Sacred Heart Catholic Voluntary Academy

Hope - Joy - Fulfilment


“Pupils enjoy school and are enthusiastic about their learning. They are welcoming, especially to pupils who arrive midway through the year….Pupils behaviour outside of lessons is exemplary…Pupils have high moral expectations of themselves and others” - OFSTED 2014

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Sacred Heart Catholic Voluntary Academy is a Catholic school for all children, serving families living and worshipping in the Sacred Heart Parish. It is also part of the Corpus Christi Academy.

Anti-bullying day

Yet again, you were very generous with your £1 donations to the Red Cross on Tuesday

Here are some lovely pictures showing the children experiencing a 'Refugee day'.  

Sacred Heart Faith Fair

Sacred Heart girls 'Dare to be Different' 

10 girls from Sacred Heart took part in a 'Dare to be Different' day. This day was designed to encourage girls into the field of engineering.

Watch the news report below to see what happened on the day.

Term Dates 2016-2017

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From Left to Right

Mrs Mason (Headteacher, St Thomas More), Mrs McVea (Headteacher, St Joseph's Market Harborough), Mr Hirst (Executive Headteacher), Right Reverend Bishop Patrick McKinney, Sr Dorothy Black (School Chaplain), Mrs Hirst (Headteacher, St John Fisher) and Mrs Hayles (Headteacher, Sacred Heart)

Our Mission Statement



We believe that God’s Spirit is at work in everyone in our community.

We will provide an environment of hope, joy and fulfilment in which the skills to fulfil God’s desires for us, as unique individuals, are cultivated.


Sacred Heart Catholic Voluntary Academy News

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Many thanks to all of you who completed a questionnaire at the end of last term. The results are overwhelmingly positive. We are introducing new 'post boxes' this year. They will be situated in each of the playgrounds and will give you a chance to tell us what we are doing well and what we could do better. Please look out for them and remember, if you don't tell us, we can't do anything about it!

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Harvest Thanks!


A huge thank you to parents for sending in so many different foods and toiletries for our Harvest collection for the Red Cross. Your response to our appeal was wonderful, and as a result of your generosity many people in Leicester, who struggle to provide for their families, will feel supported and loved.

We celebrated two beautiful Harvest Liturgies on Tuesday 11th October.

At our Key Stage 2 Liturgy, we were fortunate enough to have a travelling Lampedusa Cross in school. This is a cross made from the wooden remains of boats that carried migrants across the dangerous waters from their own war-torn countries to Lampedusa, a small island just off the south coast of Italy. The children discovered a little about the lives of migrant children and have written a message of welcome and hope to refugee children which will be distributed via CAFOD.

Our Key Stage 2 children found out a little about a young boy called Ruben from Bolivia in South America and how hard it was for his family to grow crops until they received help from CAFOD. They also delivered a number of items to our Harvest table, including; bread, grapes, carrots and peas whilst singing beautifully accompanied by our pianist, Mrs Slinger.

A lovely celebration of Harvest.



The Jubilee of Mercy

Our Opening Liturgy for the Year of Mercy 8/12/15

The Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy will be a major event in the Catholic Church, held from the Feast of the Immaculate Conception (8th December 2015) to the Feast of Christ the King (20th November 2016). 

In the Papal bull about the opening of the Holy Door, Pope Francis states: ″The Holy Door will become a Door of Mercy through which anyone who enters will experience the love of God who consoles, pardons, and instils hope.″

The picture below shows the Holy Door at our school.

Celebration of Mass

Please feel welcome to come and join each class at Mass on Tuesday mornings at 9:15 am in Sacred Heart Church.

Oak 13/09/16

Ash 20/09/16

Rowan 27/09/16

Holly 4/10/16

Poplar 11/10/16

Cedar 25/10/16

Silver Birch 1/11/16

Elm 8/11/16

Maple 15/11/16

Hazel 22/11/16

Willow 29/11/16

Sycamore 6/12/16