dates: 27th January 2018 to Sunday 4th February
Cost: £810 or £710 For PP/FSM Students

If you’re interested look out for letters via your student wallet or come to S3.4.

Vacancy – Parent Local Governor on the Local Governing Body

We have provision for two Parent Local Governors to be part of the Local Governing Body. Bolu Heather has now stepped down as one of those Parent Local Governors. We wish to thank Bolu for all her hard work, support and commitment to the school during her time in this role.

Parents and Carers are now invited to nominate and elect a new Parent Local Governor to join the Heartlands High School Local Governing Body. An elected Parent Local Governor must be a parent or a person who has parental responsibilities of a student registered at Heartlands High School.

The vision is for all our students to develop a commitment to learning; teaching students that effort is essential, achievement will carry them forward, active citizenship matters and that none of this can be achieved without the highest of aspirations.

The role of a Parent Local Governor is an exciting and important opportunity to take an active role in the governance of the school; enabling that vision to become a reality through ensuring high standards of achievement for all, contributing to strategic discussions and holding school leaders to account by monitoring school performance and ensuring money is well spent.

Attached you will find:

Closing date for nominations is 9.00 am on Monday 26 June 2017.

Year 11 Leaver’s Assembly

On Thursday 15th June at 2.30pm, we will have a Leaver’s Assembly to celebrate the hard work and achievements of our fantastic Year 11 students. We welcome parents to this event to share in the celebrations and look back over the five years our students have spent with us.

Please click on the link below to reserve your seats at this event. Unfortunately, space limitation means that we cannot offer more than two seats per student.

Year 11 Leavers’ Assembly – Parental Attendance Registration sheet