Harrison was a Year 7 student of great courage. Having been diagnosed with cancer just over 12 months ago, he had to have his leg amputated during last summer. This would be something which might make many give up, but not him. He arrived at Haydock on the very first day of term in his wheelchair so that he could join in with everyone else. His great delight at being in school was etched all over his face with a grin from ear to ear but moreover the buzz of excitement grew amongst his schoolmates as he took his place amongst them.
Harrison was a very popular young man with a sharp sense of humour mixed with just a little mischief and it was no surprise that he had such a wide circle of friends. He was musical, sporty and very bright and was blessed with the personality which exuded kindness and thoughtfulness. Even in some of his most difficult moments he was more concerned about the needs of others than his own.
Our community pulled together and with support from our many friends and local and national businesses raised money to improve his quality of life and fuelling his ambitions with the aim of securing enough funding for a new sporting leg. The target was achieved but sadly Harrison ran out of time to take advantage of this.
Haydock has lost a hero but his legacy will live on in the sense of community which he has helped to nurture amongst his year group, the whole school and our wider community.
He was indeed a remarkable young man.
Messages of condolence
"I have just seen the sad news about Harrison. Such a bright, friendly young man!
Thinking of his family and the school at this difficult time."
"I have just heard the tragic news. A lovely, intelligent, funny and most caring young man. Thoughts and prayers are with his family and also all staff and pupils today as they take in what has happened. Another life taken far too young."
"Please accept our deepest sympathy at the sad loss of Harrison in Y7. Many of our students and parents knew him and have phoned into school.
Harrison, his family and your school community are in our thoughts and prayers."
Mrs Mousdale, Headteacher St Augustines
"Just no words, RIP little man"
"So sad, to be taken at such a young age, my heart goes out to his family xx" Tracey MacDonald
"Sleep tight little angel xxx" Lillian Coleman
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.