The catering system has now been fully updated. This will show details of the monetary value of items that students have eaten – it will not accurately reflect the actual meals they have had.


There are a number of students who have negative balances on their account and Derbyshire County Council catering would like to respectfully ask that these balances are cleared as a priority.

Students with a negative balance on their account on Monday 12 November will be given a meal but will be informed that they need to inform their parents/carers to put money on their account.

After Monday 12 November students who do not have any money on their account will revert to the previous procedure in school in being sent to Student Services to contact home for permission to loan money from the school to pay for their meals.


Any queries or concerns please email where your query will be dealt with either by the school or by Derbyshire County Council catering where appropriate.


Parents/Carers will be informed where there are balances outstanding for students on Free School Meals.





Heritage High School – Applications for 2019

A reminder to all parents wanting to secure a place at Heritage High School to ensure that applications are returned to Derbyshire County Council by 31 October 2018.

If you would like to arrange a visit (after the school holiday) to see our school in operation, you are welcome to do so by contacting us on 01246 810259 or emailing

We welcome visitors to our school that has been graded as ‘Good’ for safeguarding and behaviour in all previous Ofsted inspections, and also in other independent inspections of our school.

PHSE Collapsed timetable days for year 7, 8 and 9 only

The school is committed to ensuring that our young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives now and in the future.

As part of a whole school approach, our PHSE programme (led by Mrs S Bulmer) will be delivered in 5 off timetable Days over the course of the year.

During these day, students will following a completely different timetable which tutors will share with them the week before.

For your information, the collapsed days are Friday 19th October, Monday 26th November, Wednesday 6th February, Friday 5th April and Monday 13th May.

PHSE education develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.

The themes and topics we will cover over the year have been developed using national guidance for PHSE and the Statutory Keeping Children Safe in Education Guidance. Our aim is to support our young people to live healthy, safe, productive, capable, responsible and balanced lives.  We want them to be able to learn, make positive, informed career choices and be successful in whatever they do in the future.

The programme will be delivered by school staff, external providers and visitors to the school.  If you have any questions or queries then please contact Mrs D Atkin at school (

Friday 19th October

Year 7 – My First Year at Heritage (topics include bullying, friendship, online safety, puberty changes, personal hygiene and menstruation).

Year 8 – Taking Responsibility for My Safety (topics include online safety, self-harm, keeping mentally healthy, gangs and knife crime).

Year 9 – Mental Health Awareness Day (depression, anxiety, self-harm and suicide, coping strategies and mindfulness, psychosis presentation).



Open Morning for Year 5 and 6 parents

Heritage High School will be running an Open Morning on Monday 24 September from 9.00am – 10.30am which will give you the opportunity to see the school in action. Please contact the school on 01246 810259 if you would like to attend this Open Morning. If we can be of any help over the next few weeks, as you consider which Secondary School your son/daughter will move to, please do not hesitate to contact us on the above number.

OPEN EVENING – Wednesday 19 September 2018 starting at 6.30pm

On Wednesday 19 September 2018, Heritage High School will be opening its doors to parents, students and the local community with the parents of Year 6 students being particularly welcome.

Over the next few weeks, you will be making a very important decision about your son/daughter’s future, as you choose a school for the next phase of their education.

We would like to offer you the opportunity to come to Heritage and gather all the information you need in order to make an informed decision.

The evening will start at 6.30pm with a brief introduction and welcome from the Headteacher in the Main Hall. This will be followed by a tour of our amazing school site, during which you will be able to meet our staff and students and have the chance to take part in a wide range of activities.