Choosing Horizon Community College as the number one preference for your child means that they will:

• Access the best in terms of teaching, facilities, and curriculum;

• Succeed academically by being challenged in every lesson, every day;

• Become positive role models, ready to make the best of the opportunities society has to offer.

At Horizon, we will provide the following for your child:

• 100 state-of-the-art learning spaces;

• An average class size of 25 students;

• Subject-specific facilities, including 3 Art studios, 10 IT suites, 5 Performing Arts spaces, a whole block dedicated to Physical Education and our Horizon Theatre;

• A wider curriculum offer of Citizenship, Art, Engineering, Food, Graphics, Textiles, Dance, Drama, Music and Computing for all Key Stage 3 students, as well as the core subject curriculum of English, Maths, Science, Geography, History, Languages, Religious Education and PE;

• Expert subject-specialist teaching across all departments;

• A dedicated School Team for Year 7 with 17 staff (including form tutors) responsible for excellent pastoral care;

• A dedicated Year 7 section of the College, separate lunchtimes and bus services;

• A Year 7 Careers Curriculum and Personal Development passport, designed to support students’ wider education, inspire future aspirations and develop their cultural literacy;

• Extra-curricular opportunities including championship-winning Sports teams and Performing Arts groups, the Duke of Edinburgh Award, STEM club and 7 6 Enterprise project.

Meet the team


Assistant Principal

Personal Development

Miss Sheldon

Assistant Principal

Head of KS3 – Pastoral


Assistant Principal



Assistant Principal

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Horizon Transition Journey 2023 - The Class of 2028

Welcome Booklet

Our Welcome Booklet is sent to all Y6 students on the day of placement to share a warm welcome to Horizon. This booklet hopefully answers some key questions at this exciting time and provides a start to the communication between families and Horizon during the transition from primary school to secondary school.

Click cover to download

Welcome Postcard

We value the importance of communication, so keep an eye out for our welcome postcard, handwritten to each student to ensure we are keeping everyone informed.

Transition Email Address

To ensure easy communication between families and Horizon we have a dedicated transition email inbox (transition@horizoncc.co.uk) which is monitored daily by Mrs Malson, Assistant Principal, who will ensure a timely response to any of your queries.


We regularly send out our transition newsletter via e-mail to keep you updated.

Horizon Twitter

Horizon’s twitter feed (@horizon_cc) is updated daily with news from around the college and is a great way to experience life at Horizon. We will also post any transition information and share with primary schools who are also on twitter. Watch out for the #transition on our tweets!

Admission Form and Emails

We will email all families regularly over the next few months sharing news, introducing you to key members of staff, launching competitions and much more. We will use the email address that was used when families applied for their place in a secondary school. Our first email will include a link to our Admission Form. This form collects all important information about each student – emergency contacts, medical information etc – which is pivotal for us to ensure we can communicate with you effectively and keep your child safe whilst at Horizon.

Primary Visits

Between April and the end of the summer term, Miss Sheldon and Mrs Malson will be visiting Primary Schools to meet all Y6 students. Miss Sheldon and Mrs Malson will be answering any questions students may have to ensure they feel ready and excited to start at Horizon. They will also speak to key members of staff at each Primary School to ensure we have a thorough understanding of each individual student to ensure the transition from primary to secondary school is a smooth experience for all.

Mrs Proud (SENDCo) and Miss Ola-Craig (Safeguarding) will also be communicating with primary schools and visiting students to ensure all students have a familiar face who will be a key member of staff in their time at Horizon.

Transition day visit to Horizon

Every student will be invited to visit Horizon before the summer holidays. You will spend a day moving around one area of the college, experiencing lessons at Horizon and meeting new people.

The provisional dates are 7th and 10th July and we will be in touch with your primary school to organise these visits.

More information will come soon!

Parents Information EVENING

We would like to invite our future Y7 students and their families to Horizon on Thursday 8th May to meet key staff and hear important information about joining Horizon. This will include information about start date and time, uniform requirements, daily equipment, how to purchase food and drinks, the curriculum studied and the wealth of personal development opportunities available to every child. More information will be emailed to families closer to the time and we look forward to meeting you on this evening.

Welcome booklet

College Day Sept 2022 onwards

Horizon FoodHub Menu

Uniform Requirements 2023/2024

Horizon Twitter

Extra Curricular Activities


Bus Timetables

Contact Us

Important Information

Dear Parents/Carers

Please note the College is open today and Year 11 will be expected on site for their Mock Examinations. However, for Years 7 to 10, if you cannot get your child to school safely today, then please ensure that they access remote learning via Teams. For safeguarding purposes, please email in to info@horizoncc.co.uk if your child is not going to be in and will be accessing Teams.

Any child who accesses Teams remotely today will receive a present attendance mark of a B code (educated off-site). If your child does not access Teams then they will be classified as absent Please note that attendance codes will be updated throughout the day.

Mrs Huddart


College Calendar

  • Tuesday 12th December – 14th December – School Show
  • Tuesday 16th January – Y8 Parents Evening
  • Tuesday 6th February – Y11 Parents Evening 2
  • Tuesday 27th February – Y9 Parents Evening
  • Tuesday 16th April – Y10 Parents Evening
  • Tuesday 30th April – Y7 Parents Evening