Wanless Lane,
NE46 1BU.
Tel: 01434 602533

Welcome to Hexham Middle School, Hexham

Welcome Mr Atkins

Mr Atkins Executive Headteacher

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. Mrs Minto, as Head of School, will continue to run Hexham Middle on a day-to-day basis.


Severe Weather Conditions - Information for Parents and Carers

Northumberland County Council have provided information and contacts for parents in the event of a school closure which you may find useful to keep for reference over the winter months. HMS will also pass information to parents via ParentMail. If you are not already registered for ParentMail please contact Yvonne Collingwood, Office Manager, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

You are asked to indicate one of the options on the printable form below, to be followed in the event that the school needs to close early and children are to be sent home. Completed forms should be returned to your child’s form teacher as soon as possible.

Mrs J Minto
Head of School


Christmas Lunch

Christmas Pud On Wednesday 10 December we are providing a full Christmas dinner with all the trimmings and as a result will be making a one off charge of £2.90 which, I hope you agree is real value for money.

If your child normally brings a packed lunch to school, we would be delighted if they would like to have the Christmas lunch but please ensure £2.90 is pre-paid onto their lunch card account.

If your child does not wish to have the Christmas lunch he/she will have to bring a packed lunch to school that day.

There is a vegetarian alternative available on the day.

Please complete and return the reply slip below no later than Thursday 4 December.

Christmas Lunch Menu


Welcome from Head of School Mrs Minto

Mrs Minto Head of School

Lives are transformed by a great education and at Hexham Middle School we continually strive to help every young person who attends our school to develop into enthusiastic and reflective learners with a thoughtful appreciation of their role in society. We recognise that every child is unique, with their own personality, talents and interests. You may rest assured that we are wholly committed to nurturing every child to ensure that they develop their many skills and achieve the very best that they can.

We place great emphasis on good relationships between home and school and value strong parental support. Individual contact is important to us and we encourage you to get in touch with the school if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website.

Mrs J Minto
Head of School

Tynrdale Cross Country

Cross Country Running

45 pupils from Years 6, 7 and 8 took part in the Tynedale Area Cross Country on Monday 24 November.

The event was held at Ovingham Middle School, although the playing fields look flat a multiple zig zag course provided plenty of challenge. HMS pupils followed the excellent role models of ex-HMS pupils winning their races at High School level.

Well done to Olivia, running away from the field to win comfortably in the Year 7 girls race. Our other top performers were:

  • Year 8: Aiden (6th), Angus (7th), Freya (8th)
  • Year 7: Andrew (4th)
  • Year 6: Steven (2nd), Olivia (3rd, Freya (8th).

These pupils will go onto to represent Tynedale in the County Cross Country Championships after Christmas. An excellent days running and congratulations to all 45 runners.


Christmas Raffle 2014 Prizes

Thank you to everyone who has already bought raffle tickets for the draw at our Christmas Fair on Saturday, 29th November. The great news is … there are even MORE prizes to be won either in the raffle or in games on the day:

  • Dinner for two at Langley Castle
  • A round of golf for four people at Hexham Golf Club
  • A family portrait voucher for Michelle Fowler Photography Ltd
  • Dinner for two at the The Little Angel
  • Club Enclosure Pass for two adults at Hexham Races
  • Tyne Bridge print donated by Artful
  • Andy Corrigan photograph donated by Artful
  • Family ticket for ‘The Wind In The Willows’ Oddsocks performance at The Queen’s Hall
  • Dinner for two at The Tannery
  • Cut and blow dry at Reflections Hair and Beauty
  • Lunch for two at The Golden Dragon
  • Amethyst bracelet donated by Lena Pringle Jewellery
  • Five family tenpin bowling games donated by the Wentworth Bowl
  • A cut and blow dry at Salon 74
  • £20 voucher for Saathi's Indian Restaurant
  • A bottle of champagne donated by Tesco
  • Saks Hair & Beauty gift voucher
  • £20 voucher for Vercelli's Italian Restaurant
  • Manicure or hair finish at Antonio's
  • £20 voucher for Danielle's Bistro
  • Family meal at Wetherspoons
  • Studio 19 gift voucher worth £35
  • Four £5 gift vouchers for Gregg’s Sports
  • A case of Fentiman’s soft drinks
  • Transcend gift voucher worth £25
  • Diwan-E-Am vouchers worth £20
  • Cut and blow dry at Jobi & Kirsten Hair Design
  • £20 voucher for Sydney’s Bistro
  • Gift for guitarists donated by Core Music
  • A hamper donated by Deli@No.4
  • £20 voucher for Buongiorno Restaurant
  • Six 7-day passes for the gym, classes and swimming pool at Active Northumberland venues
  • £20 voucher for Inspired Pots
  • £10 gift voucher for Bouchon
  • Celebration cake donated by Grants Artisan Bakery
  • Decorated handbag donated by Gaia
  • Gift vouchers worth £15 for Waitrose
  • Cranstons sausages voucher
  • Two £5 gift vouchers for Cogito Books
  • Three gent’s or boy’s haircuts at Bob’s Barbers
  • Vouchers worth £15 for Fake Monkey
  • Coffee and cake for two at The Cedar Tree
  • Two 7-day passes for the Tyne & Wear Metro
  • £15 Voucher for Petals of Hexham
  • Take-away fish & chips for two at Paxtons
  • Retro shoe-cleaning kit donated by The Vintage Emporium at Wardhaughs
  • Coffee and cake for two at Costa Coffee
  • Gift boxes of biscuits donated by Marks & Spencer
  • Milkshakes for two at Shake’n
  • Three rental vouchers for GoJo
  • Two £10 vouchers donated by The Hexham Fish Bar
  • Sandwich lunch at The Little Angel
  • Complimentary coffees at Caffe Nero

Many thanks
The HMS PTA Committee

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