Upper Oldfield Park, Brougham Hayes, Bath, BA2 3QU.
Tel: 01225 426151, web: hayesfield.com
Autumn term: 4 September – 20 December 2019
Spring term: 6 January – 3 April 2020
Summer term: 20 April – 10 July 2020
Age of pupils: 11–16 years girls, 16–18 years co-educational
Number of pupils: 1,337
Day fees: N/A
Religious denomination: Non-denominational
The curriculum: The innovative approach to curriculum design allows the school to offer a range of stimulating learning opportunities which support the development of good habits of learning, independence of thought, intellectual curiosity, creativity and resilience. Option choices at GCSE include two languages, Latin, dance and economics. There is an outstanding range of 30 A Level and vocational courses in the outstanding sixth form (Ofsted March 2017).
Extra curricular activities: All students participate in the school’s LEAP after-school enrichment programme. There is something for everyone – debating drama, wind band, choirs, Duke of Edinburgh (bronze, silver and gold) as well as a huge range of both competitive and social sports teams. Hayesfield is also very proud of its thriving Navy CCF contingent, which is active and prominent in school life.
Pastoral care: There is a strong belief in traditional values with standard set in work, conduct and appearance. Emphasis is placed on developing the skills and values that will enable pupils to become thinking, informed and confident adults who will be able to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Each tutor group belongs to a house, each named after an influential woman which allows students to form friendships across the school community.
Name of principal: Ms Emma Yates
Outstanding characteristics: Hayesfield provides an inspirational learning environment where the school’s ‘inclusive ethos and clear direction sets high expectations for teaching and learning’ (Ofsted, March 2017). Hayesfield girls are ‘confident, self assured learners with exemplary behaviour’ (Ofsted, March 2017) and are encouraged to achieve their ambitions! The mixed sixth form’s 16–19 programme has been rated as Outstanding (Ofsted, March 2017). ‘Students achieve well across the full range of subjects as a result of outstanding teaching and the strong leadership of the sixth form.’