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.


Year 9 Ski Venture 2016

Year 9 Ski Venture trip 2015

Queen Elizabeth High School will be running a Year 9 Ski venture to Serre Chevalier, France, from Friday 8 January to Saturday 16 January, 2016. The trip is open to current Year 8 HMS pupils moving to QEHS in September 2015. The total cost of the trip is £755.00 payable in installments. If you are interested in going on this trip, print out and complete the reply slip below and send to:

QEHS Finance Office
Whetstone Bridge Road
NE46 3JB

A gallery of images for this year's trip is available on the QEHS school website:


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


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


The HMS Christmas newsletter contains information about some of the trips and events from the Autumn 2014 term.


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.