Severe Weather Information

Please see below the information from Northumberland County Council along with contacts for parents in the event of a school closure. We will contact parents by email as well as update the school website and Twitter @QEHSHexham. Severe Weather Information (PDF)

Online Safety Magazine

As we draw to the end of the first term we thought we would share with you an online safety magazine. DITTO magazine is written by online safety advisor Alan Mackenzie and is full of online safety advice for parents (contents below). The link here is a direct download (PDF – this is an external URL). We strongly encourage all

January 2022 Vocational Exam Timetable & Candidate Information

The vocational exam timetable for January 2022 has now been released – see below:  January 2022 Vocational Exam Timetable (PDF) Please also read the Information for Written Examinations:  JCQ Information for Candidates for Written Examinations (PDF) This is also available on our Exam Arrangements page (under the School Life dropdown menu).

4 January Covid-19 Testing: Request for Volunteers

On return in January, we have been asked to test consenting pupils once in school. As I am sure you will appreciate, the logistics of testing a large number of pupils are challenging. We would once again welcome support from volunteers to help run the testing site and enable us to test the pupils as quickly as possible. There are

QEHS becomes an ESU Oracy Affiliate School

QEHS has been recognised as an ESU Oracy Affiliate School because of our participation in the ESU Mace Debating competition and partnership work with the English Speaking Union. In January, Sixth Form debaters, Kara Goldsmith and Euan Davis, will participate in the second round of the Mace competition when they will debate whether MPs should receive payment for additional work.


The Trustees of Hadrian Learning Trust have agreed to consult on a proposal to change the admission arrangements for Queen Elizabeth High School and Hexham Middle School from September 2023.  For full details and a link to respond to the consultation, please see the letter and proposed admissions policy here (PDF). 

Y12 Northumbria University Supported Entry

Northumbria University are pleased to announce applications are now open for NU Entry, a supported entry scheme for students in year 12. NU Entry is a two-year scheme designed to support students on their journey to university. The first year of the programme focusses on supporting exploration of university choices, development of key skills for undergraduate study and application preparation.

Face Coverings: Reminder

Please remember that students should be wearing face masks in communal areas. Please bring your own mask into school. Students should also continue to take lateral flow tests twice a week.