The Heartlands Community Trust (the Trust), was established in May 2013 on conversion of Heartlands High School to an academy.

The Trust aims to serve the needs of the local community, and promote an education for life, for the common good of society and for human flourishing.

Our schools provide a curriculum and an ethos, which provides a whole education for the whole child. They help young people to grow and flourish in their learning and in who they are as persons. They aim to develop young peoples’ character and resilience, independence and creativity, and their sense of moral purpose; and they nurture a life-long love of learning that helps all students, of all abilities and backgrounds, to be happy and successful.

At the heart of the Trust are a strong set of values that embrace diversity, promote equality and place inclusion at the heart of everything we do.

We currently have two academies in our Trust:

The Grove Special School opened in 2018, following the major refurbishment of and old Victorian school building into a bespoke site tailored specifically to meet the needs of young people with a diagnosis of autism. The concept of establishing a special school catering for the needs of children with autism grew out of the considerable expertise and successful inclusive practice at Heartlands High School and in response the wider needs for such a school within the borough. This successful Trust ‘Free School’ has established itself as an exceptionally unique and successful special school, meeting the needs of children with autism from the early years through to sixth form. The school now leads in the wider system, sharing innovation and best practice.

Heartlands High School opened in 2010 as part of ‘Building Schools for the Future’ initiative in a state of the art new building in the heart of Wood Green. The school became an academy when the Trust was established in 2013. The school has established a very strong ethos of aspiration that is focused on educational excellence through a common language of values and shared traditions, capturing students’ imaginations and motivating them to be the best they can be.

The two schools work closely together and are reaping the benefits of collaboration. Both schools are recognised for their have strong leadership, along with a highly regarded training presence in the wider education system.

We look forward to welcoming other schools into the Heartlands Community Trust who would like share in our values and be part of a group of schools that aims to provide the very best for students, parents, staff and the wider community.