Hayle Academy is committed to providing a full educational experience for ALL students.

We believe that, if students are to benefit from a broad and balanced curriculum in which they achieve their full potential, good attendance is crucial. Any problems that impede full attendance will be identified and addressed as quickly as possible.

If your child is absent from school, for any reason, please contact our Attendance Officer (Miss F Fulton) on 01736 800556 or email on attendanceofficer@hayleacademy.net

It is important that you inform the school as early as possible, on each day that your child is absent.

Attendance Policy

Whole School Attendance Reminder Letter- Sept 2020- Covid-19 version

 Please contact the Attendance Officer should you require further information.


If you have any concerns or questions on your 2020 Exam Results click here


The new GCSE framework has now been implemented and the syllabus for all subjects have changed both in terms of topics covered, the amount of material, and the level of difficulty. In some subjects the content that was previously AS level is now in the new GCSEs. There is no longer any coursework element, and all exams are now taken at the end of Year 11 with no modules being sat during the course. And finally, the grading of GCSEs are now numbers (9-1). An indication of the equivalences to the old system can be seen below:

Once again, Hayle Academy is proud to congratulate students on the achievement of this year’s GCSE cohort. It was a great pleasure on results day to see the smiles and celebrations as the students opened their results envelopes to see the outcome of their hard work.  All of their achievements are remarkable and are the product of their commitment over five years of studying. The look of surprise at their own accomplishments is always followed by pride, followed by thanks and gratitude towards the staff for their hard work and support.  

Coping with the intensity and pressures of studies and the resilience they have to show over a long period of time along with the adverse circumstances some students have to overcome, is a credit to the students. It is a real tribute to them, the staff and parents who support them, to boost their confidence and motivate them to prove to themselves that they can achieve. The impact of these results will provide them with the opportunity to progress onto the courses they want and they all walk away with a great foundation of knowledge to build on in whichever career pathway they choose.  

As an Academy we have achieved the highest number of grade 8 and 9’s and increased achievements have been seen in most subject areas. A special mention to our English, maths, languages, geography and trilogy science who have surpassed last years results. Many students exceeded their targets with a number achieving sets of results all above grade 5.  

Key Statistics
53% achieved a standard pass (grade 4+) in English & maths. 30% achieved a strong pass (grade 5+) in English & maths.
60% achieved grade 9-4 in English. 68% achieved grade 9-4 in maths.
44% achieved grade 9-5 in English. 40% achieved grade 9-5 in maths.
Attainment 8 Score: 40.34. Progress 8 Score: Not available at the present time.
8% achieving Grade 9-7 in English & maths. 23% entered for the English Baccalaureate.
17% achieved the English Baccalaureate (Grade 4+). 12% achieved the English Baccalaureate (Grade 5+).
 99.1% of students stayed in education or employment after key stage 4 (Destinations data 2018).


DfE Website

We are currently unable to offer our hiring facilities due to the current Covid-19 Restrictions

Hayle Academy is constantly improving the facilities and resources used on a daily basis by the students.

As a Community School we already make our school available to a number of local community groups and organisations. Clubs and organisations currently using the schools facilities range from Zumba, athletics club, drama groups, Light of Life community, the Blood Donation Service and various adult education providers.

Facilities available to rent include:

  • Both large and small meeting rooms
  • Main Hall – lecture style or seating around hexagonal tables 
  • Main Hall Stage with presentation facilities
  • Gym
  • Music suite & practise rooms
  • Drama / Dance studio
  • ICT Suites & Computer Science Room
  • Catering Suite
  • Fitness Suite
  • Learning Resource Centre – access to reference books and 30 computers
  • Variety of different designed classrooms
  • Sports Field, including cricket net
  • Traversing wall

Why not test us, you never know we may have the facility or room you or your organisation is looking for.

For further information regarding costs and availability, either ring the Academy on 01736 753009 and ask to speak to Dave Quick (Site Manager) or contact us.

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 onto to study music through to GCSE and for some it may only be a taster. Under the expert guidance of Mr Taylor (an independent/external music teacher), we are pleased to be able to offer extra-curricular lessons in:

  • Voice
  • Piano and/or Keyboard

Please click on the links below to access the application form and also the information letter:

Hayle Academy – Music Tuition Form 2020 – 2021

Music Lessons Information letter 2020-21

The preferred method of payment is via your School Gateway account but payment by cash or cheque (payable to Truro and Penwith Academy Trust) is acceptable if you do not have an account.

Subsided tuition is available for some students – please refer to the music information letter for full details. Please note that concessions are only available for one instrument per child.

We would ask parents to note the 6-week notice period/cancellation fee detailed on the information letter.


In partnership with Cornwall Music Service Trust (CMST) extra-curricular lessons are available in:


  • Brass (Baritone, Cornet, Euphonium French Horn, Tenor, Trombone and Tuba)
  • Guitar (Acoustic, Bass, Classical Electric and Ukulele)
  • Percussion (Drum kit and Orchestral Tuned Percussion)
  • Woodwind (Bassoon, Clarinet, Flute, Oboe, Recorder and Saxophone)


New for the summer 2021 term is the requirement for all parent/carers of students wishing to participate in the above lessons only to sign a parent/learner agreement directly with CMST.

Whilst face to face learning will continue in our music building during the normal school day, the sign-up process is now a ‘direct service agreement’ between the parent/carer and CMST.  This means that Hayle Academy will no longer be collecting application forms or the tuition fees.


Parent/Carers can access this process by clicking on the link below and following the user-friendly instructions provided by CMST:




CMST have advised that they will provide assistance for any parent/carer who needs help with the sign-up process. They can be contacted on:


01872 246043



Parent/carers are advised that as with any agreement you should read the terms and conditions on the CMST web site. In particular, please note the 6-week notice period/cancellation fee (similar to the school requirement).

Further Key Information


  • All instruments brought into school can be stored in the music block but the school cannot accept any responsibility for them and we would urge that instruments are suitably insured for use outside of the home.


  • The school operates Covid 19 safety measures in line with government guidance – more information is provided on the music information letter.


  • Instrumental hire is available through Cornwall Music Education Hub – please click on the link below for further information.



  • In addition to the instrumental lesson time, the school also provided opportunities for all instrumental and vocal students at no extra cost. We actively encourage all students who learn an instrument to take part!



Hayle Academy is really keen to ensure that any child who wants to has the opportunity to take part in music education.  We would to make the sign-up process as easy as possible so, should you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the music teacher:


Mrs Stephanie Barry









As with any large organisation, Hayle Academy has a series of policies and procedures that help clarify the way we operate.  Some of these are statutory, some are advisory and some are individual to our school. A full set is available at the school but on this website we have placed those policies that are most frequently requested.

Policies are reviewed regularly by the Local Governing Body, or produced by the Trust, some annually and some on a two or three year cycle. The most up-to-date versions are included here.

Should you have any queries about any of these policies or any other areas of school practice please contact us through the contact page on this website.


Hayle Academy uses the funding from the Pupil Premium Grant to support all vulnerable young people to achieve their full potential. The research to date suggests that schools can make a significant difference to the achievement of these students. We are committed to ensuring that all students make good progress regardless of their starting point and background. We are working towards ensuring that all students who attend the school are in the best position to have the opportunity to choose to lead a fulfilling life and make a difference in society. Our Pupil Premium Strategy is guided by this philosophy.

We offer an extensive package of internal and external support through our Inclusion and Student Support Teams as well as targeted intervention across all subject areas where support is needed to remove barriers to learning.

For parents/guardians wishing to find out more about whether this grant applies to them and their son/daughter or if you would like assistance with your application please contact Student Reception at enquiries@hayleacademy.net or 01736 753009

Pupil Premium Summary Statements:

HA Pupil Premium Strategy 2020-21


At Hayle Academy, we are extremely proud of our special educational needs provision and the opportunities and support given to our students with additional needs so that they can experience success, achievement and fulfilment during their time at our school.   We are committed to offering an education that ensures the best possible progress and outcomes for all of our students whatever their needs or abilities and prepare them for happy and successful lives at and beyond Hayle Academy.

Hayle Academy SEN team is an incredibly flexible and proactive team who are always striving to meet the needs of our learners and go above and beyond in the support of our students.  This may be via our key person approach where every child on the SEN register has their own key person who stays with them throughout their journey through the school and offers opportunities to mentor and support or via our targeted interventions such as our Accelerate English and Maths programmes, additional before school and after school support or Nurture provision or support within the classroom.

The first stage of support is always high quality teaching within the classroom with practices designed to support all learners such as information retrieval exercises, assessment for learning, chunking of information, knowing all learners, providing resources to support and use of metacognition and modelling.  If students then need further support this could then be targeted support such as use of the SEN team within lessons, technology, interventions or for higher needs students, it could be via specialist support from teaching assistants or external specialists.

Our SEN team is led by our SENCO, Mr James Woodward and our Assistant SENCO Vicky Roberts.  The team is formed from teaching assistants who have specialist areas of expertise such as autism, dyslexia, coordination, physical impairment, social and emotional health, working memory and dyscalculia.  Our team work within classrooms often in specialist areas, running interventions and meeting with their mentees.

If you have any queries, questions or would like to discuss SEN at Hayle Academy, please contact our SENCO James Woodward (james.woodward@hayeacademy.net) or our Assistant SENCO Vicky Roberts (vicky.roberts@hayleacademy.net).


Our SEN Team comprises:

James Woodward (SENCO)

Vicky Roberts (Assistant SENCO & ADHD specialist)

Anthea Thomas McLean (Autism Champion)

Kim Skidmore (Dyslexia Champion)

Zeta Penrose (Coordination specialist, Nurture & outdoor education)

Bev Spence (Science and handwriting)

Nathan Jenkyns (Physical needs specialist)

Kara Bawden (Maths specialist and Nurture)

Henry Emmett (Working memory and Nurture)

Sandra Hart (SEN assessor)

Jill Clarke (SEMH & TISS specialist)

Laura Cole (SEMH & TISS specialist)

Useful documents:

TPAT SEND Policy 2019

Hayle Academy Accessibility Policy

Hayle Academy SEN Information Report Table 2020-21.docx

Hayle Academy SEN Information Report 2020-21.docx

At Hayle Academy the student welfare system is designed to provide a caring and structured environment to help all our students achieve their academic potential and to help them develop as considerate and responsible young people. We take the welfare of each child seriously because we recognise that social and emotional well-being is pre-requisite for good learning.

We are fortunate to have the Hub, from which all our student support services operate. These include two full time Support Officers and two Support Assistants as well as many professionals from other external support services. These professionals can work with students here on site and save on valuable school time.

However, at the heart of a successful secondary school experience is a strong home-school-student relationship which has to be based on good communication. We constantly strive to ensure that we follow our academy motto of “Proud To Be Hayle” and are always looking to improve the communication systems we have; we welcome ideas from parents and students if there is something we could be doing better. We can be contacted at Hub@hayleacademy.net


Our  Supporting Success evenings are vital to support students at different stages of their education journey. With our guidance we hope parents feel empowered to work together in supporting their child so they can maximize their potential.

The presentations contain useful dates, contact details and advice on study support.

We have always enjoyed excellent support from parents and we thank you in advance for working with us.

Academic Year 2020-21:

Due to the current Covid-19 Restrictions our Supporting Success evening for 2020 is postponed until further notice.

Should you have any specific questions around how you can support your child with their learning and progress, please do contact your child’s tutor in the first instance who would be very happy to help.

Academic Year 2019-20:

Yr 7 Supporting Success Evening September 2019


Summer Term  2021

Monday 19th April 2021 – Students return for Summer Term

(Half Term Monday 31st May – Friday 4th June 2021)

Wednesday 21st July 2021 – Last day of Summer Term

Staff Training 

Thursday 23rd July 2021

Friday 24th July 2021


 School holidays
Christmas Day 25 December 2021
Boxing Day 26 December 2021
Bank Hol (in lieu of 25/26 Dec) 27 & 28 December 2021
New Year’s Day 1 January 2022
Bank Hol (in lieu of 1 Jan) 3 January 2022
Good Friday 15 April 2022
Easter Monday 18 April 2022
Early May Holiday 2 May 2022
Spring Bank Holiday 2 June 2022
Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday 3 June 2022
Summer Bank Holiday 29 August 2022
AUTUMN TERM (70 days)
6 September – 17 December 2021
(Half term 25 – 29 October)
SPRING TERM (64 days)
4 January – 8 April 2022
(Half term 21 – 25 February)
SUMMER TERM (61 days)
25 April – 26 July 2022
(Half term 30 May – 3 June)

Download the School Term Dates 2021 2022

Local Authority Calendar Dates 

Download the School Calender Dates 2020-21