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.
Year 6 Visit Tynemouth
As part of our study of coastal locations and our work inspired by Kingdom by the Sea, Year 6 visited Tynemouth on 18 October 2017. We observed evidence of coastal erosion, used our senses to describe our surroundings and made sculptures in the sand inspired by our novel study. The wet weather certainly did not dampen our spirits and we enjoyed hot sausage and chips in the train station before returning back to school.
Extra-Curricular Clubs and Activities
As you will see from the list of our extra-curricular clubs, there is a wide range of activities which we would encourage your child to try. For all clubs which take place during the school day, your child simply needs to go along and join in. For the after school clubs, please ensure that your child collects the relevant letter from the teacher who runs the club and you complete it and it is returned to school.
If you have any questions about the extra-curricular activities, please contact us.
Conrad Dickinson explores with Year 5!
As part of our new 'Explore' curriculum, we were thrilled to be visited by explorer and adventurer, Conrad Dickinson. Our Year 5 pupils' studies are currently centred around the theme of 'Frozen Kingdom'. Mr Dickinson led an inspirational afternoon including stories of his many expeditions and showing many of his artefacts collected around the world. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed hearing about his exploration experiences!
Peter J Murray back at HMS!
Thanks once again to the generous support of the school's PTA, we were able to welcome the hugely popular children's author Peter J Murray into school this week. Presenting his spooky novels to the children in both Key Stage 2 and 3 was followed by a book signing session whereby Pete and his wife Kath sold over 250 books to eager pupils. Our school has been highly praised on his blog which can be found at www.peterjmurray.co.uk. We're looking forward to welcoming Pete back again in the future.
Information Evening and Parents' Tours
For parents interested in Year 5 entry in September 2018
A good school with outstanding features (Ofsted):
- “The school’s work to promote the personal development and welfare of pupils is outstanding”
- “Pupils’ behaviour is outstanding; they are courteous, polite and show a deep level of respect for one another”
- “There is a high level of consistency in teaching”
- “All pupils achieve well because a personalised approach ensures that pupils are treated as individuals”
Information Evening for Parents and Pupils – Thursday 5 October 2017 (6.00-8.00pm)
This is your opportunity to tour our lovely school and to meet senior staff, teachers and pupils. You do not need to book a place to attend the evening, please just come along. The Headteacher’s talk will be at 6.00pm and 7.00pm in the Main Hall.
Parents’ Tours – Friday 6 October 2017 (10.00-11.00am, 11.15am-12.15pm or 1.30-2.30pm)
British Council International School Award
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Hexham Middle School is very proud to have been awarded the International School Award Foundation Certificate by the British Council, for promoting the international dimension across the school and highlighting the benefits of learning in a global context. In their letter, the British Council commented that HMS's 'commitment to extending and embedding internationalism in your curriculum is a valuable aspect of your school ethos'. We look forward to continuing our international activities and learning!