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Staff and pupils at Hexham Middle School are celebrating after receiving a glowing report from Ofsted, following a recent inspection. The personal development, behaviour and welfare of the pupils are rated as Outstanding, with the school gaining an overall judgement of Good.

The pupils from year eight thoroughly enjoyed visiting the Michael Morpurgo exhibition at Seven Stories on Wednesday 6 July 2016. We were lucky enough to be the first school to experience the exhibition and felt very privileged! Pupils were inspired by very creative and interesting tasks and activities provided. The staff were knowledgeable and very enthusiastic - we had a brilliant time and have come back with many creative ideas to inspire our own writing.

Dear Parent/Carer

As you will be aware this week is our International Week, as part of this we are having a 'Charity Rainbow Day' on Friday 15 July 2016 to show our support to local charities as well as our on-going promotion of equality and diversity.

Therefore, on Friday, we would ask that pupils wear bright rainbow colours. We would also ask for a suggested donation of £1 which will go to our local charities.

Many thanks for your continued support.

Mr Armstrong

On Tuesday 5 July 2016 the Year 7 Girls’ Rugby team played in the Longsands Beach Festival at Tynemouth. The girls were up against mainly Year 8 pupils and they played extremely well – they won four games, drew two games and lost only one.

A fantastic well done to Jennifer, Tillie, Rosie, Eliza, Sadie, Charlie, Haylie, Molly, and Ruby!

Hexham Middle School's Sports Day for all years will take place on Thursday 14 July 2016 - weather permitting.  Please see the letter to parents/carers and the programme of events for further information.

A letter has now been published by the Governing Body regarding the outcome of the consultation on the proposed conversion to a Multi-Academy Trust.