We are a welcoming school and are always very happy to answer enquiries regarding the admission of new students to Haydon Bridge High School.

If you are interested in a school place at Haydon Bridge High School, please telephone or email us so we can arrange an appointment. Our school receptionist will ensure that you are put in touch with the right people who can arrange a visit for you, answer your questions and provide you with key documents to read about the way we work.

During a visit we will show you around the school, tell you about the courses that students can study and provide you with all the information you need to make the application process swift and easy and the transition to becoming a student or parent of our school as simple and smooth as possible.

All our applications are handled electronically via the admissions team at Northumberland County Council.

*Parents of children who attend feeder schools in the Haydon Bridge Partnership of Schools will be informed of the application process by the school your child currently attends in the autumn term prior to transition.

To book an appointment to visit Haydon Bridge High School

Telephone: 01434 684 422 or Email:

Application forms are available from: 

The Admissions Team at Northumberland County Council Telephone: 01670 623 561

To apply to HBHS:

Read about the Northumberland County Council Admissions Process at

Click the ‘Admissions Portal (middle, high and secondary)’ link on that page – or click HERE

Pupil premium

At HBHS we place great emphasis on ensuring that all students are able to fulfil their potential and maximise progress whilst studying with us. The Pupil Premium is additional funding to help schools close the attainment gap between children from low-income and other disadvantaged families and their peers. Parents were eligible to apply for PP funding if they were in receipt of a range of benefits these have now been rolled into a single benefit, called Universal Credit. From April 2018, free school meals and pupil premium will only be allocated to pupils with a family income under £7400 (net) per year.

The Pupil Premium is designed to ensure that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. The funding is allocated to the Local Authorities and schools with pupils from Reception to Year 11 who are eligible for free school meals, are looked after or have parents currently in the armed forces.

Please click on the PDF files below to find out more about our PP strategy and evaluation.

Year 7 Catch Up

The Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch up premium (£500 maximum per student), has been made available by the government to schools to help in providing additional support to year 7 students who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading and / or maths at the end of Key Stage 2 (Yr 6).

At HBHS the year 7 catch up premium will be used to deliver additional tuition and intensive support to students in the target group. This additional and valuable support will support students to achieve in line with their peers so that they are more likely to succeed.

2018/ 2019

In the academic year 2018 / 2019 the catch up premium allocated to HBHS is £2917.00  in total.

Having assessed the needs of the individual students in the target group HBHS allocated the premium to the following areas:

  • Individual tuition in addition to classroom teaching
  • Intensive small group tuition
  • Purchase of materials adding to those provided by the school

The impact of these targeted interventions will be reviewed throughout the year.

A review of last years interventions can be seen below


At HBHS we place great emphasis on ensuring that all students are able to fulfil their potential and maximise progress whilst studying with us. For some students, the ability to make such progress means that they may need additional support or provision in place. Students who need additional support or provision in order to access all aspects of education and school life will be placed on the SEND register, parents of all students on the SEND Register will be informed of any changes to provision for their child. Parents will also be informed if their child is added to the register at any point during their school career.

There are different levels of SEND in relation to the provision that is needed and available and all students with SEND will be closely monitored in order to ensure that they are receiving the most appropriate support for them. The support that each student receives will differ depending on their needs and can range from working in a class where there is a Teaching Assistant available to support the teacher in delivering the lesson and ensuring all students can access it, to having access to a slightly different curriculum or support to manage unstructured social times such as breaks and lunches.

The progress of students placed on the SEND register is reviewed on a termly basis and if the student is making good progress, they may be taken off the SEND register, although they will still be closely monitored in order to ensure that progress continues at the expected rate. Parents are informed of any changes to the provision in place for their child, including if they are taken off the SEND register.

Here is the SEND Local Offer

Equality Objectives

As a school we welcome our duties under the Equality Act 2010. The general duties are to:

– eliminate discrimination

– advance equality of opportunity

– foster good relations

We understand the principle of the act and the role our school, as a public sector body, has in ensuring that those with protected characteristics are not discriminated against and enjoy equality of opportunity.

Our equality statement is below.

GDPR / Data Protection

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a legal framework that sets guidelines for the collection and processing of personal information of individuals within the European Union (EU).

Haydon Bridge High School is committed to the new regulation and links to our Privacy Notices and Policy are below.


KS4 HEADLINE FIGURES (2019 Unvalidated)

Measure 2017 2018 2019
Attainment 8 41.6 42.2 40.9
Progress 8 -0.21 -0.09 -0.22
Basics (A-C or 4+) in English and Maths 47% 45% 52%
% students achieving 5+ in English and Maths 23% 22% 20%
Ebacc APS 3.46 APS 3.38
% staying on post KS4 92% 93%

Performance Tables

These are links to the DfE website:


School policies in PDF format are below. In this extraordinary time of COVID-19 (the Corona virus) all policies should be read in conjunction with the ‘Safeguarding Addendum for partial or full school closure’ document (included below).

Other Information

  • Information on Governance of the school can be found on the Governance page