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Welcome, Year 7 students!

Welcome to Year 7 students to Heston Community School! 

We are thrilled to welcome you all to our school community. Your journey with us has begun on a very positive note, with your commitment to working together and supporting one another. This collaborative spirit is the foundation for a successful and fulfilling time at Heston Community School. 

Year 7 will be filled with exciting opportunities, new friendships, and a wide range of learning experiences. Our dedicated teachers and staff are here to guide you, nurture your talents, and help you overcome challenges. Remember, you are not alone in this journey; you have a whole school family here to support you. 

As Year 7 students, you will be embarking on a crucial phase of your educational journey, and we want to make sure it's both enjoyable and rewarding. Be curious, ask questions, and don't be afraid to explore new subjects and interests. Embrace the values of respect, kindness, honesty, ambition and resilience that make our school a welcoming and safe environment for everyone. 

We encourage you to get involved in extracurricular activities, clubs, and events to enrich your school experience and develop new skills. Heston Community School is not just a place for academics; it's a place to discover your passions, talents, and the potential that lies within you. 

Welcome to Heston Community School, Year 7! Let's make this a memorable and successful year together. If you ever need guidance or support, our doors are always open. 

Mrs Ryan 

Year 7 Learning Coordinator

My Transition to Heston Community School

“Moving to secondary school is an exciting experience because you get to explore new buildings, have different teachers and learn new subjects. However, it can be quite scary because you might be worried about making new friends, having new teachers or not being able to find your way around the school – I know I was!

However, you don’t need to worry because all the teachers and other students will be there to help you if you’re struggling, just like they helped me.

All the teachers are kind and caring and you can go to them at any time to help you with your work or any problems you have and they will always try their best to help you. I have also enjoyed learning about lots of new and different subjects that I did not have the opportunity to learn about in primary school, for example, Food Technology and Computer Science. Although I have only been here for a short period, my experience at Heston Community School has been amazing! My favourite thing so far is being about to use the vast school fields every day freely to play all sorts of sports with my friends during break times.

I am now looking forward to starting all the new exciting clubs that I have signed up to and learning many new skills.”  Ibhrahim Chaudhri [7P]

“When I first came to Heston, I was excited, but I was also scared. I was worried about making new friends, doing my homework well, amongst other things. On my first day at school, I met many new people and even made some new friends. When going to lessons, I got lost a few times, but there were teachers to help me. At the end of the first week, I was feeling confident and I was fully settled into Heston.  I really love it here.” Jakub Zawrotniak [7W]

“My first week of Year 7 has been exciting. Before school started, I was worried about starting secondary school for reasons such as making friends, getting lost and managing my homework. I am very happy at Heston because of all the welcoming students and helpful teachers.

In my opinion, I think Heston is a great school with exciting opportunities. This school has made me more confident and independent. I can’t wait to spend my next 5 years at Heston Community School.” Ikram Abdulahi [7R]

“Before I entered the school gates on my first day, I was feeling nervous but as I was greeted at the gate with warm smiles, I felt instantly better. When I was welcomed to my tutor group, I saw a few familiar faces, which made me feel comfortable. We then went on to do some fun activities which our class and got to know each other a little more. On the second day, we were given our timetables and planners which had room numbers that made it easier to find. I am now familiar with all my classes and teachers. Overall, I have had a very good experience at Heston Community School and a good and positive start to my Heston journey.” Harjas Mann [7O]

“My first week at Heston Community School was wonderful. Everyone has been lovely to me and to the other new Year 7’s – especially when I get lost. The teachers are polite and are super kind to me. I really like the selection of clubs available, as there is a club for everyone.

At first, I was scared of starting a new school as I thought that the teachers were going to be very strict and give us a lot of homework. Then I realised that it is not that scary, providing you do not put yourself in a situation where you get my detentions and forget your homework. I really like the Hestonian values and how they encourage me and others to do our best inside and outside school. I am really looking forward to Year 7; I think I can learn a lot in the subjects that I am being taught. I hope to have a fantastic 7 years at this school and make amazing memories with all my friends and teachers.” Asees Kloay [7Y]