NewsBrief Issue 03: 22.09.2023

Issue 03: 22.09.2023

Coming Up This Week…

Lockers for Years 8 and 9 Students

Lockers for Years 8 and 9 students will be available to purchase through ParentPay on Friday the 22 September.

2023 Open Evening: Wednesday 27 September

For those seeking to join us for Year 7 in September 2024 – an opportunity to come and see our offer for your child and experience the atmosphere and warmth of Heart of England School.  Creating Futures.

Early Closure for Open Evening: Wednesday 27 September

School will close at 12.30 to get ready for Open Day on Wednesday 27 September.  Early buses at 12.35

Timetable for the day:

  • 55 – 09.05 Registration
  • 05 – 10.05 Period 1
  • 05 – 11.05 Period 2
  • 05 – 11.30 Brunch
  • 30 -12.30 Period 3
  • 30 – Finish
  • 35 – Early buses

Student Council Elections: Application Deadline – 28 September

To apply write 120 or less on why you would be a good representative for students at Heart of England.  Include a slogan to summarise what you stand for.  No names or year groups to be mentioned.  Email Mrs Henton –


  • Friday 29 September – INSET Day (Professional Development Day) School Closed to Students 

Visit the calendar page for term dates.


Flu Vaccination Forms: Years 7-11

Years 7 to Year 11 have been given flu vaccination forms to return.  The vaccination date is 11 October 2023

Careers Fair 12 October 2023: Years 9 to 13

This year’s Careers Fair will be held on the 12 October from 6pm-8pm in the Main Hall.  Directed to Years 9 to 13 students.

We also need volunteers from any career pathway to help out to speak to individual students about their career/how they got into it/qualifications needed etc. and answer questions.  If you can help, please contact: Ms Williams for more information or complete the Microsoft Form to attend


  • Homework Club every Thursday- in M216- from 3.30-5pm- starting from Thursday 14 September
  • Book Club– M124- every Tuesday lunchtime- starting from 12 September
  • Key Stage 4 Book Club: Want to get good GCSE grades in English and become a more accomplished reader? Advanced book club for years 10 and 11 will run during Tuesday lunch times in M125.  Details from Mr O’Brien or Ms Shannon
  • Poetry and Creative Writing Club: Open to all years in M125 with either Ms Shannon or Mr O’Brien
  • Radio Club: want to be on the school radio? Join Radio Club Tuesday/Thursday M215.  Mr Ritchie
  • Garden Club: Tuesday lunchtimes, meeting initially in M035 starting on September 19
  • School Newspaper Club: every Friday lunch time in M125
  • All Year Netball: Netball resumes this Thursday after school in the sports hall/new changing rooms – all welcome
  • Equalistars: Club for students who identify as LGBT+ and allies – meet in H024 every Tuesday

Term Dates

  • Term Commences: Monday 4 September 2023
    • Friday 29 September – INSET Day (Professional Development Day) – School Closed to Students 
  • Half-Term: Monday 30 October to Friday 3 November 2023
  • Term Ends: Friday 22 December 2023

From the Heart: Well-being Podcast

This week, new for September we talk about Autumn: breathing and letting go with our Well-Being Practitioner Mrs Troughton.  All our episodes are available on SoundCloud.


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