All students at some point during their time here at Hayle Academy will receive music lessons and get the chance to use the fantastic facilities and equipment available in the Music and Drama Centre. Some students will, of course, go on to study music through to GCSE and for some it may only be a taster of music. We offer music tuition in partnership with the Cornwall Music Education Hub which entitles us to lessons at the reduced prices.  Plus, we can now offer more free or subsidised places.

New this year – parents have the option to pay via SchoolComms – please contact Mrs Watson, Music Administrator, if you wish to pay using this method.

The following music tuition lessons are currently on offer to our students:


Woodwind Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon and Saxophone
Guitar Acoustic, Electric and Bass
Brass Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone and Tuba
Drums inc. Percussion
Piano inc. Keyboard


For more details about the above or to find out more about music tuition and the music opportunities at Hayle Academy, please click on the links below.  Alternatively, you can speak to our Head of Music, Mr Glen Graham or email our Music Administrator:
NOTE: All students including those continuing on from this current academic year will need to complete and submit a new application form for the academic year 2019 – 2020

In addition to our formal curriculum Hayle Academy offers a wide range of after school clubs, activities, team games etc., which we call Hayle Xtra and we also provide a formal GCSE Study Support programme for students in years 10 and 11.

The aim of our Hayle Xtra and the GCSE Study Support programme is to enrich, extend and enhance our students’ experiences of school life. Hayle Xtra includes courses that lead to qualifications, for example Duke of Edinburgh, First Aid, languages and dance and others that develop interests and hobbies such as drama and sports. The Learning Resource Centre (library) is open daily from 8:00 – 8:45am, 10:30 – 10:45am, 12:25 – 1:25pm and 3:15 – 4:15pm. The various clubs and activities may be seasonal, run for a short period or throughout the year. Full details can be found in our Hayle Xtra booklet.

GCSE Study Support offers specialist support in all subjects to enhance GCSE examination performance.  The majority of sessions are voluntary but where students are not meeting their achievable grades then students will be expected to attend.  Full details can be found in our GCSE Study Support booklet.

Hayle Xtra and GCSE Study Support is normally for one hour from 3:15 to 4:15pm. A free bus service which leaves the school site at 4:15pm every day ensures no student is prevented from staying on.


Download Hayle Xtra

One of the aims of Hayle Academy is ‘to promote standards of excellence that enable all students to achieve their full potential’.  For our most able students we start from the premise of developing the confidence and ambition to aim high and consider university, music college, drama school, sport academies etc.

It is important that we learn of, or identify as soon as possible, the areas in which a student has greater ability. This may be academic (formerly gifted) or physical, creative or musical (formerly talented).  We will endeavour to ensure that students are offered appropriate and/or modified curriculums, opportunities to meet and work with like minded students, and time to attend specialist, and perhaps offsite, tutoring or training.

Every student is unique.

Please talk to us about how we might support your gifted or talented child.



Our Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) leads a team of staff who offer students who have been identified as requiring additional support, either individual or small group work on a daily or weekly basis. Support is provided to students in the Learning Zone or within individual subject lessons.

For students with low levels of literacy, the academy provides the intensive and very successful Read, Write Inc. programme. Some students will make rapid progress and their time in the Learning Zone may be limited, for others, a longer term approach may be required.

Parents are welcome to make contact with the SENCO to discuss any concerns you may have. Please email or call 01736 753009 and ask to speak to the academy’s SENCO.



Download the SEN Policy

Download the SEN Information Report

Accelerated Reader is a reading programme that all members of Year 7 and 8 are involved in.  They all take a Star Reader Test which gives them a ZPD (zone of proximal development) and guides them towards books that are suitable for them.  Students will then chose an appropriate book and read for 25 minutes during the school day.  Once they have finished their book they take a quiz and receive merits and rewards for getting  85% or more of the questions correct.  Please use the link to log into your account and take a quiz or check your progress.

Accelerated Reader Website

At Hayle Academy, we take our responsibilities for enabling young people to move onto the next phase of their life very seriously. We encourage students to study a broad and balanced curriculum and to take examinations in all of their subjects.

All our students are expected and encouraged to follow examination courses appropriate to their future career plans and abilities.

We ensure a student’s progress is regularly monitored and parents receive copies of each review undertaken. If students are exceeding their Expected Outcomes we give praise, if students are not making Expected Progress then a range of intervention strategies are put in place to try to address any areas for improvement.

Full details of all our examination courses can be found in our Exam Information Booklet.

Exam Information Booklet

Preparing to Perform Booklet

We have actively built our curriculum and school day around our knowledge of how children think and concentrate. Our lessons are 60 minutes long with double lessons for some practical subjects. It is our view that this is the optimum length to maintain focus and interest as demonstrated by our exam results.

All our students follow a broad and balanced curriculum which builds on previous knowledge and experiences. Our aim is that each day our curriculum will motivate, extend, provide challenge and celebrate success whatever a student’s ability. We recognise that every child is special and through personal education planning we endeavour to find appropriate pathways for all.

Download the Curriculum here

Rowe’s Cornish Bakers have made history by sending Cornwall’s most famous export – the pasty – into space.

The delicious treat was launched into the stratosphere at 11:00am on 20th September ‘17, reaching an incredible 35,482m. Suspended for approximately 93 minutes and with temperatures dropping as low as -62 Celsius, the pasty returned to earth completely frozen.

The intrepid pasty, the first ever to be sent to the edge of space on a weather balloon, was launched from Hayle Academy coinciding with a space project the students are undertaking. The students were able to follow the pasty’s space adventure thanks to an onboard tracking device. This video footage has now been uploaded to Rowe’s website for the rest of the world to witness the Cornish Pasty travelling to the edge of space and back.

Becci Blackburn, Retail Director and Hayle Academy Head Teacher, Andrew Martin, were the brave volunteers who offered to taste the ‘out of this world’ pasty which landed on Bodmin Moor. The pasty, which was filled with delicious chunks of skirt beef, local potatoes, onion and swede, was “awesome” according to them both.

Head Teacher, Andrew Martin said: “Sending a pasty to the edge of space with Rowe’s was fantastic. Our students and teachers work incredibly hard in the classroom, so it’s been brilliant to bring their science lessons to life like this.” Pasty fans can enjoy out of this world deals on Rowe’s award-winning hand crimped Cornish, Chicken and Cheese and Onion pasties and sausage rolls by visiting one of their bakeries.



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