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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Music is a unique form of communication that can change the way students feel, think and act. As an integral part of culture, past and present, music helps students understand themselves, relate to others and develop their cultural understanding, forging important links between home, school and the wider world.
Music and music education can:
  • Form part of an individual’s identity and positive interaction with music can develop competence as learners and increase self-esteem.
  • Bring together intellect and feeling and enables personal expression, reflection and emotional development.
  • Help develop a sense of group identity and togetherness via active involvement in different forms of music-making, both individual and communal.
  • Influence students’ development in and out of school by fostering personal development and maturity.
  • Develop a student’s critical skills: their ability to listen, to appreciate a wide variety of music, and to make judgments about musical quality.
  • Increase self-discipline, creativity, aesthetic sensitivity and fulfilment.

Our Music Department is practical, young and enthusiastic – we aim to make music learning as practical an activity as possible, done ‘with’ and ‘by’ our students, not ‘to’ and ‘for’ them. With a focus is on developing effective skills and learning habits, students are given valuable experiences that will help them become independent, flexible and resilient learners. 

Our Schemes of Work are designed to give students an opportunity to be actively involved in music performance, composition and the appraisal of their own and others' music. Students will learn how to communicate ideas and express themselves through music performance and be encouraged to reflect on successful practice.
Topics studied are constantly evolving in line with our student’s musical interests – this year we are looking at everything from Guitars to Prokofiev, Blues to Hungarian Folk Music, and Music Technology to Medieval Music. We have a belief that music is a collaborative activity, and our students get to work in on their own musical projects and actively contribute to the wider school community through sole and group performances. All students will get to try a wide variety of instruments and musical experiences in their music lessons e.g. strings, bass, drums, piano/keyboard, guitar, percussion and woodwind.
Click here to find out about our extra curricular programme.
Specialist Instrument Lessons
The Music Department also facilitates specialist instrument teaching via private lessons during the school day and we offer an Assisted Purchase Scheme to help with buying instruments for students who are receiving private tuition in school.
Incorporated Society of Musicians Bronze Certificate
We have been awarded a Bronze Certificate by the ISM in recognition of our outstanding GCSE Music results. In 2015 over 10% of our students achieved a grade of A* - C which puts us in the top 350 schools in England for music education. Read more...

Key Stage 4 Options
Students wishing to choose GCSE Music need to be able to play an instrument or sing. It is an advantage to be having private music lessons, but it is not essential.
  • GCSE Music (Edexcel)
  • BTEC First Award in Music Level 2 (Edexcel)
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