My name is Mr Maclaren and I am the Outdoor Coordinator at Heartlands. This year Heartlands are offering your son/daughter an amazing opportunity to participate in a trip to Bude, which is an activity centre in Cornwall.
The Centre offers a huge variety of activities including surfing, climbing, abseiling, canoeing and many others activities. The trip will leave Heartlands on Monday 16th July and return on Thursday evening of 19th 2018. Spaces are limited and to be put on the shortlist, students must collect a letter from me.
The cost of the trip is £300 per pupil (£200 for pupils who are Pupil Premium) and will cover accommodation, coach travel, three meals per day, all activities and specialist instructors and equipment. It also includes evening entertainment such as campfires, BBQ’s and on the last day a disco. To help with the cost of the trip a payment plan is available which is shown in the letter below.
Download the letter and reply slip
Bude Invite Letter 2018.pdf
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.
Head of School
|%9–4 in English and Maths
|% 9–4 in English
|% 9–4 in Maths
|% 5A*–C/9–4 including English and Maths
|% 3 or more A*–A/9–8 grades
Outstanding Individual Achievement
A number of students have achieved exceptional results, attaining A*/A grades across all their subjects:
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A copy of this letter can be viewed and downloaded here.
A copy of this letter can be downloaded here
We have now hosted two art workshops with artist Sadie Edgington, working with our talented Year 8 students as part of the Start project, sponsored by the Jack Petchey Foundation, Children and the Arts charity, and the Saatchi Gallery. The students were fantastic, working together to create sculptural pieces representing the theme of ‘Inclusion’ and then creating stop-motion animations featuring these artworks. Sadie and Roz Logan, visiting from the Saatchi Gallery, were so impressed by the students’ ability to think creatively, embrace challenges with an open mind, and work collaboratively. The project has served as a great reminder of how art can be used to empower young people to explore important themes and ideas. The animations they have created will be shown at an exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery in July. We can’t wait!
Exams season is fast approaching and Year 11 students are working hard to prepare themselves for their public examinations which begin in a matter of weeks. At this stage, Year 11 students should be using the mantra of ‘3 hours per day, 5 days per week’ or ‘15 hours’ as a guide to the amount of independent study they need to be doing to succeed in the Summer. Please click the link to view the Public Examination timetable. Students will shortly receive their personalised exam timetables but this is the complete schedule of all exams so parents and students can plan around these important dates.
Year 11 Summer Exams Timetable – Parent’s Guide (pdf)
Other students in the school are also gearing up for the exam season. Now that most GCSE qualifications are assessed wholly through exams, it is more important than ever that students develop sound revision and exam skills. Students from Year 7 to Year 10 will sit tests in the Summer Term which will mirror those they will sit for public examinations over the next few years. They will also experience sitting some exams in the Sports Hall, so that they are prepared for the regulations and routines of the real thing. More information will follow about how you can support your child to develop vital study skills so that they are well prepared for these assessments. The timetables are provided below so that you are aware well in advance of the key dates. The AFA4 report to parents will summarise the results of these end of year assessments and will arrive at the end of the Summer Term.
Year 7 & 8 Summer Exams Timetable – Parent’s Guide (pdf)
Year 9 & 10 Summer Exams Timetable – Parent’s Guide (pdf)
There is a wealth of information available on the internet about supporting your child through exams and revision. Below are a couple of links to websites which we feel give straightforward and practical tips to parents. We emphasise the importance of balance to students so that they ensure they eat well, sleep well and exercise regularly to ensure that they cope physically and mentally with the demands of exams. We also speak to students about ‘delayed gratification’; putting in the hard work for a period of time to achieve great rewards later on rather than being distracted by short term diversions. This self discipline is critical if students are to prepare themselves well for examinations. Parents play a very important role in motivating, supporting and keeping students on track during revision periods.
There are only seven days until the HHS Festive Concert! Tickets on sale NOW via ParentPay – £3 adults, £1 students.
Barcelona Trip 2017
We will be departing on 3 July 2017 and returning on 6 July 2017.
We will be travelling by plane from Heathrow Airport to Barcelona
and staying in a high quality and modern hostel.
The cost of the trip is £495 (there is a reduction for pupil premium).
The price covers the UK return airport transfer from school, flights
and continental transport, insurance, full board in the hostel, restaurants
and all entrance fees to Port Aventura theme park and Barcelona FC
Camp Nou stadium.
A deposit of £80 is payable via parent pay by 3rd November 2016.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any queries about the trip
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October 11th 2016 marked the UN International Day of the Girl, an opportunity to empower the future generation of women, celebrating their potential and enabling them to succeed, while demanding a world where girls and boys have equal opportunities.
Eight Year 10 Sociology students attended Women of the World (WOW) festival at the Southbank Centre, starting with an 8am mass speed mentoring session on the London Eye, seeing 250 London schoolgirls paired with 250 inspirational female mentors from a wide range of industries, everything from film to engineering, politics to sport, activism to fashion.
Students were invited to attend an inspirational afternoon of creative workshops, debates, discussions and performances at Southbank Centre. Covering the subject of female leadership and how to make a change, however big or small.
As part of the school’s enrichment curriculum, next year all students in Years 7 and 8 are being offered the opportunity to take part in a residential trip to an activity centre in Bude, Cornwall..
The centre offers a huge variety of activities including surfing, climbing, abseiling, canoeing and teambuilding to mention just a few. The trip will leave Heartlands on Monday the 27th March and return on Friday 31th March 2017.
A letter has been sent home with the students, please ensure reply slips are returned to the school’s Reception as soon as possible. If you have any queries, please contact Mr Adcock, Outdoor Education Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please click here to view letter.