On Thursday 2nd March, Haydock High School celebrated World Book Day, with events taking place throughout the week. On Wednesday 1st March we invited author Hazel Paine, a children’s/teenage writer, to talk to our students and present her new science fiction novel ‘Soulsight’; Year 7 and 8 classes were involved in the Workshops and the students really enjoyed the day, where they learned how to improve their creative writing.
On Thursday it was World Book Day and several members of staff from the English Department and Library dressed up as book characters, including the ‘Cat in the Hat’, ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and ‘Cruella De Vil’. The students enjoyed a quiz as well as having the opportunity to design their own book token, with Mrs Bennett generously raffling a “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” cake, the proceeds of which will go to support the charity Bookaid.
Everyone at Haydock High School would like to thank Mrs Bennett and the members of staff involved that made World Book Day, and the week as a whole, so special and fun filled. Our thanks also go to author Hazel Paine for taking the time to visit our school and spend time discussing literature and creative writing with our students.
At Haydock High School our mission is to care for and support
each student so that they fulfil their potential, make outstanding progress and become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens. We will be relentless in developing our skills, and work with our parents, Governors and wider partners to ensure that every student is known, contributes to our community and is
fulfilled in achieving their ambitions.
The pace of curriculum change continues to accelerate, for example introducing a more flexible Key Stage 3. Our constant planning offers confidence for successful delivery and assessment of these areas.
Over the last few years we have been successful in achieving Sportsmark, Investors in People, Artsmark, Careers and Guidance and Healthy Schools accreditation. We were also awarded the accolade of a ‘Get Set’ school in the run-up to the 2012 London Olympics.
We take great pride in serving the needs of our students and are dedicated to each and every one of them making outstanding progress in their time at our school. To this end, we undertake a significant commitment and interest in them as individuals so that we can most effectively meet their specific needs. This care for their achievement means we have the very highest expectations of their attendance, respect for the school and our ethos, behaviour, happiness, fulfilment and academic progress.
Facilities With a £250,000 refurbishment in 2006, the PE department and Leisure Centre were refurbished to accommodate more people and classes, offering a wide range of activities to students and the wider community. The changing rooms are of a high standard with disabled access, automatic showers and private cubicles. Sports Hall The Sports Hall can accommodate the following: 5 a side football, whole Sports Hall Cricket, whole Sports Hall Badminton, whole or half Sports Hall Keep Fit and much more.