• IGCSE and GCSE Results 2018
    Our third class of Year 11 leavers (a class of 18 pupils,) received their exam results yesterday. ● 48%​ of all results were awarded A* (or 9 – 8). ● 69%​ of all results were awarded A* – A (or 9 – 7). ● 87%​ of all results were awarded A* – B (or 9 […]
  • Magic was in the Air!
    Magic was in the air as Year 6 entertained and surprised us in equal measure, with their outstanding performance of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ on the final night of term. Puck, a mistress of magic and muddles, made us perpetually laugh with delight as she flitted her way through the play, accompanied by Megan’s fabulous […]
  • What do Heritage Parents think about the ‘Screen Free Challenge’?
    While the use of smart phones in schools continues to be hotly debated up and down the country, the challenge of Heritage’s ‘Screen Free Week’ last term, gave many the chance to review their use of screens at home. Around 1/3 of Heritage families told the School Office that they took the Screen Free Challenge […]
  • Appointment of our New Head Girl and Head Boy
    Appointing a new Head Girl and Boy at Heritage is a great pleasure, both for the school and the two pupils who have succeeded in the selection process. This year our new Head Girl is Amy Robson and our Head Boy is William Buchanan. Leah Monmont and Anthony Austin will assist them as our two […]
  • Success for Junior Maths Challenge Entrants!
    On 26th April 2018, 27 pupils from Year 7 & 8 took part in the annual UKMT Junior Maths Challenge. The challenge consists of a 1 hour multiple choice paper, comprising tricky maths problems and puzzles. It is the UK’s most popular mathematics competition with over 300 000 students taking part each year. Bronze, Silver […]
  • A successful first year of Heritage After School Club
    All the testimonies conclude that Heritage’s After School Club has been enormous fun and a great success. Miss Cage has struck just the right balance, allowing the LP children to relax and enjoy their Monday and Friday afternoon’s off from school, with a huge variety of fun, creative and where possible outdoor activities. Miss Cage […]
  • The Season of Mini Class Recitals
    Mini class recitals take place towards the end of each term. The intention behind them is to give all pupils the chance to perform to a small and friendly audience, regardless of ability or confidence level. It is great to see pupils who have never had music lessons, perform on an instrument they have been […]
  • An Inspirational Leavers Service
    On a very sunny Saturday at the end of June 2018, Heritage School gathered together at Panton Hall with a wonderful cohort of eighteen Y11 pupils, their families, friends and teachers, to celebrate finishing one chapter of their education and to encourage and envision them as they step into the next stage of their lives. […]
  • Highlights of Year 4’s Camp
    One of the highlights of Year 4 is the much anticipated annual overnight camp which takes place in June. This year we arrived at the beautiful tree-filled site at Abington in gloriously sunny weather, and the children quickly got to grips with erecting their tents. The afternoon was spent learning wood crafting skills, some basic […]
  • Silver DofE Expedition Completed
    Before leaving Heritage, Y11 set off for their Silver D ofE expedition in Shropshire and the weather looked perfect for walking.  There was absolutely no forecast of any rain.  In fact, they actually suffered from rather too much sun which was quite a trial during the three days with their heavy rucksacks.  Not deterred, the […]
  • A Capstone Course for Year 11 Leavers
    Year 11 finished their time at Heritage with a Capstone Course designed to provide the Leavers with an opportunity to build on their Heritage education and send them off motivated to live thoughtful and purposeful lives. During the four-morning course at Emmanuel College taught by Dr. Greg Jesson, a University Philosophy Professor, the pupils considered the […]
  • Heritage’s 4th Annual Screen Free Week
    This week is an important event in the life of the school – and one we strongly encourage all families to be involved in:  Heritage Screen Free Week.  The idea is that after school, in the evenings, and throughout the weekend of 16-17 June, pupils and preferably the whole family, do not make use of any screens.  It […]
  • A Trip to The Globe
    Year 9 spent an enriching day on London’s Southbank.  Starting with a picnic lunch in the sunshine by the Thames, they then spent the afternoon watching a fantastic performance of ‘The Merchant of Venice’ at The Globe. It was a touring production, involving a very talented cast who all played double roles with great skill.  […]
  • Senior Camp in the New Forest
    This year’s senior camp was held at the Bragger’s Wood Scout Campsite in the New Forest.  We’d previously visited this site in 2014, so it was new to all the children who visited. As ever, the programme was hectic, but had some real highlights.  Five groups completed their practice Duke of Edinburgh expeditions, Mr Hulett’s […]
  • English Schools Cup Athletics
    Many congratulations to the Heritage team who had a fantastic day in Kings Lynn at the English Schools Cup Athletics. Emma W won the Intermediate (y9&10) Girls Discus, Maxwell B won the Junior (y7&8) Boys Discus, Catherine R won the Junior Girls Javelin and Anna B won her heat of the Intermediate Girls 100m.  The […]
  • An Outstanding Week in the Peak District
    Outdoor education is a priority at Heritage. Last week, Years 5 and 6 went away for four days and three nights to an outdoor centre in the Peak District National Park. We have been using this centre for six years now. Pupils, staff and parent helpers sleep in tents but make use of a excellent […]
  • A Day in Parliament
    Year 9 visited the Houses of Parliament yesterday. On the way, they stopped to admire the statue of Millicent Fawcett recently unveiled in Parliament Square.  Dame Millicent was a leading Suffragist,  co-founder of Newnham College and a lifelong campaigner for women’s education and equal citizenship.  She was also formerly a resident of no. 18 Brookside, Cambridge […]
  • Onboard the Golden Hinde
    ‘On Wednesday, we went for a day trip to London. When we got there, we could see the Shard and the Gherkin from the car park!  We then walked across London Bridge (we’d driven over it in the minibus). We passed Pudding Lane, the place where the Great Fire of London started. In a square, […]
  • Time for a Bonfire and a BBQ
    Ignoring the forecast and the dark skies, around 200 parents, staff and children came together in Haslingfield for a wonderful HCA afternoon with a bbq and a bonfire.  Huge thanks go to the Davies family for inviting us to use their beautiful field – full of cowslips – for the event.  Everyone had a great […]
  • A Spanish Immersion
    ‘A group of 25 pupils from years 7-10 spent five sunny, but windy days in an intensive language centre adjacent to the beach of the Mar Menor, in South East Spain. The accommodation was basic, but clean, and the staff were very welcoming. We ate typically Spanish food, including tapas, tortilla española and gazpacho soup, […]
  • UKMT Maths Challenge Team
    Congratulations to the Heritage School UKMT Maths Challenge team, who finished a commendable 25th out of 30 participating schools in the recent UKMT Team Maths Challenge. The team, consisting of Emma R & William L (Year 8), Peter G & Edmund O (Year 9), took part in four different rounds of challenging questions. These included […]
  • ‘Courage Calls to Courage Everywhere’
    As the new term begins, we are proud to have Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett’s blue plaque join that of her husband Henry Fawcett outside no. 18 Brookside – where they both lived. Her plaque reads : Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett, 1847-1929. Leading Suffragist. A co-founder of Newnham College. A lifelong campaigner for women’s education and […]
  • Our Spring Recital
    Parents,  pupils and staff alike enjoyed a wonderful evening last night. It was fantastic to see so many pupils taking part and loving music – whether singing in an ensemble or performing as a soloist.  The programme was varied, beautiful and exciting, demonstrating the great developments that have taken place in our Music Department with the […]
  • A Dramatic Production of ‘The Tempest’
    Many congratulations to Y8 on their dramatic retelling of ‘The Tempest’.  Regarded as Shakespeare’s farewell to the theatre, it was noted that this would be Mr Stokes last production with Y8.  However, they did him proud, with notable performances by the comic duo Trinculo and Stephano, and  the brooding character of Caliban – should we […]
  • Poetry by Heart
    Many congratulations to Martha G, the winner of our Poetry by Heart School Competition 2018 and runners up Benjy D and Owain W (all Y9).  Poetry by Heart is a national poetry reciting competition, in which students recite two poems of their choice, one that has been written before 1914 and one after. The initial […]
  • Celebrating World Book Day
    World Book Day is a perfect fit for Heritage, celebrating what we love best : books!  Most of the pupils and staff arrived dressed as their favourite character from a favourite book and the day got started with a book themed assembly for Infants and Juniors, providing an opportunity for everyone to parade their costumes! […]
  • Robin Hood – The Musical
    Y5 gave two wonderful performances of Robin Hood in Panton Hall, delighting their audiences, both young and old. Accompanied by Miss Sahakian on the keyboard and Mr Catley on the drums – there was much toe tapping and jollity to be had by all. Before the production, Betsy C (Y5) wrote: “In this fabulous version […]
  • Principles for Family Life – a Parents Information Evening
    Heritage and the HCA welcomed parents to school on Tuesday evening for a thoughtful presentation by Mrs Scarlata and Mrs Fletcher considering the interrelationships parents and children have in all sorts of family contexts. Starting with interaction from parents on their hopes for their children as they grew up were a range of concerns – […]
  • Senior Recital Assembly
    Many thanks to all our Seniors who played so beautifully in the Senior Recital Assembly. We enjoyed performances on the piano, the flute, the clarinet and the violin plus as ensemble of voice, piano, violin and cello playing ‘When’ by Dodi Clark. The standard of playing keeps going up and up and we hope others […]
  • Y8 enjoy ‘The Tempest’ at Hertford Theatre
    Y8 enjoyed a ‘pared-down, intense and urban production’ of Shakespeare’s last play, featuring stunning contemporary African dance choreography. It was a powerful, passionate, and magical performance and this is what Holly thought: ‘When I went inside the theatre, I knew it was going to be a good play. The small theatre in the centre of […]