Welcome to QEHS
In 1599 Queen Elizabeth I granted the people of Hexham a charter to establish a school because of their “outstanding eagerness to promote good learning”. Over 400 years later Queen Elizabeth High School continues to flourish as a friendly, welcoming and high achieving community school, educating over 1300 students, including over 400 in the Sixth Form.
YDT Achieve National Success
Youth Dance Tynedale’s advanced group has been selected to take part in One Dance UK’s national youth dance festival for the second year running. ‘Requiem of Youth’ by Anthony Lo-Giudice is one of the works that will represent the North East in U Dance Salford 2016. YDT Advanced is made up of 8 past and present Sixth Form dance students and the performance at the festival in July will be their last with YDT. ‘Requiem of Youth’ explores the desires, fragility and the journey into adulthood most of this group are about to embark on. Dancers delve into motifs of fear and absence, haunting moments of joy and memories of elegiac themes of flight, fright and fight. Channeling the ebbs and flows of life as a young adult, the dancers have worked with Anthony to devise movement on the subject of fear, be it personal or universal.
Sixth Form Bulletin (20/05/16)
The Sixth Form Bulletin contains notices for Sixth Form students and information on university/college events, enrichment opportunities, and apprenticeships and employment vacancies. The latest edition is out now:
Previous editions can be found under the Sixth Form Menu
Academy Proposal - Answers to Further Questions
Responses to questions asked by stakeholders during the consultation process have now been added. Questions that were received after 6 May 2016 will be answered in a later document.
Proposed MAT Conversion Presentation
A PDF version of the Proposed MAT Conversion Presentation from Tuesday 3 May 2016 is now available in the Academy Proposal section of the website for parents, staff, and others who were not able to attend the meeting.
Year 9 Boys Dance Project
Year 9 Boys Dance Project with Hit the Ground Running Dance Theatre Company
Last week the Drama and Dance Departments were very pleased to welcome Michael Heatley, Director of Hit the Ground Running, and dancers Alex Rowland and Ash Goosey as they embarked on a two-day residency with 14 Year 9 boys. Each day began with a technique class followed by creative workshops to develop a piece from the stimulus of Heroes.
At the end of the second day the boys performed the piece to an audience of Year 9 students and Alex and Ash presented a short duet from ‘Macho’, a work that explores the stigma surrounding men’s mental health. QEHS boys will perform their dance as a curtain raiser for the professional company when they premier ‘Macho’ at Dance City on Thursday 26 May 2016.
Proposed Academy Conversion
Further to the documents published on 16 March 2016, parents/carers are now invited to a Formal Consultation on the Proposed Conversion to a Multi-Academy Trust. Please see the letters below for further information.