NewsBrief Issue 7: 21.10.2022

Issue 7: 21.10.2022

Coming Up This Week…

Half Term Break: 24-28 October

Next week is half term holiday and school will be closed during this time.  Back to school on Monday 31 October.


Poetry Competition: Poems for the Planet

Write any kind of poem be it a limerick, haiku or polished prose on the theme of hope and the environment for the Greenpeace Poems for the Planet competition, in collaboration with National Poetry Day.  Enter one poem on the theme of the environment and hope. Any form of poetry up to 400 words. More info:

Submit your poem by midnight on 1 December 2022 using the online entry form.


All year groups have now been allocated their locker keys.  Any further students wishing to purchase a locker are requested to Email

Catering: New Menu and Halloween Treats!

The kitchens are launching a new menu after half-term so pre-orders will be unavailable for the time being.  Remember to visit the servery and take a look at our special Halloween spooky treats!

Shooting Success

Congratulations to Juliette who came first in the qualifying round of the East Midlands regional British Shooting Schools Pistol qualifier, representing Heart of England School and then going on to win the finals and a gold medal.  Juliette will now go on to represent Heart of England in the finals in February.


Check out our vacancies webpage to see the latest free positions at Heart of England including Senior Science Technician and IT Technician.

Year 11 Mocks: Begin Monday 7 November

The Year 11 GCSE mock exams start on 7 November and continue for three weeks.

English After School Lessons

Would you like a break from the tragedy that is Macbeth?  Would you prefer to get some relief coaching on Language Paper 2 instead?  Do you hate the ‘Triple Emphasis’?  Extra coaching available every Thursday from 3.30pm to 4.30pm in M217.  Feel free to bring snacks and get up-to speed on your Paper 2 skills.  Any questions please see Mr Karimjee.

Year 11: Exam Preparation – Wellbeing and Anxiety Focus

Ms Troughton and Mrs Greenaway lunchtime session for Year 11 students who feel they would benefit from exam anxiety support.  Session next half term in the run up to the Year 11 mocks.  If you felt any barriers during Year 10 mocks, this session would benefit you and we encourage you to come along.  To give and idea of numbers, please let your tutor know or see Mrs Greenaway at break or lunch to register your interest.

Year 11 History Revision Session: Tuesday 3.30pm-4.30pm

Mrs Hunt will be holding three History revision sessions on Tuesdays after school running up until the Mocks.  Room M115.  We will be revising in order the 1940s, the 1950s and the 1960s.

Sixth Form Open Evening: Wednesday 9 November 2022 6.00pm-8.00pm*

For Year 11 Students looking to join us for A Level studies from September 2023.  Come and see what we have to offer and prepare for your future. On Wednesday 9 November from 6.00pm till 8.00pm*.  *time changed

Sixth Form A Level Mocks: Begin 21 November

The A Level mocks begin on 21 November and continue for three weeks.


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