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.
Post-GCSE Support for Year 11
Curriculum Office Support
Students who have not met the entry requirements for one or more of their eligible Sixth Form course choices will be invited to an appointment on 30 or 31 August 2016.
Students who have met the entry requirements for their chosen courses but wish to request a change of subject will be able to meet a member of the Curriculum Team on Tuesday 6 September 2016 by surname at the following times:
- A - C 9.00 am – 10.00 am
- D - H 10.15 am – 11.15 am
- I -M 11.45 am – 12.45 pm
- N - R 1.30 pm – 2.15 pm
- S –Z 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Students who had not previously made option choices for Sixth Form but now wish to will be met on Thursday 8 September 2016 to discuss the courses open to them.
New option blocks are now available; however some options are subject to availability.
Schoolcomms & Online Payments
As parents/carers will be aware, we are now using Schoolcomms to send out school communications via email and text message.
In addition, Schoolcomms has the facility to enable parents/carers to make online payments via the School Gateway smartphone app or website. Parents/carers will also be able to view school meal balances and purchases, and top up school meals money at any time.
To set up online payments, you will need to use the website to complete the initial setup; click the icon above to go to the School Gateway website. If you are unable to log in, it may be because the school doesn’t have your current email and mobile phone number on record. Please contact the school and we will update the details on our system.
Academy Proposal - Further Questions Part 4
Further responses to questions asked by stakeholders during the consultation process between 9 and 13 June 2016 have now been added.
Sixth Form Bulletin (17/06/16)
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:
This edition includes a number of enrichment and employment/apprenticeship opportunities that will also be relevant to the Year 13 students who recently left the school in May 2016. Previous editions can be found under the Sixth Form Menu
Year 13 Leavers' Assembly
On Friday 27 May 2016 we said goodbye to the Year 13s with our traditional leavers assembly. Sixth Form students came in fancy dress ranging from members of Leicester City’s Premier League Champions to Marvel's Silver Surfer! Prizes were awarded and we watched a video created by the students. The video featured funny clips, photographs and a rap video. It was a lovely occasion to say goodbye and Sixth Form students made a great effort with their costumes! We wish all the Year 13s good luck in the forthcoming exams and in the future.