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Sacred Heart Catholic Voluntary Academy

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Heads 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



Well, this is allegedly the 'Spring' term but we all know that that probably means that we will might have some snow. We are committed to keeping the school open if at all possible, but very occasionally it isn't safe to do so. If the weather looks bad, please try not to call school (we may be still shovelling our cars out!) but listen to Radio Leicester's snow desk for more information.  


 Last time we were inspected, Ofsted said this......

 “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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Click on this link to view the performance details

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.

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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 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.