The school is a larger-than-average secondary school for students from Years 7 to 13. Most students are White British. Heart of England School converted to become an academy school in July 2011. When its predecessor school was last inspected by Ofsted, it was judged to be good. It is not linked to a wider trust and uses the services of the local authority. The proportion of disabled students and those who have special educational needs supported at school action is above the national average. The proportion of students supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is in line with the national average. The proportion of students known to be eligible for the pupil premium (the additional funding provided by the government for looked after children and students known to be eligible for free school meals and others) is below average. An increasing proportion of students join the school other than at the usual starting times. A small number of students attend work-related courses part-time, off the school site, at Solihull College and CTC Kingshurst Academy. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for students’ attainment and progress.