Welcome to our school. Hele’s is a calm place where individuals flourish because of our high expectations for learning and behaviour. All within our community understand that success stems from setting our sights high.
We are a learning community where all of us want to improve – from the youngest pupils to the most experienced member of staff. We are not afraid to try new approaches, to attempt the hardest tasks, nor are we worried about sometimes facing setbacks – every coach knows that when we say ‘We can’t do it…’ we should be adding ‘…yet!’ The recent Olympics have reminded us that to be outstanding requires constant effort, fine tuning and determination to be the best we can be. The Paralympics show us that barriers to achievement can be challenged and overcome with a positive mental attitude and inspiring teaching.
Teachers are professionals who are constantly reviewing their own performance, rebuilding lessons taught each time they are revisited with new ideas to match the learners’ needs, and to stimulate and challenge them to scale even greater heights. One pupil recently summed it up beautifully; she described the best lessons as not following lines, but being ‘squiggly’ with interest and enjoyment.
Similarly, we expect our learners to be aspirational for themselves, and to show enthusiasm for learning, and originality and creativity in their work, making every effort to ensure that others learn and thrive in an atmosphere of respect and dignity. We expect lessons to proceed without interruption because we have systematic, consistently applied approaches to behaviour management, and we expect our learners to play their part.
Visitors frequently comment on the calmness of the school. It is a safe and caring place, and we are proud of our students who show high levels of social responsibility, helping others around them, and contributing to the community and world around them. Courtesy, collaboration and co-operation are the hallmarks of our community.
Mr A. Birkett, Principal
Inspiring teachers, aspiring learners
Bring out the best
for life, not school
Year 13 students have achieved outstanding success in the Chemistry Olympiad competition this year. Organised by the Royal Society of Chemistry, this is a challenge accepted by the top A-level Chemistry students in the UK. Five Hele’s students tackled a variety of strange and complicated chemical problems, including questions on the Chemistry of touchscreens and hangovers:-
These students have offers from prestigious Universities and have now achieved national recognition as outstanding Chemists. Talia Temme (Chemistry) and Louise Thackray (Physics) received bronze certificates. Stephen Squires (Forensic Science) and Kenzie Nicks (Medicine) were awarded silver certificates, equalling the previous best performance by a Hele’s student. Matthew Callaghan (Natural Sciences, Cambridge) gained a gold certificate, an accolade accorded to the top 7% of Olympians. The overall team performance was outstanding, placing them in the top handful of Schools in the country!
Congratulations to all these students, their achievements illustrate the very high standard of Science in the Hele’s School 6th Form.
30th March – 2nd April (Week 1)
7th April – 10th April (Week 2)
Hele’s Holiday programme is to encourage children of all abilities between the ages 8 & 14 to come along and enjoy a week of various sports. The week is designed to promote new sports, have fun and most of all meet new friends. We have experienced coaches and instructors to deliver all different types of sport; all coaches and instructors are DBS checked.
Sports on offer:- Gymnastics, Football, Futsal, Badminton, Basketball, Tennis, Netball, Hockey, Tag Rugby, Table Tennis, Team events, swimming and much, much more….
Junior Activities are also available on the Monday, Wednesdays and Friday.
More information available here