Students and parents are invited to Hayle Academy to join us for our Open Evening on 10th October 2019.  The evening is for Years 5 to 6 and is from 6 pm until 8 pm.  Students are encouraged to bring their best friends and friendship groups and take part in lots of great activities around all our departments.  From science experiments to wall-worthy art creations there will be lots to do and fun to be had.

An Open School day will be held on the 11th October from 9 am, for students wanting to experience Hayle Academy in action.  Please call 01736 753009 or register via the website for an Open School appointment.

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.

Schools in Sierra Leone have few resources, so the children’s books and 100’s of textbooks, donated by Hayle Academy, are extremely valuable to the Sierra Leone Mission, a charity supporting 30 churches and pastors, 23 schools and teachers and an orphanage for street children in Sierra Leone.

There are 500,000 plus street children living in horrendous conditions in Sierra Leone and the St.Ives charity helped the townspeople build the orphanage, called Bethesda, in 2016 that is only able to help a fraction of them.

This term Hayle Academy welcomed Jan Woodhouse as our new Executive Headteacher, across three secondary schools within the Truro and Penwith Academy Trust, alongside Cape Cornwall School and St Ives School.

Jan’s role at Hayle Academy is focussed on supporting the leadership teams within the school to drive further improvement, developing the school to school partnership and we are already working closely together on approaches to teaching and curriculum development: connecting teachers who share a common passion for their subjects and for supporting children to achieve their full potential.

Mr Martin, as Head of School at Hayle, will continue to manage the day to day organisation and leadership of the Academy. This partnership is a springboard to accelerate Academy development plans and bring rapid and sustained improvement. “We are ambitious for our students and for what we can achieve together through this partnership”.  Jan said,  “I am delighted to have been invited to extend my role as Executive Headteacher across the three secondary schools”.

Our autumn term music lessons are now up and running – timetables will be displayed on the music block noticeboard.
Another opportunity to sign up for lessons will be offered towards the end of this term for the spring 2020 term.


Last Friday alongside worldwide support, Hayle Academy declared its climate emergency. We will be seeking reform across all aspects of school life, with the sole intention of reducing the carbon output and pollution levels.

This year we will re-launch the iSite Council, which will be dedicated to tackling these pressing issues; from plastic waste to paper usage, recycling and resource management alongside positive carbon impacts.

Mr Lea-Clark, a science teacher at Hayle Academy added: “I am very grateful to be chairing this committee and am looking forward to debating the issues in depth with the student council.”

This planet faces some tough choices if we as a species are to thrive in a biodiverse world. Communities across this country and the world are now starting to take action to prevent problems such as air, water and land pollution, deforestation, soil degradation, the greenhouse gas effect, and species extinction which, collectively, will help to redress this crisis. It is not too late to make a positive impact on the environment; through the power of knowledge, you can lead a more sustainable lifestyle, perhaps even contribute to tackling some of these issues here in school or within your own home. We only have one home and that is Planet Earth.

What parent wouldn’t do all they can to help in supporting their child’s future success?

In light of this, Hayle Academy is holding a Supporting Success evening for all their newly recruited  Year 7 On Thursday 19th September 6-7.30pm

This is an evening where parents can learn ways in which they can support their child to succeed in this next part of their education so they realise their full potential come out with the grades that will take them onto further education and beyond.

We ask parents to come along and take part in a range of 15-minute workshops on ‘Supporting your child with their literacy;
numeracy; homework as well an introduction to Hayle Edge/ Global Values.

At the event, parents will get a ‘Parent Pack’ outlining useful information about the school. This includes a ‘Who to contact when…’ page to help parents make direct contact with specific staff.
You can sign up via student reception or via the website or just come along.


Earlier in the summer, Hayle Town Council voted unanimously to declare a climate emergency. This is in line with the earlier vote by Parliament and Cornwall council, and many other parish and town councils, international bodies and groups who have been doing the same.

This includes a commitment to aiming to be carbon neutral by 2030, and will involve a carbon audit to see where HTC are at now and to set goals to achieve this.

To this end, we set up a Climate Action Group and we are looking into other ways and ideas that – as a community – we can reduce our carbon footprint. For example, we are in talks with The Foundry in Hayle to run recycling / upcycling workshops with clothes, and repair cafes, where people can bring their items and get help with fixing them/learn to repair them themselves.

We are also looking into potential tree planting projects, and will also be liaising with the School Council to see what ideas the pupils have that we might be able to implement.

We meet once a month and are always excited to welcome new members and consider new ideas.

This is just the start. Everyone is welcome.  Email:

Facebook: @HayleClimateActionGroup
Twitter: @GroupHayle

Hayle Town Council is represented in the Climate Action Group by Cllr Sophie Johnson, who coordinates the group, Cllr Anne-Marie Rance who chairs the group, Deputy Mayor Steve Benney and Cllr Nick Farrar.

By: Sophie Johnson of Hayle Town Council

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Among the many activities, Hayle Academy students took part in at the Cornwall Games was softball.
Our softball team: Ashley, Jamie, Tom, Charlie, Leon, Jack, Adam, Alex, Anthony, Krishna and Aidan, were ready to do battle.

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Before the summer break, Hayle Academy was successful in their bid for £100,000 to renovate the Food Technology room.

Work has now finished, ripping out the old dated equipment for this much-needed makeover. Read more