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 !

Vision and Values


Haydonleigh School's Vision

Vision is knowing where you are, where you are going and what will guide your journey.

At Haydonleigh, we believe that having a shared vision is an important part of school life.   The children and adults at Haydonleigh have all helped to shape our vision, through regular activities, discussions and celebrations.  Our vision has three elements: our purpose as a school; our school's core values and a picture of the future.


Haydonleigh's core values:







Assembly Content – SMSC links with Values



Haydonleigh Value/British Value

Broadly Christian events / Celebrations at Haydonleigh

Spring 2



Week 1 w.c. 20/2/17


New SEAL unit launch

Week 2 w.c.27/2/17


Lent – Begins 1/3/17

Week 3 w.c. 6/3/17


Fairtrade fortnight 27/2/17  -12/3/17

Week 4 w.c.13/3/17


13/3/17 Holi festival    St Patrick’s day – 17/3/17

Week 5 w.c. 20/3/17


24/3/17 Comic Relief    25/3/17 Earth Hour

Week 6 w.c. 27/3/17


26/3/17 - Mother’s day

Week 7 w.c. 3/4/17


16 /4/17 Easter

Summer 1



Week 1 w.c. 24/5/17


New SEAL unit launch
23 / 5/17 St George’s day   27/5/17 Ramadan begins

Week 2 w.c. 1/5/17



Week 3 w.c. 8/5/17



Week 4 w.c. 15/5/17

Unity – British Value - Tolerance

14/5/17-2/5/17 Christian Aid Week

Week 5 w.c. 22/5/17


25/5/17 – Ascension day

Summer 2



Week 1w.c. 5/6/17


New SEAL launch.
4/6/17 – Pentecost

Week 2 w.c 12/6/16


18/6/17 – Father’s day

Week 3 w.c 19/6/17


21/6/17 – Summer Solstice

Week 4w.c. 26/6/17



Week 5 w.c. 3/7/17

Review of values


Week 6 w.c. 10/7/17

Review of values


Week 7 w.c. 17/7/17

Review of the year


Vision Art Day - June 30th 2016

During our transition day, the children and adults at Haydonleigh participated in a whole-school art event. Each group were responsible for producing an artistic letter of the alphabet, to create a large display in the school theatre of our Haydoleigh motto, ‘I am talented; together we are amazing!’ The project involved every child at Haydonleigh, our gardeners, kitchen staff, parent helpers, PTA, office, governors and Messy Paws, to name just a few!

Come and see our lovely new display when you next visit the theatre…

Haydonleigh Art Gallery


During October 2016, we held our first professional Haydonleigh Art Gallery. This special event was one of the highlights of the school year. The children were very happy to share their artwork, which had been professionally mounted, framed, catalogued and displayed on special boards, allowing visitors to stroll around our real “art gallery”. Thank you to everyone who visited the art gallery and purchased a masterpiece in support of our school projects. We hope you’ve continued to enjoy admiring the piece now it’s hung on your wall at home!

Haydonleigh Vision and Values

Our school is committed to working in partnership. As part of our school community, we aim for pupils, parents, guardians and staff to share the same values.

Having reviewed the results from our staff, parents and pupils questionnaires, which were conducted in the 2015-2016 academic year, a new School Commitment has been created. In order to establish a shared commitment, we invited members of our school community to participate in a survey which enabled us to better understand our communal values. Thank you for the 250 responses we received!

The new School Commitment document aims to communicate our shared promises as established through the 2016 Haydonleigh Vision Project. A full copy of the document can be found here

Should you wish to discuss the school Vision and Values in any further detail, please do not hesitate to contact our Assistant Headteachers Mrs Mace or Miss Van den Daele.

There’s more to learning than meets the eye!

Read on to find out how Key Stage 2 pupils are being encouraged to embrace opportunities to improve their own learning behaviours, rather than just expanding their knowledge.

Year 3 and 4 - Growth Mindset

Year 3 and 4 have been developing their ‘Growth Mindset’. This enables children and adults alike to succeed by working on skills to continually improve them. Pupils are developing an understanding that their abilities can be developed through effort, good teaching and persistence. When your child comes home they may celebrate ‘getting themselves out of the learning pit!’ This means they have worked on something they have found tricky, to find their own route to improve. Growth mindset people embrace failures as an opportunity to learn and improve their own abilities. Special days take place which celebrate ‘Growth Mindsets’ with the pupils to help embed this approach. Here is our Year 3 and 4 Growth Mindset display, which reminds children to celebrate their failures alongside their successes:

Year 5 and 6 - Building Learning Power

The Year 5 and 6 team have been ‘Building Learning Power’. The children and staff have been developing their muscles in the 4R’s- Resilience, Reciprocity, Resilience and Resourcefulness. These powers allow people to overcome barriers to their learning with greater independence, therefore nurturing learning skills rather than just knowledge. This will continue to support children’s learning as they journey through Key Stage 2 and beyond! Several ‘Building Learning Power’ days have really helped the children to get to grips with this lifelong learning concept. The display in our ‘Learning Hub’ helps to encourage our pupils to build strong minds for tricky times, preparing young people for a lifetime of learning.