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CurriculumBritish
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 2 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average
Maximum 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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This school does not make their fees public for the academic year 2021/2022.

Address: 4549 Palodia, Limassol, Cyprus
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Number of students

1250

Number of nationalities represented in the school

55

Ratio of local students to international students

1:3

Max. number of students per class

24

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English speaking teachers

Mostly

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

Greek, Russian, French, German, Spanish

Use of technology in the classroom

The teaching of ICT is incorporated throughout the School, both as a core subject in the National Curriculum, but also through our compulsory Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy. Years 11-13 are required to have a compulsory device (laptop or tablet) and Years 2 - 10 are required to have an Apple iPad, following our iPad 1-1 programme. We are highly satisfied with the way the programme has been integrated into our curriculum in the last few years. It is a modern approach to learning which allows for greater differentiation and a more independent, personalised, active and engaging learning experience for our students. The School has invested heavily in hardware and software, equipping all classrooms with interactive smartboards and a wide range of tools and applications that help take learning to the next level.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes, the School already uses virtual classrooms technologies.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

A guide to the amount of time that should be spent per day is as follows:

Year 2 30 minutes per day
Year 3 40 minutes per day
Year 4 50 minutes per day
Year 5 60 minutes per day
Year 6 70 minutes per day

In Secondary School, homework/home study is set at the end of every lesson. Students receive an average of three or four homework assignments per day for Years 7 - 11, and between two and four homework assignments per day in Years 12 - 13. An approximate guideline is given below:

Year Time per homework Total per day
7/8 30 - 45 minutes 2 hours
9 45 minutes 2 - 3 hours
10/11 45 minutes - 1 hour 3 - 4 hours
12/13 1 - 2 hours 4 - 5 hours

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Yes

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Prospective students are required to sit Entrance Tests in English and Mathematics and attend an interview.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

There is no deadline

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

98%

External examinations or assessments available

IGCSEs and A Levels

Results in these examinations

Successful

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes

Learning support offered

At The Heritage Private School we endorse equality of opportunity for all students, including those who are identified as having Special Educational Needs (SENs). Teachers are always alert to the possibility of a student having emotional/behavioural difficulties or learning differences such as dyslexia, and early identification enables appropriate assessment to be made and provision to be discussed. SENs also encompass those students who are exceptionally academically able. The School may suggest to parents/guardians that formal assessment and testing is sought from a qualified Educational Psychologist and/or other relevant professionals, in order to identify precise educational needs. Since intervention and remediation occurs most effectively at the earliest possible stage, the focus on strategies and programmes of work for individual students to follow as part of an Individual Education Plan (IEP) is centred on the Early Years School and Primary School years. Parents/guardians are an integral part of the consultation and supporting process and are consulted and informed about the success of the student’s progress towards targets on a regular basis. In the Secondary School, there is a policy and procedure in place for students with identified SENs who are eligible for Examination Access Arrangements, to ensure that they may fully utilise their special entitlements for internal and external examinations.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

The School's Gifted & Talented programme identifies gifted students across all ages and subjects, and endeavours to provide them with peak formative experiences that will enable them to reach their maximum potential over the course of their School life and beyond. Our provision ranges from the regular dissemination of specialist academic material targeting each student's particular intellectual interests to the regular organisation of super-curricular lectures delivered by leading Academics across a wide range of disciplines. The culmination of the School's Gifted & Talented programme is our specialist Oxbridge provision in Key Stage 5. Here, students aiming to gain entrance to the universities of Oxford and Cambridge are given personalised small-group sessions wherein every aspect of strengthening a prospective Oxbridge application is extensively dealt with from the beginning of Year 12 up to and including pre-interview assessments, interviews, and offers in Year 13

Student access to education psychologist

Yes

School start time

8.00 a.m.

School finish time

Early Years & Primary 1.20 p.m.
Secondary 2.00 p.m.

Supervised care before/after school

ASK is the School’s after-school care facility for Early Years (from age 3) to Year 6 students. This programme runs from 1.20 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. every school day. Nursery to Year 1 classes are housed in the Early Years Building and the older classes in the Primary School. It is designed to help parents to access convenient childcare and thereby more easily manage their own workdays. Parents/guardians may therefore request a place for their children who are already registered at The Heritage Private School. There are limited places, however, and so early registration is recommended.
The aim of ASK is to provide a safe place for children to attend after school, where an enjoyable planned programme of educational and fun indoor and outdoor activities takes place. ASK also provides an extended opportunity for your child to socialise with other children and continue practising their English language skills in a less formal environment. Children who may wish to do their homework at this time will also have support with this task. Food is included in the cost. For enquiries about ASK, please contact the Administration Office or email ASK@hps.ac.cy.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Extracurricular activities are essential throughout the School in developing wider interests, depending on age. We offer over 100 clubs weekly at our school. Such activities include the visual and performing arts, languages, creative writing competitions, public speaking and debating. Termly lists of clubs for each age range from Reception to Year 13 are available from the School Office and on the Parent Portal. The School is also involved in EU educational and community projects, and other projects within Cyprus and internationally. The School also offers The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. The School offers the Heritage Football Academy, the Heritage Basketball Academy, specialist tennis coaching, plus a variety of different sports teams which participate in inter-school tournaments. Please see https://heritageschool.ac.cy/beyond-the-classroom/clubs-clinics/

School provided lunches

The School Cafeteria on the ground floor of the Secondary School building is open daily in term time for students and provides drinks, snacks and nourishing hot and cold food, most of which is home-cooked on the premises. The Cafeteria offers fresh rolls and sandwiches and also has a lunch menu with tasty dishes such as Meatballs with Pourgouri, Gingered Seafood Noodles and Pennine Macaroni with Chicken. Various types of salads such as tuna, chicken and crab are also available, and a vegetarian alternative is always offered.
The He@lthMe cafe on the ground floor of the Technology Building serves freshly made juices, smoothies, coffees, teas and organic salads, wraps and snacks. It is a great place for parents and external visitors to relax and enjoy organic food and beverages.

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Vegetarian meals are available

Sports activities included

Please see https://heritageschool.ac.cy/extracurricular/sports/

Sports facilities at the school

The many sports facilities at the School’s on-site Stadium area include:
• Two five-a-side football pitches which can also be joined, in order to accommodate 7-a-side or 8-a-side football games
• A FIFA Star 1 full-size football pitch
• An outdoor basketball court built to the official dimensions stated by the International Basketball Federation
• An outdoor netball court
• Two outdoor volleyball courts
• Two tennis courts with artificial grass surface; a dividing enables both tennis courts to be used at the same time if required
• Two cricket practice nets, including facilities for floodlit cricket 20/20 and 6-a-side tournaments
• Facilities for track field events such as 100m running and 110m hurdles, plus a range of other athletic events
• Table Tennis
• Hockey can be played on the football pitches or tennis courts
• Rugby and Archery are also played at the School’s Stadium facilities
The Heritage Fitness Centre in the Technology Building is open to the Public upon appointment with our coach and is a great place to keep fit. It also runs a Lifestyle Coaching Programme.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

During the school year our sports teams compete in friendly games or tournaments organised amongst other private schools from Cyprus, offering our students the chance to represent our school. Our Sports Teams include: Boys Football team, Girls Football team, Boys Basketball team, Girls Basketball team, Tag Rugby team and Cricket team. The School is also proud to deliver the Duke of Edinburgh Award. In addition, every year, a number of friendly sports games take place between Students and Staff (e.g. football, basketball, volleyball). These games are fun, exciting and strengthen the relationship between Students and Staff.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The School is academically selective and is approved by the Ministry of Education & Culture in Cyprus. It provides an education based on the UK National Curriculum for students in the age range 2 to 19: Early Years, Primary and Secondary, and all teaching and assessments are in English. The School aims to provide the same high quality of education as a well-respected UK private school, yet with very competitive fees. Limited class sizes give a high level of attention and support for each student, and regular homework consolidates and enhances learning. With over 1200 culturally diverse students on roll, the School is truly international in its intake and philosophy and is proud to be the only school in Cyprus to have been re-awarded with the prestigious British Council International School Award 2019-2022 for “outstanding development of the international dimension in the curriculum”. The School also proudly won 6 Cyprus Education Leaders Awards in 2019 and 2 in 2020, holds 11 CY GPP Environmental Awards, the Eco Schools Green flag, a Green Office Award by CYMEPA and is a European Parliament Ambassador EPAS School. We are proud of our thriving school and the active role that it plays in the life of the local community. We are also proud of its warm, friendly and caring atmosphere, the range of opportunities we are able to offer the students and of the many successes we achieve together.

Teaching approach of the school

The Heritage Private School is a UK Curriculum School and a caring community which strives to enrich the development of education and skills, and help all students reach their full potential. Its primary concern is the achievement of high standards and the delivery of quality education in all aspects, and at every level; we are therefore committed to a rigorous academic programme leading to university entrance. Alongside this, the School seeks to nurture in its students a true desire to learn, and the ability to study within an environment that is caring and friendly, but orderly and firm, where relationships between students and teachers are based on mutual trust and respect. We encourage students to accept responsibility for their learning from an early age, and to always be proud of their efforts and achievements. We also support students in developing personal values to guide them throughout life, to help them to become well-rounded, responsible, international citizens, well-prepared for the many opportunities that the future holds:
• We believe that every student is an individual with specific needs and abilities.
• We encourage students to become autonomous, independent learners.
• We see interaction between different nations and cultures as vital in the modern world. Students are encouraged to respect each other’s cultures, and the Cypriot culture within which they are living.
• The EU membership of Cyprus makes European exchange and Life Long Programmes including Erasmus+ (http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/index_en.htm) a vital element in the life of the School.
• The welfare and progress of each student is closely monitored by teachers, Form Tutors, Heads of Key Stage, Headteachers and Directors.
• High standards of effort, achievement and examination success are strongly encouraged.
• Although academic progress is the major goal, personal and social development are also key aspects, and all members of the school community are empowered to learn, feel secure and happy.
• Effective communication and collaboration between the School and home is strongly encouraged, as we believe that this is integral to the success of each student.
• It is important that our students develop a clear understanding of environmental concern and awareness, and we keenly encourage involvement in activities to promote this.

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