Updates!

RETURN TO SCHOOL from 8 March 2021 plans have been published. Click here.

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Key workers' and vulnerable children are entitled to attend school during lockdown, but there is no requirement that you do so and you may have alternative childcare arrangements that you can use.  If you intend to send your child to school on any day, please email key@haygrove.somerset.sch.uk.

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Following recent Government announcements regarding COVID-19 testing for all students and staff at school, please make sure you have confirmed or declinded consent for your child to be tested.  Click here to find out more and how to confirm your consent

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ALL PARENTS - we are using email and the parent app to communicate with parents/carers, please check your spam/junk folder regularly and remember to save the sender email address as a contact so that future emails from school will go direct to your inbox. Please also register for the Parent App if you have not yet done so and remember to turn on notifications so that you are aware when a new email or message is sent. 

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Tutor Groups and Houses

Every student is allocated a Tutor Group and Tutor which, as far as possible, will stay the same throughout their five years at Haygrove.  Each year’s group of Tutors are led by a Head of Year. This gives our students continuity throughout their time at school, and enables tutors to get to know each individual and support and encourage them through their secondary school career.

The School Day includes 20 minutes of Tutorial time, where students spend time together and with their Tutor. Tutorial time contributes to Personal, Health and Social Education (PHSE) and character education by helping to promote the skills and knowledge necessary for students grow in confidence and make the most of their abilities.

The daily tutor periods are also used for checking:

  • Student planners
  • Homework
  • Attendance and punctuality
  • Uniform
  • The application of the school's Code of Responsibility and Classroom Expectations

Click here for this years list of tutor groups.

 


The House System

We have a complementary House System that enables students across the 11-16 age range to engage in house events and competitions, peer support and fundraising activities. There are four distinct ‘Houses’ and each will include students from every school year and all Tutor Groups.

Each House is led by a boy and girl House Captain and Deputy House Captain, chosen from the Year 11 cohort. The House Captains are supported by representatives from each House in each year group.

Haygrove Houses

Our four House names were inspired by the explorers and adventurers who have conquered the earth’s highest peak, Mount Everest in the Himalayas.

Mallory  – George Mallory was an English mountaineer who took part in the first three British expeditions to Mount Everest in the early 1920s.

2020-21 Mallory House Leaders

Bonington  – Chris Bonington led the first successful team to reach the summit via the south west face in 1975.

2020-21 Bonington House Leaders

Stephens  – Rebecca Stephens, in 1993, became the first British woman to reach the summit.

2020-21 Stephens House Leaders

Hargreaves  – Alison Hargreaves became, in 1995, the first British woman to reach the summit alone and without supplementary oxygen.

2020-21 Hargreaves House Leaders

"I  was the only girl from my primary school in my Tutor Group which made me nervous at first, but as soon as I made new friends I was fine." 
Mia, Year 7

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