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 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

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Key Stage 4 (Y10 & 11)

During Year 10 and 11 the majority of students are working at Key Stage 4 (KS4). Some students may be invited to consider the Vocational Pathway.

Students’ classroom learning is complemented by other enrichment activities such as Work Experience, Extra Curricular trips and clubs, the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and a range of Student Leadership opportunities such as Junior Leadership Team, Prefects and House Captains/Deputies.

Find out about Assessment and Feedback

 


TRADITIONAL OR OPEN PATHWAY

All students are required to take courses in the three 'core’ subjects: 

  1. GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature
  2. GCSE Mathematics
  3. GCSE Combined Science

PLUS the following subjects are compulsory for all students:

  • PE - Non-examined course for all students
  • Spiritual, moral, social, cultural and citizenship education will be delivered via a programme of enrichment days at KS4.

OPTIONS

Traditional Pathway = 3 options

1. Either History or Geography

2. Either French, German or Spanish

3. Any one option from other choices

Open Pathway = 3 Options

1. Either History, Geography, French, German, Spanish, Computer Science or Triple Award Science

2. Two additonal options from other choices

Other Choices

GCSE Geography
GCSE History
GCSE Religious Studies
GCSE French
GCSE Drama
Triple Science (GCSE Biology, GCSE Chemistry and GCSE Physics)
GCSE Computer Science
GCSE PE/BTEC Sport 
GCSE Music/BTEC Music 
Cert Digital Applications (CIDA)
BTEC Business 

Art and Design – choose a maximum of one course from this list:

  • GCSE Art, Craft and Design
  • GCSE Photography
  • GCSE Textile Design

Design and Technology – choose a maximum of one course from this list:

  • GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition
  • NCFE Level 2 Cert in Engineering Studies
  • GCSE Product Design

VOCATIONAL PATHWAY

Students are required to take courses in the three 'core’ subjects: 

  1. GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature
  2. GCSE Mathematics
  3. GCSE Combined Science 

PLUS A work-related skills-based course that is recognised by employers

PLUS the following subjects are compulsory:

  • PE - Non-examined course for all students
  • Spiritual, moral, social, cultural and citizenship education will be delivered via a programme of enrichment days at KS4. 

In addition students choose TWO options from the choices available (excluding GCSE French which is not available on the Vocational Pathway).

OPTION PLUS

Students can apply for our new Option Plus course in GCSE History which begins in April 2018. This course will be the same as optional GCSE History, but be taught each week after school (1 hr 15 mins per week) from Year 9 onwards plus Option Plus study days in Year 10 and Year 11. This course is aimed at students with a keen interest in history who are able to committ to and manage the addtional school hours and homework required. Click here for more about Option Plus.


 Please note: all optional subject choices are subject to demand and timetabling.

To help decide which subject is right for you, an Options Booklet will be produced and provided to all Year 9 students in January.

 


English Baccalaureate (E-Bacc)

This is a grading that is awarded to students who have achieved a GCSE grade C/Level 5 or above in all of the following subjects: English, Mathematics, at least Double Award Science (Computer Science is counted as a Science subject of E-Bacc), History OR Geography, a Modern Foreign Language (French or Spanish or German).

"The school has helped our son become a confident young man who is well prepared for his exams and expected to reach, if not exceed, his targets."

Parent of a Year 11 student

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