Somerset, United Kingdom
About Haygrove School
Haygrove School is a co-educational, non-denominational secondary school in Bridgwater, Somerset. At its most recent inspection, there were 1,106 students aged 11-16 on the school roll.
There has been a school on the Durleigh Road site since the establishment of Dr Morgan’s Grammar School. The grammar school became the co-educational Haygrove School in 1973. Haygrove converted to academy status in 2011.
The town of Bridgwater has a population of 41,200 and is located to the west of the Quantocks. Haygrove School is situated next to St Mary’s Primary School.
Values and vision
The Haygrove School ethos is characterised by traditional values, high expectations, rich opportunities, mutual respect, personal responsibility and pride. Fostered here is a culture of endeavour, enjoyment of learning and the pursuit of individual achievement in all aspects of school and community life.
The Haygrove School mission is to enable all students to flourish academically and to develop into confident, courteous and well-rounded young adults, skilled and equipped for adulthood. Key to the school’s aims is providing a Key Stage 4 curriculum that offers scope for individual choice as well as academic rigour.
“Students’ behaviour and attendance have improved markedly since the introduction of a wider range of courses in Years 10 and 11, the mentoring of vulnerable students and the sharper systems for managing inappropriate behaviour. Attendance is above average and shows a trend of improvement, while exclusions have fallen dramatically and are now at a low level. The very large majority of parents and carers feel that their child is safe at the academy and that the standard of behaviour is good.”