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.


HMS Winter Games Tournament

Year 8 - Wednesday 25 March lessons 1 and 2

The school is holding its annual Winter Games Tournament which involves each child in the school playing in one of the winter games studied as part of the PE programme. The children have put forward their preferences to the House Captains who will select teams accordingly. Hopefully, all will play their first choice of game; however teams are needed for each sport so we look for co-operation and adaptability if teams are incomplete.

Key Information for the day:

  • On the day of the competition pupils can come to school in PE kit, with tracksuit, jogging trouser and sweatshirt, or similar to keep them warm when not playing.
  • Pupils will also need appropriate footwear: boots if on the field trainers if on the yard.
  • A bottle of still water may also be brought.
  • Children who travel on buses should bring a change of clothing and shoes in case the pitches are particularly muddy.
  • Please ensure that pupils with inhalers bring them to school if needed.

We look forward to a successful morning and some good competition.


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

Fairtrade Fortnight

fairtrade fortnight 2015 logo

HMS finishes Fairtrade fortnight with a ‘Fairtrade Colours Day’ Come to school on Friday 6 March dressed in the Fairtrade colours of blue, green, black and white, suggested donation is £1.00. This year the government have pledged to match all monies raised.

HMS will also support ‘The Big Brew’- Parents are invited into school on Friday 6 March at 10.00am to enjoy some Fairtrade refreshments.