Our school in brief
Heysham High School serves the Heysham, Morecambe and Lancaster areas. We are a mixed, 11-19 Specialist Sports College with approximately 1100 students on roll, including 180+ in the Sixth Form, who will benefit this year from an extensive re-build in the Sixth Form block this year, including a completely refurbished common room and state of the art study facilities. Our pastoral system works on a year model, with five houses, Balmoral, Buckingham, Osborne, Sandringham and Windsor providing a means for healthy competition and fostering a sense of belonging. We have a seven form entry and our numbers increase year on year.
Our site covers approximately seventeen acres and is open and pleasant, with plenty of space and green areas. The buildings are light and well cared for, and the grounds are open and pleasant. Over £400,000 has been allocated in the past year to new buildings and refurbishments. In addition to the Sixth Form Block, from September, 2014, we will have a brand new reception area at Osborne Road, which will also provide access to our hair and beauty salons, sports massage facilities and public membership gym. There are interactive whiteboards in every classroom and class sets of laptops which can be used wherever they are needed. All areas of the school are fully accessible, with ramps and three lifts.
We have two kitchen/dining areas, The Bistro and The Helix Cafe, both of which have been recently developed, and our students enjoy a range of appetising and nutritious meals at breakfast and lunch. We have a cashless catering system which makes serving food much more efficient and allows our free school meals students the anonymity they deserve.
Our sports facilities are second to none in the area. and we have an extensive community dimension, with excellent community links. We have a floodlit 3G Astroturf pitch, which means that we can play outdoor sports all year round and can provide the local community with first class recreational facilities. We operate a state of the art fitness suite which is open for public membership outside school hours and we have a new tentile sports hall which is in constant use, either with our students or with community groups.
We are also very proud of our facilities and reputation in the Performing Arts, and we hold frequent musical and dramatic events throughout the year, both in school and in the community. Our staff organise many local, national and international trips, to broaden the educational and cultural horizons of our students.
We have been running the Duke of Edinburgh training scheme for some years now and have students who have passed or are training at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels.
We offer our students a broad curriculum which we believe is unsurpassed in the area. We are proud to be non-selective and inclusive, and our students achieve their potential, whether that be a place at a red brick university or employment in the wider world.
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