At Sacred Heart we are proud of our excellent facilities which enhance our commitment to an excellent education.
We have invested in a rich and varied outdoor environment for all our children to enjoy. Our grounds provide a mix of playground and green areas to encourage imaginative play and provide active and restful areas.
The MUGA (Multi Use Games Area) and brightly painted playground games make for fun and safe playtimes, while our on-site adventure trail keeps active children busy and occupied!
Team games and summer sports days are held on our large sports field.
We enhance our lessons with fresh air and green views from our beautiful outdoor classroom, which the children love.
And we are particularly proud of our dedicated woodland area, where the children experience exciting and inspiring hands-on outdoor learning.
Work is due to commence soon on the latest addition to our grounds: Sacred Heart’s wonderful parent-led school association has raised funds for a new and exciting green amphitheatre garden area….we will be posting more on this as it develops!
We use tools and technology like iPads and interactive whiteboards to support our learning.
Children are encouraged to use our large and sunny library, which is well stocked with books and materials for all ages and reading abilities.
We love our music at Sacred Heart! Mr Snelson, our year 2 and 3 teacher, leads our large choir and musical ensembles.
We stage several pupil productions each year, and we encourage all our children to take part, whether through performance or assisting with lighting and scenery.
At Sacred Heart we offer extra curricular activities every day of the week. These range from after school sports clubs, art and craft clubs, lego club, Harry Potter club, and a choir.
Wrap around care:
Larks and Nightingales, our on-site wrap around care club, provides flexibility for working parents. Children can attend from 7.30am before school, until 6pm after school. It is the only OFSTED-rated outstanding wrap around care provider in Ilkley.
Two dedicated yellow school bus services from WY Metro means we can welcome children from as far afield as Addingham, Burley in Wharfedale and Menston. They travel to school safely supervised. Many of our parents feel it encourages children’s confidence and independence.