Welcome from the Head of School and Executive Principal

Nicola McNamee, Head of School & Jamie Jardine, Executive Principal


It is my pleasure to welcome you to The Heath School. We are a successful, popular and welcoming comprehensive school with almost 1200 students on roll.

The Heath School CARE values (Co-operation, Aspiration, Resilience and Excellence) frame the way we think about what it is be a Heath student. This includes the ways students work whilst in school and what they hope to become in the future.

Members of our school community enjoy positive relationships built upon a mutual respect that creates a harmonious and productive environment within which our students thrive.

The school has an excellent curriculum offer that is broad, balanced and devised with the needs of our students at the heart.  Our excellent teaching staff and outstanding pastoral structures enable students to feel safe and happy in school.  We are passionate about delivering the highest academic standards and encouraging every student to fulfil their potential in whichever areas their talents and interests may lie.

Our students enjoy their time at school and contribute hugely to the warm and positive atmosphere which exists throughout the building.  Our teaching staff choose to work here for all the right reasons; they care about our students and work hard on their behalf.  In particular, they give up many hours of their own time to facilitate a remarkable range of revision sessions, trips and extra-curricular activities, utilising the fantastic grounds and facilities of our newly built school.

As a parent myself, I recognise the huge responsibility that schools have to provide for the young people in their care and will do all that I can to make sure that every single student at The Heath School continues to be valued as an individual and supported to be the very best version of themselves: to be kind, to have integrity in their actions, to take responsibility when necessary, to have respect for their environment, for others and themselves, and finally to show courage and resilience when needed.

Of course, no website or prospectus can ever be an adequate substitute for spending time in a school and, if you are considering sending your child to The Heath School, we would urge you to come and visit us. We would be very happy to show you around the school during a normal school day and would be very surprised if you did not leave feeling as positive about the school as we do.

Nicola McNamee

Head of School