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  • SENIOR STUDENTS

    Published 04/11/21

    This year’s Senior Student applications were outstanding.  We had nearly thirty applicants, who all prepared exceptional personal statements to support their applications.  The interviews were as impressive and the panel of Senior Teachers were blown away by the preparation that had gone into the interviews and the clarity and eloquence of the presentations. 

    It was exceptionally hard to whittle down the applicants to the 16 required to make up the team but after 2 days of deliberation, the decision was finally made.

    The Team have already begun their work with other year groups as well their specific projects for the academic year.

    Well done to 2021 Senior Team, and we can’t wait to see you leave your indelible mark on the Heston community under the stewardship of Gurpreet Arora [Head Boy] and Maryam Hussein [Head Girl].

          

     

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  • More Able Evening

    Published 03/11/21

    On 30 September over a hundred pupils and parents attended Heston's showcase More Able Information Evening. Invited pupils heard an inspiring keynote from an ex-Hestonian, Amrit Ghatora and then went to bespoke sessions tailored to the challenges they will face.

    Our keynote speaker, Amrit Ghatora, an Actuary in the City, spoke about educational and professional journey and the need to be the absolute best you can be at every stage of your educational career.

    Year 7 and Year 8 students and parents were introduced to the School's literacy strategy by our Literacy Lead, Ms Kyriacou, highlighting the importance of reading. Year 9 and Year 10 students and parents had a session on the science of learning and effective revision by the More Able Lead, Mr Ghataura. Year 11 and Year 12 students attended a carousel of ex-Hestonian speakers currently doing degrees in Medicine, Sciences and Humanities, from prestigious universities such as Cambridge and Imperial.  

     "I found the evening amazingly helpful as it showed me different pathways I could follow. I found the talk on medicine particularly interesting. It was inspiring to see so many successful ex-students. I now know the level of intensity I need to put into my studies to be able to succeed."

    Jai Khosla [11G]

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  • New Learning Resource Centre Opens at Heston

    Published 02/11/21

    All students from Year 7 to Sixth Form will find books they will love in our new Library, with a range of diverse books from anime, Shakespeare, action and adventure to historical fiction. Students can use books and ipads to research, take part in book clubs or just use the space as a quiet place to work. I feel honoured to be one of the new Library Monitors and to be part of a school in which it takes reading and literacy very seriously!

    Prem Ghatora [8R]

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  • YEAR 7 SUMMER SCHOOL 2021

    Published 19/10/21

    The transition from primary school to secondary school can be challenging for some students. This year, the impact of the pandemic has increased this challenge. Students transitioning to secondary school this year may have missed a significant proportion of face-to-face teaching and, therefore, valuable preparation for secondary education. In order to combat these challenges Heston ran a Summer School from 09 - 13 August and 16 - 20 August. The Summer School provided students with face-to-face academic support and wellbeing activities. Academic activities included English, Mathematics and Science while wellbeing sessions involved sports, team building, art and a fun fair at the end of each week. In addition, our new students were given an opportunity to meet some staff and fellow students before starting with us in September.

    We were very pleased to welcome 185 of out of our 205 students over the two-week period.  It was a fun-filled two weeks, where the students made a number of new friends and, as a result, the Year 7s have had a smooth transition to secondary school. 

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  • OPEN EVENING

    Published 19/10/21

    Over 120 Year 6 families visited the School to learn about life at Heston Community School. The families were overwhelmingly positive about their evening’s experiences. Parents and Year 6 students’ expressed a real sense of warmth in the pride that both students and staff displayed as they toured the School. It was particularly pleasing to see so many parents who already have siblings at the School and those from our local community, come and see the new facilities and improvements added since they were last able to come on site.

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  • CANTEEN REFURBISHMENT

    Published 19/10/21

    The beginning of the Autumn Term saw the refurbished Canteen open and operate ‘normally’ for our students. The newly decorated area has had a complete makeover with improved ceramic flooring and the removal of dividing walls to help give it a much more spacious feeling. Shorter queues and a much-improved environment all help to enhance the lunchtime experience for our students.

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  • Music at Heston

    Published 19/10/21
    I am so excited to be having Music lessons at Heston. When I walk in the music room, I feel a wave of excitement wash over me, with dulcet tones already trickling through my ears and I love the array of instruments and equipment. I believe the Music
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  • PROJECT GUARDIAN: MANAGING UNWANTED SEXUAL ATTENTION ON PUBLIC TRANSPORT

    Published 18/10/21
    Students in Year 9 attended a talk about managing unwanted sexual attention [particularly aimed at women] on public transport. This is something young people between the ages of 14-24, are more likely to experience. The issues that were highlighte
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  • HESTON CELEBRATES OTHER CULTURES AT ART SUPER LEARNING DAY

    Published 18/10/21
    Super Learning Day was so much fun. We created 3-D maps of other countries, such as Vietnam, Australia, France, Russia and many, many more. It was very exciting to learn about different cultures and people! We were put into classes with students from
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  • European Day of Languages ​​​​​​​

    Published 13/10/21
    The MFL Department celebrated the European Day of Languages on Monday 27th September 2021. Learning another language is so important, allowing us to understand millions more people around the world and be able to really understand the culture of coun
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  • UCAS PERSONAL STATEMENT WORKSHOP 01 OCTOBER 2021

    Published 11/10/21

    The School invited well known Post 16 expert, Peter Rawling, to assist, review and give advice to students about their personal statements.  He worked with well over 40 young people and provided invaluable support and guidance to help them to write statements that represent them well and that allows university Admissions Officers to select them for interview or offer them a place.

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  • SIXTH FORM CENTRE

    Published 11/10/21

    Our new Sixth Form Centre was ready to welcome students on the 06 September.  Students worked in the Hall for the Summer Term to facilitate the renovations, and they have all settled well into their newly refurbished space.

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