COVID-19 Case Confirmed

We have been informed today of one positive case of coronavirus within the school community at Haygrove School. Working with colleagues at Public Health England and at Somerset County Council’s Public Health Team, we undertook a risk assessment and identified the children who may have been in close contact with the confirmed case and asked them to self-isolate for 14 days from the date of last contact.

With this advice and support we were able to act swiftly and take effective action. PHE has carried out a risk assessment and is satisfied with all the measures we are taking to keep our students safe. Our response includes a comprehensive deep clean of the affected areas.

We must stress that children self-isolating at home do not need to get a COVID test unless they develop symptoms. If any other students become symptomatic and are awaiting tests or results, the guidelines state that they must self-isolate for 14 days; they must not come to school.

Clearly this has had an impact on the school community especially those students involved and their families. The affected year group - Year 10, which comprises 213 students - will have access to comprehensive online resources which build on the curriculum they would be following at school and they have been set assignments so they can focus on meaningful and ambitious work that reflects their usual timetable. Teachers will use instructional videos to support learning and give clarity on what is to be taught and practised in each subject. 

Somerset County Council will be working with us to ensure that vulnerable pupils get the support they need whilst self-isolating. The County’s e-Learning and Information Management team is also supporting us with online learning and technology. We also have access to lap-tops through a government scheme if there are pupils who need them to do their work.

A letter has been sent home to each year 10 student and to the rest of the school.

Letter to year 10

Letter to rest of school

 


 

Our YEAR 6 OPEN EVENING will this year be an online only event due to COVID-19 restrictions. From 6pm on Tuesday 29 September interested parents/carers and students will be ablel to access an 'open day experience' via our website. Please watch this space or follow us on Facebook or Twitter for updates. 

 

Thank you.


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Our Vision and Our Ethos

This is an exceptional school which provides a first class educational experience for every child in a safe, happy, caring and purposeful environment.
 
Our ethos is characterised by:
  • Traditional values
  • High expectations
  • Rich opportunities
  • Mutual respect
  • Personal responsibility
  • Pride
 
We foster a culture of endeavour, enjoyment of learning and the pursuit of individual achievement in all aspects of school and community life. Our aim is to enable all students to flourish academically and to develop into confident, courteous and well-rounded young adults, skilled and equipped for adulthood.
 
In accordance with Government policy, we have a policy relating to the promotion of British Values.
 
Our Aims into Practice 
 
We hope to translate our aims into practice through:
 
Our Heritage 
 
There has been a school on our Durleigh Road site since Dr Morgan’s Grammar School opened its doors to Bridgwater’s boys. Dr Morgan’s became Haygrove School in 1973 when it also became a co-educational school, welcoming both girls and boys. In 2011 we became an Academy School.

We are proud of our heritage and of our Durleigh Road site, which retains the character of Dr Morgan’s Grammar School but is changing rapidly as we forge ahead with an extensive programme of refurbishment and renovation. 
 
Find out more about our School Site Developments.
 
Find out more about the history of Dr Morgan's Grammar School by visiting the Old Morganians Society website.

"Our child was doing very well at primary school and we were looking for a school that would encourage academic achievement and had excellent sports provision. So we chose Haygrove."

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