Mrs. Haydock and her children have all contributed to the school’s development. The Haydock family have always managed the school, most notably Mr. Stephen Haydock who was Headteacher from 2003- 2010. During this time the school continued to grow in numbers and received an outstanding stamp from Ofsted. Mr. Haydock continued with the family ethos and the school became popular and well known in the local area.
Mrs. Haydock continues to play an active role in the day to day running of the school and states, “I consider it a great honour that I remain The Principal of a school that has seen so many children progress into Secondary Education and have become confident and caring adults, some of which are now bringing their children to Essendene Lodge School. Indeed, Essendene has been the school of choice for some of my own children and grandchildren because for me only the best will do!”
The aim has always been to provide a happy, family friendly and stimulating environment where each child was encouraged to reach their full potential. We create a stimulating atmosphere where learning becomes a natural and welcome part of a child’s development. We believe it is crucial to create a secure environment in order to build the confidence of the developing child.
Our small class sizes enable all our children to receive individual attention and a learning experience matched to their needs. Staff are experienced and qualified, and specialist teachers are employed to teach some individual subjects such as ICT, PE and Modern Foreign Lanugages.
At its heart Essendene is a family orientated and child centred community. Parents’ have a difficult choice when selecting a school for their child but once you have seen us we guarantee that your choice will be easier!
Mrs. S. Haydock, Principal.