Due to technical issues with our new management information system which went live Monday 24 Feb, we are currently unable to send out, as promised, the text message advising you of your child's student absence reporting number. We hope to be able to do this tomorrow, Tuesday 25 February. If your child is absent from school before you receive this text, please phone our main reception on 01278 455531 before 8.40 am and leave a message. Thank you for your cooperation.

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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:  email: lwoodley@educ.somerset.gov.uk
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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Key Stage 3 (Y7,8 & 9)

It is a big step for students transferring from primary school to a large secondary school. The first few weeks of the Autumn Term are an induction period designed to help students settle into life at Haygrove and gain confidence.

All students will be encouraged to develop good habits and organisations skills to ensure they are able to reach their potential.

At Key Stage 3 all students study:

  • Art & Design
  • Computing
  • Design Technology including Food & Nutrition
  • Drama/Dance
  • English Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • History
  • Health and Citizenship
  • Mathematics
  • Modern Foreign Languages
  • Music
  • PE
  • Philosophy and Ethics
  • Science


As a guideline, during Year 7 students will have, each week, 4 hours of Maths and of English, 3 hours of Science and of a Modern Foreign Language, 2 hours of PE, 2 hours of DT (including Food & Nutrition), 1 hour of Computing, 1 hour each of Geography and History, 1 hour of Art/Textiles, 1 hour of Music/Drama, 1 hour of Citizenship and 1 hour of Philosophy and Ethics.

Further detail about subject content can be found on individual subject web pages and in our Assessment Information Booklets.

KS3 Exam Preparation for Parents


If you require further information about the KS3 curriculum please contact Miss L Gregg by phone, email or the Contact Us form.


Year 7

Students are taught in their tutor groups for most lessons throughout Year 7, but grouped by ability for lessons in Mathematics and in English. Students who enter the school with low literacy or numeracy skills are given additional support through 1:1 tuition and other appropriate interventions.


Year 8

Students are separated into ability groups in Mathematics, English and Science. Students continue to study the modern foreign language they began in Year 1.


Year 9

Year 9 is a vitally important year for students as they start to prepare for their GCSEs and we place a great deal of emphasis on progress and achievement in their academic work.

Students continue to work at Key Stage 3 throughout Year 9 but they may start aspects of the GCSE curriculum in preparation for Years 10 and 11.

In January every student will need to make important decisions about choosing GCSE and other qualifications they will continue to study in Years 10 and 11. They will discuss this with their teachers throughout the year. It is important that parents begin to talk about the future with their child too. There will be an Options evening in January with further information on what choices are available for your child.

You can find out more about Choosing Your Options here.

"Work of an exceptionally high quality was seen in art, photography and music. Pupils work with great enthusiasm in these subjects and take obvious pride in what they achieve." OFSTED 2016

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