Y7 Food Technical Challenge!

Year 7 have completed their technical challenge in Food Technology this week! They have made shortcrust pastry from scratch, rolled it out, cut it into four and made triangular shaped pasties filled with a filling of their choice. We have seen some fantastic results and wonderful flavours including pork, potato and onion, steak and cheese, spinach and feta and tomato,

Maths Challenge Success!

We are delighted to say that the results are in from the UK Junior Mathematics Challenge and our Year 8 pupils have done extremely well once again. This challenge is taken by children nationally and we are very proud of our pupils’ achievements. 14 children were awarded Bronze, 14 were awarded a Silver Certificate and one, Joe E, was awarded

HMS Euros!

Starting next week, we will be running the HMS Euros! This will take place with teams of 6. Each team must include at least one boy or girl. The teams must enter by completing a form. The forms are hanging outside of the Beaumont Gym on the PE display. Please hand this back to either Mr Barry or Mr Gaines

Graphic Novel Workshop!

This week, students in Mrs Roff and Mrs Smith’s English class took part in an exciting workshop on graphic novels.  Richy K. Chandler, an illustrator and graphic novellist, came to HMS to work with the students and help them to develop their storytelling skills. The class looked at some examples of Richy’s own work, then explored how to use lettering,

National GRT History Month

This week at HMS students have begun to learn more about Gypsy, Roma and Traveller culture as part of National GRT History Month. On Tuesday, Mrs Watson delivered the first in a series of assemblies to students exploring the heritage and cultural practices of these diverse and often misunderstood groups.  Students demonstrated a mature interest in the etymology of the

Splashdown Summer School 2021

Newcastle University’s Dove Marine Laboratory’s Summer Schools are back with a bang this year! Learn about marine science and the natural environment in a fun-packed week, investigating the animals and plants that inhabit our oceans! You will explore marine life first-hand on local rocky shores, in the University’s aquarium and by using microscopes, and undertake your own research investigation. You

Pride Month 2021

Last half term our pupils had an assembly based on the theme of phobias, providing time to unpick homophobic, biphobic and transphobic behaviour.  This month, the UK and many other countries celebrate Pride month, to bring attention to the positive impact LGBTQ+ people have had and continue to make to society, as well as acknowledging the Stonewall Riots in New

Free Girls’ Cricket Coaching in the Summer Holidays!

Interested in cricket? There is free cricket coaching for girls in Years 3-6 with Tynedale CC. The dates are: Tuesday 24th August Wednesday 25th August Thursday 26th August All sessions will run from 10am – 3pm and will follow any government Covid-19 related guidelines issued at the time.  Note: The link will state sessions are 10 – 11:30 and 1:30

Staff and pupils bid ‘fair-well’ to existing site

Staff, pupils and parents will bid a fond farewell to the existing Hexham Middle School site this summer ahead of taking up place in our new, purpose-built accommodation on the current QE site in September. To mark the occasion, we have teamed up with our Parent Teacher Association (PTA) to host a summer ‘fair-well’ – a combination of the annual

Welcome Back!

Good morning everyone! Welcome back to a new half term. I hope you have all enjoyed the sunshine and had a great break.  Lots to look forward to this half term – please check out the key dates in the latest ‘Weekly Update’ to fill out your calendars and diaries. As the weather is warmer, please remember to make sure