Responses to questions asked by stakeholders during the consultation process have now been added. Questions that were received after 6 May 2016 will be answered in a later document.

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 (13 May 2016) is available on the Publications page.

Please note that the deadline for entries has now been extended!

Have you got what it takes to entertain us? Could you get up on stage and show us what you can do? Yes? Then we’ve got just the night for you...

The evening of Thursday 9 June 2016 in Fellside Hall

All pupils are welcome to apply to be in this year’s Talent Show using the entry form (entry fee: £1 per person, non-refundable). There will be prizes for the winning acts in both Years 5/6 & Years 7/8. Each act should be no longer than five minutes.

Application forms are also available from Mr Holdsworth, Ms Cave, the school office and Beaumont Library.

Deadline for submitting your entry: Friday 20 May 2016. Tickets on sale week commencing 23 May 2016 - details to follow.

Organised by the HMS PTA

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.

Dear Parent/Carer

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:

  1. Preserve any evidence (screen shots or text messages, email or social media usernames etc.)
  2. Block and report the person via the platform (Facebook, Instagram, twitter etc.)
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

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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.