Welcome to Sacred Heart School and Nursery!

We are extremely proud of our happy and successful school, and I hope that the website will give you a glimpse into life here, that will inspire and encourage you to find out more. We would love to welcome you to our school for a visit where, I have no doubt, you will experience first-hand our warm and friendly environment.

Sacred Heart School was established in 1938 by the Sisters of the Order of Notre Dame and the original school accommodated just 11 children. We now have pupil numbers of around 150 and welcome boys and girls from 2 to 11 years of age. As a small community, we know each child individually, we recognise and encourage their strengths and support them in overcoming areas of difficulty. We acknowledge the unique gifts of each child and instill a strong sense of self-worth by celebrating personal achievements. Courtesy and care for each other are important values nurtured at Sacred Heart School and, leading by example, we teach children to respect themselves and each other.

Our mission statement: Love, Learn, Grow, Worship, perfectly captures our vision. We aim to provide each child with a happy, secure and enriched learning environment where, through Gospel values, they learn the importance of striving to be the best that they can in all aspects of life. We want children to develop into thriving, confident and caring individuals who reach their full potential and are ready to take on the challenges of the modern world.

The dedicated staff at Sacred Heart School provide a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum that promotes the spiritual, moral, emotional and physical development of each child. We provide high quality teaching and learning opportunities and experiences based on equally high expectations of every child. Our pupils enjoy a high degree of academic success, regularly obtaining places at their first choice of school, including passes at 11+ and Scholarships.

We believe our pupils are our best advertisement and what better way to experience what we have to offer, than to come and see it for yourselves! If you would like to discover what makes Sacred Heart such a special school, please contact us on 01892 783414 to arrange a visit and bring what you see on these pages to life.


Johanna Collyer MA; PGCE


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