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Haydock High School Science Fair

Haydock High School's Science department hosted the school’s first ever Science Fair on Friday 14th July. All Year 8 students were given the opportunity to produce a project and have worked tirelessly on them for the last 3 weeks. The judging was conducted by Councillor Jeanette Banks, School

14 Jul 2017

Haydock High School Parent Forum

A message to parents from Mr Murphy regarding our 'Parents' Forum' held on 10th July 2017: My thanks to all parents and carers in our school community that were able to attend last night’s Forum at school. The healthy debate and conversations will help to provide school with the perspectives and

11 Jul 2017

Success for Haydock High Girls Rugby team at the Merseyside Youth Games

Haydock High School Girls' Rugby team have seen success at the recent Merseyside Youth Games. After a long, hot day the girls managed to win the competition, as well as winning every single game that they played. The team represented the school and our values impeccably and we have received lots

7 Jul 2017

Rugby Success for Haydock High School

Our winning streak has continued this year, as Haydock High Year 10 and Year 11 rugby teams successfully completed the “double double” in Rugby League. Last year the Year 9s and Year 10s both won the Town Cup Final in the same year; a feat never accomplished before at Haydock High, yet this

23 Jun 2017

Boxing Success for Haydock High Student

Year 9 student Ellie Rooney has been successful at a boxing competition in Harrogate over the half term break. Ellie, who has been boxing outside of school competitively for 5 years, was victorious in both fights she took part in, eventually taking home a trophy and a shield from the

9 Jun 2017

Haydock Students support Manchester in Personal Development Lessons

Haydock High students have created fitting tributes to the victims and the casualties of the recent Manchester attacks on May 22nd 2017. The students used their Personal Development sessions to reflect, think about and discuss the events that took place. The theme of the lessons was: "'Bee'

26 May 2017

Primary School Students take part in Transition Sports Events

Haydock High School would like to congratulate and thank students from Ashurst Primary School, Grange Valley Primary School,  Legh Vale Primary School, St James Primary School and English Martyrs Catholic RC Primary School for taking part in our Transition Sports Events that took place in

24 May 2017

Haydock High Hosts first 'Teach Meet' event

On Thursday 11th May 2017, Haydock High School hosted our first of a series of 'Teach Meet' events that will be taking place throughout the year. The event was available for all staff to attend, and members of each department shared a range of strategies and resources for engaging students in their

12 May 2017

Haydock High Student Strikes Gold at the DSA National Games

Haydock High School student Mark Worthington has struck gold at the Dwarf Sports Association National Games, held on the weekend of the 28 th April to the 1 st May, winning gold medals in the discus, javelin and shot-put competitions, as well as a silver team medal in Basketball. Mark managed to

9 May 2017

Latest Ofsted Report Now Available

Haydock High was subject to an Inspection from OFSTED in March. The findings of this inspection together with a letter from the Headteacher and Chair of Governors, can be found under the Ofsted tab. Latest Ofsted Report

28 Apr 2017

England Rugby League call up for two Year 11 Students

Haydock High School would like to congratulate two of our Year 11 Students, Matthew Foster and Ryan Forshaw, who were called up to the England Youth Rugby League Squad for 2017 over the Easter Holidays. Based at their training camp at Bishop Burton College, the event took place

19 Apr 2017

Success at the St Helens BASH Book Review Awards

On Thursday 30 th March, Haydock High Student Bridie Bell was honoured at the Book Award St Helens (BASH) Celebration Event, with all students who took part in the BASH Awards Competition being invited to attend the event.  Lisa Williamson, a teenage writer, gave a performance and

31 Mar 2017

Year 10 Football Team Crowned Champions at the St Helens Town Cup

Haydock High School's Year 10 Football Team have been crowned Champions in the St Helens Town Cup, meaning our Year 10 are now champions of St Helens in both Rugby and Football. The team managed to overcome Rainhill High School in the final, after a 4-3 victory on penalties.  It was a hard

31 Mar 2017

Haydock High School Hosts Our Annual Primary School Quiz

On Tuesday 28th March 2017, Haydock High hosted our annual Primary School Quiz, hosted by Mr Bill Buckley and organised by Mrs Barker, our transition manager. Five primary schools attended: Ashurst Primary School, English Martyrs Catholic Primary School, Grange Valley Primary School, Legh Vale

28 Mar 2017

Haydock High School Celebrates Duke of Edinburgh Award Success

On Tuesday 21 st March, Haydock High School hosted an assembly to celebrate the current Year 11’s success participating in the Duke of Edinburgh award. 35 out of 37 students completed the award, cementing Haydock High as the school with the highest percentage pass rate in the North West region. The

27 Mar 2017

BBC News School Report 2017

73 Media Studies GCSE students, plus the students they invited to interview, participated in the BBC School Report day on the 16th March 2017. Haydock High was one of nearly 900 schools across the nation to work with the BBC on this project. All the students worked exceptionally hard and took

17 Mar 2017

Haydock High Students Recognised in Creative Writing Competition

Everyone at Haydock High School would like to congratulate students for their achievements in the St Helens Super Writer's Competition, a creative writing competition that took place in the St Helens area. Year 9 student Phoebe Kay came in second place, winning a prize for herself and a

15 Mar 2017

Haydock High School Celebrates World Book Day

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

2 Mar 2017

Arriva Bus Company host an assembly on Public Transport safety

On the 8 th February 2017, Haydock High School’s Key Stage 3 assembly was delivered by the Arriva Bus Company’s School Liaison Officer, Brian Nicholas, and Assistant Operations Manager, Rebecca Harrison. They came to deliver a strong message about how to stay safe when travelling aboard the Arriva

8 Feb 2017

Haydock High School celebrates Chinese New Year

On Tuesday 31 st January 2017, Haydock High School celebrated Chinese New Year in the LRC, where a number of activities took place to celebrate this important event in Chinese culture.  The animal representative of this Chinese calendar year is the Rooster. The event was o rganised by Mrs

2 Feb 2017

Haydock High Excellence Academy

Haydock High Excellence Academy Haydock High School is proud to introduce our new initiative: The Haydock High Excellence Academy. It involves rewarding students for excellent AtL, Attendance, Achievement Credits and Additional Credits. The data is gathered

24 Jan 2017

Haydock High Year 11s are North West RL Champions 2017

After bitter disappointment in last year’s North West Counties Final, the Year 11 Haydock Rugby League team made amends by beating St Peters of Wigan 34-20 at the Halton Stadium, home of the Widnes Vikings, crowning them North West Champions 2017. After going behind 10-0 early in the first half,

17 Jan 2017

Haydock Student Volunteers to Keep Her Local Community Tidy

On Sunday 8 th January 2017, a Haydock High student volunteered to venture out into the cold winter weather in order to clean up litter and maintain the environment in her local community. As part of SCARS, the Sankey Canal Restoration Society, Year 8 student Rosie Bell ventured down the

16 Jan 2017

Positive Review from the Local Authority January 2017

Following on from the September Review through the Local Authority, Haydock was pleased to welcome back the Review Team on 23rd January 2017, comprising 4 Reviewers, including a former Senior HMI, HMI, former Secondary Headteacher and Primary Headteacher. These colleagues worked alongside the

1 Jan 2017

Haydock High Christmas Pantomime 2016

On Tuesday 20 th December 2016, an event to remember took place as Haydock High hosted their annual Christmas Staff Pantomime. Organised by Mrs Forster, Head of Year 11, the pantomime was a mixture of a variety of different productions, including characters from Aladdin, the Ugly Sisters, the

20 Dec 2016

Haydock High Christmas Hamper Appeal 2016

On Tuesday 20th December 2016, students delivered hampers to our elderly residents in the community. The hampers had been made and decorated after the school held a 'non-uniform' day on December 15 th , where students came to school in their own clothes in return for bringing an item of

20 Dec 2016

Haydock High Christmas Markets 2016

On Monday 19th December 2016, Haydock High held a community Christmas event throughout the day which involved students, primary school children and the wider Haydock community. In the morning, primary school children came to partake in a variety of different Christmas activities. They began with an

19 Dec 2016

Haydock High hosts our Annual Christmas Lunch 2016

Haydock High hosted our annual Christmas Lunch on Thursday 15th December 2016 for both staff and students alike. The school canteen was decorated for Christmas and everyone enjoyed a soup or salad starter, turkey dinner for the main course and a selection of different cakes for dessert. The

15 Dec 2016

Christmas Concert 2016

On Thursday 15th December, Mr Carter worked his magic again and produced a wonderful Christmas Concert, involving many students, which delighted the packed out audience who braved the downpour to attend. Congratulations must go to all of the students for putting on such high quality performances

15 Dec 2016

Mock Interviews

Haydock High School would like to extend our thanks to staff at Winstanley College, Cowley Sixth Form College, Carmel College, Warrington Collegiate and St Helens College, who supported our mock interviews held on Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th December. The students have been working hard in their

6 Dec 2016

Anti Bullying Week 2016

Anti-Bullying Week shines a spotlight on bullying and encourages all children, teachers and parents to take action against bullying throughout the year. This year, the national Anti-Bullying Campaign tag line was #powerforgood, which focuses on supporting children and young people to use

2 Dec 2016

Cycling in the Dark

St. Helen's council invite you to a free 'Night Cycle Event' that is taking place on Wednesday, 23rd November 2016 from 3:30pm until 7:30pm at Taylor Park Ranger's Centre, Taylor Park, St. Helens. The event is being run to coincide with this year's 'Road Safety Week', taking place from

22 Nov 2016

Remembrance Service

On Friday 11th November over 60 members of the community, teachers and students representing the school and uniformed organisations gathered to remember the fallen soldiers of Haydock and Parr. The Drama Theatre and the Remembrance Garden in front of the School's Art block, which was originally the

11 Nov 2016

St Helens Youth Council

Sam Pickersgill (Year 7), Dylan Foulds (Year 8), Josh Aydin (Year 9) and Alex Robinson (Year 10) are now Haydock High School's representatives at the St. Helens Youth Council. Our Year 7 student, Sam Pickersgill, nominated himself for the role of Secretary of the Council and was duly elected to the

11 Nov 2016

Student Attendance Conference

On Tuesday 8 th November 2016, Haydock High School held its first Student Attendance Conference. 40 students from Year 9 and 10 worked with members of staff from the Education Welfare Service to discuss the importance of high school attendance, the barriers that impact students' attendance to

8 Nov 2016

Rising Stars Afternoon Tea

On Thursday 20th October, Haydock High was delighted to share an afternoon tea with our 'Rising Stars' student cohort, accompanied by their parents. These students have been selected as they have the potential to reach their outstanding progress targets.The Rising Stars meet regularly with progress

20 Oct 2016

Science Year 7 Model Cell Homework Competition

The Science Department have launched a Model Cell Homework Competition for Year 7.  The task is to produce a 3D model cell (plant or animal) which is fully labelled. Cells will be judged by the Science Department and prizes awarded for Most Scientific, Most Creative and Most Effort. Good

20 Oct 2016

Haydock High Remembers Past Veterans

Every year at Haydock High School the Art, Drama and Music departments commemorate Remembrance Day. Given that Haydock High School’s Art block is a War memorial, it is a poignant event. In the build up to Remembrance Day, students create art work around the theme of ‘conflict’. All Year 8

12 Oct 2016

Open Evening 2016

On Thursday 29 th September we opened our doors to welcome prospective students and their families to Haydock High School. We had over 400 people visit school between 5.30 and 8.00pm, giving them the opportunity to see our school in action with lots of fantastic activities,

4 Oct 2016

MacMillan Coffee Morning 2016

The annual Macmillan Coffee Morning was held on the 30th September 2016 to raise awareness of cancer and its impact. Here at Haydock High School, both staff and students have been affected by cancer many times over recent years and, as such, the strong support of this yearly event has always been

4 Oct 2016

Positive Review from the Local Authority September 2016

On September 14 th the Local Authority conducted a review of Haydock in line with their ongoing support for all schools across the Borough. 4 Reviewers, including a former Senior HMI, HMI, former Secondary Headteacher and Primary Headteacher, worked with the school to evaluate the different aspects

30 Sep 2016

Haydock High Musicians

Haydock High musicians have celebrated an excellent 100% A*to C in BTEC Music with 66.6% achieving a Distinction grade. These grades are above the national average. Mr Carter, Head of Music said: ‘I am absolutely delighted with these excellent results which have been testament to their individual

23 Sep 2016

Haydock High English Department

The English department at Haydock High are celebrating a fantastic set of results in this summer’s GCSEs. 73.7% of learners achieved A*- C in English Language and an impressive 89.5% achieved A*- C in English Literature; both sets of results are above the national average for English. "Our

22 Sep 2016

GCSE Motivation Day

Students and staff were involved in a series of inspirational workshops on Thursday 22nd September. Jay and Michael from the Fix-Up crew ran a series of motivation sessions to prepare Key Stage 4 students for the important year ahead. The focus for the day was study skills and motivation. Good

22 Sep 2016

Haydock High Ethics and Philosophy

The Ethics and Philosophy department at Haydock High are celebrating an excellent set of results in this summer's GCSE results. 73.3% of students achieved A*-C grades in the subject, which is above the national average for Ethics and Philosophy. "I am delighted with the excellent results for the

21 Sep 2016

Haydock High Historians

Haydock High Historians have been celebrating another excellent set of GCSE results for the Department. The results are a testament to the individual dedication, resilience and continuous hard work of this cohort of students. "There are a number of outstanding results in History this year,

21 Sep 2016

Give Peas a Chance

On Friday September 16 th , Mr Murphy and Mrs Hornby met with two Year 8 students, James Cassidy and Drew Morgan, to share a lunch of fish and chips which were accompanied by the most important part of the meal: garden peas. James planted the seeds for the peas earlier in the year and was

16 Sep 2016

Year 7 arriving for their first day

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9 Sep 2016

Post-16 success for former Haydock High students

Former Haydock High students were among those celebrating post-16 success at Carmel College  http://www.carmel.ac.uk/news/Fantastic-results-yet... Our congratulations to all our former students celebrating A Level success. Listed below are some of the exceptional performances: Beth Lyon AAA

4 Sep 2016

Haydock High Celebrates GCSE Results Success

Haydock High School has experienced yet another set of excellent GCSE results for the 2015/2016 season. Our five A* - C figure with English and Maths increased by 6% on the 2014/2015 season. We experienced our best ever A/A* results at the school, with 12% of all grades achieved being A*/A’s.

1 Sep 2016

Haydock High School students celebrate great GCSE results

Students from Haydock High School have been celebrating another great set of GCSE results this year. The five A*- C figure with English and Maths has increased by 6% from 2015 and the Attainment 8 score which measures students’ results across arrange of subjects, has increased by 5 points. The

26 Aug 2016

Youth Council Question Time

Haydock High was invited by St Helens Youth Council to the Local Question Time Event at St Helens Town Hall. Three of our students were chosen to represent our school, Rosie Bell, Harley Chadwick and Niamh Owen all in Year 7. The students were invited to ask the panel members, Council Chief

3 Aug 2016

Year 8 students take blankets to Parr Care Home

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20 Jul 2016

Year 11 Leavers Assembly 2016

On Monday 27th June, Year 11 students were invited to a Leavers Assembly in the Sports Hall to celebrate the end of their GCSE exams and to look back on their time at Haydock High School. They tucked into pizza and cake as they signed each others shirts and presented various awards to mark the

28 Jun 2016

Sports Day 2016

On Wednesday 22nd June, our annual Sports Day took place on the back field. The day started off with lovely sunshine before clouds started to appear early in the afternoon. A few drops of rain was not enough to dampen the spirits of all students who got involved in the various events

23 Jun 2016

Students visit Carmel College

On Monday 20th June, a group of Year 9 students attended a High Achievers’ Day at Carmel College. They had been selected to experience one of the following workshops: Science Olympics, Modern Foreign Languages, Psychology/Sociology/Philosophy, English/Media/Film Studies,

22 Jun 2016

Year 11 student says Thank You

On Friday 17th June, Year 11 student Caitlin Corrigan brought into school a cake to show her appreciation to the staff during her time at Haydock. The cake included an iced version of a handwritten note from Caitlin which read: To the wonderful staff at Haydock High School From starting in Year

17 Jun 2016

90th birthday celebration for the Queen

On Monday 13th June, the Sports Hall was decorated and students and staff were invited to join together to eat their lunch as they celebrated the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II. Originally the event was due to take place outside but due to the rain it was relocated inside. Students enjoyed

15 Jun 2016

Visit to Christ Church to view Art Exhibition

Christ Church URC at West End Road in Haydock are holding a Royal Exhibition to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday. The exhibition features work by our Year 7 and 8 students. Read a report of the exhibition from a Year 7 student's perspective after they visited: "I loved visiting the Art

10 Jun 2016

Haydock High is now an accredited RFL development school

Through our work with Saints RFC, our Head of PE, Mr Wright put in a bid for Haydock High School to be an accredited RFL Player Development School. We are delighted to announce that we have been successful.

19 May 2016

Rugby League history made at Haydock High School

Never before have two groups at Haydock High School won the St Helens Town Cup in the same year! On Wednesday 11th May, the Year 9 and Year 10 boys' rugby teams won in convincing fashion at the St Helens Town Cup final at Langtree Park, the home of ‘The Saints’. The day

12 May 2016

Mark Worthington wins gold!

On Friday 29th April, Year 7 student Mark Worthington competed in the 3 day National Dwarf Games in Birmingham. Mark competed in lots of events and also got to meet British Paralympian swimmer Ellie Simmonds and actor Warwick Davies. Mark had a wonderful time and came home

6 May 2016

Megan wins 'Best Review' at BASH awards 2016

On Thursday 28 th March, the school Reading Group attended the BASH (Book Awards St Helens) Celebration Day. All High Schools from St Helens have been taking part and were invited to the event. Students have been reading the shortlisted books and the winning book 'Frozen

4 May 2016

BGT finalist attends assembly

On Thursday 28th April, Year 10 and Year 11 were surprised in their assembly by a Britain's Got Talent semi-finalist. Mr Young, the Headteacher of Rainford High School, had brought MD along with his PR team to speak to Haydock High school students about a new Performing

28 Apr 2016

Haydock High School recognised as an Investor In People

Haydock High School was recently awarded the Investors in People Standard, demonstrating our commitment to realising the potential of our staff. Investors in People is the UK's leading accreditation for business improvement through people management, and provides a wealth of resources for

28 Apr 2016

Rewards for students

On Friday 22nd April, as part of the Reward Scheme, students from across all Year groups opted for an early lunch with pizza which they enjoyed in the Drama Theatre. They also had access to the iPads and could play on these whilst enjoying their well earned privilege. Click on an image below to

22 Apr 2016

Bikeability

On Friday 22nd April, Year 7 students enjoyed taking part in the Bikeability programme. The programme will run for 7 weeks and students will be given the opportunity to take part each Friday.  Bikeability is a cycle training programme. It is like cycling proficiency, but

22 Apr 2016

Students create Edible DNA

Year 10 students have been busy in Biology lessons this week making Edible DNA. They were able to learn about the structure of DNA and its complexities - and also have a tasty treat too! Click on an image below to view Gallery

24 Mar 2016

Former student heads to America

Former Haydock High student, Lewis Rowe, who left us in 2014 to go to Winstanley College has been successful in gaining a prestigious football scholarship at Campbellsville University in Kentucky, USA, starting in August 2016. Lewis, who is 17 currently plays centre back for Haydock Football

22 Mar 2016

Sport Relief 2016

On Friday 18th March, Haydock High School supported the Sainsburys Sport Relief 2016 event. Students and staff had the opportunity during the day to take part in the one mile run/walk and although students wore their school uniform as normal on the day, they were able to dress up in something fun

14 Mar 2016

Forensic investigation in Science department

On Monday 14th March part of the Science department was cordoned off with tape as forensic teams were brought in to investigate a 'murder'. Teams of students looked for evidence from the clues that were available. There was a 'body' still with the murder weapon on site. A note had been

14 Mar 2016

Berlin Trip 2016

The History department organised a school trip to Berlin during Half Term (14th - 17th February). This was to support students' GCSE Studies, with a focus on Nazi Germany and the Cold War. The trip included various visits to places of interest including: - Checkpoint Charlie - the

10 Mar 2016

BBC News School Report

Our Year 10 GCSE Media Studies students have been working on producing news reports for BBC New School Report. They have been researching and interviewing people on various topics which they hope to present on the 10th March. The news reports will be available to view from 4pm on Thursday

9 Mar 2016

Fairtrade Awareness

On Tuesday 8th - Thursday 10th March, the LRC was adorned with Fairtrade inspired items. Year 8 and Year 10 work was on display together with various Fairtrade items. Year 8 have been learning about Fairtrade in their Art and Ethics lessons and the pictures below show

8 Mar 2016

World Book Day

On Thursday 3rd March to celebrate World Book Day, Mrs Bennett, our school Librarian arranged a quiz at lunchtime in the LRC, with chocolate Easter egg prizes for the winners. There was also a raffle to win a “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” cake which had been expertly made by Mrs

3 Mar 2016

Memorial bench for Harrison Ledsham

On Friday 26th February 2016, members of Harrison Ledsham's family joined Year 8 students and members of staff to remember the Haydock High student who sadly lost his battle with cancer in 2015. A beautiful bench had been installed in the grounds of the school where students can sit

26 Feb 2016

'Our Day Out' is a roaring success

On Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th February, Haydock High School performed Willy Russell’s ‘Our Day Out’ in the Drama Theatre. The students had been working incredibly hard for weeks and it was really lovely to see their hard work pay off as they were able to perform it on both evenings -

25 Feb 2016

Chinese New Year celebrations

On Friday 12 th February Haydock High School celebrated the Chinese New Year. The celebrations were led by Mrs Bennett, the school Librarian who worked in partnership with the Art teachers, Mrs Ashburner and Mrs Fletcher. This year, Year 7 students worked exceptionally hard during

12 Feb 2016

Rewards for students

This week saw the introduction of Reward Week for students. Over the week students took part in hot chocolate workshops or benefited from having an early lunch. Haydock High School wanted to focus on the good behaviour of students who have good attendance and work hard whilst in school.

10 Feb 2016

Lyme & Wood Pits Country Park visit

On Wednesday 3rd February a small group of students supported a number of Grange Valley pupils on a visit to Lyme & Wood Pits Country Park at Vista Road. The afternoon project was all about making improvements to the environment in the local community. Following a planning meeting the

4 Feb 2016

Holocaust Memorial Day

On Wednesday 27th January a group of Year 9 students attended a service at St Helens Town Hall to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day. The group was one of many representing numerous schools in St Helens and helped to honour the day that marks the liberation of the concentration camp

28 Jan 2016

Creating lavender pouches

The Gardening Club students have been working in collaboration with the Textiles department to create lavender pouches. Having grown their own lavender in the school gardens they were then able to make material pouches on the sewing machines and fill them with the fragrant lavender.

26 Jan 2016

Callum Keeley

Year 9 student Callum Keeley competed at the North Zonal Schools Trampoline Competition in Gateshead on Saturday 23rd January and came 7th. Callum had been suffering with a bad cough but that didn't stop him from putting in a great performance as he continues to improve.  The following

25 Jan 2016

Haydock High School features in St.Helens First magazine

There is a lovely article in the latest edition of the St.Helens First magazine featuring our school. If you haven't received a copy through your letterbox - take a look at the article now on pages 22 & 23 via  this link.

22 Jan 2016

Christmas Carol Service

On Friday 18th December students had the opportunity to go to Christ Church, Haydock to take part in an Ecumenical Carol Service. Years 7 and 9 were the first group to go, escorted by staff whilst the remaining students took part in various activities in school. Upon their return

18 Dec 2015

Christmas Hamper delivery

On Thursday 17th December, students delivered 30 hampers to elderly residents in the community. The hampers had been made and decorated after the school held a 'non-uniform' day at the end of November and students came to school in their own clothes in return for bringing an item of food to go

17 Dec 2015

Christmas Market

On Thursday 17th December Haydock High School held a Community Christmas event throughout the day which involved students, primary school pupils and the community. In the morning primary school children took part in an English class based around Charles Dickens' "A

17 Dec 2015

Cushion making in Textiles

Year 8 students have made excellent progress with stunning work produced in textiles. Here are some of the cushions which have been made by the students this term. Click on an image below to view Gallery

15 Dec 2015

Courtney Fry visits Haydock High

We were delighted to have Courtney Fry working with some of our boys on Friday 11th December. Courtney, a GB Commonwealth gold winning boxer worked with the students as part of the Sky Sports Mentoring Programme which we are a part of. He also took an assembly and did some workshops with the

11 Dec 2015

Christmas Concert 2015

On Thursday 10th December, Mr Carter worked his magic again and produced a wonderful Christmas Concert involving many students which delighted the packed out audience who braved the weather to attend. Congratulations must go to all of the students for putting on such high quality performances

10 Dec 2015

Triumph at the Education Awards

On Thursday 3rd December, representatives from Haydock High School attended the St.Helens Reporter Education Awards ceremony at Carmel College. Staff and students were able to celebrate our school being crowned winners in 2 categories as well as receiving 4 highly commended awards. The

4 Dec 2015

Burial of Haydock High School's skeleton

On Thursday 3rd December, a skeleton which has resided within the school for many years was finally laid to rest. The skeleton - which is missing both arms and a leg - was used for many years in the Science and Art departments and was later put in storage and replaced by a plastic

2 Dec 2015

O2 Think Big Success

Think Big aims to inspire, support and enable young people (13-25 year olds) with great ideas; so they can have an impact on society while getting the hands on experience and skills they need to thrive in today’s digital world. We're delighted to tell you that your project 'Community Christmas' has

1 Dec 2015

Mock Interviews 2015

On Monday 30th November and Tuesday 1st December, Year 11 students had the opportunity to attend a Mock Interview with members of the local business community who had volunteered their time in order to help prepare our students for their future. Members of staff from Carmel,

30 Nov 2015

Winston's Wish

The charity for bereaved children. Haydock High School are supporting the Wish upon a Star this Christmas. Staff and students can buy a star to write a message or memory of someone who has passed away and won't be here this Christmas. The stars will be put on the tree in the memorial garden

18 Nov 2015

St.Helens Reporter Education Awards 2015

Haydock High School has been shortlisted for a number of categories including the 'Creative Arts Award' and 'Sports Achievement Award' in the St.Helens Reporter Education Awards. The awards presentation evening will take place on Thursday 3rd December at Carmel College and we now look forward

17 Nov 2015

Art Club

The Art Club continues to go from strength to strength with a fantastic turnout on Monday 16th November. There was a fantastic turnout at lunchtime with 28 students attending. It was a great atmosphere and lots of fun was had by all.

16 Nov 2015

Anti-Bully Week at Haydock High School

As part of the National Anti-Bully Week (16th - 20th November) Haydock High School have planned many activities some of which are detailed below.The key aims of the week are: To empower children and young people to make a noise about bullying - whether it is happening to them

16 Nov 2015

Post 16 Celebration Evening

On Thursday 12th November, Haydock High School welcomed back the students who had left in the summer for an evening of celebration. During the evening students were given all of their examination certificates which they had gained during their time at the school and these were presented by Mr

12 Nov 2015

Remembrance Service

On Wednesday 11th November, Haydock High School held its annual Remembrance Service in the Drama Theatre. Members of the local community attended the event and the service was led by Rev Paul Cliff from the Ebenezer Independent Methodist Church in Haydock. Visitors had the opportunity to look at

11 Nov 2015

Generous donation by local resident

Staff at Haydock High School were delighted to receive over 60 beautiful poppies which were generously given to the school by local resident Mrs Storey who had hand knitted them in support of Remembrance Day. The poppies will be sold to staff and students and all monies will be given to The

3 Nov 2015

St.Helens Reporter Education Awards 2015

Haydock High School has submitted two entries for the Education Awards 2015 in the 'Creative Arts Award' and 'Sports Achievement Award' categories. The awards presentation evening will take place on Thursday 3rd December at Carmel College and we now have to hope that we are shortlisted in

15 Oct 2015

Making Poppies in Art

Year 8 students attending the Textiles Club have been busy making poppies to sell on behalf of the Poppy Appeal. The Art Department will be holding their Annual Remembrance Service in the Drama Theatre on Wednesday 11th November from 10.30am to 1.00pm. The service will be led by Rev

14 Oct 2015

Macmillan Coffee Morning

On Friday 25th September 2015, the Modern Foreign Language department transformed Room 7 into a continental cafe in support of Macmillan Cancer Support. Students and staff had worked hard to lay tables adorned with tablecloths and flags and the room was filled with cakes and biscuits which had

25 Sep 2015

Open Evening September 2015

On Thursday 24th September, Haydock High School opened its doors to prospective students and their parents to come inside and take a look at what the school can offer them as they look ahead to transitioning from primary to secondary school. All departments had the opportunity to showcase

24 Sep 2015

New School Reception Official Opening

On Tuesday 22nd September 2015 the new reception area of Haydock High School was officially opened and a plaque was unveiled in memory of Councillor Jim Caunce MBE, JP who had been a governor of the school for 55 years. Alongside members of Jim's family, governors and former members of

22 Sep 2015

GCSE Results Day 2015

As always Results Day brought many reasons to celebrate for so many Haydock High School students and we are delighted with the final outcomes for our students. The great commitment and focus of our Year 11 cohort, supported intensively by staff, paid off with many individuals achieving, and in some

20 Aug 2015

Schools Rugby League North West School of the Year

Haydock High School recently won the 'School of the Year' category in the North West English Schools Rugby League Celebration Awards. The selection panel decided that Haydock was the most deserving candidate for the award and to show their appreciation for our hard work this last year, they have

19 Aug 2015

Some goodbyes to staff

At the end of the summer term we said goodbye to a few members of staff, some of whom have been at Haydock for a long time. After teaching for a combined sum of 172 years Mrs Griffiths, Mrs Valentine, Mrs Mallison, Mrs Curran and Mrs Smaje will retire this summer. We will be indebted forever to

17 Jul 2015

Students Rear Painted Lady Butterflies

Once again Year 7 students have reared their very own Painted Lady butterflies and have enjoyed watching the full life cycle from caterpillar, chrysalis and finally butterfly! The special kit was purchased from Insect Lore, and provided a close up look at how much a caterpillar grows each day

6 Jul 2015

Year 11 Prom 2015

Our Year 11 Prom took place on Friday 3rd July at the Thistle Hotel in Haydock. The weather was fabulous and as the sun shone the students started to arrive, all dressed to impress. It was a fantastic evening with staff and students mingling together to celebrate the end of their exams and also

3 Jul 2015

Mad Hatter's Tea Party

On Thursday 2nd July, we hosted a Mad Hatter's Tea Party which involved drama and a Key Stage 3 Art Exhibition. The event was open to parents and carers who could visit between 10.30am - 12noon and between 3pm - 6pm. The event coincided with the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll's children's book,

2 Jul 2015

Echo Schools' Awards 2015

On Wednesday 1 st July, representatives from Haydock High School attended the Echo Schools' Awards Ceremony which was held at the Crowne Plaza in Liverpool. After arrival and a lovely lunch all schools who were represented waited in expectancy to see what the results would be. Haydock High School

1 Jul 2015

Sports' Day 2015

Our Sports Day was held in glorious sunshine on Thursday 25th June. There were field events in the morning with students participating in discus, shot putt, javelin and long jump and then the afternoon was taken up with the track events. The weather was fabulous and the whole school enjoyed taking

25 Jun 2015

Race For Life

Haydock High School are delighted to announce that a staggering total of £1952.23 was raised by staff and students who took part in the Race for Life on Wednesday 24th June 2015 as part of their involvement with National Sports Week. Students set off from Haydock High School at 9.30am

24 Jun 2015

Anglesey Biology Trip June 2015

Recently some of our Year 10 students went on a Biology trip to Anglesey to develop their interest and enthusiasm for the subject. The fieldtrip covered the following content from OCR Gateway GCSE Biology B4 specification: Sampling techniques Identification of freshwater invertebrates Pollution

22 Jun 2015

Year 9 High Achievers Visit Carmel College

On Monday 22nd June some of our Year 9 students visited Carmel College for a High Achievers Day. The day at the college was experienced in various ways by the students and they explain their experience of the day in their own words below: "We split off into our designated subjects where we learned

22 Jun 2015

Year 11 Leavers' Assembly 2015

The Leavers Assembly was held in the Sports Hall on Monday 22nd June and was hosted by Head of Year, Mrs Forster. A slideshow depicted the five years that the students had spent at Haydock High School and showed photographs from throughout the years including their first day, the residential Quinta

22 Jun 2015

Art and Technology Exhibition 2015

Our annual Art and Technology Exhibition was held on Thursday 18th June in the Drama Theatre. This was an opportunity for staff, students and parents to view the array of art and design work which had been completed by the Year 11 students for their GCSE examinations. Once again the standard and

18 Jun 2015

St Helens Town Cup Finals

On 16 th and 17 th June the Year 8 and Year 9 Rugby League teams competed in the St Helens Town Cup Finals. Year 9 v Rainford On a hot and sunny evening the Year 9 Rugby team arrived at Langtree Stadium ready to face Rainford High for the Town Cup. With Haydock being given the Home team dressing

17 Jun 2015

Simona Abdallah visits Haydock High

Simona Abdallah visited Haydock on the 15 th June to work with the Music and Ethics Department. Simona is one of the few professional female Darbuka players. She works as a soloist and has worked with some of the Arab worlds most celebrated artists. Simona has been in the North West attending the

15 Jun 2015

Echo Schools Awards

Haydock High School is delighted to have been shortlisted for the Echo Schools Awards 2015 in the category "Active Community Award" We have been shortlisted due to various activities and events which the school have been involved in - some are listed below: Students and staff raising an

5 Jun 2015

Harrison Ledsham's memorial assembly

On Friday 5th June the whole school met together for an assembly to remember Harrison Ledsham. Harrison, a Year 7 student, sadly passed away on 14th May after an extremely brave battle against bone cancer. Staff and students wanted a time to reflect on the amazing life that Harrison had led. Even

4 Jun 2015

Julie Tinsley's Retirement

Mrs Julie Tinsley retired as our School Business Manager after a fantastic 26 year career at Haydock High School. Julie developed a reputation for her efficiency, high standards, professionalism, incredible work ethic and care for others. Her job was so incredibly vast that it will be impossible to

21 May 2015

Haydock
Charter

We care. We support. We achieve.

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.

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curriculum
information

Haydock Curriculum

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.

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About Us
& Our School

We are proud of our School

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. 

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Community
information

Haydock Leisure Centre

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.

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