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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School Closure


The school will only close if it is absolutely necessary to do so. Such a situation could arise, for example:

  • If insufficient numbers of staff being able to make their way to school, making it difficult for us to provide adequate supervision.
  • If the forecast indicates a serious deterioration in weather conditions during the day.
  • If the transport companies make the decision not to operate their coaches.
  • If conditions on teh school site are too hazardous for staff and students.

The decision to close the school would be taken by the Headteacher or one of her senior colleagues.

If we were to close the school we would contact parents in the following ways:

  1. A message would appear on the school’s website by or shortly after 7.30am each day and we would update the website with information, as far as possible, during the day.
  2. A text message and/or email would be sent to all those who receive this service by or shortly after 7.30am.
  3. Broadcasts by the following Radio Stations:
  • BBC Somerset - 95.5FM and 1566MHz
  • Heart FM - 102.6FM, 97.1 FM (Yeovil area), 96.5 (Taunton area)
  • Breeze FM - 100.8FM, 102.4FM or 101.4FM

If a change in the weather requires the school to close after the start of the school day we would contact parents by text and/or email and a message would appaer on the school website home page. 

Students who use County Transport - as soon as we have notification from County Transport we will let parents know of the arrangments. Normally the buses arrive early to allow sufficient time for any travel delays. 

Students who walk to school - usually they will be allowed to leave the site to make their way home, unless we receive notification from parents that their child should remain in school until they are collected.

Students who get a lift home - the school will stay open for as long as possible and continue to supervise your child until parents arrive. When a child is collected, it is important that Reception are informed so that your child can be formally signed out. 

Further school closure details and school transport cancellations can be found on the Somerset County’s website.

Adverse Weather Letter for Parents 2019

Adverse Weather Flow Chart

Note: To help improve communication with parents Transporting Somerset has asked parents to look at their website before phoning for information.

We would like to advise parents that when transport routes are disrupted and a reduced service is offered, the return bus journey will only follow the route taken in the morning.


In times of adverse weather, students are permitted to wear suitable footwear e.g. wellington boot/walking boots on the way to and from school, but will need to bring their black school shoes to change into and wear during the school day.

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