Heatherlands Primary School

Enjoying Learning Together


As a community school we are proud of the commitment we have to taking part in events both local and national.


We will share our community and fundraising events information and outcomes below.

Before the Easter holiday, we invited parents/carers into school to view the children's home learning projects. It was a great turn out & the children are always very proud to show off their hard work.

KS2 had a visit from the Mayor of Poole this week. She was accompanied by the Sheriff & Macebearer. They talked about their roles & welcomed questions from the children. They then went on to have tea & cake with some children & were very interested in the learning & activities that go on within the school.

Thank you to all the children that came into school in their uniforms to represent their cub/scout/brownie/rainbow/beaver groups for World Thinking Day.

Chartwells 'Bee Ready' competition entries. The children had to design and make a 3D house for a bee. Well done to everyone who entered and to our winners: Azalea and Freddie.

We had an absolute blast at athletics yesterday! The children were amazing, we had a lot of fun, we were definitely the loudest & the most supportive school! Out of the four schools, we finished 3rd, but only 10 points behind 2nd and 20 points behind first! So, it was pretty tight. Well done to all children who had atteneded, they showed great resilience through the tricky events & were really motivated to do their best. I couldn't be more proud, well done Heatherlands! Mrs Cruttenden.

You'll be pleased to hear that the Yr 5&6 boys football team won their game yesterday after coming from 1-0 down (after 1 minute) against St Mary's with a resounding 4-2 victory. The team played tremendously well & all showed fighting spirit to come from behind. They deserve it and represented the school in true Heatherlands fashion! Mr Coakes.

Mr Churchill was delighted to welcome football legend Paul Gascoigne to Heatherlands to watch the football, where he saw a strong performance from the boys who ran out 3,0 winners against Canford Heath.

Year 5 undertook a 'Sugar Savvy' workshop with Chartwells.

This Christmas the Heatherlands Voice children and staff decided that they would like to support the Jimmy's Poole Foodbank with donations of Christmas treats and other essential items to support our local families. On 12/12/2023 three of our Heatherlands Voice children along with Mrs. Lloyd-Christie and Mrs. Stanley visited the local Poole Food Bank distribution center to deliver the donations. Whilst at the center the children got the opportunity to meet one of the managers Jane who kindly gave the children a tour of the foodbank and talked through how the food is collected and then distributed to the local families. Jane has also kindly invited all the Heatherlands Voice children back next year to give them the opportunity to help alongside the volunteers in order to see the positive impact that these kind donations have on the local community. Thank you to everyone that has kindly supported this Christmas collection, your donations are greatly appreciated. Wishing you all a very merry Christmas!

Well done to the Heatherlands Choir for their performance at John Lewis on Friday. They represented the school beautifully and sang their hearts out. 🎄 Thank you to Lucy Brett at John Lewis, Branksome for inviting us.

Explorer's Afterschool Club Staff would like to say a massive congratulations to all the children that entered the Perfect Pets Art Competition. The Perfect Pets competition has been run in conjunction with clubs and schools from all over the UK. Some of our children have been lucky enough to be selected to have their art work published in a new Perfect Pets 2023 book which will be available to buy from the 18th December 2023. Having our children's artwork published is something that we are all very excited and proud of. All Explorers that have their parents/carers permission to have their artwork published will be entered into a prize draw to win the following prizes for their club - A top prize of £1000. 10 x runner-up prizes - an animal adoption package Each child that entered will also have the chance of having their picture as the front cover design and winning a goody bag including art supplies from Staedtler. Every entrant is also awarded with a certificate and sticker. Well done Explorers you are all truly inspirational!

Thank you for all of the harvest festival donations. All donations have been delivered to Jimmy's Foodbank in Poole who support our families.

Heatherlands Chosen Charity 2022 - 2023


MacMilllan Cancer Support Charity


This year, Heatherlands will be supporting the MacMillan Cancer Support Charity and any fundraising we do will be donated directly to the Ovarian Cancer Support arm.



Macmillan Cancer Support is one of the largest British charities and provides specialist health care, information and financial support to people affected by cancer. It also looks at the social, emotional and practical impact cancer can have, and campaigns for better cancer care.


Macmillan can offer emotional, practical and financial help and support. If you would like to talk, you can:



We had our final quad kids event on Monday for the year 3 and 4s. I have to say, they all did an amazing job! As this would have been their first event out of school, I was impressed with their resilience, and total respect to each other and other schools. Well done to everyone, I am very proud of you all. Mrs Cruttenden.

On our first week back from the Easter holidays, the whole school took part in a London Marathon fun run. Every year group ran on a particular day around the school and had fantastic support from the surrounding classrooms. Parents came on site to cheer and participate with their children which I know the was greatly appreciated by everyone. The event was to promote the London Marathon, which took place on Sunday 23rd April, and it was an excellent opportunity to promote sport and exercise in school. Heatherlands will continue to run whole-school sporting events to promote health, sport and well-being for everyone to enjoy!

We took some of Yr3 & Yr4 children to St Aldhelm’s on Tuesday to take part in some multi-skills events. They had an absolute blast & really enjoyed themselves! They took part in a mixture of skilled activities working on their agility, balance and co-ordination which was led by the St Aldhelm’s sports leaders. They showed respect to the staff and other children as well as showing great motivation to get the tasks done to the best of their ability!

Children who belong to a Scout, Brownie, Rainbow, Guide, Cub etc pack, wore their uniforms with pride today, on World Thinking Day.

Girls Football Match - Heatherlands v Bayside Academy

Great day at indoor athletics! Good job everyone.

We had an absolute blast at the School Games last Friday 27th Jan! The Yr3/4 children really enjoyed playing football, capture the flag, bench ball and dodgeball! They were extremely well behaved and showed great teamwork when they out into teams with different schools. I was so impressed by their attitude and respect towards other children – we should all be proud! Mrs Cruttenden.

Year 5/6 children had a fantastic time at the School Games event at Cornerstone academy! Even though they were a little nervous, the children participated well in every event. They listened well to the sports leaders, played well as a team, encouraged each other at all times and were a credit to the school. Every event began with a Heatherlands team huddle which motivated them all. We played with a positive attitude and thanked our opponents for playing with us at the end of the afternoon. Mrs Dighton

Heatherlands does a Christmas Carol 2022

The Heatherlands Rock Choir entertaining at John Lewis this Christmas

Heatherlands Rock Choir at Christmas

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Here's the girls football team sporting the new Heatherlands kit which was kindly funded by Firstglass Automotive Glazing Let's hope we can get a debut win in the new kit!

Harvest festival 2022. Thank you to everyone for your kind donations and thanks go to the Friends of Heatherlands for loading their cars and delivering the huge amount of food to the food bank.

Tesco Branksome supported Year 2 in making 'rainbow sandwiches' by providing all the ingredients for free! Thank you.

Canford School Year 5 & 6 cross country event - 29.9.22

Remembrance Event - September 16th 2022


Our first school community event this year has been suggested by Jayden Brice in Year 6.


As part of this years Heatherlands Voice, Jayden asked if the school could mark the occasion of the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II by suggesting the children come into school dressed in red, white and blue. This will be for all children on the Friday before the official state funeral. 


If you are able or wish to contribute £1 towards this 'non uniform' event, any monies raised will go to our chosen charity and one of the Royal families supported charities - Macmillan Cancer Support.


Thank you.