Upper Oldfield Park, Brougham Hayes, Bath, BA2 3QU.
Tel: 01225 426151, web: hayesfield.com
Autumn term: 6 September – 15 December 2017
Spring term: 2 January – 23 March 2018
Summer term: 9 April – 20 July 2018
Age of pupils: 11 – 16 years girls, 16 – 18 years co-educational
Number of pupils: 1,171
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, Global Perspectives, Mandarin, Dance and Latin. There is an outstanding range of more than 40 A Level subjects offered in the Sixth Form alongside a growing vocational Level 3 offer, which resulted in a pass rate of 100% A-E.
Extra curricular activities: All students participate in the school’s “LEAP” after-school enrichment programme. There is something for everyone – school magazine, debating, drama, choir, orchestra, Christian Union. Amnesty International, Mandarin, Latin, dance, Duke of Edinburgh (Bronze, Silver and Gold), as well as both competitive and social sports teams. In September, Hayesfield launches its own Royal Navy CCF Contingent, which will provide students the opportunity of competing in the prestigious Fastnet Race.
Pastoral care: There is a strong belief in traditional values at Hayesfield; we set high standards in our work, conduct and appearance. We place emphasis on developing the skills and values that will enable our 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 our ‘inclusive ethos and clear direction sets high expectations for teaching and learning’ (Ofsted, March 2017). Hayesfield girls are ‘confident, self assured learners with exemplary behavior’ (Ofsted, March 2017) and are encouraged to achieve their ambitions! The mixed Sixth Form’s 16-19 study programme have 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’.