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 !



The Department for Education’s has changed the guidance on holidays in term time.The amendments make clear that Headteachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time, unless there are exceptional circumstances and that it is for Headteachers to decide what those exceptional circumstances are.  For example, where there has been a family bereavement.*


Should a parent decide to take any leave of absence in term time, this will be unauthorised and a penalty notice may be issued. From September 2013, penalty notices amount to £60 per parent, per child for unauthorised periods of absence and must be paid within 21 days or this will increase to £120 within 28 days


Please put any requests for absence during term time, that are exceptional circumstances, in an email and send to office@haydonleighschool.co.uk. 


Regular and punctual attendance is vitally important to your child's education and progress. We monitor attendance closely.   

Each week the class with the highest attendance is awarded with a certificate to recognise their efforts in becoming Haydonleigh Attendance Heroes!

We recognise individual pupil's attendance in our end of year assembly where certificates are awarded to the children.


Every day counts! Click here to see how lost days add up!  


*Announcement from the DfE on 26th October 2014 in response to recent news items:


  • Term-time holidays should only be granted in exceptional circumstance.
  • There is no plan at all to change the policy & no u-turn.
  • Headteachers have always been able to decide what exceptional circumstances are.

Click here to download Haydonleigh Primary School's Attendance Policy