Coronavirus – Information for Parents/Carers

Message from Mr Jackson – 11th September

At the end of first full week back in school I would like to take this opportunity to thank both parents and students for their cooperation, understanding and support. This has played a significant part in ensuring that the wide range of protocols and systems we have put in place […]

Message from Mr Jackson – 27th August

I hope you and your family have enjoyed the summer break and you are looking forward to your child(ren) returning to school in September. I fully understand many students, and their parents, may be feeling anxious about returning school, and I would like to reassure you that we continue to […]

Message from Mr Jackson – new Year 7 – 16th July

I am aware that a number of you are finding it difficult to access the presentation providing transition advice in readiness for September on some devices. We have now made it available on YouTube: We are all excited at the prospect of welcoming our new Year 6 into school […]

Message from Mr Jackson – 16th July

­­­ There is no doubt this academic year has been exceptionally difficult for a wide variety of reasons, not least the current pandemic which has seen many students having to work from home since before Easter. This has presented significant challenges for teachers, students and parents and we have tried […]

Message from Mr Jackson – 8th July

­­­ We have had a very positive end to the year with an increasing number of key worker children attending school, and a significant proportion of students in Year 10 and Year 12 able to return to school, albeit on a limited basis. It has been great to see students […]

Information about Edulink One and iPads for families with students starting Year 7 this September

Introducing Edulink One At Haslingden High School we see communication between school and home as a vital means of ensuring your child has an excellent education. As well as sending messages out by SMS and email, we also use a system called Edulink One. Many of you will already be […]

Information about collecting A Level & GCSE results

Here are the arrangements for the collection of exam results during August:   Year 13 A Level Results – Thursday 13 August   Year 11 GCSE Results – Thursday 20 August     

Message from Mr Jackson – 1st July

I hope this letter finds you safe and well.  I have no doubt that the last few months have been extremely difficult for everyone; it has certainly been an extremely challenging time in school.  The last two weeks have been genuinely heart-warming as we have welcomed Year 10 and Year […]

Message from Mr Jackson – 30th June (School Uniform)

Due to the current situation, we have had to change the way in which parents can purchase uniform from the school and so this year we will be operating a ‘click and collect’ type of arrangement. You will find a full list of items we offer below, along with the […]

Message from Mr Jackson – 24th June

Thank you to those who responded to the ‘return to sixth form’ survey.  We have had a number of conversations with parents who have expressed a wide range of views about their son/daughter returning but, ultimately, this decision does rest with parents and we fully respect the reasons behind the […]

Letter to Year 12 Parents – 18th June

I hope you and your family are well and coping in these extraordinary and extremely challenging times. All of us in school are very keen to see all our students again, as soon as it is safe to do so and we know that the time in school would be […]

Letter to Year 10 Parents – 18th June

Thank you to those of you who responded to the return to school survey.  I have had a number of conversations with parents who have expressed a wide range of views about their son or daughter returning to school. Ultimately, the decision about whether their child returns to school this […]

Message from Mr Jackson – 15th June

Further to my message from 12 June, I am writing to inform you that Lancashire County Council have revised their guidance and are encouraging schools to open to Year 10 and Year 12 students.  In line with government guidance we intend to bring a maximum of 25% of eligible students […]

Letter from Mr Jackson – 12th June

This continues to be an exceptionally difficult time for many people and all of us in school are really looking forward to welcoming back those who are returning to school, albeit in a limited way, and are continuing to support those who aren’t able to return at the moment. On […]

Message from Mr Jackson – 8th June

This morning we have received an update from Lancashire County Council, stating that the ‘Director of Public Health has reviewed his guidance that schools should not welcome more pupils and has determined that it should not change’. This means that school will not be open before 22 June for our Year 10 & 12 students. This […]

Letter from Ms Marsland – 6th June

Four weeks ago, I launched the bridging units for year 11 students who are planning to make the transition to sixth form. Key stage 5 subject teachers have started to receive some excellent work and this in itself is an extremely promising start to what is often a challenging academic […]

Letter from Mr Jackson – 6th June

I hope this message finds you and your family well. I am writing to provide you with the detail relating to a number of decisions we have made in school and updates on the current guidance and information from Lancashire County Council and the Department for Education. The world of […]

Letter from Mr Jackson – 26th May

On Friday, the government’s independent SAGE group published its scientific papers relating to education and on Saturday the government  published its account of how it took the scientific and medical advice and used it as the basis for its decisions on wider opening. Yesterday afternoon the government released its specific […]

Letter from Mr Jackson – 22nd May

I can confidently say that this half term has been the strangest throughout my time in education. Remote learning has been taking place throughout the past six weeks and the survey of parents we conducted recently reflected what has been seen in secondary schools across Lancashire; many students are managing […]

Letter from Mr Jackson – 18th May

I apologise for the length of this message, but given the circumstances, I feel that this was necessary given the wealth of information relating to the wider re-opening of schools and the range of views relating to this issue. I would to thank all parents who completed the questionnaire I […]

Letter from Mr Jackson – 13th May

I hope you are your families are well and coping in these extremely difficult circumstances. I am sure many of you, like me, were sat in front of the television on Sunday evening, listening carefully to the Prime Minister’s announcement about the next steps in the battle to overcome the […]

Letter from Mr Jackson – 1st May

I hope you are safe and well. There have been a number of press articles speculating when and how schools will start to re-open when the current restrictions are eventually eased. The next review of the existing ‘lockdown’ rules is Thursday 7 May, and more information about this may be […]

Letters from Ms Marsland for Year 11 parents & learners: 30th April

There are two letters – one for parents and one for students: Letter for students:     Letter for parents:      

Letter from Mr Jackson for free school meals families – 30th April

Thank you for your patience regarding the above. This has been a huge logistical challenge for the government to implement and there have been a significant number of problems nationally. We were one of a number of schools across the country that struggled to get access to the national portal […]

Letter from Mr Jackson for free school meals families – 16th April

There have been numerous problems across all schools regarding the national free school meals voucher scheme, intended to support children who are eligible for free school meals.  This is perhaps not surprising given the scale of the task.  Our staff have worked incredibly hard over the past fortnight and we […]

Letter from Ms Marsland for Year 12 learners: 14th April

Dear year 12 student, I hope that this message finds you and your family healthy and well during these challenging times.  At the moment, there is much focus on years 13 and 11 given the cancellation of final exams but I wanted to use this opportunity to contact you with […]

Letters from Mr Jackson: 13th April

Letters for parents by year group: Parents of learners in Years 7 and 9 Parents of learners in Year 8 Parents of learners in Year 10 Parents of learners in Years 11 Parents of learners in Year 12 Parents of learners in Year 13  

Letter from Mr Jackson: 3rd April

Following the Secretary of State for Education’s announcement that the 2020 exam series would be cancelled to help fight the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), Ofqual’s role has been to develop a process which they believe fairly recognises students’ work and makes sure they get their grades in time to progress […]

Letter from Mr Jackson 3rd April (Year 11 and 13 students)

We have today received information from Ofqual, the organisation which is responsible for examinations across England, to explain how your examination results are to be decided this summer. They have asked schools to send letters to all students that are affected, and you can view this letter by clicking the […]

Letter from Mr Jackson 1st April

I hope you and your family are all well and coping with the difficult situation we all find ourselves in at the moment. I just wanted to update you on the situation over the Easter break. The school will be open over the next two weeks, in what would have […]

Message from Mr Jackson: Free School Meals – 30th March

Further to my emails last week (they are on our website if you are struggling to locate them) I write with further information about this week’s provision for students who are eligible for a free school meal. The following information was provided by Lancashire County Council this morning and we […]

Message from Mr Jackson – 29th March

As I mentioned in my letter last Thursday, by Easter, Ofqual will outline the process for making sure grades awarded to students are fair across schools and colleges, as well as their proposals for appeals. The Department for Education has published a useful set of questions and answers about the special arrangements […]

Message from Mr Jackson – 27th March (2 of 2)

At the end of a long, surreal week in school, I would just like to thank parents for the messages of support we have received, either directly through email or on social media.  Our whole school community has pulled together and we have tried to ensure that students have received […]

Message from Mr Jackson – 27th March (1 of 2)

Ofqual, the government department that regulates examinations, assessments and tests in England, is the organisation that will make the final decisions of how grades are awarded this summer, how any appeals process will work and how opportunities for re-sits will me made available. They have a very, very difficult job […]

Message from Mr Jackson – 25th March

It has been a very difficult week for us all, with the Coronavirus situation moving at an incredible pace. Last week was an emotional one for many Year 11 and 13 students who were told their exams had been cancelled and that Friday would be their last day in school. […]

Message from Mr Jackson – 19th March

REPLY NEEDED FROM PARENTS IDENTIFIED IN THIS MESSAGE I am writing to you following yesterday’s announcements by the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Education (Gavin Williamson). The decisions made by government have undoubtedly meant there have been a number of unprecedented implications for our school, our local […]

Message from Mr Jackson – 17th March

Following Boris Johnson’s announcement yesterday afternoon, there has been updated advice that will undoubtedly have implications for our whole school community.  Following this, our senior leadership team met to review our current position and to discuss future planning. The latest advice from Public Health England for educational settings has been updated and […]

Message from Mr Jackson – 11th March

The health and well-being of all of our students and staff remains our number one concern and we are continuing to strictly follow the advice from the government and the NHS. The school is carefully monitoring any government updates relating to the current Coronavirus outbreak on a daily basis. Please […]

Message from Mr Jackson – 4th March

The health and well-being of all of our students and staff is our top priority and as such we are following, and closely monitoring, the advice from the government and NHS. I wrote to you last week to provide information about the situation regarding Coronavirus (Covid-19) as it was then, […]

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