The English department at Hayes has an honourable tradition of producing pupils who value the joys of the written and spoken word. We encourage pupils to discuss literature and its related ideas and to take a keen interest in the world around them. This ethos has produced individuals who see reading as a lifetime's pleasure and are imbued with an intellectual curiosity that will remain with them long after they leave Hayes.

The subject is taught by a team of thirteen teachers who combine their expertise and enthusiasm to produce a student centred approach to learning. This approach has resulted in a sustained period of impressive examination success and has made the subjects of English Literature and English Language and Literature immensely popular as an AS and A Level choice at Hayes. The department follow the EdExcel syllabus for GCSE , AS and A2 examinations.