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:
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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Interventions are available for all year groups and are run by our friendly and encouraging English Teaching Assistant and Learning Support Staff

All Year 7 Tutor Groups are invited to visit the library during morning registration every Friday on a rota.

Bookworm Buddies

Year 7 students, who are finding reading difficult or who are not enjoying reading, are paired with an enthusiastic older reader. The aim is to help the younger student to:

  • Develop confidence and ability in reading skills
  • Choose books that they will enjoy and are suitable
  • Find meaning in the words they are reading
  • Recognise that reading skills are needed in everyday life e.g. signs, cereal boxes, posters and online.
  • Realise that reading is not intimidating or scary, but it something they do all the time and is both an important skills and an enjoyable pastime.

Year 7 students compile a Reading Log to record their reading and any tasks they complete. At the end of the Summer Term, all of the Year 7 and their buddies are awarded certificates to celebrate their achievements. For the mentors this means that they have demonstrated maturity, responsibility and have been supportive and inspirational to their younger reading partners.

Bookbuzz Scheme

This scheme ensures that all Year 7 students choose a book from a choice of 12 to keep in the first term. The aim of this is to:

  • Promote reading amongst younger students
  • Familiarise students with the Library, staff and proceedures for withdrawing books
  • Encourage students to discover new books and inspire future development within literacy

Reading Award Scheme

Designed to help students explore a range of books across a wide range of different genres, the Reading Award Scheme has been hugely popular. All Year 7 students are given a Bronze Reading Award booklet at the start of the year, after their introduction to the school library, which contains tasks to complete that will encourage them to reflect upon what they have read and a final extended task, which can be uploaded to the internet to create an online gallery of student feedback on the books they have read. All the tasks contribute towards the school’s STRIPES Award scheme.

Most Year 7 students complete the Bronze Award in their first year and many will also achieve the Silver Award during Key Stage 3.

Laureate Scheme

Year 9 homework scheme focusing on reading classic literature, run in collaboration with the English Department. All reading based English homework for Years 7, 8 and 9 is run by Mrs Wheeler

“Reading for pleasure is even more important than social class in determining academic success.”

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