Year 8 reach Foreign Film Competition Final at Bristol University

Just before Christmas, a number of Year 8 students took on the challenge of creating their own short film in a Foreign Language as part of the ALL South West competition. One group succeeded in being invited to the grand final at Bristol University on Friday 20th March. This was a fantastic achievement as only 5 films were selected from the entire South West region. This is their entry – Modern Rotkappchen. The students starring in this film are: Libby Gould 8T, Sophia Valmiki 8T and Georgina Croft 8R.

Non Uniform Day – Thursday 12 March

RED NOSE DAY – ‘Wear Something Red’

We will be holding a non-uniform day this Thursday in aid of “Comic Relief”.

Everyone is welcome to wear something red.

We hope to have a really successful event to raise money for the Comic Relief fund. The money raised gets spent to help poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged people turn their lives around across Africa, throughout the world’s poorest countries and closer to home here in the UK.

The usual 50p donation on the day would be appreciated.

For those who have PE on Thursday – don’t forget your PE kit!

Also just to remind you that Friday 13 March is an Inset Day so the school is closed to students.

Strictly Heathfield


Heathfield is pioneering its own “Strictly Heathfield” in aid of Red Nose Day.

This Dance extravaganza is proving extremely popular amongst staff and students. A sense of fevered excitement is building in the days leading up to the Final!

Staff participants are being supported by the Year 9 Dance Enrichment Company. The Grand Final takes place Friday 6 March in Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre (1.15-1.45 pm).


  1. Stu Walker and Rebecca Bird dance the Charleston.
  2. Lyn Gridley and Rhys Morgan perform Argentine Tango.
  3. Robin Trott and Lizzie Vowles (not photographed) demonstrate the iconic dance from Dirty Dancing.
  4. The Maths Department (left to right) Emily Gillard (back row), Helen Aries, James Cooke (on loan from Music Dept!), Estelle Smillie, James Andrews, Trudy Robertson, Vicky Richardson – go through their Disco routines.
  5. Jaz Wilson, Aileen St John, Ali Durand and Claire Martin – celebrate with the Salsa.

What are the attitudes of year 11 towards RE?

By Mr. W. Davies

As part of my teacher training, I am completing an individual research study into student attitudes towards RPE. My research is looking at the reasons why students might hold particular attitudes towards this subject. Attached is a short questionnaire which will allow you to show your opinion on RPE as a taught subject in school. The reason why I have selected you, amongst others, to complete this questionnaire is because I feel that you have important ideas on what the subject is. Your feedback will be greatly appreciated. Please be assured that the information that you provide will not be disclosed to other students and teachers. Also you are under no obligation to answer the questions, as this questionnaire is voluntary. This questionnaire is also completely anonymous which means that when I read the answers I will not be able to identify which student has completed it. Thank you for completing this questionnaire.

Click here to complete the questionnaire

Strictly Heathfield


With only a week to go to, Strictly Heathfield staff are making final preparations to get their hands on the glitter ball trophy! Come and support them next Friday in aid of Comic Relief!

Strictly Heathfield Year 9 Dance Enrichment

Come and be part of an exciting opportunity for you to take part in a dance enrichment project with dance artist Lauren Caveney. As an accomplished dancer and choreographer Lauren will offer you a varied, challenging and fun week of dance!!!

The dance project will take place during the week starting Monday the 2nd March 2015 during school hours and will consist of; making your own choreography and how to create your own moves, learning a performance piece to be shown in the Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre with professional lighting and sound. (Previous experiences not necessary)


YEAR 11 ePraise DAY – fundraising for Young Mind and Ataxia UK.



Thursday 1PM, Small Hall, YEAR 11 ePraise DAY – fundraising for Young Mind and Ataxia UK.

Christmas busking, Present tombala, guest the number of sweets in the jar, cross bar challenge and sponsored leg wax! Ouch.

Bring your spare change and fill up the copper pots. Put what you can in the ePraise charity money pot! It is Christmas so give a little and make a difference. Thanks from Year 11 student organisers

Heathfield Student Librarians visit Taunton Library


On Wednesday 10th December, Heathfield’s Student Librarians visited Taunton Library.

Student Librarians work very hard supporting the Library at lunch and break times, and this was a chance to see how a ‘real’ Library operated. We were given a tour round the whole Library, heard about the services that were provided, and glimpsed the goings-on behind the scenes.

We then spent some time browsing the books and picking up ideas for the Library here at Heathfield. Of course, the chance to read and browse the books was the icing on the cake!



During the last week of term we will be selling coffee, bags , mugs and raffle tickets ta lunchtimes on Tuesday 16th, Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th.

This is your last chance to buy gifts before Christmas and most importantly raffle tickets before the draw.

You could win a hamper containing donations from White Stuff, Lakelands, Lush, Waterstones, The Entertainer and many more fantastic items. 50p a ticket or £2 a strip.