Careers Education

We were delighted to have PiE – Performance in Education – delivering a workshop all about different careers in the NHS. At Hexham Middle School, the Health and Life Sciences are a key employment sector that we engage with as part of our careers education programme. Pupils have learned what the NHS is for and stereotypes about different jobs and roles

Christmas Pop-Up Shop 

Friday 1st December will be a non-uniform day to generate donations for our upcoming PTA pop-up shops!  Please could you try to send in a small donation which would be a suitable gift for the pop-up shop stalls (see information on the poster). If you don’t feel able to, please don’t worry at all. All children can still wear their own

School Council Update

Each class has voted and the HMS Council have decided that the two charities we will fundraise for this year are:  Local: Northumberland Wildlife Trust  National: St John Ambulance We are delighted that pupil voice was in action and everyone has had their say. We have already raised funds for Children in Need this year and look forward to raising

Newcastle University’s Street Scientists

Newcastle University’s Street Scientists visited Year 8 yesterday for a STEM Day, delivering chemistry workshops. There were lots of exciting demonstrations which helped pupils to learn about the properties of elements of the periodic table. Thank you to Newcastle University for visiting HMS once again. We look forward to seeing you again soon! 


It has been great to see an enthusiastic group of Year 5 pupils taking part in their cycle training course this week. They engaged brilliantly and the instructors have been really impressed with them.  Mr Gaines has now confirmed another course in February for those who did not secure a place. Letters are being sent home with the children today. 

Careers Education: Egger Employer Engagement

Year 6 enjoyed an assembly with Phil Maloney from Egger in Hexham as part of their design technology studies and careers education programme. As a significant local employer, Egger is perfectly situated to help build local talent and aspiration in our community.  Pupils learned more about the Egger site in Hexham as well as all the other international sites.  There

Yr6 Boys Football Tournament

The Year 6 boys took part in the 6 a-side tournament hosted by NUF at Cochrane Park in Newcastle. After winning the first two games comfortably, HMS found themselves narrowly losing the next two but managed to squeeze through to the semi-finals by finishing 2nd in the group on goal difference. The team took their opportunity in the semi-final, running out

The Big Ambition

The Big Ambition survey is open to children and young people across England, and parents and carers can fill out the survey on behalf of children.The aim is to know what children enjoy about their schools, communities, family life, and the wider world. I also want to find out what young people would like policymakers and Government to focus on

Sad News

We are very sad to report that Neil Morrison, former Federation Headteacher across QEHS and HMS, passed away on Wednesday morning. It was unexpected and has come as a real shock. As well as being a thoroughly nice person, Neil was an excellent leader of the schools, having previously been deputy headteacher and headteacher of QE. He was also headteacher