Parking for Open Evening announcement

We would like to advise parents to, if possible, walk to our Open Evening on Wednesday 26 September from 7 pm. If travel by car is essential, please allow plenty of time as there could be congestion in the area due to the start of the Bridgwater Fair and on-going roadworks on Durleigh Road. Access to Durleigh Road is possible via Woodbury Road and Oakfield Road. There will be limited parking available on the school site, but please be patient and courteous as you arrive so that the area is safe for everyone. There may be parking available in surrounding streets.

Thank you for your co-operation.

Mrs K Canham

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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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Lots of Language Learning

On 14th June, fourteen Year 8 students attended the languages Activity Day at Bridgwater and Taunton College, organised and run by the International baccalaureate students from the college during which they experienced four languages, Arabic, Polish, Africaans and Mandarin.

There were 4 activity sessions run by the college students, each very diverse and including learning about traditional foods and greetings in Polish, finding out about a recent college trip to Morocco, looking at the souvenirs brought back and designing henna hands, learnt colours and numbers in Africaans by means of fortune tellers, and played bingo in Mandarin.

In the afternoon there was an inspirational talk by guest speaker Tim Penn, a businessman who talked to us about international trade and how he runs a successful business in 16 countries across the world with his mobile phone and an imperfect knowledge of French and German.

All of the students involved found it fun and thought provoking, and these are some of the quotes from the day;

“it was really interesting and fun to learn the new languages and do activities throughout the day. I liked it when we got to listen to the talk as it inspired me to do languages as you can just do any job you want to, abroad.”

“I found the guy at the end interesting because he showed us how the world is connected with languages”

“I found out that you do not have to have perfect pronunciation and spelling to communicate with people across the world. As long as you can say what you need to say, you can communicate perfectly fine with people who have a similar interest to you.”

“It was really fun”

“It was awesome”

“I learnt so many new things!”

“I liked Africaans because it was fun and different to what these trips are usually like”

“I enjoyed designing henna patterns and writing in Arabic”

“I think it was educational and I enjoyed discovering new languages”

“I enjoyed learning new languages and getting to experience the college”

“My favourite activity was making South African chatterboxes. The words were a little hard to pronounce but it was worth it! It made me consider taking languages for GCSE because I learnt you don’t have to want to be a teacher or a translator to want to do languages”

“I found the end lecture really interesting and it opened up my view on taking a language GCSE. I really enjoyed the experience”

“Today was really interesting and it was really great having students teach us”

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