Netball: Appeal to launch Balsall Common ladies team

Former Heart of England School pupil Amy Matthews has set her stall out to form a senior ladies netball team to represent Balsall Common.   Her goal is to recruit a squad large enough to compete in the Coventry League and put the village on the local netball map.


“We’ve already generated interest through talking to friends and sharing our plans on Facebook but we need enough ladies that players can skip games to look after family without feeling guilty about it.”
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Calendar Girls comes to Balsall Common in September

The stage version of the well-known motion picture Calendar Girls by Juliette Towhidi and Tim Firth leaves the West End and comes to Balsall Common this month courtesy of Centre Stage Drama Group at the Heart of England School. The amateur dramatics group get to show their diversity under the direction of Anne Sleath, after their hugely successful Abba and Glee-inspired Mama Mia production earlier this summer.


As on previous occasions, the nearby White Horse on Kenilworth Road is partnering with Centre Stage to offer a pre-show meal-deal, where theatre-goers can claim 10% discounts on meals, subject to an enthusiastic waving of event tickets at staff.


Performances take place at the Heart of England School on 14th, 15th, 21st and 22nd September, with tickets available via Centre Stage the website (downloadable order form) or by calling Linda Connor: 01676 534406.




Heart of England School celebrate best GCSE results ever

Mr Mackereth, Headmaster of Heart of England School

Earlier this year we reported the outstanding league table results for Balsall Common’s Heart of England School sixth form. This week’s GCSE results are the best in the school’s history. Against the national picture of deliberate grade deflation, this is incredible news.

The schools in Balsall Common are key contributors to the desirability and prosperity of the area, so well done to Mr Mackereth and the BC youth!

There is a detailed message from the headmaster Mr Mackereth on the Heart of England website

Inspirational Heart of England pupil picks up Olympic Torch

Chanel Carter, the inspirational 16 year old from Canley who attends Balsall Common’s Heart of England School, is the youngest of 23 torch bearers as the Olympic flame passes through Coventry tomorrow (Sunday 1st July). The opportunity is one of a number of accolades, honours and awards the teenager has won, since becoming an inspirational figure at her school for the way she has embraced life and sought out new challenges since having her foot and lower leg amputated after a battle against an excruciatingly painful returning tumour at the tender age of 14.

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