World Book Day 2019

Staff and pupils had a wonderful day celebrating World Book Day today! Here is the fantastic display created with all of the images from the Extreme Reading competition. Thank you, as always, for your support.

Mr Barry’s Sports Round-Up

We have a very busy week of fixtures this week and we already have a lot of success stories to share. Monday: Year 6 Girls Football The girls were in football action and were very impressive throughout, Hexham United were fresh from their county cup run and made a good start but were narrowly beaten by Ovingham who are finalists

St David’s Day 2019

On St David’s Day, Mrs Crowley taught our Key Stage 3 pupils about the feast day for the patron saint of Wales (Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Sant) along with some facts about Wales and some basic Welsh vocabulary. They finished off by sampling some delicious Welsh Cakes!

School places for September 2019 still available

Please note that places in Year 5 and Year 7 at HMS for September 2019 are still available. If you are interested in a place for your child but have not yet applied, please contact Mrs Jen Scobie at the school via or telephone 01434 602533.

PTA Big Family Quiz

The PTA will be holding a BIG Family Quiz night on Thursday 14 March 2019, 6.30–8.00pm, in Fellside Hall. This will be a great opportunity to pit your wits against other teams of parents, pupils and staff with question rounds including Movie Mania, a Picture Round and Through the Keyhole! There will be prizes on the night for the winning

World Book Day

On Thursday 7 March 2019, all year groups at HMS are going to celebrate World Book Day. Normal lessons will take place but, as with previous years, our day will include an optional costume competition for pupils (and teachers!) who wish to come to school in fancy dress as a character from a novel. Lessons on World Book Day may

Welcome Back & Key Dates

Welcome back to a new half term at HMS; we hope everyone has had an enjoyable break. As the term begins, we would like to remind pupils to make sure that their equipment is fully stocked and uniforms smart. This half term, you will receive the latest update on how your child is progressing across the curriculum. Here are some

Year 8 Taster Days at QEHS

A big thank you to Mrs Dodds who took some snapshots of Year 8’s Taster Day experiences over at QEHS, showing our pupils trying out high school lessons in Art, Technology, and Dance. We hope everyone enjoyed their taster lessons and the chance to experience life at QEHS!

Eco-bricks – we need your plastic!

As part of the upcoming Science Week (8 – 17 March 2019) our KS2 pupils will make something called an ‘Eco-brick’. An Eco-brick is a reusable building block created by packing clean and dry used plastic into a plastic bottle. Eco-bricks enable us to take personal responsibility for our plastic by using the incredible properties it has and reducing the

Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge

In the autumn term, KS3 pupils took part in the Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge, an international initiative aiming to promote computing and computational thinking. We are really excited that two of our pupils’ results have placed them among the best in the country from over 70000 UK competitors. Tom Carr and Ben Sanderson will be competing in the second round