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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Todd Sets His Sights on Football Scholarship

Of the many young boys and girls who dream of a career as a professional footballer, few get even close to feeling that it might be a possibility. But for Haygrove Year 11 student, Todd Watts this ambition is getting closer as he waits to hear whether Bristol City Football Club will offer him a 2-year U18 Scholarship which could lead to a coveted professional contract.

Todd started his football with local club Bridgwater Wolves who he played for from age 6 to 12. He was picked out as someone with football potential by Bristol Rovers Youth Academy where he trained and played until he was scouted at a match between Bristol Rovers and Somerset County Schools invited to join Bristol City. As well as academy football Todd plays for the Haygrove School team and has also represented his home town in the Bridgwater District Schools league.

‘I was so excited when I was told Bristol City wanted me to join their academy. The facilities and the coaching and fitness programme they offer looked excellent and of course City play in the Championship which is a league above so the opportunity to join them was not something I was going to turn down,” said Todd.

Travelling up and down to Bristol from Bridgwater for training, usually three times a week, and travelling again at the weekends for matches has meant that Todd has had to be extremely organised and mature about his approach to his school work since he started at Haygrove and now he is preparing for his GCSEs and is on target to get good grades in all his subjects.

Of his future plans, Todd says, ‘Of course, I would love to get a football scholarship and be a professional player, but I do have a back-up plan if that doesn’t work out. I have applied to both Richard Huish College and Bridgwater and Taunton College to do A Levels and could then go to university. Both Rovers and City, and my family, have always been realistic and honest with me about how hard it is to have a career in football, but I am still hopeful that it works out for me!’

Bristol City have had some excellent results lately, beating Watford, Coventry and Millwall who are all tough teams to conquer. Todd played in all three matches and is hopeful that in May, he will be lucky and be offered a scholarship with the club.

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