Calling all sporty boys and girls age 5-13 for an exciting opportunity this October Half Term!


Calling all sporty boys and girls age 5-13 for an exciting opportunity this October Half Term!

3 Day Sports Camp available in either:

  • RUGBY (led by Mr Trott) or
  • MULTI SPORTS (led by Mr Reid).

When: Tuesday 28th, Wednesday 29th, Thursday 30th October

Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm.

Where: Heathfield School.

Cost: £14 per day – £37.50 Multi Day Discount
(20% off second sibling, both day rate and multi saver)

Please contact Mr Trott for any further details and / or to request booking information.


OR – go to

Many thanks,

Mr Trott
Teacher of PE
Deputy Head of Year 11


“We have up to 30 free seats available for children and music students at OrchestraWest’s next concert on Saturday 1 November featuring Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with soloist Tamsin Waley-Cohen.

If you would like to claim any of these seats for Heathfield music students please get in touch by emailing us. Thank you.

As an added incentive, parents of students can claim a 33% discount off seats priced £21 and £18. Seats can be reserved by emailing us.
Please contact us if you need any other information.”

Lynn Burgess | Music on the Quantocks | (01823) 451162 | Facebook

— Free Tickets for Heathfield Music Students

Year 11 Dance


Congratulations to the year 11 dance companies on the 1st round of choreography. 12 down 44 to go!

A special thank you to Louise Barrah and Chiara Nightingill on the new company logo designs. They look fantastic. Keep dancing!

There is a Careers fair on Wednesday 15th October at J24, North Petherton from 10-6:30 – Entry is free.

— Careers Fair – October 15th

Heathfield’s E-Praise Goes Live!


Heathfield’s new school rewards system is designed to motivate students by recognizing the great things they do. Students are awarded praise points online, making things a lot quicker and easier than the traditional paper-based school reward systems. It’s not just about saving time though – this system is jam packed with features such as leaderboards, achievements, milestones, certificates, draws and charitable donations which help make motivating students easy.

Visit epraise – Heathfield school to find out more.

Please note: Parents must register their email address with school before they can register and log on on ePraise. Contact Natasha Rand if you require assistance.

Outdoor Seating Area – Grand Opening!



The opening of your brand new outdoor seating area!
Don’t forget to vote for the teachers you want to be ice bucketed!

  • Mr. Grant,
  • Mr. Lowndes,
  • Mr. Mac,
  • Mrs. Rand,
  • Mr. Cooke,
  • Miss. Richardson,
  • OR

  • Mrs. Hall!

Ice bucket money goes to MND!


Important Dates for Your Diary!



Our Open Mornings and Open Evening are coming up, don’t miss the opportunity to see the school in action.

Open Mornings take place on the following dates between 9:30am and 10:45am:

  • Wednesday 8th October
  • Thursday 9th October
  • Friday 10th October

Please contact Sandra Cavill or Meri Pugh on reception (01823 412396) to make an appointment .

Open Evening is on Thursday 2nd October from 6:00pm until 8:30pm. The Head, Mr Peter Hoare will address prospective students and their parents/guardians at 6:00pm and again at 6:45pm in the Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre.

Please come to the Tacchi-Morris Foyer (not the school reception) on your arrival

Year 11 Marine Biology Field Trip to South Devon

South Devon Marine Biology Field  Trip 2014As part of the Triple Science course, 17 students spent 2 days plunging into rock pools at Wembury and surveying the shores of the River Avon at Bigbury-on-Sea.

Classification was the focus on Saturday morning, with the Wembury Marine Centre leading small groups off to identify echinoderms, molluscs, annelids, chordates and more!

Specimens were then taken back to the Marine Centre and using a digital microscope we saw Bryozoans feeding, star ascidians and blue rayed limpets up close.

Students were then given time to complete 2 surveys

1. Investigating the shape of limpets in relation to wave exposure, by comparing populations of the exposed Wembury rocky shore to the sheltered coastline of the Avon Estuary.

2. Survey the vertical zonation of seaweed (particularly the wracks) and the adaptations each species shows.

Limpet Survey

Limpet Survey

Many thanks to our students, Mr Ford and Mr Dawe for making this trip so successful!

Whole-School Student Survey Results

These are the key requests from the whole-school survey (845 responses) that took place in June 2014

You Said:
On a wet break/lunch 68% of you said that there were not enough wet weather rooms/areas open for you to use.

We Did:
There are at least two designated wet weather rooms in each department, the small hall and the new shelter on the hard court.

You Said:
80% of you said you do not like the longer period 1 on a Tuesday.

We Did:
We have got rid of this and now all 5 days have the same times!

You Said:
74% of you said that written feedback is important for you to make progress.

We Did:
Feedback (written and oral) is a whole-school policy for every department this year.

You Said:
85% of you said that turning merits into money for charity would encourage you to collect more rewards.

We Did:
Our new online merit systems, called e-Praise, is revolutionising the way we give merits and the impact this has on you, staff and the wider community.