Welcome to Heathfield Community School, an 11-18 school located in West Monkton, near Taunton. I am incredibly proud to be leading the school through a period of change and rapid improvement as we seek to make Heathfield a place of academic excellence, where children can progress and thrive. We are developing a culture of high expectations and mutual respect, where students and staff can be successful in our roles and become the best possible version of ourselves.
Later this year, Heathfield will join the Cabot Learning Federation (CLF), a West Country trust with a strong track record of delivering school improvement. The CLF shares Heathfield’s ambitions of eradicating disadvantage to provide a first-class education for all its pupils.
We look forward to welcoming you to our school.
Two Heathfield Community School musicians have excelled at music exams. Year 9 student Chloe Woodhams, and Lucy Pitchfork in Year 11, both passed their Grade 5 cornet exams.
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Students at Heathfield are celebrating some excellent outcomes, at all levels, including a number achieving grade 9 in multiple subjects.
Principal, Hannah Jones, said, ““We are delighted today to celebrate the successes of our students who – despite the disruption caused by the pandemic – have received excellent outcomes, leading them to a range of post 16 pathways and college courses. This year group have worked incredibly hard, demonstrating exceptional resilience and positivity throughout. Their achievements today reflect this, as well as the support they have received from their families, and from the Heathfield staff. We are proud of them all and wish them every success in the future.”
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Staff and students at The Somerset Performing Arts Centre for Education (SPACE) based at Heathfield Community School, are celebrating excellence today after receivinh their results for the Level 3 University Arts London Extended Diploma in Performing and Production Arts and the Extended Project Qualification.
In the UAL component (worth 3 A-levels) a staggering 71% achieved a distinction (the same number of UCAS points at 3 A*s at A-level) and 25% achieved a merit. All 100% passed.
In the Extended Project Qualification, 100% achieved a C or higher, 52% achieved a B and 35% scored an A grade.
This has opened many doors for the graduates to embark upon rich and varied progression routes including musical theatre at Chichester University, LMA and Emil Dale Academy, game animation at Falmouth University, production arts at Bristol Old Vic, music at Royal Holloway, a degree in education at Bristol University and performing arts and commercial dance courses at the prestigious Stella Mann.
Course Director David Duthie said: "We are once again thrilled that the hard work of these talented students has paid off and we wish them every success for their bright careers. We are also looking to the future, gearing up to welcome a new cohort in September and we are almost full to the brim!"
Today marks SPACE’s first set of results since Heathfield Community School confirmed it will join the Cabot Learning Federation in the autumn.
Hannah Jones, Principal said: "We are delighted that our SPACE company members have achieved fantastic results once again. It is testimony to their dedication and hard work, as well as the quality of teaching and technical support they have received in their two years with us at Heathfield. We wish them all the very best as they move on to their next steps, in education and the performing arts industry."
Cabot Learning Federation Chief Executive Steve Taylor said: “We are immensely proud of these post-16 students. Against the backdrop of the uncertainties and difficulties of recent years, they have shown great resilience and richly deserve the excellent set of results they have achieved today.
“Whether they now plan to move into higher education or the world of work, we wish them every success in their next step – and hope they will continue to show the talent and dedication they have displayed throughout their years of education. Thanks to the team of colleagues who have supported these students over the course of their school careers, and in particularly over the past two years.”
We have not long returned from a brilliant trip to Paris with 40 students from Year 8 + Year 9.
During the trip we visited a French market town and undertook a town trail to get our bearings and we visited a snail farm and learnt all about the tradition of eating snails in France! We also spent the day at Parc Asterix and got to see the famous characters.
Our final day was spent in Paris where we climbed 300+ steps up the Eiffel Tower (some brave students went even higher!) and then we had a river boat tour of some of the famous Parisian monuments. We finished our day with a daredevil trip about the Arc de Triomphe roundabout.
It was a brilliant trip and the students were exemplary!
'Heathfield Writers' Club celebrates a year of writing with a selection of their work. We've spent this academic year being inspired by art, news events and fantastic photography. From poetry to fan fiction, haikus to short stories, we hope you enjoy reading this anthology. Perhaps you'll be inspired to write yourself!
Heathfield Writers' Club takes place once a week at lunchtimes, for all year groups - everyone is welcome.'
Copies of the anthology are available in Reception, or please contact Mrs Martin at the school for a PDF version.
PIC: Emily, Ebony-Rayne and Rachel (L to R) from Writers' Club
The smash hit musical Grease has been staged by an extremely talented cast of students from The SPACE in Taunton.
The cast of 35 students from Heathfield Community School’s post 16 centre successfully sold out six shows, including a matinee attended by students from five local secondary schools.
Their version of the much-loved tale of American high schoolers in the rock ‘n’ roll 1950s featured a set and production created by The SPACE staff and was supported by a live professional six-piece band.
Following a whirlwind summer romance, leather-clad greaser Danny, played by Fin Gudge, and girl-next-door Sandy, played by Bella Roberts, are unexpectedly reunited when she transfers to Rydell High for senior year. But can their fledgling relationship survive the trials and tribulations of teenage life, as the couple try to be true to themselves and rekindle that summer love once more?
Grease is the celebration of a shifting decade, where America threw over tradition for freedom and adventure. The SPACE production celebrates being true to yourself, the one that you want!
Jenny Bowley, Assistant Course Director and choreographer, and Emily Moll-Colman, Acting Teacher and show director, said: “We are thrilled with the show, a production that was made possible by the incredible team effort of everyone involved.
“Every person played an important role in making this production a success, and we are immensely proud our company members’ hard work and dedication. We look forward to seeing what our talented company members can bring forth in the future.”