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    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 […]
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    ‘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 […]
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    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 […]
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    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 […]
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    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 […]
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    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! […]
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    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 […]
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    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 – […]
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    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 […]
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    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 […]
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    Music is flourishing at Heritage
    There are masses of new musical initiatives unfolding at Heritage. A set of classroom keyboards have arrived and Year 5-11 are enjoying using them to develop their composition and performance skills. A set of 20 djembes (African drums) have also been purchased for whole-class drumming. They will mostly be used after Christmas by Year 7 […]
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    Y7 Performs ‘Peer Gynt’
    Y7 delivered a great rendition of Ibsen’s ‘Peer Gynt’ to parents yesterday. Peer and his mother Åse are left to live in poverty. Peer wants to restore what his father had wrecked, but gets lost in boasting and day-dreams. This tale of self discovery and forgiveness is not an easy script to interpret but pupils […]
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    Heritage Celebrates 10 Years
    Parents, pupils, staff and friends gathered together on Saturday, in a packed Emmanuel United Reformed Church for a Service of Thanksgiving to celebrate 10 years of Heritage School. Mrs Fletcher & Mrs Carter retold the story of how it all began, Mr Alderson gave a Trustee’s Perspective, our first Headboy Isaac B and our first […]
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    Y10 achieve their Bronze DofE Qualifying Expedition
    Many congratulations to Y10 on completing their 2 day Bronze DofE Qualifying Expedition successfully. The group of 12 walked from Graffam Water towards Oundle, pitching camp for the night at Ferrar House in Little Gidding, a place of genuine significance in term of church history, and also literary history – as per TS Elliot’s 4th […]
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    Year 11 Geographers in Hunstanton with Mrs Hulett
    The Year 11 Geography class spent a very productive, fun-filled and rather wet two days in Hunstanton, as part of their coastal fieldwork for IGCSE Geography. They conducted three different studies during this time. The first was to investigate how beach characteristics change along a transect line, from cliff to sea. The students got to […]
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    IGCSE Results 2017
    Heritage School opened its doors on 5th September 2007 to 16 pupils aged 4-7. On the eve of the school’s 10th Anniversary, the second class of Year 11 leavers, a smaller class than usual, have received their exam results. 9 pupils sat IGCSEs and GCSEs this summer All pupils achieved the grades they need to […]
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    ‘I am now seriously considering whether to take part in Gold DofE having gone into the walk set against it!’
    This year, we / Year 11 travelled to Shropshire to take part in a three-day Silver DofE expedition, carrying all of our equipment, food and clothing.  We had to choose  a goal which we would attempt to complete during the expedition; so we decided to learn more about the history of the local area, including […]
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    Dickens would have been delighted …
    On Wednesday night, Year 8 performed Dickens’ much loved story ‘Little Dorrit’. In a creative adaptation of the complicated Victorian plot, Mr Stokes and his troupe of players (with considerable scripts to learn) presented the audience with a vivacious and enthusiastic telling of the tale. The twists and turns of the lives of a marvellous […]
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    A Digital Detox
    Last week was Heritage’s third annual Screen Free Week. Families were strongly encouraged to take part by saying ‘no’ to TV and video’s, gaming, social media and internet use – for recreational purposes, for seven days. To quote Jane Rumble, Director of Market Intelligence at Ofcom ‘Millions of us are taking a fresh look at […]
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    Our French Exchange visit Cambridge
    We have just said goodbye to a group of 13 French pupils, who came to stay for a week with their exchange partners. This was a return visit, as we had made the first exchange to Dax, in February. It was quite an adventure for them, as none had ever been to England before. The […]
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    Senior Camp in North Yorkshire
    “North Yorkshire? In May? Take a Warm Coat” was the advice we received when planning this year’s Senior Camp. For those whose children went however, our visit to “God’s Own Country” could not have had better weather. The camp started at 06:40hrs on Monday 22nd May, when Chris Evans kindly enrolled Heritage School into the […]
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    Parliamentary Candidates visit Heritage
    Senior School pupils have been thinking carefully about the forthcoming General Election. They have enjoyed presentations and Q&A sessions with, both the Labour and Conservative Party MP candidates for Cambridge. On Wednesday 17 May, Dr John Hayward, the Conservative candidate (and husband to our very own Mrs Hayward) visited Heritage, and on Friday 19 May […]
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    Trip to the Château de la Baudonnière
    During the Easter holidays a group of 19 pupils from Year 7 and 8 stayed for a week in the Château de la Baudonnière, a centre situated south of Cherbourg. This centre has been running for around twenty years and offers children a French language immersion experience.  This was our third visit to the Centre. […]
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    Heritage’s First French Exchange Programme
    During February half-term  a group of 12 Year 9 and 10 pupils set out for Dax ( a medium-sized spa town near the Spanish border) accompanied by Mme Haddow and Mme Smith. This is the first time that Heritage has run a language exchange, but pupils and staff alike were charmed by the warmth and […]
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    A poignant Mole, a stern Badger and an irrepressible Toad ….
    Year 5 began their wonderful performance of ‘The Wind in the Willows’ with some beautiful singing of Tales of a Riverbank. The scene opened with a delightful Mole, energetically spring cleaning his home until he dug his way up to the river bank to meet Ratty, Badger and Toad.  Soon the affable friends were messing […]
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    World Book Day enjoyed by all …
    World Book Day – a highlight in the Heritage calendar was enjoyed once again this year, with all of the Infant and Junior school in costume and many of the Seniors joining in too. Much of the day was focussed on celebrating books, with special visits for some classes from author; Sylvia Carr, and illustrator; […]
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    A Dramatic Retelling of ‘Romeo and Juliet’
    Y7 enjoyed presenting one of Shakespeare’s most well-known plays ‘Romeo and Juliet’ to a packed audience on Wednesday night and to Year 8 on the following Friday afternoon. The feuding Capulets and Montagues; a memorable balcony scene and the young lover’s eventual death will be remembered by all for a long time to come! Under […]
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    International Day
    Heritage launched it’s first International Day this week, celebrating cultural diversity. Each class in the Infant and Junior school came dressed in the colours of the flag of the country they had been studying in Geography. They spent the day exploring these countries further, learning more about their culture and customs and enjoying national delicacies. […]
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    A Stunning Nativity
    Infants and Juniors worked hard at the end of term, learning their songs and stage directions to deliver a Nativity that delighted pupils and parents alike. With narrations from the Seniors and accompaniment from instrumentalists it was a perfect evening to bring the Autumn Term to a close. Many thanks to Mrs Laube and all […]
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    A Magical Performance of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’
    Year 6 delivered a finely crafted and magical performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream to a packed audience at the end of November. The atmosphere was one of palpable enjoyment by the players as they led us through the confusions of star-crossed lovers, fairy mischief and the rough ‘mechanicals’ of staging a play within a […]