Crown Hills is a vibrant, multi cultural 11-16 community college with 1200 students situated in the heart of Leicester.
There are 240 students in each year group.
In November 2013 we moved into a brand new school with state of the art facilities for students and the local community.
Our Sport Specialism has been enhanced by an 8 court multi purpose sports facility, partially funded by the ECB to promote excellence in cricket.
The new facilities will also enable us to deliver an exciting and enquiry based curriculum at KS3.
At Crown Hills we aim:
To empower tomorrow’s global citizens with the courage and the skill to be innovative, independent and responsible, and the wisdom to be successful, healthy and happy.
To foster good relations between all those connected with Crown Hills and to challenge racism and discrimination in any form.
To ensure that equality permeates everything that we do.
We will do this by encouraging:
Aspirations, ambition and achievement.
Care, collaboration, cooperation, commitment and confidence.
Constructive communication, celebration and determination.
An enthusiasm for learning,empathy,excellence,fairness and equality of opportunity.
Good manners,honesty and integrity.
Imagination and creativity.
We nurture and promote open mindedness, mutual respect and trust.
We encourage participation, reflection, self-discipline and success.
We are proud of the broad and balanced curriculum which we offer at Crown Hills and of how the college actively promotes the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
At Crown Hills, students learn about all the major world religions, as well as Humanism, as part of the Religious Studies curriculum.
Students from a range of different faiths and cultures work happily alongside each other, putting into practice the mission statement as defined by one of our students: “Different Cultures: Same Values”.
In recognition of this, the college has twice been nominated for the Schools’ National Accord Award, winning third place last time.
We dedicate a significant amount of time to the Life Skills’ curriculum which covers all aspects of PSHE.
Students learn about democracy, the different political parties, the work of the Westminster Government and the part they can play as active British citizens.
Local MPs visit the college to work with groups of students and we have also accessed the House of Lords’ outreach programme with Lord Bach talking to young people.
We encourage visitors who will broaden the horizons of our students and help them to think for themselves.
Thus the Imam to the Muslim Armed Forces has spoken in assemblies and young people from both sides of the Israeli/ Palestinian conflict working for peace have visited the college to run workshops on resolving difficult issues.
Democracy is very much in action at the college with every class electing representatives to individual Year Councils who then nominate students to sit on the Whole College Council which meets regularly with the Senior Leadership team.
Minutes of the Council meetings are reported to the full Governing Body.
We have a Rights and Responsibilities Charter which was developed with the Whole College Council in 2012.
It encourages students to understand their responsibilities as members of the Crown Hills Community but these also apply to life in modern Britain.
To help students learn how to take on and manage responsibility, we have developed a large Leadership Academy which began with PE and Sport but now covers other areas of the curriculum.
Most recently, we have trained Health and Wellbeing Leaders and Equality Ambassadors.
We believe that at Crown Hills we have an obligation to prepare all our young people to achieve the very best qualifications possible and to live lives which will make a positive contribution to our British society.
If you are considering a secondary school for your child and would like to look round, then please telephone Ms J Amey on 0116 2736893 for an appointment. I will be happy to show you round at any time during the school day.
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