For parents interested in Year 5 entry in September 2018

A good school with outstanding features (Ofsted):

  • “The school’s work to promote the personal development and welfare of pupils is outstanding”
  • “Pupils’ behaviour is outstanding; they are courteous, polite and show a deep level of respect for one another”
  • “There is a high level of consistency in teaching”
  • “All pupils achieve well because a personalised approach ensures that pupils are treated as individuals”

Information Evening for Parents and Pupils – Thursday 5 October 2017 (6.00-8.00pm)

This is your opportunity to tour our lovely school and to meet senior staff, teachers and pupils. You do not need to book a place to attend the evening, please just come along. The Headteacher’s talk will be at 6.00pm and 7.00pm in the Main Hall.

Parents’ Tours – Friday 6 October 2017 (10.00-11.00am, 11.15am-12.15pm or 1.30-2.30pm)

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


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On 6 July 2017, Mr Freeman-Myers, Mr Armstrong, Mrs Phillips and Mrs Lamb took 35 Year 7 pupils to Chateau Beaumont in Normandy, France for 'Le Grand Weekend', a weekend full of exciting excursions and activities for pupils to enjoy. Whilst away, pupils visited many significant monuments including Mont Saint Michel, Bayeux Tapestry, Arromanches and its 360 Cinema, where we watched a film playing tribute to the D-Day landing events. Truly inspirational! Pupils also visited other places of interest including an animal refuge and a chocolate factory. Evening entertainment ensured that pupils went to bed sufficiently tired. The favourite night being the 'Talent Show and French Evening' – fancy dress was the order of the day and special mention has to go to Mrs Lamb for her interpretation of the Tour de France.

Youth Dance Tynedale (YDT) classes commence on Monday 11 September 2017, and enrolment is now open. Please see below for the schedule of classes for 2017-18:

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 (July 2017) is available on the Publications page.

As the end of term is fast approaching, Mr Atkins has also sent out a letter to parents/carers which thanks parents for their support, lists form classes for next year, and details arrangements for the start of term in September.

On Monday 17 July 2017, Key Stage Two pupils were treated to an hour-long presentation from local author (and mum of two of our pupils!) Chloe Daykin. Her first novel, Fish Boy, went down well with the pupils, who enjoyed learning about where Chloe takes inspiration from and how she became an author. In addition, there were lots of fish-related activities which were enjoyed by all. Afterwards, pupils were able to purchase signed copies of the novel and were treated to a meet-and-greet session with Chloe. We look forward to welcoming her back again when her second novel is published.

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