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.

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.



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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.

Poplar on the 19th April

Cedar on the 26th April

Silver Birch and Elm on the 10th May

Holly on the 17th May

Rowan on the 24th May

Whole school on the 7th of June

Maple on 14th June

Hazel on 21st June

Ash on 28th June

Oak on 5th of July

Leaver's Mass to be confirmed