The Hayfield School offers a broad and balanced curriculum, which is tailored to meet the needs of all students across the school, not just through the subjects taught but the topics and themes within those subjects. Schemes of work are lively, engaging and responsive to needs. Students are on a five year journey towards their GCSEs and choose to specialise at the end of Year 9. In the younger years subjects work closely together on particular themes e.g. History and English work closely on the theme of conflict in Year 7.

The school takes pride in cross-curricular programmes which aim to build resilience, widen participation and develop social and emotional skills. This is delivered through an extensive tutorial programme, assemblies and HayDays. HayDays are themed for each year group. The regular timetable is collapsed and a variety of activities take place e.g career planning, team building, enterprise, healthy mind.

There is a varied extra curricular programme covering a wide range of activities such as multiple sports, creative arts, academia, outdoor activities such as the Duke of Edinburgh Award. There are numerous opportunities to participate in trips and visits, both local, regional and abroad.

The school has recently changed from a two-week to a one-week timetable with an extended tutor period once a week where bespoke cross curricular themes are delivered.


Year Group Curriculum Time Allocation
Y7 and Y8 Y9 Y10 Y11 Y10*
English 3 4 4 4 4
Mathematics 4 4 4 4 4
Science 3 3 4 4 6
French or German 3 2
History 2 2
Geography 2 2
Technology 2 2
Music 1 1
Art 1 1
Drama 1 1
IT 1 1 2
PE 2 2 1 1 1
Specialist choice 1 3 2.5 3
Specialist choice 2 3 2.5 3
Specialist choice 3 3 2.5 3
Specialist choice 4 3 2.5


*Reviewed curriculum offer from September 2018


Personal Development: e.g. RE/PSCHE

40 minute tutorial

3 x 15 minutes after each morning registration period

1 x Year Group or House Assembly

5 x HayDays per year.


The Key Stage 4 Curriculum is under review for September 2018.

All the subjects studied in Years 7 to 9 are offered at GCSE. In addition

the subjects listed below have been offered in the past and have been really successful. The school is looking to add more personalisation with a vocational curriculum.



Business Studies