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.
Age Range Consultation
We are proposing to bring together Queen Elizabeth High School and Hexham Middle School to create a single 11-18 Secondary school. Although significant changes are unlikely to happen before September 2019, we believe that this shift could help secure the future of education in the Hexham area for the next 30 years or more.
The reasons for the change are that the local Three-Tier arrangements for schools do not fit with the national education system, which is based on the Primary-Secondary model; that this would help us become financially sustainable; and that it could open the door to much-needed capital investment in buildings and facilities.
For full details of this Initial Consultation, and how you can give us your views, please see the Consultation page.
HMS Sports Day
The Hexham Middle School Sports Day will be held on Friday 14 July 2017, weather permitting.
Year 8 Drama Workshop
On Thursday 15 June 2017, three pupils from the Sixth Form at QEHS came to school to work with Year Eight pupils on drama workshops inspired by the study of Shakespeare's Othello. The year group enjoyed two sessions: one based on movement, using handkerchiefs (a symbol of Othello's love for his wife, Desdemona), the other focused on two key scenes from the play and encouraged the children to watch and react to these performances. The afternoon was lively, engaging and energetic, pupil feedback was very positive and it is hoped that in the near future, more opportunities for drama-based learning can be facilitated, in collaboration with students at QEHS. Many thanks to Eve, Elizabeth and Clare for planning and delivering such a successful afternoon.
National Book Tokens Prize Draw for Schools
Enter to win £5,000/€5,000 of National Book Tokens for our school - enough to buy hundreds of new books for the library. And if your entry is the winner, you'll also get £100/€100 of National Book Tokens to spend on yourself! Accepted in thousands of bookshops and online, National Book Tokens are the perfect way to reward, encourage literacy and inspire a love of books. The winners of last year's prize - Camperdown Primary School in Dundee - transformed their library and filled their bookshelves with new books. Will it be Hexham Middle School's school's turn this year?
To nominate HMS, just fill in the form below. It takes 30 seconds to complete and the more entries our school makes, the better our chances of winning! Thank you.