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.


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.


Cake Sale Thursday 12 February

Hexham to Zambia map

On Thursday 12 February we will be having a cake stall in school.

Ollie Allcock, one of our previous pupils and once upon a time House Captain of Tweed, is now in year 13 at the High School. He is raising money for an organisation called Project Trust. Ollie has been selected to spend 12 months teaching at a rural school in Zambia after he finishes his A levels. He is baking lots of cakes and yummy things which he hopes the children will buy to support his fundraising and promises to come back into school when he returns from Zambia to tell us all about it!

Please send your children with a small amount of money on Thursday so that they can join in the fun and support this project.


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

PTA Newsletter February 2015

Full details of these events, PTA fundraising, activities and contact details can be found on the PTA page and in the latest PTA newsletter:


Food Technology Practicals

Unfortunately due to circumstances beyond our control we are unable to run practical food technology sessions this week

Apologies if you have already purchased ingredients.