On Tuesday 8th October, the whole of Year 10 visited the Royal Cornwall Showground at Wadebridge for a careers’ fair. The students had the chance to speak to employers about a wide variety of professions and even got the chance to try their hand at new skills.

There were representatives from organisations as varied as Specsavers through to the army. Local colleges were also available to advise on further education options. Our students were able to try various tasks including building models in the construction sector, trying new foods in the catering area and practising hairstyles on dummy heads.

It certainly gave them plenty of fresh ideas for their futures. Hayle Academy students behaved in an exemplary fashion and were praised by the organisers for their politeness and maturity. Well done all of you.  

In our last newsletter, we learned that Morgan, in Year 9, had been selected to row for Cornwall Under 15 team in the National County Championships Gig competition over the half-term break. His mum gave us an update:

“The National County Championships took place on 12th October 2019 at the Mountbatten water sports Centre in Plymouth, there were outstanding performances by Cornwall, who won EVERY race!

Morgan was the youngest rower for Cornwall and had a great experience on the day.”

Hayle Academy is so PROUD.

Why not visit the next Cornwall Tech Jam which is on Saturday 9th November. It will be held at the Student Central Building of Cornwall College, Pool on Trevenson Road.

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Dear Parents/ Carers

Welcome back to all our students and I hope they have enjoyed a restful break in the middle of a busy school term. I am writing to briefly introduce myself to you, as the interim Head of School for Hayle Academy. My name is Mr Daniel Mather and I have been a member of the senior leadership team at Penryn College since 2005. Previously to this role, I worked as a curriculum leader in Cornwall: as Head of English at Fowey Academy and Richard Lander School. I feel very fortunate and privileged to be leading Hayle Academy for the rest of this academic year. 

My first visit to the school was last week and my initial impressions were extremely positive. Already I have had first-hand experience of the wonderful environment at the school and the warmth and dedication of the staff. The students I met were a real credit to the school: they were articulate, polite and proud of their school community. I am convinced that many of the ingredients needed to ensure the success of our students and the school are in place and that with the continued support of Jan Woodhouse and TPAT, the school is strongly positioned to make rapid improvements. I know we are all dedicated to this aim. The support of parents and the community is at the heart of our improvement journey,  so please, if you have feedback for us or ideas that will help us help our children, please do not hesitate to contact me.  I look forward to working with you all and to meeting you over the coming weeks. 

Yours faithfully
Mr Dan Mather, Head of School

As I reflect on my time at Hayle Academy, I am delighted to say that the school is on a good journey. We have a talented team in school who work hard to support students in assisting them to fulfil their potential.

At our open evening last week there was no doubt that our mantra ‘Proud to be Hayle’ was evident from both staff and students, and that is how I feel. During my 3 years as Headteacher, and 4 years prior to that as Deputy, it has been an enjoyable time.

There have been exciting developments in many aspects of the school and continues to move forward positively, academically, in sporting achievements and within the performing arts. I am sure this journey will continue under Mr Mather. This newsletter continues to show the compassion, positive attitude and dedication of our students.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank students, staff, parents and the Governors for their support and friendship. It has been a great privilege to have had this opportunity. I wish you all the very best for the future and will be proud to see the school go from strength to strength.

Please find our October newsletter enjoy.

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Our latest End of Year magazine is available to read below and celebrates all the highs of the last academic year.

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On Thursday 10th of October, Hayle Academy held its annual Open Evening for Year 5 and 6 students. It was a busy time as it was held on the same day as our Year 6 Transition earlier in the day. It was a highly anticipated event and this year was one of the best yet. The atmosphere was extremely positive with lots of engagement from students and parents and overall, a great turnout!

The corridors were full of students and their families excited and ready to explore what Hayle Academy had to offer.  In the hall there was standing room only when the amazing Hayle Academy Choir opened the evening, followed by presentations from the Executive Head (Jan Woodhouse) and Head of School (Andrew Martin).

Both staff and students helping out were enthusiastic and happy to be able to show visitors all the engaging activities that had been prepared for each subject room.

There was a Maths disco with mocktails, exciting experiments in science, language games and cultural food tasting, dance track creation in music, a chance to get down in WW1 trenches, artworks galore and many practical activities in the DT departments with tasty bruschetta making, wood carving and laser-cut-keyrings.  Even the canteen was offering families hot evening meals alongside delicious cakes, biscuits and hot or cold drinks.

With so many passionate student volunteers from Year 11, Year 9 and Year 7, families received a lot of individual attention and insight about life at Hayle Academy.

One parent said, “It has been a fantastic evening and it was really great to see everything on offer, to join in with so many activities, and to ask lots of questions.”

Another said “I was impressed by all the staff’s caring approach when working with the students.”

Thank you to all the students, teachers, staff, Hayle Academy PTA, who all helped make this an event to be proud of and celebrated.


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Thank you for your recent support with #HelloYellow fundraising event.

This Friday 18 Oct.is Breast Cancer Awareness ’Wear it Pink Day’ which is one of the biggest fundraising events in the UK.

1000’s will wear it pink in their communities, schools or workplaces to raise awareness for the UK’s largest breast cancer charity.
Students canto wear an item of pink clothing alongside their school uniform.
E.g. pink socks, pink tie, a pink badge etc.

Lessons will continue as normal see HERE for full info