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 !

mental and emotional wellbeing

Just as people's bodies can become unwell, people's minds can become unwell too. Mental health problems are more common than you think - three children in every classroom have a mental health problem.


At Haydonleigh, we always aim not just to educate your children but also to care for and nurture them.


Having a positive Mental Health is the ability to face life challenges with confidence, to manage them effectively, being responsive to the emotions of one’s self and others and to learn from these experiences. We promote positive mental health to create an environment that supports the development and maintenance of mental-health by helping children to feel good about themselves, to enjoy relationships, to learn confidently and to see their difficulties within a range of life experiences.


School staff have received training to support the emotional well-being of children such as attachment awareness. 


The Duchess of Cambridge Talks about Children's Mental Health


Mental Health and Wellbeing Policy


Mental health difficulties can be extremely hard to talk about but there is a lot of support available.


All our children should feel able to talk freely and openly to any member of staff if they have any worries or problems of any kind on a work or personal level.  Staff always responds to children in an appropriate manner, offering advice, support, guidance and reassurance in conjunction with our other policies, including our Safeguarding Policy.


If you are worried about your child's mental health you can talk about this in confidence to a member of school staff. We can make a referral to CAHMS (Children and Adults Mental Health Services).
Alternatively, if you can contact your GP who can make a referral to the Community CAHMS Consultation Service.


Below are some links to key organisations offering professional and confidential help: