About the Trust

Our HEARTS Values


HEARTS Academy Trust is committed to providing a happy, caring and safe learning environment for all within a values led context, where everyone feels valued and grows in confidence and independence.


We promote HAPPINESS through a creative, exciting and practical curriculum, which generates a love of, and interest in, learning and a resilience and hope which supports us through challenging times.

Great value is placed on pupils’ self ESTEEM which is developed through a positive and motivated attitude to learning, a healthy lifestyle, good social skills, self-discipline and a positive self-image.


We promote the highest standards of ACHIEVEMENT in all areas of the curriculum and help all pupils to fulfil their potential regardless of gender, race or ability.


We foster RESPECT and RESPONSIBILITY for all by establishing good relations between the school, home and community. Pupils are taught respect for themselves, others and the environment. They are also taught to take full responsibility for their own choices and responsibility for themselves and their community.


We encourage TRUTH and honesty in all aspects of school life – relationships, work and the curriculum and learn to trust and accept others’ individuality and uniqueness.


We develop SPIRITUALITY and SERVICE so that calm, quiet, reflective times which support deep thought are part of school life and beauty is appreciated. We promote a service culture that reflects our duty to support and show compassion to all members of the community and not just ourselves.


The HEARTS Academy Trust was formed in 2011 when The Wickford Church of England School (an Outstanding school) became an academy. In September 2012 Briscoe Primary School & Nursery joined the Trust and within two years became a Good school.  In February 2015 two more schools joined the Trust: Waterman Primary School and Stambridge Primary School and Trustees were delighted when Hilltop Infant and Hilltop Junior Schools joined the Trust in 2017.


In 2018, Stambridge and Waterman Primary Schools were judged good by Ofsted.  Wickford Church of England, once again, received an outstanding report from SIAMS.


We have a rigourous strategy for school improvement, for all schools within the Trust.

Wickford Church of England School

Briscoe Primary School & Nursery

Waterman Primary School

Stambridge Primary School

Hilltop Infant School

Hilltop Junior School

The schools within the Trust have pooled their expertise and now offer outreach to other schools in Essex and beyond.  Our CEO and Executive Headteacher, Mrs Debbie Rogan OBE, is a designated National Leader in Education committed to enhancing and enriching the lives of children, staff and parents by transforming learning opportunities and encouraging children to ‘aim high’.



Hearts Academy Trust


2 Mount Road



SS11 8HE


Company number 7851097




T. 01268 572672











Office hours

Monday to Friday

8.00am - 4.30pm