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Year 7 Virtual Transition 1_v2

Schools in the UK remain closed until further notice in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, however we would like to reassure Year 6 parents and carers that we are committed to supporting our new students and their families with a positive transition to Haydon School.

Have a look at some of our resources and information below:

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Welcome Video From our Year 7 Year Leader - Mrs M Hitchman


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Welcome Video From our Year 7 Deputy Year Leader - Mr Baglan



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headteachers welcome video 


Meet some teachers : 

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Virtual tour  



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students share their experiences  

"Year 7 was a great year because I got to make a lot of new friends who always had my back, and I mean always. For those of you who don't like change I get it, change can be scary. If you're ever unsure about anything ask people around you or ask your teachers because the teachers always want you to succeed, so if you're stuck they will help you. So don't be afraid because if this year taught me anything it's that you don't have to be afraid to ask."


How long is the school day?
The school day starts at 8:40am and finishes at 2:50pm
Click here to see a full breakdown of the full day.

Which way do I come in to school?
You must enter via the main school entrance on Wiltshire Lane

Can I ride a bike to school?
You can ride your bike to school. There are bike stands to put them in but the school will not accept responsibility for your bike.

I am worried that I won't have time to do all of my homework.
You can do your homework in the lunchtime and homework club.

What if I get lost?
You will be given amap of the school and you will be with your whole class for most of your lessons - however you will find very quickly that you start to remember your way around.

How long is lunchtime?
Lunch is 30 minutes -this may not seem like a long time but you will get used to the systems at school. We have a rolling lunch system - Year 7s have their lunch from 12:50pm - 1:20pm. Alongside our canteen service point we now also have an outdoor pop up in our undercroft which also serves food.

What kind of food is there?
If you asked many students they will say that the food is great. Taylor Shaw serves a wide variety of food catering for everyone, including pizzas, paninis and pasta bowls, a salad bar, baguettes, sandwiches, a daily main meal and many desserts such as muffins and biscuits.Click here to view the menu and prices.

How do I pay for my lunch?
All payments are made through yourParent Pay account and you use either your fingerprint or a code at the till to pay.

Uniform - What is allowed and what is not?
Click here to view more information on our Uniform

What if I get bullied at school?
If a member of our community behaves in an inappropriate way to you it is really important that you tell somebody, whether that is a friend, parents/carers, your tutor, your Assistant Head of Year or your Head of Year. You must tell somebody to enable them to deal with it for you.

What do I do if I'm not feeling very well?
If you're feeling unwell during the school day you must report to the welfare room located on the ground floor of the St Nick Building. If the member of staff in the welfare room feels that you need to go home they will contact your parents or carers.

Click here to find all information on Homework given at Haydon

What extra-curricular activities are available?
The school has many extra-curricular clubs at lunchtime and after-school such as Dance, Robotics club, Ted talks club, Movie club and much more - Click here to see a full listor watch our video here

Interested in sports and PE?
Click here to find out about all of our sports teams and P.E. efforts

What kind of trips do students go on?
Our students go on many trips there are even international trips to countries such as China, Japan, Zambia, Spain, France, Germany and USA.  Click here to find out more 

What languages can students learn?
The languages that are on offer to students in Year 7 are French, Italian, Spanish and in Year 8 there is an option to study German.
Click here to view our full curriculum guides

If you have any other questions about your transition into Haydon School- please feel free to email your Year 7- Year Leader : Mrs Hitchman:  or Mr

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Be Awesome, Go Big - Transition Resources for Parents  (Click Here)
These resources provide information, tips and questions to help you open up discussion with your child about the transition and help prepare them for starting secondary school.

Be Awesome, Go Big - Transition Resources for Year 6 Pupils (Click Here)
These resources have been created to prepare Year 6 pupils for the transition to secondary school. Students are encouraged to watch the videos and complete the worksheet.