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  • BBC School Report 2014

    date posted: Thursday 27 Mar 2014

    This week, students from all over the country have been investigating, interviewing, writing, attending news conferences, building contacts and brushing up on their camera work all in aid of the  BBC News School Report:  the chance to make their own news reports for a real audience.

    Forty of our own year 8 pupils were nominated specially by their English teachers to take part in the project and they spent last half term developing their journalistic skills in preparation for School Report day on the 25th. 

    On Tuesday, they researched, wrote, filmed and edited  a story from scratch before the strict deadline of 12.55. A deadline that they all met – which meant that we were able to upload all of their works to the BBC website – so now the world can watch!

    All the students that took part were incredibly dedicated, professional, enthusiastic and represented Hayes School excellently. 

    Mrs Parker 

    Click on the link below to watch 

    BBC-School-News-Report-2014

  • Charity Fashion Show

    date posted: Monday 17 Mar 2014

    Tuesday 25th March 2014

    Hayes School will be hosting a Charity Fashion Show in aid of The Prince's Trust.

    Tickets:  Adults £4.00 Students £3.00

    Doors open at 6pm 

    Outfits are supplied by Daisy Faye Boutique, Hayes and

    Captain Tortue

    - women and kid’­­s wear www.en.captaintortuegroup.com  
    and modeled by Hayes students and Hayes Primary Students.

    The night will also include a charity raffle with prizes from;

    SWAG Jeweler, Bromely

    Master Cutters, Hayes

    David Lloyed Leisure, Beckenham

    ISIS Florist

  • Main School Show 2014

    date posted: Wednesday 5 Mar 2014

    Hayes School Productions proudly present the 2014 Main School Show!

    "How to Succeed..." is a Musical Comedy about the rise, fall and rise again of a young New York window cleaner who uses the advice from a self-help book to make his way in the world of big business in 1960's Manhattan. Full of larger than life characters, memorable comic moments and songs you'll be humming for weeks, H2$ is guaranteed to take its place among the pantheon of Hayes School Productions classic shows.

    Tickets will go on sale from the Ticket stall in the Street from Monday March 3rd - £7 Adults, £5 students. Remember - we don't do Parent Pay - we believe in the personal touch!

    So Join the Brotherhood of Man and get yourself a ticket!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNrgFZCHU6Q&feature=youtu.be

  • MusicFest

    date posted: Monday 24 Feb 2014

    MusicFest Tuesday 25th February
    6
    pm in the Hall. 

    Come and hear students from all year groups performing music in all styles, including their own compositions and arrangements. Tickets £2 from the music dept or on the door. The PTA will be selling refreshments. 

  • Sixth Form Higher Education Evening

    date posted: Monday 13 Jan 2014

    Sixth Form Higher Education Evening - Tuesday 4th March 2014

    Please note that this date has been changed from Monday 3rd March.

    Further details about this event will be published nearer the time.

  • Food Bank Charity

    date posted: Thursday 5 Dec 2013

    Students have been collecting this week for the food bank charity FOOD + based in Beckenham. Students having been bringing in food that can be distributed to families who are facing real hardship this winter. The charity are very grateful for all the donations which allow them to help more people over a longer period of time.

  • Christmas Concert

    date posted: Wednesday 4 Dec 2013

    Tuesday 17th December at 6.30pm in the Hall             

    Tickets are now available from the Music Department, priced £3.50 (£2.50 concessions). 
    The PTA will be running a cash bar in the interval and before the concert.

  • Hayes School PTA Christmas Market:

    date posted: Friday 22 Nov 2013

    Hayes School PTA Christmas Market: 

    Saturday 30th November 1.30-5.30pm

    We are hosting over 50 stalls selling a variety of gifts, crafts and refreshments.Come along and join us for a carol concert with our choir singers at 4pm

    Our Christmas Raffle will be drawn at 4.30pm. Tickets cost £1 each and are available at the market and from the school. Top prize is £250 cash.

    Parking on site will be restricted to stallholders and disabled badge holders. Please park with consideration for our neighbours in the local area. 

    Hayes School Parent Teacher Association


  • 6th Form Open Evening

    date posted: Thursday 7 Nov 2013

    6th Form Open Evening 

    Wednesday 13th November 2013 6pm - 8pm

  • Poppy Sellers

    date posted: Tuesday 5 Nov 2013

    Hayes students, years 7-11, will be spending the week selling poppies at Hayes station and greeting the early morning commuters. 

  • Visitors from India

    date posted: Tuesday 5 Nov 2013

    Hayes School is very happy to welcome Dr Khare, principal, and Mrs Shivram, senior teacher, from the Ivy League Academy, Hyderabad, India. The visit is part of the British Council Connecting Classroom programme that allows schools from all round the world to work together on joint projects and to enhance teaching and learning for the students in the countries concerned. Mr Addison from Hayes School has already had a very inspiring visit to India in July and we look forward to hearing our visitors’ views of Hayes School at the end of their four day visit here.

  • Hayes Schools Fireworks

    date posted: Wednesday 23 Oct 2013
    Hayes Schools Fireworks – Saturday 9th November 2013

    We are hosting our annual fireworks event in partnership with Hayes Primary School on Saturday 9th November 2013 at Hayes Primary School from 5.30pm. The display starts at 7pm.

    This is a great event for students, friends and families, accompanied by music and refreshments.

    Tickets are available from Hayes School Finance Office and Parent Pay. There will be no ticket sales on the night at the event – advance ticket sales only

    Thank you in advance for your support
    Hayes School Parent Teacher Association

  • Dr James Leeming,

    date posted: Tuesday 22 Oct 2013

    We are sorry to announce that Dr James Leeming, who was Headteacher at Hayes School from January 1969 until August 1990, has sadly passed away at the weekend.

    Dr Leeming established what Hayes is today and the legacy carries on.

  • PTA Pop Quiz

    date posted: Friday 11 Oct 2013
    Please join us for a fun evening listening to music from across the ages and from a variety of styles. Perky Pete will be hosting the quiz, testing our knowledge and encouraging a spirit of friendly competition.
    Tickets are available at the finance office and by Parent pay for individuals and teams.
    For more information please contact pta@hayes.bromley.sch.uk

    Thank you in advance for your support 
    Hayes School Parent Teacher Association
  • Open Days

    date posted: Thursday 26 Sep 2013

    Open Morning 

    Saturday 12th October 9am -12noon

    6th Form Open Evening

    Wednesday 13th November 6-8pm

     

  • ‘Field of Poppies’ Community Quilt

    date posted: Wednesday 25 Sep 2013
    This is the start of the community quilt ‘Field of Poppies’ we are making to commemorate the 1914-2014 centenary of WW1. Thank you to those parents who have already handed in their contributions.  We now have several local residents, local interest groups, 3 local schools, schools in Italy, France and India, and a Y9 textile class taking part. It’s not too late if you would still like to take part. Please leave your square with reception with your name by November 11th 2013. Please let me know if you need more details or you would like to join the sewing circle putting them all together over the course of the coming year.
    Sylvia Farrow, Community Co-ordinator 
    scf@hayes.bromley.sch.uk


     

     

  • Vocal Workshop

    date posted: Thursday 19 Sep 2013
    Vocal workshop for boys in Years 8, 9, and 10

    On 17th September, award-winning a cappella group Sons of Pitches came into school to do a vocal workshop for boys in Years 8, 9, and 10. The students learned beatboxing and how to build up a song.
    Click here to view their video. 
  • Edinburgh Fringe Festival

    date posted: Monday 9 Sep 2013
    The Bromley Contingent was formed by Hayes Head of Drama Mr Gunning and former student Rebekah Lucking (2009-2011) in August 2012 as a Hayes Alumni project to reunite a group of former A Level Drama Students and take a new play to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2013. Mr Gunning commissioned another former Student, Gemma Moran (2004-2006) to write a piece which he would direct, focusing on a group of friends set in the long summer between leaving school and their next steps. Mr Gunning then set about recruiting Hannah Aldridge, Hannah Stanton, Alexandra Tildesley and Stefan Taylor to join Rebekah in the cast. Over the course of several months of meetings, workshops and school/university holiday based rehearsals the piece came together, before a more intensive period of rehearsals began at the end of June 2013.
    Glory Days was performed at The Space on the Mile from August 2nd to 17th .

    “A taut script, smooth direction and smoother performances combine to ensure a riveting hour of drama.”
    Broadway Baby 
    “This heartfelt and highly accessible piece flows effortlessly; the writing is witty and sharp.”
    @EdFringeCritic
    “Comes together in a wave of nostalgia that washes over an audience of all ages.”
    Theneedleandthegroove
    “A well-acted and credibly observed study of a self-obsessed time of life”
    The Scotsman

  • BEST EVER EXAM RESULTS

    date posted: Monday 9 Sep 2013








    The Ofsted judgement that Hayes is Outstanding in every category was followed and supported by our BEST EVER EXAM RESULTS. 

    82% of our Year 11 achieved 5A*-C with English and Maths which is over 20% ahead of the national average. 95% of students achieved 5A*-C grades. The vast majority of these students have now joined our Sixth Form; some have gone to college and apprenticeships. 

    Our A LEVEL RESULTS WERE ALSO THE BEST EVER with 56% all grades at A*-B and an 85% A*-C pass rate. The result has been that more students have gone to university, more to Russell Group universities and more to their first choice university and course. Sam Shepherd has gained a prestigious place at Trinity College, Cambridge to study Mathematics which is an excellent achievement. Other students have taken gap years or moved into careers with further training. 
    These results made for a great summer (as did the weather). It was great to hear of the incredible experience of the forty students and four staff who undertook the World Challenge to Ghana. Also a group of ex-students performed at the Edinburgh Festival under the direction of our Head of Drama, Mr Gunning. Many other activities and experiences reflect the wide range of challenges and opportunities available for students at Hayes. 
    All these factors have made for an excellent start to our school year.

  • Golf Junior Masters

    date posted: Tuesday 23 Jul 2013
    Hayes student who is currently in Las Vegas representing GB at the Golf Junior Masters!
  • English Schools' Athletic Championship

    date posted: Thursday 4 Jul 2013

    English Schools' Athletic Association

    ‘Good luck to two of our students who have qualified for the English Schools Athletics Championships’.

     

     

     

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  • Reunite at Hayes

    date posted: Tuesday 2 Jul 2013

    How long is it since you have been in Hayes School? How long since you lit a bunsen burner?

    The school has developed a great deal and we would like to invite all former Hayes School students to see just how at our reunion event to be held on Saturday 20th July 2013 between 2pm and 5pm.
    The school will be open and available for former students to reminisce, find their old haunts, catch up with old friends and some teachers (and light a bunsen!) There will be refreshments available, some stalls around the site including  some activities for younger children, an Art exhibition and memorabilia displayed.  All welcome.
    If you have any photographs of you and friends during your time at Hayes, we would love to see them and incorporate them in our displays, especially families where more than one generation has been a member of the school. Please e-mail your photographs to r.cracknell@hayes.bromley.sch.uk before 14th  July 2013, or send to R Cracknell at the school or bring on the day.
    We would love to see you on the 20th, so do come along - and please pass on the invitation to contacts.

  • Interhouse Drama competition

    date posted: Monday 1 Jul 2013
    After the success of last year’s Interhouse Drama competition, this year promises to be an even more exciting fight for the House Cup!  

    All four houses are performing plays based on the Theme of school children and their day to day adventures: The Demon Headmaster, Free!, Burning Everest and Killing Lady Macbeth all promise to excite and entice their audiences.  
    Come and see the four houses compete to win the House Cup, alongside a panel of judges, including celebrity judge Frankie Fitzgerald (from Eastenders).  
    This one night only performance will be on the 11th July 2013 at 6.30pm in the Main Hall.  

    Tickets are £5 for adults and £3 for students and are available to buy at break or lunch in the street/ the Drama office.  
    Come along to see your house battle it out for best performance of the year, we promise not to disappoint!

  • “This is an outstanding school” (OFSTED, June 2013)

    date posted: Thursday 27 Jun 2013

    This was the conclusion of the OFSTED inspection of Hayes School which took place at the beginning of June, making the school one of the few secondary schools to be judged Outstanding under the new, more rigorous, inspection regime.

    Even more impressively the school achieved the top grade (1 or Outstanding) in every area including:

    v  Achievement of Pupils                 v  Quality of Teaching

    v  Behaviour and Safety of Pupils   v  Leadership and Management

    v  and Overall Effectiveness

    The Inspectors visited nearly 50 lessons and judged the quality of teaching and achievement to be outstanding, ‘virtually all teaching is good and much is outstanding.  All Sixth Form lessons seen resulted in students making outstanding progress’.

    The inspectors also commented:
    ‘Students behaviour is exemplary’.

    ‘Students make outstanding progress with the result that attainment by the end of Year 11 is high’.

    ‘Exceptional leadership by the Principal and Head of School has ensured that the school has gone from strength to strength’.

    ‘Staff, students, parents and carers, and the school governors are rightly proud of their school and the quality of education it provides’.

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    ‘This report is great recognition of the quality of our staff, the vision of our governors and leaders and the commitment of students, parents and carers.  We are immensely proud of the report and see it as a challenge to maintain these standards and to improve to ’Beyond Outstanding’ for every child’.  

    Kieran Osborne, Principal

    ‘The report has many wonderful quotes about the strengths of Hayes School, but perhaps best is the recognition of our relentless commitment and determination to ensure students excel regardless of their starting points or personal circumstances. ‘Would this be good enough for my child?’ is more than a watchword: it is a daily reality at Hayes.’ 

    Stephen Whittle, Head of School

    ‘To have achieved Outstanding in every category with this new, more rigorous, inspection regime is testimony to the commitment and partnership of all in the Hayes community – parents, carers, students, governors and the staff.  Together we will continue to make this an even better school for every student’. 

    Lucy Jeffreys, Chair of Governors

  • Hayes Fair

    date posted: Monday 10 Jun 2013

    This year Hayes School had even greater involvement with two performances in the arena and two stalls selling and raising money for various causes. The Hayes Jazz Band opened the performances and the LSCC dance group were the finale. At the meeting of the Local Schools and Community Council, students decided that they would like a group dance performance at the fair but this year it was the Year 7 and 8 dance students who volunteered to teach the dance number. The council also decided to have a joint fundraising stall and this year they were joined by a World Challenge student. It was the second year for the Ecogarden and enterprise students to sell pots of herbs to raise money for the school garden. The fair is a wonderful opportunity for the wider community to meet our students, learn more about the school and give some of our younger students a chance to lead on projects. Read more...


  • Indian Cookery Club

    date posted: Sunday 9 Jun 2013

    For the last few weeks Year 8 & 9 students have been learning to cook traditional Indian dishes with Mrs Kamlesh Kapila from Age UK Bromley & Greenwich. Mrs Kapila kindly volunteered to give up her free time to show students how to cook dahl and rice, pakoras and chapatis. Mrs Kapila shows the students how to cook the dishes and then they have a go themselves. They have two more weeks and then they will be holding an Indian master class for staff. Hayes School is an organisational partner with Age UK Bromley & Greenwich, this gives the school the opportunity to ask for expert help in certain areas and as part of the Timebank scheme our student will then help members of Age UK at their request. So far the students have entertained members with concerts, dance events, choirs and community tea parties. We’re very grateful to Mrs Kapila for giving the students this opportunity and we have been very impressed with the delicious results!

  • Cabaret - The Final Chapter

    date posted: Friday 7 Jun 2013

    And so...the end is near. 

    Hayes School Productions' infamous midsummer Cabaret is back on Friday June 21st  for a 10th and FINAL time, promising an apocalyptic night of Staff and Student based performances, celebrating the end of another epic exam season.

    For the usual 5 English pounds you'll get to see some of our very best student singers, dancers and actors (in some cases they do all three) performing alongside something in the region of 30 MEMBERS OF STAFF.

    As always, the All-Star Bleeding Hearts Club Band will be opening and closing what promises to be the ULTIMATE CABARET. 

    The poster will give you an idea of some - but only some - of the other acts to look forward to. The Brilliant PTA Bar will be in operation on the night, selling both alcoholic and soft drinks and a range of snacks, with first orders at 6pm!

    It's never happening again, so DON'T MISS OUT. This is a night with something for EVERYONE!

    Tickets are on sale in the street NOW at break-time and lunchtime on SELLING VERY FAST! 


  • Hayes School Art Show

    date posted: Friday 7 Jun 2013

    HAYES SCHOOL ART SHOW

    Wednesday  12TH June      3.30pm - 7.30pm 

    GCSE AND ‘A’LEVEL FINE ART, TEXTILES AND PHOTGRAPHY

    ART DEPARTMENT B BLOCK ROOMS B1C B1H B1F

    You are warmly invited to join us in celebrating the wonderful creative achievements of our ‘A’ Level and GCSE art students on Wednesday 12th June from 3.30pm to 7.30pm in the Art Department with refreshments and musical accompaniment by Jacob Hilton Year 11.

     

    Canary Wharf by Chantal da Silva

     

  • YPI Charity Winners

    date posted: Friday 10 May 2013

    Hayes School has now been involved in the YPI (Youth Philanthropy Project) for two years; it has been growing from strength to strength at Hayes.The project involves students researching local charities, visiting a selected charity and devising a pitch for their chosen charity. The winning charity receives £3,000 from Intu Bromley (formerly known as the Glades).On Thursday 9th May 2013, we had the Year 9 final which was a huge success. It was incredibly impressive and moving; the students’ commitment and enthusiasm created an electric atmosphere. The judges had a very difficult task of picking a winner as every group truly was a winner.  However, they finally made a decision and 9OMG supporting ‘Bromley Y’ came first followed by 9NJA supporting ‘Demelza’.It really is a fantastic project which really enables students to connect and contribute to their communities.  The students are now committed to continue the relationships with the charities and continue fundraising for them.


  • International Day

    date posted: Wednesday 8 May 2013

    The theme for International Day on 12th July 2013 will be North America and it is hoped that each student will have the prospect participating in 3 active, practical and enjoyable workshops. 

    “The Student Steering Group would like to thank parents who have responded, however we still need further International Day assistance please. So if you have any skills or expertise or contacts/links between UK and Canada, Caribbean, U.S.A. or Central America that would support our students’ wider education please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Sirett - kas@hayes.bromley.sch.uk

  • Jazz Night

    date posted: Tuesday 23 Apr 2013

    Jazz Night, Friday 26th April, 7pm in the school hall. Performances from our own Jazz Band and Junior Jazzers, together with Brought Into Blues. ‘House band’ for the night are Sweet’s Hot Six, a professional band of ex-Hayes students. Bring your own food and drink, and get ready for some dancing! Tickets £4 from the music dept.

  • BBC at Hayes

    date posted: Tuesday 23 Apr 2013

    Hayes students have filmed an episode of a programme for the BBC Learning Zone alongside Radio 1 DJ Devin Griffin. The programme shows how music technology can be used to put together a multi-tracked performance of Gotye’s Somebody That I Used To Know. The students played and sung all the parts, and are great ambassadors for the music department and the school. The episode can be seen on iPlayer at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0178j1t

  • Eco-Garden News

    date posted: Tuesday 23 Apr 2013
    Spring has well and truly sprung in the garden as seed planting gets under way. We have been able to get some recycled tyres to use as planters, thanks to PTA Motoring Services in Letchworth Drive, which not only help to save the planet, but also provide a working height that is student-friendly. They’ll look even better when we get around to painting them! Year 7 students have sown runner beans and peas, and plan to sow salad crops when the weather really warms up. 

  • BBC Schools News Report

    date posted: Thursday 21 Mar 2013

    Hayes School took part in BBC School News Report 2013. Groups of Year 8 students worked in teams to research current news stories; conduct interviews both in and outside of school and film and edit it all down to a professional news report.

    The finished product went live at 2pm on Thursday 21st March 2013 and can be accessed by people all over the world. Take a look at what they came up with.

    BBC News Report


  • The Big Debate

    date posted: Monday 4 Mar 2013

    The Big Debate 

    "Educating us :who should be responsible?"
    A cross-generational, inter-school debate

    Teams comprising students from Bromley schools and members
    of  U3A will present arguments about who has the responsibility
    for education, educating and learning.You are invited to join us,
    listen to the debate and put forward your own opinions.

    Tuesday 19th March 2013 6pm – 8pm
    in the Main Hall
    Hayes School, West Common Road, BR2 7DB

  • Hayes School Productions

    date posted: Monday 4 Mar 2013
    Hayes School Productions Present
    Bertolt Brecht’s 

    The Caucasian Chalk Circle

    Thursday 14th, Friday 15th and Saturday 16th March 2013
    7pm Main School Hall
    Tickets £8 Adults and £5 Students
    Click to watch video trailer


  • UNICEF thanks Hayes School

    date posted: Wednesday 27 Feb 2013
    Dear Hayes School pupils and staff,

    £1,581 is a fantastic sum of money to have raised through your amazing BIG DRAW art week. UNICEF thanks you for your generous support towards our Syrian Appeal. As the weather in the refugee camps has fallen below freezing many of the children are living in tents. Your money will be used by UNICEF to make sure families have warm blankets, clothing and access to warm water during these bitter winter months. As well as providing children with counselling and temporary schools. 

  • Options Evening

    date posted: Tuesday 12 Feb 2013

    Options Evening, Wednesday 13th February – Information.
    During the evening there will be a short presentation from the Year 9 pastoral team on the Options process.  There will also be time to ask any questions at this time.  Due to the size of the Year group, there will be two presentations.  Please ensure you attend the presentation that corresponds with your child’s timetable grouping.

    Options Booklet

    ·         6.15pm: Presentation in the Main Hall (WX population).  UV population to look round subject areas in Sports Hall and Canteen.

    ·         7.00pm: Presentation in the Main Hall (UV population).  WX population to look round subject areas in Sports Hall and Canteen.

  • Dance Fest

    date posted: Monday 4 Feb 2013
    Dancefest – ‘Magic of the Musicals’
    Dancefest 2013 proved to be a great success earlier this week
    with a high standard of performance from students from Years
    7 to Year 13.
    The quality of the performance was incredible and reflected the
    huge amount of time, energy and commitment from students
    and staff in ensuring that the performance was extremely
    professional.
  • Diana Award

    date posted: Friday 14 Dec 2012
    A huge congratulations to five year 10 students for winning the prestigious Diana Award for fundraising over the last two years. They visited Canary Wharf on Monday to receive their awards and are now even more inspired to continue their charity work!
  • Debate at the House of Lords

    date posted: Thursday 13 Dec 2012
    On Friday, 7th December, three Year 10 students took part in the first intergenerational debate ever held at the House of Lords. The students were invited to attend after winning the London final of the English Speaking Union’s Debate Challenge earlier in the year. Chaired by the Lord Speaker, Baroness D’Souza, the debate focused on who should be responsible for care of the vulnerable in society. All three students were able to vote, the result of which is recorded in Hansard.
  • Band Aid Charity Competition

    date posted: Thursday 13 Dec 2012

    Hayes School staff have recreated the original 1984 video of
    „Do They Know its Christmas‟! We ran a competition to guess which
    teachers are singing which lines. The video was shown in Christmas
    assemblies. All proceeds will go to the Teenage Cancer Trust. 

     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSwhQKmEXdw

     

     
  • Geography Association Quiz

    date posted: Monday 22 Oct 2012

    Mr. Jennings and I took a group of year 11 students to Charles Darwin after school on Thursday 18th October to take part in our first cross-school Geography Association Quiz.

  • Exam Success for Hayes

    date posted: Thursday 20 Sep 2012

    Hayes School is celebrating record breaking results at GCSE and A-Level. This is the sixth successive year of improvement for Hayes School which was judged as Outstanding by Ofsted in March 2011.  In addition to improving pass rates, there is improvement in the progress made by students; these results demonstrate students achieving exceptionally well at all grades.

  • Hayes visit Olympics 2012

    date posted: Thursday 20 Sep 2012

    Olympics 2012
    During the summer break, 250 Hayes students were provided with the opportunity to visit the Olympic park and attend a wide range of Olympic events covering both the Olympics and Paralympics.  This was a fantastic experience with every group and student having a wonderfully positive experience.  Their behaviour, attitude and company were a credit to the school and their parents.