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Welcome to Hadleigh High School 

Headteacher's Welcome

Mrs Shingleton Headteacher

Choosing the best school for your child is an extremely important decision. You need to be sure that, in addition to a great education, your child will be cared for in a happy and safe environment. With this in mind, it is with immense pride that I welcome you to Hadleigh High School.

Hadleigh High School offers a caring, nurturing and secure setting that enables every member of our school community to be the best they can be in all that they do. Moreover, our relatively small size is an asset in ensuring that all of our students are known as individuals.

As Headteacher, I am passionately committed to excellence for all. We have high aspirations for ourselves, our students and the community we serve and our intention is for our students to gain access to the best apprenticeships and universities in the country.


Headteacher's Welcome Address




About Hadleigh High School

We want to provide you with as much information as possible so that you understand all that the school has to offer.  Please work your way through the information below or go straight to a particular section by clicking the relevant topic.


Meet the Leadership Team

Meet the Head Students

Subject Information

Parent Carer Handbook and School Prospectus

Virtual Tour of our buildings and classrooms

Frequently Asked Questions

Virtual Tour of our site

How to apply for a place at the school

Further information about our school values and daily routines and can be found on our  All About Hadleigh High School year 6 transition page.


Pastoral, Curriculum, Assessment and SEN

To meet the school’s leadership team and to discover more information on our curriculum, pastoral care, assessments and SEND, please click on the videos below. 

Mr Brigden

Mr Etchingham

Mr Green

Mr Miller
Learning Support

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Subject Information

This section is intended to give you an overview of what Hadleigh High School looks like and what it means to be part of our community. Using the links below you will hear from a range of our staff talking about what life is like at our school and what happens in each subject. 

Creative Arts








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Virtual Tour of our buildings and classrooms

This page is intended to give you an overview of what Hadleigh High School looks like. Click on the map below to see what different parts of the school look like.

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Virtual Tour of our school site

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Meet the Head Students



My name is Gracie and in my spare time I love to listen to music and spend time with family and friends. I also help the community via a food bank which my mum helps to organise. I wanted to be head girl because I want to make the school more eco-friendly and more sustainable.  I also want to improve the student voice in the school. 





My name is Joshua and I’m currently one of four head pupils at Hadleigh High School. I really enjoy subjects within the humanities such as history and geography. I often read or listen to music in my free time. I've also been learning the drums and I’ve recently been volunteering at the library. I wanted to be a Head Student not only to aid the improvement of the school for my peers but to acquire valuable leadership skills which will assist me in the future.





My name is Olivia. I enjoy acting and spending time with my friends - this year I am going to be a part of our school showcase. Within the role of Head Student, I plan to make our school more eco-friendly and more sustainable. I also want to give the student body more of a voice within Hadleigh High. 





My name is Jamie.  In school my favourite subjects are Maths, Computer Science and History.  In the mornings I help run the breakfast club in the canteen.  In my free time I enjoy playing golf and cricket.  My favourite sport in Formula 1.  I wanted to be Head Student to contribute to positive change in the school and be a role model for the younger students. 

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Parent Carer Handbook and School Prospectus

To download a copy of our Parent / Carer handbook, click here

To download a copy of our School Prospectus, click here


Frequently Asked Questions

How will I know where to go on my first day?

Staff will be out on the front playground to meet you as you arrive. 

Will I be in the same classes as my friends from primary school?

We will try to ensure you are in the same tutor group with a friend you work well with but cannot guarantee this.  Before the summer holidays your parents/carers will be sent a letter informing them who your Form Tutor will be. 

What will happen if I cannot find a classroom or I am late to a lesson?

We will expect it to take a little while for you to get used to the new buildings and timetable.  Staff and other students will be available to help you find your way round.  Most students manage to find their own way round really well after just a few days. 

Will we be allowed to use the toilet during lessons?

You are expected to be organised and go to the toilet before school, at break times and at lunchtimes.  However, on rare occasions we understand there might be exceptional circumstances.

Will we be allowed to use our phones during the school day?

No, you can only use them after or before you arrive at school.  They must be switched off or on silent and in your bag.  If you have your phone out of your bag at school, it will get confiscated.  If you ever need to contact your parents/carers you must come to the student reception in the dining hall. 

Will I get a detention for bad behaviour?

You will only get a detention if you make poor behaviour choices.  The first time a student behaves badly they will be given a C1 warning.  If it happens again with that same student, they then get what's called a C2.  If it happens for a third time, that student will receive a C3, which is a detention.

Will I get rewards for good behaviour?

The simple answer is yes!  In lessons, you can receive verbal and written praise using our P system, being awarded positive events on Go4Schools and house points.

You can also be awarded positive events and house points when you demonstrate high standards in our three core values.  During Celebration Assemblies, you can expect to receive certificates and prizes.  At other times students may receive praise postcards, phone calls and end of term/year rewards trips and activities.

Is there a homework club?

Yes there is - after school in the Learning Support room - staff will be in there to support you if you need help.

When is the library open?

It is open every day before school, at break time and lunch time.

Will I get a Hadleigh High School email address?

Yes, this will be shared with you during your first few days with us.  You will be shown how to use our IT systems but this information will also be in the Student Guide you are given when you join us.

How much homework will I get?

You will need to get used to organising your time.  You will get two pieces of homework each day.  It will be based on your Knowledge Organiser booklet and set by your teachers using Go4Schools.  


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How to apply for a place at the school

Further information on how to apply for both September and mid-year admissions can be found on our Admissions pages

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