At Sacred Heart High our philosophy is rooted in a two hundred year tradition of the Society of the Sacred Heart and we are part of a national and international network of schools. Our mission and vision for the young women we teach is firmly rooted in the teachings of Jesus Christ and underpinned by Gospel values enabling them to gain a real sense of what it means to belong to a Community of Faith where all are challenged to develop their full potential. We aim to educate young women who are engaged in all aspects of their learning, mind and heart, body and soul, and prepare them to become positive role models, agents of change and leaders who will transform the world we live in for the betterment of all. The curriculum is broad and deliberately wide ranging to ensure each girl has the potential to develop her talents and is challenged intellectually in an environment where she can develop academically, emotionally, socially, culturally and spiritually. Our curriculum is underpinned by the skills and techniques essential for 21st century learning so that each pupil is able to take up her role as a responsible and critically thinking member of society who is concerned for others and has a clear sense of faith and dignity. As a Community of Learners we value academic excellence and learning. We are proud of our examinations record and the fact that every Ofsted inspection has praised the quality of the school’s teaching and learning and its strong ethos. We are equally proud of other non-academic achievements and our successes in the performing and creative arts and to this end, we constantly seek to provide an interesting and varied range of experiences to enable opportunities for creativity, learning and exploration beyond the classroom. A real strength of our school is the supportive relationships between teachers, parents and pupils leading to successful outcomes for pupils, excellent behaviour and attitudes towards learning. All girls will be encouraged to continue their education at Sixth Form level and supported in choosing the most suitable courses available to them. Our recently established Sixth Form ensures a seamless transition for girls enabling them to continue their education in a highly successful school, where academic excellence, a supportive ethos, a rich curricular and extra-curricular offer and a firm basis of Catholic values will always be at the heart of what we provide post 16 just as they are for pupils from 11–16.