At Heaton, all students are encouraged to work towards high academic standards that are appropriate for them as unique learners. Click each synopsis for more information:


Ensuring that all students continue to develop their strengths in literacy is critical to their ongoing success in education throughout their lives.


All teachers at Heaton are trained in the Numeracy project, which focuses on developing students' understanding of numbers and their ability to solve problems.


Inquiry learning is a student-centred, active learning approach focusing on questioning, critical thinking and problem solving.

Gifted and Talented

Special programmes are offered to any students who are achieving to a very high standard in a range of areas.


All students are required to complete homework in order to encourage them to develop into independent learners.