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Hayesbrook School
Brook Street, TN9 2PH, UK Tonbridge
+44 (0)1732 500600

Welcome to the Hayesbrook School!

We are an 11 – 18 boys’ (mixed sixth form) Foundation School, Specialist Sports College, High Performing Specialist School and Training School, situated at the south end of Tonbridge. We are a genuinely wide ability school and serve the communities of Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells and some of the surrounding villages. Hayesbrook also acts as the host school for the very successful School Sports Coordinator Scheme. Our specialisms have also been instrumental in the school’s continued drive to raise standards across the curriculum. Indeed, the GCSE results have risen from 20% 5+ A*-C in 1996 to 60% in 2005; an achievement the school is very proud of! Hayesbrook is also part of the West Kent Learning Federation, a collaborative of 20 secondary schools and West Kent College.

The school currently has 915 students on roll and is highly popular owing to its specialist status, emphasis on teaching and learning, examination success and high standards of discipline. Hayesbrook is also renowned for its success in extra-curricular activities.

Baseball pictureHayesbrook is affiliated to the Youth Sports Trust and the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust and is also very proud to have obtained an impressive number of quality marks. These include International Schools Award, Investor in People, ArtsMark, SportsMark Gold, the Basic Skills Award, Healthy Schools Award, Kent Heartbeat Award, Clean Food Award. It holds the Kent 16+ Kitemark for its Sixth Form provision in addition to being one of only a handful of schools across the country to have received all three School Achievement Awards (2000/1, 2001/2 and 2002/3). These latter awards are in recognition of the school being placed in the top 100 Most Improved Schools in the country in 2000, 2001 and 2002.

The school had a very successful OfSTED inspection in March 2005.

“The school has made excellent progress since the last inspection”…“The quality of education provided is very good”…“Leadership and management are outstanding”…“All the key issues have been addressed.”…“Progress in raising standards from well below average to their current levels is excellent”…“The curriculum has been transformed”…“There is an excellent ethos, which is highly inclusive”…“Excellent community links, including international links, enrich students’ learning.”

In addition, Hayesbrook is a warm and vibrant community. As the school’s Headteachers and on behalf of all our staff, we look forward to welcoming you to our school.

Nigel Blackburn (Headteacher)
Debbie Coslett (Associate Headteacher)


Admissions Criteria 2008 [pdf 82kb]
School Prospectus and Information Booklet 2008-2009 [pdf 436kb]
  Sixth Form Prospectus (Coming Soon)  
Sixth Form Handbook [pdf 372kb]


Please use the menu below to find out further information about the subjects studied at Hayesbrook. If you do not find what you are looking for please contact the school.

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Cultivating an innovative and exciting environment, at the forefront of inclusive education provision for post 16 students

A Post 16 learning environment that will allow everyone, at all levels to study and develop their skills and interests.

The Hayesbrook School is a fast paced and exciting place to study, the teachers are excellent, the facilities are great and you have the opportunity to develop personally as well as academically and vocationally. We have specialist sport and vocational status, and this opens up a huge range of activities and opportunities to you that will allow you to encounter a broad range of life experiences.

The Hayesbrook School is a trail-blazing school, with the post 16 area leading this charge. Links with Hillview School enable us to offer a far broader range of subjects, and the new vocational specialism ensures that there are subjects which prepare you for your future.

When you enrol at The Hayesbrook School to continue your studies you agree to participate in voluntary activities that will benefit not only yourself, but the school in general.

Studying at the Hayesbrook school beyond the age of 16 will benefit you in a number of ways. It will enable you to further your studies in the subjects that you enjoy, and you will have the opportunity to acquire the academic or vocational qualifications that will enable you to take the next step into further education or employment. You will develop friendships with your colleagues that will help you to develop a real sense of identity and finally, through your involvement within the wider school, you will gain leadership qualities and a sense of achievement gained by becoming an active part of a community.

Students who choose embark on a programme of post 16 study at the Hayesbrook school will be treated as young adults. We recognise that you have made the choice to study here, and that you are no longer a uniformed school pupil. However with this comes a level of responsibility, we expect you to manage your time and complete all work that is set. We expect you to act as a role model for the pupils lower down in the school and we expect you to repay the trust that we put in you.

As part of your interview to join us, you were asked to consider what you could do to benefit the wider school community. This is important for a number of reasons. It allows you to develop a sense of leadership and responsibility and it enables us to enhance the profile of the post 16 offering at the school.

There are a number of ways that you can get involved:

Post 16 committee

Working with the Head Boy and Sports Captain to ensure the smooth running of all aspects of the post 16 team. You will be the main link between the students and the staff. You will have regular meetings with the Head Boy and Sports captain, who will filter and feedback any concerns. You will also be responsible for organising the Christmas and summer social events, and the Christmas entertainment.

CSLA (Community Sports Leadership Award)

Mr Topliss
CSLA Coordinator

A sports leadership programme that we run in partnership with Hillview and other community partners. It is a 30+ hour course that includes all aspects of leadership through sport. The sessions are timetabled in curriculum time and also in out of school hours learning time.

The qualification is an accredited course, recognised by higher education providers as a step into coaching and leadership. Students can improve their organisational skills, develop the ability to communicate with a varied audience and develop self confidence whilst leading groups of all abilities.

The course is run on an enjoyable and informal format with some students going on to take part in community based projects in the UK and Thailand.

ICT Young Leaders Award Scheme

Mr Smith
ICT young leaders award scheme Coordinator

What it might include

The young leaders award scheme will provide you with an opportunity to develop leadership skills within the field of ICT. You will be able to experience a range of leadership tasks including support in ICT classes, support/ delivery to small groups, create resources for cross-curricular ICT, run ICT clubs/ workshops for staff and pupils, extended workshops for gifted and talented students, develop and maintain annual update news/ newsletter, run ICT clubs/ workshops in local primary schools, develop a student council website and forum (intranet).

You will be expected to log all your work in an electronic portfolio that can be assessed at the end of the year.

What’s in it for me?

• Opportunities – reward trips to international schools
• Certification? – there will be an internal certification of the portfolio
• UCAS support/ career entry profile
• Skills/ confidence/ group work/ social interaction/ management
• Something beyond academia for your CV

When will it happen?

• During study periods
• After school
• Summer holidays – summer schools

Charity work

This year the post 16 students at the Hayesbrook school will be supporting Hospice in the Weald. We have already had a very successful staff karaoke competition, and events will be being run and organised by the students throughout the year.

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