I take great pleasure in welcoming you to Hele’s School! We are a school with a tradition of academic excellence, high aspirations and a big heart. A school that students and staff are proud to attend. A school where we never compromise our insistence that everyone is valued, learns, enjoys and achieves. Expectations for staff and students are high, but very simple; work hard both to do things right and to do the right thing…even when no one is looking!
Our mission is to support and challenge each individual, adult or child, to be the best they can be. We have a ‘no excuses’ philosophy based on growth mindset principles, which reinforces our belief that all of us can always improve, and that nothing is impossible. Quite simply, it isn’t about being ‘the best’ at something, but being better than we were yesterday or today. It is for this reason that recognising and celebrating endeavour, as well as achievement, is something we hold dear.
We work hard at providing an inclusive, calm, and purposeful learning environment, and aim to ensure all students have opportunities to enrich their learning, to discover new skills and interests, and to master others through providing a breadth of curricular and extra-curricular opportunities to excite and engage young people, wherever their interests or aspirations may lie.
These are exciting times for our school as we journey towards, and beyond, excellence and we would be delighted if you were to choose to share that journey with us! With your help, we will build on the successes of Hele’s School to date and continue with our quest to not just meet, but to exceed, our aspiration to be a school that is beyond outstanding in every measure.
Please do take the time to explore our website to find out more about us, and don’t hesitate to contact us should you require any further information about our school. Better still, come and see us for yourself! We delight in showing people our school and rest assured that a very warm welcome awaits you. Visitors always comment on the purposeful, caring and happy ethos of the school, so what better way for you to find out more about our vision and values than to come and experience them first-hand?
We look forward to working with you in partnership in the future, and to welcoming you to Hele’s School.
A great place to learn. A great place to grow.
Inspiring teachers, aspiring learners
Bring out the best
for life, not school
We would like to extend a warm welcome to you to attend the Year 7 Subject Parents’ Evening, during which you will have an opportunity to discuss your child’s progress with subject teachers. The parents’ evening will take place from 16.00 to 19.00 on Wednesday 26th April 2017.
We have been working with Future First since September 2016 to build an alumni community of former students. Many of these alumni have agreed to help the current generation of students by sharing their experiences both at Hele’s School and in the world beyond. On Monday 6th March, twelve Hele’s School alumni returned to the school to deliver a two-hour workshop for Year 13 students who are intending to go to university. The alumni kindly offered to share the benefit of a wealth of experience in subjects ranging from Mathematics to Media and from Sports Science to Chemical Engineering. The alumni included students who are currently at university and those who have left university and are now involved in a variety of professions. In addition, the event was attended by Gary Streeter MP, who gave the opening address, and was the subject of a report on BBC Spotlight. Year 13 students were really positive about the event and Head Girl, Darcy Heath, said: “It was really useful to hear the point-of-view of former students because their experiences are much more relatable. It gave us an insight into university life and left us feeling much better prepared for the journey ahead.”
Miss Mason, said, “We work hard to help prepare our students for life after school, whatever they may choose to move on to, and using our alumni in such a proactive and positive way to support raise aspiration and ease transition is an important part of this commitment. It makes me so proud to welcome back those who have flown the Hele’s nest, and hear of their wonderful achievements in all walks of life; it is genuinely thrilling to know that the Hele’s family have played an important part in securing the best life chances possible for our alumni, and that those young people in turn are prepared to give up their time to share their journey and inspire others with their message of aim high, dream big, work hard.”