At Hayle Academy, we encourage our students to take an active role in their local community and pursue hobbies and interests outside of school. This term we want to celebrate the following Academy students:


In September while walking around St Ives, Mrs Tranter, Head of Creative Arts Faculty at Hayle Academy, heard what she thought was a live band playing in the entrance at the Tate gallery.  She approached to find a very talented drummer playing on his own as part of the St Ives September Festival.  “I realised after listening and watching for a while that it was Josh in Year 9 at Hayle Academy,   I was very impressed as Josh was also helping to raise donations for charity.  Well done Josh.”

Ellis plays cricket for St Just Youth who this month, became Under 11 County Champions, scoring 199 runs, defeating Lanhydrock in the final. Ellis was 25 not out, had a wicket and took a catch. Very well done!

Last month, Victor in Year 11, learned to shoot a rifle similar to those used by the British army, for the first time.  This month he’s become the best shot in the whole South West England.

After 2 gruelling days, competing at the Annual Regional Competition between Cornwall Devon, Somerset, Gloucestershire, and Wiltshire, we asked about his experience:
“On the first  day I was a little worried as I didn’t know how good the competition was going to be.  But once I started shooting, it was clear to see that the other teams had not practised as much as they should have”.

Cornwall’s A, B and C team came 1st 2nd and 3rd on both days and were overall Champions with A,B, and C teams coming 1st 2nd & 3rd.

The next fixture will be a national competition in the October half term, involving cadet teams across, Air, Sea, Marine and Army. Good Luck Victor.


After competing in rowing trials held in Fowey, against tough competition from across Cornwall, Morgan has been picked to row for the Cornwall under 15s team in the pilot Gig county championships. Morgan will be representing both Hayle Pilot Gig Club and Hayle Academy in the County squad in a competition held on 12th of October. We are crossing everything for you.

Alongside rowing, Morgan also took part in a Brass band competition as part of Lanner Brass Academy, with fellow students William Year 9, and Lowenna, Year 7 as part of the Lanner Brass Academy.

Three very talented Hayle Academy students took part in a brass band competition last weekend Morgan Year 9 William Year 9 and Lowenna Year 7 as part of Lanner Brass Academy.

The competition, held in Exmouth, had 12 bands competing. They not only won their section but won the most entertaining band of the day for both their performance inside the pavilions and one for outside in the gardens.

Lowenna played a horn solo and Morgan was part of a cornet fanfare and also played a glockenspiel solo with Lowenna and William playing Djembe drums in the finale.

Well done to all our students, and we are really PROUD of you and your achievements.