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.
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.
Sixth Form Bulletin (29/04/16)
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
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.
Higher Education Advice Evening
QEHS SIXTH FORM HIGHER EDUCATION ADVICE EVENING FOR PARENTS
Tuesday 26 April 2016 - 6.00pm – 7.40pm
6.00pm: Start - Introductory Talk, Lower School Hall
- Progression from Year 12 onwards
- How we support and advise students
- New UCAS Tariff
Summer 2016 Exam Timetable
An updated copy of the Summer exam timetable is now available - see the Exams page for more information.
Please note that the GCSE Chemistry exams on Wednesday 15 June 2016 will start at 1.00pm. The earlier start time applies to this exam only.