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 !

FS Ducklings Hatching

Friday 16 March 2018


We now have 4 ducklings hatched 

Wednesday 14 March 2018

Ducklings Foundation Stage

The company supplying the eggs state that the welfare of the birds is of paramount importance to them and they take their responsibilities seriously. They are an established, reputable small-scale poultry breeders in their own right and are passionate about what they do, with standards that are extremely high. Birds returning from settings which have chosen not to keep them are grown on in spacious, warm, carefully maintained accommodation. This is kept clean and well-ventilated. They are ready to go outside at about eight weeks of age. They are advocates of low intensity traditional smallholder farming methods - as close as possible to what nature intended. 
The hatching eggs are eggs that would otherwise have been hatched by the breeders. This means ducklings are not being created purely for school projects and then left facing an uncertain future or destined for use in factory-farmed commercial egg production. Any problems please contact the school.


Wednesday 14 March 2018

Ducklings are born with a sharp tip on their beak called an "egg tooth" that they use to peck through their egg. The egg tooth falls off during the duckling's first few days of life, look out for it on our ducklings when they hatch!

Tuesday 13 March 2018

Tuesday 13 March 2018

Monday - 12 March 2018

The eggs have arrived!! A farmer has come all the way from Cornwall to deliver the eggs to Foundation Stage. If you listen carefully you can hear some that are quacking! Hopefully we don’t have to wait too long until they hatch!