Hadrian Learning Trust, the body responsible for the governance of Hexham Middle School and Queen Elizabeth High School, is currently looking to recruit additional trustees.

The role of Trustee in a Multi-Academy Trust is akin to that of a non-executive director of a company or charitable trust. The core functions are:

  • Defining the ethos, objectives and strategic direction;
  • Holding the Executive Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the schools;
  • Ensuring the sound, proper and effective use of the schools’ financial resources.

The operational, day-to-day running of the schools is carried out by the Executive Headteacher with the Senior Leadership Teams.

QEHS is holding a Sixth Form Open Evening for entry in September 2018 on Tuesday 14 November 2017, 4.45 – 7.30pm (attendance at the whole event is advised).

This event is for Year 11 QEHS students and parents/carers and for those thinking of joining us in the Sixth Form from another school.

Potential new students and parents/carers should contact Joanne Smeatom at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a programme for the evening.

Queen Elizabeth High School is one of the top Sixth Forms in the North of England and outperforms almost all independent, state and voluntary aided schools in the area. Our size means that we can offer more choice to suit the needs of all students, with over 30 A Level, Level 3 vocational, and accredited enhancement courses.

Thank you to all parents/carers who attended the Year 11 Revision Evening on Tuesday 17 October 2017. For copies of the presentations and handouts given during the evening, along with all other Year 11 assessment resources, please see the Year 11 Assessment/Mock Exam Resources page.

QEHS are working together with West Northumberland Food Bank to help combat the growing problem of food poverty. West Northumberland Food Bank are a network of local volunteers and organisations who collect tinned and dried food that has been donated by local people. The collected food is then distributed to people who are in food poverty within Hexham and local areas. 

QEHS will be collecting the below tinned or dried items:

  • Tinned meat/fish/pulses/beans
  • Toothpaste/shampoo/shower gel/deodorant/razors
  • Tinned vegetables/tomatoes/fruit
  • Washing up liquid/washing powder/cleaning products
  • Dried milk/UHT long life milk
  • Nappies/baby wipes
  • Fruit squash/pop/coffee/sugar
  • Rice/noodles/tinned or instant potatoes
  • Dog food/cat food
  • Crackers/biscuits/cereal/tinned desserts

Key Dates for Year 11

  • w/c 16 October 2017 – Assessment Week
  • Tuesday 17 October 2017 (6.30pm – 8.30pm) – Revision Evening
  • w/c 6 November 2017 – Mock Exam Week 1
  • Tuesday 14 November 2017 (4.45pm – 7.30pm) – Sixth Form Open Evening

 

Arrangements for the first mock examination period for Year 11 students

Year 11 students will be sitting mock GCSE exams in English Language, English Literature, maths, biology, chemistry, physics, geography, history, computing, French, German, Spanish, Latin, food technology, resistant materials, engineering and electronics from Monday 6 November to Friday 10 November 2017. All other subjects, apart from art (fine art, graphics and textiles), will sit an assessment in lessons from Monday 16 October to Thursday 19 October 2017.

On Friday 29 September 2017, QEHS took part in Macmillan Cancer Support's 'World's Biggest Coffee Morning'. A group of Year 12 students volunteered to run two cake stalls at break time, one in the lower school and one in the Winter Gardens, and raised a fantastic total of £228.97!

Click on the thumbnails below to see some of the delicious cakes on offer during the event: