FAQs

Where can I find bus information?

There are several school bus services. Please visit our Travel to School page for more information.

What time do Year 7 have lunch?

Year 7 usually go for lunch slightly earlier than other year groups as they get used to using the canteen. Students are welcome to bring a packed lunch. If buying food from the canteen, please ensure your child has enough money on ParentPay. During lunchtime they can play out on the designated playground, take part in co-curricular clubs or talk with friends. They will be supervised in each of their designated areas.

Are students taught as a form?

Year 7 are taught in forms for some of their lessons. Other lessons are taught in mixed groups from within one half of the year group.

Who should my child go to if they have an issue?

They should go to their Head of Year.

Who should I go to if I have a query?

In the first instance, it is best for parents/carers to contact reception on 0161 549 7700 or email enquiries@hazelgrovehigh.co.uk.

For pastoral issues please contact the Head of Year.

If necessary, we can then arrange to meet at a mutually convenient time.

What should I do if my child is anxious about starting High School?

Please try to reassure your child that everyone will feel anxious and it is normal when starting a new school and getting used to a new environment. Many students will be joining us not knowing anyone. They will soon get used to High School and settle in.

Can my child have time off during term time?

We will support your child’s time off if they are competing in a competition with co-curricular clubs or taking examinations, for example in music. We will also support unavoidable medical appointments. We will not support or authorise any holidays during term time – please refer to our Attendance Policy for further details.

What language will my child learn?

Your child will learn either French, German or Spanish. Students are assigned a language based on their form group. Changes cannot be  made. All students sit their language GCSE in Year 9. Your child can, if they desire, choose to study a second GCSE language in Key Stage 4.

Where should my child go on the first day?

On entering the school site, staff will guide students to their designated form room or to their Year group area.

When can my child use their mobile phone?

We appreciate many students use these to contact home if required on their way to or way home from school. However, mobiles are NOT required in school and must be switched off and kept out of sight for the whole of the school day including at break and lunchtimes.

If your child needs to contact home during the school day, they should see their Head of Year.

What shoes can my child wear?

At Hazel Grove High School students must wear appropriate shoes for school. Please see our Uniform Page for further details.