Parental Engagement Evening

On September the 15th we held a Parental Engagement Evening where staff met parents and pupils of year 7 and presented a host of opportunities and support mechanisms. The slide used at the presentation are here and the list of who presented what. If needed please contact us directly and we can outline further or answer any queries you have.

PPE 15th Sep 2016

Roald Dahl Day

On Tuesday, 13th September, we held a party, along with hundreds of other schools across the world, to celebrate Roald Dahl Day.
Author Roald Dahl would have been 100 years old and we celebrated by joining a virtual classroom broadcast from the Cambridge Theatre, home of ‘Matilda’ the Musical, for games, quizzes, and a draw along with illustrator Quentin Blake.
Students received Roald Dahl badges and some received prizes for winning our quiz, dressing up and drawing competitions.
This event launched the Bookclub, which runs each Tuesday and Thursday after school. For more information and to view photos of Library events – please follow us on Twitter @LibraryHHS or on the library blog
Roald Dahl Day - group shot

Start of Term arrangements

The first day of term will be on Monday 5th September 2016.

All new Year 7 students should arrive for 08:00.  Students in Years 8-11 should arrive at 10:30 promptly.

All students will be dismissed at the normal time, 15:00.

On the following day, students should be in school for the normal start time of 08:30; the gates will be open from 08:00.


GCSE Results 2016

GCSE Results 2016

We are delighted with a fantastic set of GCSE results this year. This cohort has exceeded the excellent results achieved last year and we are extremely proud of all of our students’ achievements. These qualifications will enable Heartlands students to progress onto high quality Post 16 courses and, in future, to top universities and apprenticeships. We wish the 2016 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:

% A*–C in English and Maths 67%*
% A*–C in English Language 83%
% A*–C in Maths 72%
% 5A*–C including English and Maths 65%*
% A*–C in all English Baccalaureate subjects 28%*
% 3 or more A*–A grades 26%*
Projected progress 8 Score (National average is zero) +0.62 This equates to each student achieving 1 grade higher across 6 subjects than they would in a national average school
  • These percentages exclude 4 Year 11 students who attend our specialist Autism Unit and did not sit GCSE examinations

Despite entering Heartlands with levels which were significantly below national average, this cohort of students achieved exceptionally well in English and Maths. They also achieved highly across the curriculum; the following subjects all delivered over 80% A*–C grades:

English Language
Biology, Chemistry and Physics
Computer Science
Further Maths
Business Studies
Product Design
Art & Design

Outstanding Individual Achievement:

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

Elif Erpolat – 8A*, 4 A grades
Begum Balci – 8 A*, 3 A grades
Megan Boothman – 6A*, 4 A grades
Hristina Ilieva – 6A*, 4 A grades
Haidi Koci – 6A*, 4 A grades
David Istanaksai – 5A*, 4 A grades

GCSE Results Day, Thursday 25th August 2016

Year 11 GCSE Results

Year 11 students can collect their exam results between 10:00-13:00 on Thursday 25th August. Parents and Carers are also welcome.

Advice and guidance will be available to students who need support with accessing Post-16 courses.

Any results not collected on the day will be posted home.

Years 9 & 10 GCSE Results

Students who sat a Community Language GCSE or any other GCSE qualification earlier this year, will have their results posted home.

Please be aware that Years 9 & 10 will not be able to collect their results as this day is reserved for Year 11 only.


Prudential Ride London 2016

On Sunday 31st July, ten students and two staff from Heartlands High School will be taking part in the 46 mile Ride London Event. Here are two videos, one of their training day on 6th July and one focusing on Michael and Sam Antwi. Good luck to all 12!
Sam Antwi
Michael Antwi
Haci Kurt
Ali Kurt
Elijah Grelet
Shania Mogridge
Michelle Watson
Tristan Beckford
Jadon Anderson
Robert Lopez
Mr Brierley
Mr Levis

End of Term arrangements

08:30-09:30 Period 1 – normal lessons
09:30-09:45 Early break
10:15-11:30 Achievement Assembly in the Auditorium.

Unfortunately, due to restrictions with space we cannot accommodate parents at the assembly.

11:30 Students dismissed back to classrooms
12:00 Students are dismissed from school; summer holidays begin!

Students on FSM are able to collect a packed lunch before leaving school.


The school year resumes on Monday 5th September. New students in Year 7 will arrive from 08:00, the rest of the school will start from 10:30.

We wish all students and their parents/carers an enjoyable summer.

Battle of the Bands 2016

Huge congratulations to all of the performers in Battle of the Bands; what an exciting evening! It was a fantastically diverse showcase of the different talents we have across Years 7-10 at Heartlands High School.
Tensions were high as staff collected and counted the votes, as there were so many deserving performers. Particular recognition goes out to winners in the band category ‘Unoriginal’ (Tarrel Dixon, Flynn Geddes,Thant Thura, Jared Brandy, Issack Hango, Devante Seepaul-Craig) and soloist winner Darya Laksari.
Thank-you to friends and family who supported the event, and to Mr Barker and Ms Lloyd for all their hard work in preparation and on the day itself. We look forward to more musical clubs and special events next year.



Prudential Ride London

On Wednesday 6th July ten students continued their Ride London training. They cycled from the Olympic Park up to Waltham Abbey along the canal path and back, a great effort in the blazing sun. A great day training as we get closer to the big day!





Students take part in Somme Commemoration at Westminster

Heartlands was invited to take part in the national commemoration of the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. On 1st July 1916 nearly 20,000 British soldiers were killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on the Western Front in France.

Lauren Sheriden,  Gerold Biris, Tijana Uludag-Whyte, Mario Likcani and Toby Glover-Meyer attended a service at Westminster Abbey on the evening of Thursday 30th June. The Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Prime Minister were all in attendance.

Tijana read the story of Private John Jackson at 6am on Friday 1st July whilst the other students stood for fifteen minutes in silent vigil around the tomb of the unknown warrior.

‘The students and staff at Heartlands High School are incredibly proud to be asked to take part in the commemoration events to mark 100 years since the start of the battle of the Somme. Our students are keenly aware of the importance of such an anniversary and this event enables them to connect with the incredible sacrifice and loss of the time. It is humbling to be a part of it.’  Mr Garrill

To find out more and hear the recording please follow this link

Somme commemoration