With just a few stalls left, we’d love your support on 13th December to sell your arts and crafts.  Stalls are only £5

please email: PTA@hayleacademy.net for more info or to book.

On Tuesday 3rd December students from Year 9 at Hayle Academy will hear testimony from Holocaust survivor, Mala Tribich MBE, as part of a visit organised by the Holocaust Educational Trust (HET).

The testimony will be followed by a question and answer session to enable students to better understand the nature of the Holocaust and to explore its lessons in more depth. The visit is part of the Holocaust Educational Trust’s extensive all year round Outreach Programme, which is available to schools across the UK.

This visit is part of the Holocaust Educational Trust’s extensive all year round Outreach Programme, which is available to schools across the UK. Dan Mather at Hayle Academy said:

“It is a privilege for us to welcome Mala Tribich MBE to our school and her testimony will remain a powerful reminder of the horrors so many experienced. We are grateful to the Holocaust Educational Trust for co-ordinating the visit and we hope that by hearing Mala’s testimony, it will encourage our students to learn from the lessons of the Holocaust and make a positive difference in their own lives.”

Karen Pollock MBE, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust added:
“The Holocaust Educational Trust educates and engages students from across the UK, from all communities about the Holocaust and there can be no better way than through the first-hand testimony of a survivor. Mala’s story is one of tremendous courage during horrific circumstances and by hearing her testimony, students will have the opportunity to learn where prejudice and racism can ultimately lead.

“At the Trust, we impart the history of the Holocaust to young people, to ensure that we honour the memory of those whose lives were lost and take forward the lessons taught by those who survived.”


On November 14th, Hayle Academy hosted a Presentation Evening to celebrate the successes of the Class of 2019, academic years 2014-2019. It was a great opportunity to congratulate all our students on their outstanding achievements, wherein we saw some of the best individual results the school has achieved.

This event was led by the Hayle Academy student leadership team with performances from the music department. The evening was all about our current and past students; their individual gifts, talents, accomplishments and efforts to achieve their personal best.

We were pleased to welcome Mr Clive Polkinghorne, Mayor of Hayle, and his wife and honoured to have him perform as guest speaker and presenter of the Subject and Special Awards to our talented students.

The Mayor recounted how his two sons had also attended Hayle Academy and both had left with excellent qualifications and a very strong base to progress into the real world.

He was rightfully proud of them as one was now a senior solicitor partner in one of the largest solicitors in the South West and the other owned a Chartered Accountancy Company. The key message was that on each of their CVs they had proudly stated that they had each attended Hayle Community School.

The Mayor congratulated all the award recipients, the school, its staff and the parents and guardians for their sacrifices in support of these students.

It was an evening of many emotions as students were reunited with their teachers (Including Mrs Dawn Davies – our Language Teacher, now retired, who came all the way from Yorkshire to
present and acknowledge the amazing achievements of her past students.

Welcome to the latest edition of our Academy newsletter. As the nights lengthen and the weather deteriorates, November can be a challenging time for schools. However, I have to say that getting to know the young people at Hayle Academy has been a real pleasure. Although Year 11 are in the middle of their first mock exams, I have been really impressed by the gold tie students and their thoughts and plans for the student councils and by the way in which the year group as a whole have conducted themselves in the exams.

Similarly, Year 10 proved themselves to be outstanding ambassadors for the school when we hosted Brook as part of the global values curriculum. This was a challenging day and it was lovely to see our young people asking such good questions, making our guests welcome and treating each other with such respect.

Finally, I’ve been very fortunate to visit many lessons going on around the school and I congratulate our younger students on the pride they are taking in their work. As a school, we are working hard to ensure that all our students are challenged at the right level and that behaviour is good and supports learning.

The recent Presentation Evening for our Year 11 Leavers showed how much respect and warmth there is between staff and students at Hayle Academy. We have many challenges ahead as a school but also much to be proud of. I hope your Christmas planning is going well.


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In 2019 Cornwall Christmas Box collected almost 1,000 boxes, which were then distributed to hundreds of families in need, across Cornwall, we were blown away by everyone’s generosity. VISIT http://cornwallchristmasbox.co.uk FOR MORE INFO or email hello@cornwallchristmasbox.co.uk #christmasbox

Christmas Dinner in a box for the poorest families in Cornwall.

Each box contains enough food for Christmas dinner with all the extra little goodies, treats like mince pies and biscuits, and of course Christmas pudding – which all go to make up a feast for a family in need. Due to storage and distribution limitations, fresh food is not accepted but there are plenty of good things to eat that can still be included. A typical box costs around £30-£40 but you can share the cost by getting together with friends, neighbours and colleagues to fill a box together. The boxes will be distributed by Cornwall Council’s ‘Children’s Early Help, Social Care and Psychology Service’ team and some Children’s Centres to families in need. Other local charities working with disadvantaged families also took delivery of some boxes, to help the people they are working within Penzance, St Ives and Newquay. Check out the website for drop-off locations at http://cornwallchristmasbox.co.uk

The Christmas countdown is now on and what better way to kick the season off than with a Christmas Fayre on Friday 13th December 2019.  We are counting on the support of the local community who are willing to help by providing manned stalls, raffle items or even just advertising our event.

The Fete will run from 3:30 -5:00 pm and stallholders will be able to set-up from 2.30 pm. The money raised from the event will help the PTA to support the school and students with additional facilities and resources and will also assist with a larger fundraising goal: an all year round outside ‘sail shelter’ for students.

If you would like to reserve a stall space (£10) or want any further information please email:
PTA Chair: ptachair@hayleacademy.net or pta@hayleacademy.net

Alternatively, please contact Mrs Hickson at the school on 01736 753009.

If you know someone who may be interested in supporting this event by running a stall or by displaying one of our posters, please don’t hesitate to pass on this information.

We are also requesting raffle prize donations and these will be gratefully received. We look forward to seeing you all at the event and thank you in advance for your support.





On 7th November, the NCS visited Hayle Academy to give students the chance to find out more and a chance to join them next summer.  But what is the NCS all about?

The NCS is aimed at 16 and 17-year-olds and can help give you a clearer idea of what you want from your future.

It turns No . You. Can’t – into No. We. Can. And shows you exactly what you’re made of!

Take a few weeks out in summer to mix with a new crowd, try new things and take on fresh challenges. You get to live away from home for a bit and get a taste for independence. You’ll also pick up new skills – that’ll help you to smash your future goals.

You’ll get a crash course in “adulating” Can you budget a food shop? Answer questions under pressure or present to a roomful of people without freezing up?  Give it 1 week!

You get a platform to have your voice heard and pursue a passion project. The NCS experience lasts a few weeks, but the impact lasts a lot longer.

Join over 500,000 people who have done NCS for more information go to:  https://wearencs.com


Hayle Academy has launched Show My Homework for students and is a simple online solution to keep abreast of homework set and deadlines.
The apps and notifications will make sure you always know what homework is set and the date it is due

Here are some user guides:

Parent guide


Parent overview – Parents-guide-to-show-my-homework

Below is a quick way to view your homework calendar

To log in to Show My Homework, please click on the logo below:

On Sunday 10th November, representing Hayle Academy, Head Boy and Head Girl, Tommy and Eve, attended the Remembrance Sunday church service held at St Elwyn’s Church which was then followed by the procession to the memorial.

At the memorial, Tommy & Eve read the names of the fallen from both World Wars and laid a wreath on behalf of the students and staff of the school to give thanks for their sacrifice. In the words of Winston Churchill ‘Never was so much owed by so many to so few’.

Both the church service and the ceremony at the war memorial were well attended, including an unofficial ‘fly past’ by a large flock of Canada Geese!

Mrs Hickson attended the ceremony with Tommy and Eve, and was delighted when she received so many commendations from members of the public praising our students for doing such a great job!

Whilst Tommy & Eve officially represented the school, many other  Hayle Academy students took part with different organisations, such as the Sea Cadets, Guides, Scouts and Surf Life Saving, to name a few. Our students, Curtis and Victor represented the Army cadets and proudly carried their standards for the organisation.

On Monday 28th October, Year 7 and Year 8 enjoyed fun, interactive sessions with the visiting BAE Systems Roadshow in collaboration with the Royal Navy and Royal Air force.  The aim of these shows, held at schools across the country, is to introduce students to the diverse range of career paths that can be achieved from studying STEM, (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths subjects).

The main focus of the Hayle Academy presentation was to educate students about communication, technology, programming and online data/security and demonstrated how these technologies were being used currently all over the world.

Through working in connection with the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy, BAE Systems help build collaborative communication systems. The presentation highlighted the need for, and the opportunities available to engineers and computer programme designers, and the skills used to build and develop these communication links.

There were activities and demonstrations investigating the science behind mobile technology, Bluetooth, and why mobile phones can be dangerous.  Students also learned how electromagnetic waves/spectrums work and how signals are sent and linked to binary and scratch programmes.

Radar and Infra-red waves were discussed and students got to test some night vision goggles, with one student volunteer using them to find their way around a blackout tent, in order to discover different objects hidden in boxes.

The roadshow also discussed Cyberspace and job opportunities available in that field within the Royal Air force and Royal Navy and how they were linked via different types of communication.

All in all, the students had an eye-opening time and came away with some new ideas about their future career options and how these technologies are used around our homes and in workplaces.