Message from our Head Teacher

Welcome to Haydonleigh Primary School’s website and to a school where ‘I am talented, together we are amazing’ underpins our philosophy.

We provide a secure and happy environment where the work is varied and challenging and every child and adult is valued. We set the children and ourselves high standards to enable every child to develop his or her potential to the full and become confident learners.

All parents are very welcome at Haydonleigh, and we see home and school working together as very important for your child.

Our website will give you a flavour of our school’s aims, the activities that the children are involved in, the achievements that we have gained and the wealth of memorable experiences that the children encounter.

I hope you enjoy the website and if you'd like to visit the school, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Frances Billinge

I am talented, together we are amazing !

September 2016


Admission – I have a bucket list!  A list of things I wish to do and places I’d like to visit before I die. Things I’ve already ticked off include a flotation tank experience, walking over the Millenium Dome, eating pie, mash and liquor in an East End café and flying through the Grand Canyon to name just a few.

Things still to do include learning to speak Spanish, attend a retreat, bake bread and go to a football match!

Oh and there was also to eat at Coles Restaurant in Marlborough…

Imagine my dismay when I read in the local paper this week that Coles had closed its doors for the last time!  So many times my husband and I had discussed going there, never did and now we never will.

Earlier this week I was party to a delightful exchange with a boy in year 3 and his Mum at the school gate.  He had been with his family at the weekend flying a kite for the very first time. Mum and I discussed the list of things every child should do before they are 10 that I have referred to before. It doesn’t take a published list or indeed any list, my bucket list included does it?  The underlying message is about getting on and doing the things you want to do now.