Whetstone Bridge Road,
NE46 3JB.
Tel: 01434 610300

Welcome to Queen Elizabeth High School, Hexham
Community and Leisure Courses Spring and Summer 2014

Welcome Mr Atkins

Graeme Atkins

We are delighted to welcome Mr Atkins as the new Executive Headteacher of the Queen Elizabeth High School / Hexham Middle School Federation.

Mr Atkins joins QE/HMS following 5 successful years as a Headteacher at a school in London. He commented: “I am delighted to be taking up post as Executive Headteacher of Queen Elizabeth High School and Hexham Middle School. The staff, students and governors whom I’ve had the opportunity to meet so far could not have been more friendly and welcoming, and have given me an excellent impression. I am very much looking forward to working with everyone towards the ongoing happiness and success of both schools.”

As Executive Headteacher, Mr Atkins’ role is to ensure that the quality of provision at both schools in the Federation is as it should be, and to set the strategic direction. Mr Byers, as Head of School, will continue to run Queen Elizabeth High on a day-to-day basis.


Exam Post Results Services

Please note the following deadlines :

  • To request a re-mark only : 19 September
  • To request a re-mark AND script : 19 September
  • To request an exam script only : 3 October

You must complete a post-results services form and hand into the Exams Office with payment before the above deadlines. Late entries cannot be accepted.

A copy of the post-results services form was in your results envelope. Spare copies can be collected from outside the Exams Office.


Post results information and services for Students

Information for students is available below and in the exams section:

Dates students return to school

Year 13 Thursday 4 September
(all Year 13 students have one to one interviews with their subject teachers on Tuesday 2 September)
Year 12 Thursday 4 September
Year 11 Wednesday 3 September
Year 10 Wednesday 3 September
Year 9 Tuesday 2 September

Welcome from Head of School Mr Byers

In 1599 Queen Elizabeth I granted the people of Hexham a charter to establish a school because of their “outstanding eagerness to promote good learning”. Over 400 years later Queen Elizabeth High School continues to flourish as a friendly, welcoming and high achieving community school, educating over 1300 students, including over 400 in the Sixth Form.

The success of our school is built on positive relationships and a partnership between our students, their parents and our staff. We all want the same thing: for students to be happy and successful and to enjoy learning.

In 2014 we were the highest performing school in Northumberland with 76% of students achieving 5 A*-C grades including English and maths. 36% of all GCSE grades were graded A* or A, and at A Level over 50% of entries were awarded the top grades of A*-B. Our progress levels for students of all abilities are amongst the best in the region.

We don’t focus only on academic standards. We believe that extra-curricular activities are an essential part of school life and many of our students take part in the opportunities we offer in sport, the performing arts, foreign trips, and a large number of clubs and societies.

Ofsted has praised us for our inclusive nature and the quality of advice, guidance and support we offer is exceptional. The staff and students are enormously proud of this school and I hope that if you visit us or send your children here, you will share this pride and passion for learning

Andy Byers
Head of School


Community & Leisure Courses for Autumn 2014

Details of our Community & Leisure Courses for Autumn 2014 are now available.
community and leisure brochure cover autumn 2014

Paper copies are also available from the school, Hexham Library or the Hexham Tesco store.

Community & Leisure Courses Autumn 2014 Programme.

More information is available in the Community and Leisure section

Please complete the enrolment form in the brochure and send with cheque made payable to NCC-QEHS to Community & Leisure, QEHS, Hexham,NE46 3JB.

If you require any further information, please telephone Debbie Graham on 01434 610341.


Uniform Order Collection 2014

Uniform Order Collection

Please note order collections, returns for exchange or refund will be done at the QEHS Hydro building not the Lower School Main Hall. The Lower School will be closed to the public over the Summer holiday period due to building refurbishment work. The dates for collection are listed below:

Monday 21 July 2014
Collections, returns for exchange or refund at QEHS Hydro building, between 3.30pm - 5.30pm.

Friday 29 August 2014
Collections and exchanges and Year 10 & 11 orders. QEHS Hydro building between 08.30am - 4.00pm

More information is available the the School Uniform section.