Welcome to QEHS
Welcome from Head of School Mr Byers
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.
Spanish Exchange 2015
This week we welcome our Spanish exchange partners from Colegio Santa María De Yermo, Madrid. There will be 29 students coming to stay with our students and their families and 3 teachers.
We are very much looking forward to introducing them to the school and area as this a new exchange school who have not previously visited Hexham. They will be accompanying their English partners to some lessons and will also be taking part in organised visits to Newcastle, Durham and Beamish Open Air Museum. We wish them all a very happy stay!
Our Under 15 cricket team successfully retained the county cup for the fourth successive year.
Put into bat we made 109 off our 20 overs with Mattie Percival top scoring with 50.
In reply Kings Priory, Tynemouth were dismissed for 94 with Mattie Pugh taking two wickets and Tom Scott bowling a very economical spell.
Track & Field Cup, Hull
Two athletics teams qualified to compete in the North East Regional 'A' track & Field Cup Final in Hull last week.
The girls performances were fantastic increasing their round one points score from 286 to 345 finishing second behind Newcastle High.
The lads finished third behind two teams from Yorkshire but ahead of RGS, Newcastle increasing their score from 363 to 393 although we believe that there are 14 points to add taking us to 407 and second place.
As part of a Federation, Hexham Middle School and Queen Elizabeth High School share a single Governing Body of nine members. We currently have two vacancies for Co-opted Governors.
The Governing Body has three core functions:
- Defining the ethos, objectives and strategic direction of the schools.
- Holding the Executive Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the schools.
- Ensuring the sound, proper and effective use of the schools’ financial resources.
Whether elected or co-opted, the role of governors is to carry out these core functions, not to represent any particular stakeholder group from which they may be drawn. The role is very much like that of a non-executive director of a company or trust. The operational, day-to-day running of the schools is carried out by the Executive Headteacher with the Senior Leadership Teams.
A Level and GCSE Exam Results
A level results will be available for collection on Thursday 13 August from the Winter Gardens
Year 13 at 8am
Year 12 at 9am
GCSE results will be available for collection on Thursday 20 August from the Winter Gardens
Year 11 at 9am
Year 10 at 10am
If you are unable to collect your results on the day, please complete an alternative issue of exam results form, which can be downloaded by clicking on links below, or collected from outside the exams office.
- Alternative issue of Year 10 GCSE results
- Alternative issue of Year 11 GCSE results
- Alternative issue of AS/A2 results
Forms must be returned to the exams office by lunchtime on 10 July.
Upcoming Events when Normal Timetabled Lessons are Suspended
We have a number of events in the coming weeks for which the normal school timetable will be suspended for some year groups or for the whole school. As we have started our new school timetable already, Year 9 and 12 won’t begin their studies until September.
For the remaining year groups, the school timetable will run as normal except on the following days:
- Next Step Conference for Year 13 students (10 June 2015)
- Progression days (including university open days and other progression related activities) for Year 13 students (w/c 22 June 2015)
- Go-Global Day (activities based around the theme of global education) for Year 11 students (8 July 2015)
- Life-skills day for Year 10 students (8 July 2015)
- Activity, trips and visit days (for Year 10 and 11 students) which coincides with transfer day for our upcoming Year 9 students (7 July 2015)
- Whole school charity day (TBC, w/c 13 July 2015)
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