Year 11 Last Day

Official last day for Year 11 is Friday 15 June after breaktime. Students can then leave the premises, except students who have GCSE Citizenship who must stay in school for a Power Hour Revision session before their exam. Students with GCSE German on Thur 21 June are asked to attend a revision class on Fri 15 June Lesson 3 and Tue 19 June Lesson 2. Thank you.

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Information for current parents

STUDENT ABSENCE LINE - if you child is absent from school, please TEXT 07860 095106

We know how important it is to our parents to know what is happening at school. Being able to find the information you need quickly and easily, as well as knowing how best to contact the school when you have a question or concern, is vital.


Below are links to the most frequently accessed information on our website:

Information for prospective parents

We are delighted you are considering our school for your child. Haygrove is an excellent secondary school where pupils make good progress and achieve outstanding examination results.


Below are links to some of the important information you need to make the right decision for your family:

If you need to get in touch or wish to make an appointment:


Phone 01278 455531 between 8 am - 4 pm or use our Contact Us enquiry form

Contact Form

If your enquiry is urgent, please telephone the School Reception during school hours to leave a message for a member of staff who will call you back within 2 school days. You can also telephone the school to make an appointment to meet with a Head of Year.
If you prefer, you can use this online form to contact your child's Head of Year - you will usually receive a response to your online enquiry within 3 school days. Please direct all general school enquiries that do not relate to a student at Haygrove School to the School Receptionist.
You can also email the school using this form.
If you are unsure to whom you should send your enquiry, please address it to Mrs C Canham, Headteacher at the School Office.
Our website includes lots of useful information about the school, so before you submit your enquiry it may be worthwhile checking that the answer to your question is not on one of the web pages already.

Student Absence Line: text - 07860 095106
Staff Absence Line: 01278 287213
Access onto the school site
Please note that parents should not to drive onto the school site to drop off or collect children. If you do require access to the site during school hours, please seek permission from the Headteacher in advance.
We have limited parking available at the school if you are visiting.
Haygrove School is a small site and we do not wish to compromise the safety of those who work and study here. Your cooperation in this respect is much appreciated.
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Studying History can help students develop their own identities through an understanding of History at personal, local, national and international levels. As they develop their understanding of the nature of historical study, students are encouraged to ask and answer important questions, evaluate evidence, identify and analyse different interpretations of the past, and learn to substantiate any arguments and judgments they make. As well as encouraging a mutual understanding of the historic origins of our ethnic and cultural diversity, History prepares students for the future, equipping them with knowledge and skills that are prized throughout life, enhancing employability and developing an ability to take part in a democratic society.

We teach History chronologically, thereby encouraging students to build a chronological framework of historical periods which will enable them to place new knowledge in its historical context as well as consider change and continuity within and across different periods of history. Our aim is for students to be able to:

  • Explore the diverse experiences, ideas, beliefs and attitudes of the men, women and children in past societies.
  • To understand the past, but also understand how the past has shaped the world today.
  • Identify the reasons for, and the consequences of, historical events and situations.
  • Evaluate a range of evidence ranging from textual, visual, oral and material and learn how to identify, select and use a range of historical sources in order to reach reasoned conclusions about events and people from the past.
  • Consider how and why Historians have formed different interpretations of the same events or people.
  • Learn how to identify and investigate, individually and as part of a team, specific historical questions or issues though a strong focus on enquiry.
  • Communicate their knowledge and understanding of history in a variety of ways, such as using role-play, model making, extended writing, poetry, debates and presentations.






Year 7

Invaders and Settlers – who shaped Britian?
1066 – year of crisis?
The Normans and the Battle of Hastings
William the Conqueror

The importance of the Church
Henry V!! and the break with Rome
Why are the peasants revolting?

Bridgwater Castle
Cromwell – hero or villain?
Life in Restoration Britain
Who had power?


Year 8


The Civil War
Cromwell – hero or villain?
The Industrial Revolution
Bridgwater – industrial town

Bridgwater – industrial town
The British Empire
The Slave Trade
Manufacturing in 18th Century/Wedgwood

Equality in the 20th Century
What caused 16 million deaths?
WW1 – a soldier’s life

Year 9

What caused 16 million deaths?
WW1 – a soldier’s life

WW2 and the Nazis
The Holocaust
Turning points of WW2

East vs West after WW2
The Cold War



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Key Stage 4 Options

Students MUST choose one humanities subject from the following list:

  1. GCSE History
  2. GCSE Geography
  3. GCSE Religious Studies
  4. GCSE Citizenship Studies

Students may also choose GCSE History as an additional option.

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