We recognise that challenging our students academically is only one part of our role. As such, we aim to offer a variety of opportunities to broaden our students range across the key stages.
Heart of England has a proud and successful sporting heritage with plenty of teams for students to join. We offer sports such as football, cricket, hockey, netball, basketball, athletics, rugby and tennis.
Debate is central to development and our debating clubs have secured much success at competition level. Students with an interest in the Performing Arts are well catered for, with opportunities to join or start their own band, learn an instrument through County Music Services or taking an active part (performing or otherwise) in the annual school production. Music is flourishing at our school and our bands, choirs, chamber orchestra and school orchestra provide brilliant opportunities for participation. The Sixth Form also have their own Greenpower race car team called ‘Pit Lizards’. Well established foreign exchanges also provide invaluable opportunities to experience other cultures through the lens of language.
Heart of England also runs the Duke of Edinburgh Award. Each week participating students meet to learn skills and practice for the tasks required for the award, leading to a journey of self-discovery, development and achievement. The scheme is well known and respected by employers and universities and offers our students a further opportunity to embody the core values of our school.
From experience, I can say that the support from teachers is excellent across the curriculum; from helping you to pluck up the courage to participate in your first drama or music lesson, to encouraging you to cook or speak a new language.