On Tuesday 13 March 2018, a group of Year 7 pupils travelled to Corbridge Middle School to watch a presentation by the acclaimed author (and film-maker) Frank Cottrell Boyce. They enjoyed listening to tales of his childhood and how he became inspired to be a writer. In addition, he shared many amusing extracts from a variety of his novels.

Due to disruption caused by the recent snow, the Travelling Book Fair has been rescheduled. It will now arrive in school and be open from Monday 23 April 2018 and will depart on Friday 27 April 2018. Thank you for your patience and we look forward to welcoming the book fair soon.

After a snowy Thursday 1 March postponed proceedings, HMS pupils and staff thoroughly enjoyed celebrating World Book Day on Thursday 8 March 2018. There were book-themed assemblies as well as quizzes, reading activities in lessons and even a fancy dress competition. Congratulations to our costume competition winners:

Year 5 - Anna F
Year 6 - Emily H
Year 7 - Katie M
Year 8 - Max W

Click on the thumbnails below to see photos from the day:

Please see our Consultation page for full details of proposals for significant changes at Hexham Middle School and Queen Elizabeth High School. The Consultation runs from 2-29 March 2018.

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 (January 2018) is available on the Publications page.

Last batch of new pictures added!

Mr Gaines has sent over pictures of the Year 7 and Year 8 pupils enjoying the ski trip, featuring the group outside the hotel, the beginner and advanced groups skiing on day two, après ski time, views of Mont Blanc on day three, the advanced group skiing on day four, the beginner group skiing on day five and the ESF light display on the Thursday night.

Click on the thumbnails below to see more photos: