Following three successful days spent at QEHS as part of their transition, Year Eight were asked to write about their experiences.  Below are a selection of comments from the pupils on what they thought about the Taster Days and their first experience of the high school.  

  • ‘Over the past few days, I have learnt so many new things and had many fantastic experiences. I can’t wait for September!’ - Abi
  • ‘A useful experience’ - Holly
  • ‘I think the taster days have been a great way to experience what QEHS is really like’ - Harry
  • ‘These three days have been a great experience’ - Louise


Written by Sasha and Milly, Year 8.

On Thursday 10 March 2016 a group from the Institution Of Civil Engineers came in to Hexham Middle School to teach us about filtering water and surviving a zombie apocalypse. We were given a bottle, a cup, some food and a price list. We had to build a water filtration system to take the chemicals out of the zombie infested water.

Members of the Key Stage 3 Debating Society took part in a Fairtrade Service at Hexham Abbey on Tuesday 8 March 2016 which was also attended by First and Middle schools in the Partnership. Students from HMS have written letters to children in Myanmar recognising the role that Fairtrade plays in our society and how it has international impacts. Louis in Year 7 had a chance to read his letter out as part of the service.


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We would like to say a very big 'thank you' to everyone who supported our recent Book Fair by buying books and stationery. It was a tremendous success and we raised £660 in commission, which will be spent on new books for both Beaumont and Orchard libraries.

Ms Hughff
Beaumont Librarian

On Thursday 3 March 2016, HMS pupils and staff celebrated World Book Day. Many of us came to school dressed as characters from our favourite novels and lots of fun was had! In order to reward pupils who read regularly and who set a good example for others, £5 book tokens for Cogito Books in Hexham were issued to pupils who had been nominated by their English teachers. As part of our on-going celebrations following World Book Day, two visiting authors will be in school next week working with groups in Years 5, 7 and 8. As well as this, the monthly Book Quiz (organised by Mrs Hughff) will be taking place in Beaumont Library.

It's time for HMS to get online and play games whilst learning maths! Every pupil has been signed up to take part in the Northumberland Contest as part of the Sumdog maths competitions. Every child should come home with log in details. Access the website via or you can download the Sumdog app. The competition is live from Friday 11 March until Thursday 17 March 2016. Mr Watters will monitor the games to see which form class is making their way up the leader board! The more you play, the more points that can be scored. Accuracy is key in scoring points. Now, let's log on, play and learn!

Mr Watters