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Hayfield Cross In The News

Sometimes the fantastic things that happen in school appear in the local news.  Please see below for where our children have been highlighted for the great things they've done!


Courageous advocate Eva raises awareness of Batten's Disease

Eva Tilley led a special assembly to tell us about Batten Disease – the neurodegenerative condition affecting her brother Isaac.  In an emotional presentation, Eva, 11, said she wanted to help find a cure for the disease that is causing her brother to ‘disappear’.  Eva also organised a coffee morning and cake sale to raise funds for a charity which supports families who have to manage the condition.

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Hayfield Cross pupils get a a valuable lesson from Taylor Wimpey

Some of our pupils have learned a valuable lesson in how to stay safe around a building site following a visit from Taylor Wimpey.

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Year 6 pupils take part in special D-Day 80 commemorations alongside veterans and Government ministers

As part of the 80th anniversary of D-Day, some of our Year 6 pupils were guests at 10 Downing Street and HMS Belfast for the ultimate D-Day history lesson.  They met D-Day veterans George Chandler and Bernard Morgan during their day, the Secretaries of State for Education and Defence (Gillian Keegan and Grant Shapps respectively) whilst also have a lesson on Winston Churchill from the Prime Minister's wife.


Akshata Murty, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's wife, welcomes Hayfield Cross to Number 10 Downing Street 

Businesswoman Akshata Murty, welcomed the children to Number 10 as the Ministry of Defence announced a range of initiatives to inspire a new generation with the story and legacy of D-Day. While touring Number 10, the children were given a lesson on the role of Downing Street and Prime Minister Winston Churchill in planning the Normandy Landings. 

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Children at heart of D-Day 80 with Ultimate History Lesson

On Tuesday 21st May 2024, a group of our Year 6 pupils boarded a Second World War-era red double-decker bus adorned with the D-Day 80 logo and travelled to HMS Belfast – the only British ship remaining from the bombardment fleet of D-Day - to meet up once more with the D-Day veterans.


Hayfield Cross pupils hear D-Day veteran urge them 'not to make same mistakes'

On Tuesday 21st May 2024, 29 of our Year 6 pupils took part in an event commemorating the 80th Anniversary of D-Day in London.  George Chandler, a 99 year-old D-Day veteran, warned them not to “make the same mistakes” his generation made regarding going to war.


Kettering primary school community's generosity sees home and away kits sponsored for football and rugby teams

Back in January, we reached out to members of the school community in the hope of kitting out teams participating in inter-school events.  We were taken aback by the response to this speculative letter we sent out to find kit sponsors.  Read more by clicking on the link or picture.


Hayfield Cross attends Corby Rotary Club hosts multi-school science competition

Some of our children competed in a science competition hosted by Corby Rotary Club.  The event was attended by five different schools from across Corby and Kettering.  We are all part of a school partnerships programme, funded by The Ogden Trust, which offers funding and support to groups of schools that are committed to enhancing physics teaching and learning.

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Oftsed Inspection February 2024

When we inspected in February 2024, the visitors found high ‘morale’ and that pupils were offered ‘an ambitious curriculum’ to meet their needs, whilst a parent said "This school is so much more than just a teaching environment, it is a safe, happy and nurturing sanctuary with staff who really care and go over and above every day."


Award-winning Author visist Hayfield Cross

Our pupils were inspired by a visit from an award-winning children's author as part of our celebrations for World Book Day.  Our children and staff welcomed Ben Davis to our school to talk about his career and how he became a writer.


Eco-Club Takes Flight

To coincide with the RSPB’s Big School’s Birdwatch (8th January to 19th February), a leading homebuilder has donated nest-boxes to the Eco-Club in our school.


Mintridge Sporting Ambassadors inspire our pupils

Our children were treated to confidence-boosting sessions led by two sporting ambassadors from the Mintridge Foundation.  We welcomed wheelchair basketball player Jordan Jarrett-Bryan and Paralympic rowing hopeful Ben Gallagher in two separate sessions to build resilience, perseverance and self-esteem.


A winning design from Poppy

David Wilson Homes launched a Christmas Card competeition to help spread festive cheer for all.  Our pupils entered the competition and we were all incredibly proud when the design of one of our pupils, Poppy, was selected as the winner!  Click on the photo to read more.