Welcome to HMS
Thank you for visiting the Hexham Middle School website. Hexham Middle School is a friendly, happy, welcoming school where our young people feel safe and secure and are enabled to thrive.
As a school we are committed to being the best that we can be. We are ambitious for our school and for the pupils who come here, and are committed to working with passion and purpose to achieve our aims.
Proposed MAT Conversion Presentation
A PDF version of the Proposed MAT Conversion Presentation from Tuesday 3 May 2016 is now available in the Academy Proposal section of the website for parents, staff, and others who were not able to attend the meeting.
You may be aware that Hexham Police have advised the school that they have concerns that there is an adult posing as a young girl who is requesting photographs and personal information from middle-school aged children on Instagram.
I would like to take this opportunity to encourage you to have a positive conversation about your child’s use of social media and the need to protect themselves from unwelcome and inappropriate contact. Should your child have had any similar contact I would advise the following:
- Preserve any evidence (screen shots or text messages, email or social media usernames etc.)
- Block and report the person via the platform (Facebook, Instagram, twitter etc.)
- Should you have serious concerns i.e. if the person is demanding images, asking to meet, sending material which is inappropriate you should contact the local police using the 101 service. Be sure to let them know the age of the child, the nature of the activity and details of any evidence you may have.
- Should the contact be of a sexual, harmful or threatening nature you can also report it to CEOP (CEOP ‘report abuse’ button can be found on the school website or by internet search) and an officer will get in touch with you.
Girls' NE & Cumbria Rugby Tournament
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The girls played extremely well; in the first round they won 2 and drew 2. They played Workington, Teesdale, Newminster, and Dukes House. Having won their group they played the final against Netherall another Cumbrian Team, and therefore bidding for a place in the National Finals. Unfortunately the Cumbrian side were too strong and we lost by only 3 tries. Well done girls and tremendous effort.
Rugby Team: Victoria M, Lucy C, Hannah F, Jessica H, Beyonce F, Iona M, Olivia S, Olivia S, Josie L, and Jennifer T.
Proposed Academy Conversion
Further to the documents published on 16 March 2016, parents/carers are now invited to a Formal Consultation on the Proposed Conversion to a Multi-Academy Trust. Please see the letters below for further information.
HMS Newsletter: 22/04/16
The HMS newsletter contains school news, information about upcoming events in and outside of school, general notices for parents/carers and dates for your diary.
An electronic copy of the latest edition (22 April 2016) is available on the Publications page.
Year 6 After-School Boosters
Mr Watters, Miss Johnson and Miss France are running after-school Maths and English sessions for the next few weeks for our Year 6 pupils. For your child to attend, they must sign up and return a parental permission slip (letters available from the teachers). Maths runs on a Monday evening and English on a Thursday (both 3.30pm - 4.30pm). Our Year 6 pupils are working extremely hard in the build-up to the SATs in May; we are really proud of them! Please remember to sign their 'Reward Cards' every time they use one of our recommended revision resources at home! Thanks for your on-going support.
Mr Watters and Miss Johnson