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Information for current parents

STUDENT ABSENCE LINE - if you child is absent from school, please text 07860 027964


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 027964
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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Durleigh Road




01278 455531



ICT and Computer Science

The increasing use of technology in all aspects of society makes confident, creative and productive use of ICT an essential skill for life. ICT capability encompasses not only the mastery of technical skills and techniques, but also the understanding to apply these skills purposefully, safely and responsibly in learning, everyday life and employment. ICT capability is fundamental to participation and engagement in modern society.


  • ICT can be used to find, develop, analyse and present information, as well as to model situations and solve problems.
  • ICT enables rapid access to ideas and experiences from a wide range of people, communities and cultures, and allows pupils to collaborate and exchange information on a wide scale.
  • ICT acts as a powerful force for change in society and citizens should have an understanding of the social, ethical, legal and economic implications of its use, including how to use ICT safely and responsibly.


All our students study Computing at Key Stage 3 with one lesson every week. Their study combines experiences of being a user of IT as well as learning the basics of creating computer programs. Students will undertake projects that encourage the development of computational thinking and computing skills through programs such as Scratch, Adobe Suite, Kodu Game Lab, Inventor and Python. Using these programs students will be able to write and manipulate code using visual and text based languages and will learn about algorithms and procedural thinking as well as developing problem solving skills and resilience. In addition, the course will give students knowledge and understanding of how computers work, what is in a computer and how to put one together, as well as how computers communicate on a network and how the internet works. 

In Year 9 students continue to develop core IT, computing and programming skills through a range of projects including creating online games and mobile phone apps and programming robots to complete specific tasks. They will also complete a web design project using both HTML and Adobe Dreamweaver software. This will involve planning and creating a fully functional website and also considering the importance of good design in web development.


We currently have six ICT suites, each with enough computers for every student in the class to work independently.

All the ICT teaching rooms include thin-client computers supported by flat panel monitors with additional Apple Mac Computers. The two main ICT suites are mainly used for Computer Science and Computing, Another suite is dedicated to Design and Technology this includes facilities for Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD/CAM). Three other ICT suites are dedicated to Science, Humanities and Geography respectively.

We also have smaller ICT facilities linked to Learning Support Services, Food Technology and the Library. Both the Art & Design and the Music department have dedicated suites of Apple Mac Computers to support the Curriculum. A wireless network is provided for use with laptops and other portable devices across many areas of the School.

ICT facilities are available for supervised student use every lunchtime and after school and the ICT technicians and teachers provide regular support for any ICT based problem that students may encounter during their studies.

There is also a drop-in clinic on a Wednesday lunchtime from 1.20pm, for any Year 7 or Year 8 student needing assistance.


Click here to link to Information Technology Jargon Buster.


Key Stage 4 Options


  1. GCSE Computer Science
  2. CiDA Certificate in Digital Applications (equivalent to a GCSE)
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