The PTA are organising a Father's Day pop-up shop in Fellside hall at lunchtime on Tuesday 12 June 2018 to celebrate not just dads, but any significant men in the children's lives. The children will be able to choose a gift from a selection of items and have their gift wrapped. All gifts will be sold for £2 (including wrapping & labeling). All money raised will help the PTA fund more events and activities for HMS pupils.

The PTA will be supplying a range of exciting gifts, but if you have any unwanted gifts suitable for a man that you would like to donate, then we will gladly accept these too. Gifts can be sent to school with your child, who can drop them off at the office before Tuesday lunchtime.

There will be an opportunity to see your child’s work as they have progressed through the academic year, on Thursday 21 June 2018 from 4.00–6.00pm.

Staff will be delighted to welcome you and your child to your child’s individual subject classrooms.

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Our Year 6 pupils recently held a mini lunchtime fayre to raise money for our Key Stage 2 charity. Pupils baked their own cakes, made homemade drinks and had everyone guessing the name of the teddy as well as how many sweets were in the jar. A very enjoyable way to spend lunchtime!

As part of the Great Northumberland 2018 programme of events, the Hexham Book Festival are offering a Short Story Competition (max 500 words) for pupils from Years 5, 6, 7 and 8 from across the county. There are two titles, one for Years 5 and 6 and the other for Years 7 and 8 ….and there are prizes! £200 for the winning student’s school library from each title, plus book tokens of £20 for the winner and £10 each for two runners up in each category.

Award winning author Caroline Lawrence (best known for The Roman Mysteries series of historical novels for children) will be judging the short stories and awarding prizes at a celebratory event at The Sill on Tuesday 17 July 2018.

The QEHS Open Mornings for Main School entry will be on:

  • Wednesday 27 June 2018 (9.10am - 11.00am)
  • Thursday 28 June 2018 (9.10am - 11.00am)
  • Friday 29 June 2018 (9.10am - 11.00am)

There will be a full tour of the school and its facilities in groups led by senior members of staff and you will have the chance to ask any general questions as you go around.

If you would like to visit QEHS please contact Charlotte Gaines on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 01434 610301, stating the date when you would like to attend. 

Please note: these visits are for parents/carers only; there will be a separate opportunity for Year 7 pupils to visit in the summer term. 

For parents/carers interested in a place for September 2018, the HMS open day will take place on Friday 8 June 2018:

  • Morning tour: 9.30am
  • Afternoon tour: 2.00pm

This is an opportunity to visit the school during a working day, to have a full tour led by a senior member of staff. To book a place, please telephone 01434 602533 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.