Mere Close, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE5 3HH

01162 624418

Sacred Heart Catholic Voluntary Academy

  1. Home

Head's Welcome

Welcome to the new website for Sacred Heart Catholic Voluntary Academy.

Sacred Heart is a Catholic Academy within the Diocese of Nottingham and the City of Leicester and is part of the Corpus Christi Multi Academy Trust (along with St. Thomas More, St. John Fisher, St. Joseph’s, Leicester and St. Joseph’s, Market Harborough).

The school was formed to educate the catholic children living in the Parish of Sacred Heart in Leicester. The date 1884 is engraved on one of the original buildings of the school. We still have very strong links with the Church, our Parish Priest, Fr. John Lally and the Parish.

Our school mission statement was originally written by staff, Governors and the Parish and was recently revised by the Chaplain, Chaplaincy group and RE team. It is, as follows:

“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.”

I hope that you find everything you are looking for on the site, but if not, please contact us.

God bless,

Kate Hayles - Headteacher


Christmas Raffle 2017

Thank you to everyone who bought a ticket


Day 1- Everyone had a great journey on the coaches. The team at Macdonalds were so quick at getting the food out and the children were very well behaved. 

We arrived at Kingswood at about 3pm. Bed making was interesting but with the help of others in the room, everyone had a fully made bed by tea time. 

Our evening meal was chicken or lasagne and everyone seemed happy with that. 

Lights out was 10 (although some rooms did try to push this to the limits) and all slept well.



Day 2 and 3- Everyone slept like a log last night and had to be woken by the teachers this morning. Breakfast was lovely and then we all did even more exciting activities. Mrs Hayles does room inspections every day so she took some pictures of most of the rooms as she did! 

We even had a birthday boy!!! 

Day 4- Another busy day- fencing, zip wire, low ropes, aeroball and many others. All happy and enjoying the fun! 

Mrs Cefai loved the zip wire!!!

Contact Form

Website Hits: 228763

Latest Newsletters

My School Challenge

Scared Heart’s new online learning passport for students. Designed to build student confidence and find their talent. From trying new sports to going to a theatre or art gallery, exploring the great outdoors to volunteering at school or in your area, there’s loads of activities we know they’ll enjoy that will set them on the path to achieving your goals, fulfilling your potential and making a positive contribution to their community. My School Challenge at Sacred Heart will enhance opportunities to accomplish our mission statement of Hope, Joy and Fulfilment, whilst also building character and resilience in all of our pupils.

Click here to view Going4Gold photos

Click here access the My School Challenge website

Our Prayer Post Box

Over the last few months, we have recieved some beautiful intentions from you, and staff have prayed for each one of these. Please use the post box in the Reception area if you wish us to pray for something or someone- you don't need to include names. 


Children enjoying their lunch-time activities

Happy Lunch Time

Catholic School Christmas Concert for Menphys

makes front page news!