Coronavirus – Information for Parents/Carers

Message from Mr Goodman – 17th March (awarding of GCSE, A level and vocational grades)

It has been a pleasure to welcome students back over the past week and we have all been impressed with the overwhelmingly positive attitude with which they have approached this return to school or sixth form. It is important that we also acknowledge the support that has been offered by […]

Home Covid Testing Information

Here is some information about coronavirus home testing kits and how to report test results.   If you have provided consent for coronavirus testing, we will provide your child with a testing kit to take home along with some instructions about how to carry out a home test.  We kindly ask […]

Letter from Mr Jackson – 16th March (Covid testing)

Thank you for your support in helping us to deliver lateral flow tests to over 1300 of our students.  It has certainly been a huge team effort to deliver these tests and I am proud of the way our students have responded in an extremely sensible and mature manner to […]

Message from Mr Jackson – 10th March (school reopening)

We have just completed our third day of lateral flow testing and have overseen over 1300 individual tests for students.  The vast majority of our students, where consent has been given, have now had their first test and we will be testing those students again twice over the next six […]

Message from Mr Goodman – 4th March (further information about students’ return to school)

I am very mindful of the long letter containing lots of important information which Mr Jackson sent you earlier this week, but I am also aware that there may still be questions around the experiences which our students will meet on their return to school, starting next week.  I am […]

Message from Mr Jackson – 2nd March (reopening of school from 8th March)

Apologies for the length of this letter! As I am sure you are aware secondary school students will be returning to school from Monday 8 March and I am delighted to confirm that we have plans in place that will see all our students back in school full time from […]

Message from Mr Jackson – 2nd March (Free school meal arrangements)

As we start to re-open school next week, I would like to inform you of the arrangements we will have in place to provide free school meals for children. Students in Years 11, 12 and 13 for whom we have received consent and who are attending school for a Covid-19 […]

Message from Mr Jackson – 23rd Feb – reopening of schools

Yesterday saw the Prime Minister outline his ‘roadmap’ for England’s emergence from the current restrictions and Gavin Williamson’s accompanying document detailing the implications and expectations for schools. You can find his letter to schools here. I am keen to update you on the implications for schools, however, it is important to […]

Message from Mr Goodman and Ms Marsland – Remote learning / Sixth Form

We hope this message finds you well at the end of a very different half term at Haslingden High School.  Whilst we know that home learning presents many challenges for staff, students and their families, we hope that this has been successful for your son/daughter during this time. We understand […]

Year 8 Options 2021 (3rd February)

For several years at Haslingden High School we have operated a two-year Key Stage 3 curriculum, with students making their Key Stage 4 option choices at the end of Year 8.  This, combined with high-quality teaching and learning, has led to our students continuing to make fantastic progress, and the […]

Message from Mr Jackson – 29th January (wellbeing day, reopening of schools, COVID-19 testing)

I hope you are well and that you and your family are coping during these difficult times. The following letter provides a brief update on some of the areas of school life that will be of particular interest to parents. Wellbeing and Learning Consolidation Day – Friday 5 February I […]

Message from Mr Jackson – 21st January (Remote learning update)

We have been working hard on a number of fronts this term, but providing online learning for our students that most closely matches the experience they would get in school (accepting that whatever we do provide wouldn’t be as good as face-to-face learning with their teacher) has been our main […]

Message from Ms Marsland – 21st January (Sixth Form Admissions)

I hope this message finds you and your family healthy and well during these challenging times. You may be aware that the Department for Education has launched a joint consultation with Ofqual regarding how exam grades will be awarded in summer 2021 and, currently, there is no further guidance other […]

Message from Mr Jackson – 19th January

The Christmas break already seems a very distant memory and it is hard to believe that students have only just been ‘back’ two weeks.  There has been a huge amount going on already this term and this letter provides an update of some key issues that may affect your child. […]

Message from Mr Jackson – 11th January (Year 11 Parents’ Evening)

This will be the strangest Year 11 parents evening I have been involved with over the past 36 years!  Given the announcement that students will not sit GCSE exams this summer, I am sure there are many questions you want to ask your son/daughter’s teachers regarding the GCSE grade they […]

Message from Mr Jackson – 7th January (for Year 11 parents)

Yesterday in parliament, the Secretary of State for Education confirmed that students will not sit GCSE, A-level or AS exams this summer, and that the Department for Education and Ofqual will ‘consult next week on how to fairly award all pupils with a grade to ensure they can progress to […]

Message from Mr Jackson – 6th January (Vocational Exams)

Thank you for your understanding whilst we awaited further details regarding the vocational examinations which are taking place this month.  We had hoped that there would be more information regarding these in Gavin Williamson’s parliamentary address this afternoon, but unfortunately this was not the case.  We had already been notified […]

Message from Mr Jackson – 5th January

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement last night, we have had to make a number of changes to our plans for this half term.  This will have implications for all year groups and will raise different questions for each.  In this letter I have tried to summarise the key issues that […]

Message from Mr Jackson – 4th January

Dear parent/carer I would like to wish all members of our school community a very happy new year.  It is good to be back in school but it is certainly not the same without the students.  There is much planning still to be done to facilitate the government’s plan for […]

Message from Mr Jackson – 31st December

Dear parent/carer I hope this email finds you well and that the new year is better than the current one! Following the Secretary of State for Education’s announcement in parliament yesterday afternoon, the plans for the start of term have been amended. This is clearly a rapidly changing situation and […]

Message from Mr Jackson – 28th December

Dear Parent/Carer  I hope you this letter finds you well and you have managed to enjoy the Christmas break so far.  There is no doubt that 2020 has been an exceptional year, but we are all hopeful that 2021 will see Coronavirus being brought under control with the advancements in […]

Message from Mr Jackson – 23rd October

This half term has been exceptionally challenging in school in a wide variety of ways, with the pandemic impacting on a significant number of our school community. The infection rates across Lancashire have seen the county placed in Tier 3, the highest category of classification, where rates are deemed to […]

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 […]

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