In order to improve home/school communication, we have created a new email address exclusively for parent correspondence:

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We would ask that you use this address in future to enable the office to prioritise incoming correspondence from parent and carers.

Many thanks,

Mrs J Minto

The Year 7 HMS Girls' football team have won the Tynedale School Girls' Indoor Football Tournament! Below is the article published in the Hexham Courant about the fantastic victory:

Thank you to all parents/carers who attended last night's SATs Information Evening.  The presentation from the evening along with informative documents regarding English and Maths can be found below to download on the Year 6 SATs Information Evening page.


Year 7 have had a fabulous time following a visit from the Centre for Life on 19th and 20th January 2016. Each class took part in a two-hour STEM workshop over the course of the two days. The workshop was all about designing and making a vehicle that was powered by stored energy. The students worked in pairs or small groups to design and make a vehicle out of materials provided such as dowels, wheels, nuts and bolts, cardboard, polystyrene, elastic bands etc., and tools such as glue guns, and craft knives. The aim was to encourage creative thinking, problem solving, continuous testing and retesting and setting their own goals, within the frame of practical engineering skills.

8 HMS athletes ran at that County Cross Country Championships on Tuesday 19 January 2016 at Temple Park, South Shields. The weather was ideal for running, cool but wind free. The underfoot conditions were muddy in places and ideal for racing. In the Year 7 races Olivia M and Steven ran brilliantly for 4th and 7th respectively meaning they have been selected to run for Northumberland at the Inter County XC at Middlesburgh. Also racing in the Year 7 races and supporting well were Josie (18th), Annie (35th) and Harry (35th). We had only one participant from Year 8, Olivia S. Olivia S ran a storming race against not only Year 8 girls but also Year 9 girls to come home fourth overall, she also is selected to run at the Inter County races.

Mr Gaines is very proud of the the performances of these athletes. Their performances reflects the dedication and hard work that is put into training and preparing for these races. We look forward to hearing how they get on running for Northumberland.

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 (15 January 2016) is available on the Publications page.