Hardship Fund Policy 2022-23

HADRIAN LEARNING TRUST Hadrian Learning Trust has established a small Hardship Fund for the 2022-23 academic year to assist families in financial need, particularly in relation to supporting students who have difficulties in paying for:  Curriculum trips, visits, year group residential courses and other activities Uniform, shoes or sports kit Other materials or equipment to assist in academic studies (e.g.

Open Evening and Tours

QEHS Open Evening on Thursday 29 September 2022 On Thursday 29 September we will be hosting an open evening for prospective Y9 students with their parents/carers. There will be talks on life at Queen Elizabeth High School from Mr Atkins (Executive Head), Mr Seaton (Head of School) and other leaders with responsibility for pastoral care and student well-being. There will

Discounted Book Festival Tickets

Hexham Book Festival – Discounted Tickets for QE Students   The organisers of the Hexham Book Festival have kindly offered QE students access to events for only £5 per ticket. Discounted tickets are restricted to 1 per student per event, excluding workshops, walks and lunches.   When you book, enter the code HBFQE, and please note that all students will need to show school

Red Nose Day

Friday 17th March is Red Nose Day We will be holding our annual ‘Nose and Spoon Race’ around our courtyard at 1p.m on Friday. Mr Atkins is our reigning champion having triumphed over Mr Seaton last year. This year, students have the chance to challenge Mr Atkins. The first race between students will decide who will have opportunity to race against

Oscars Success

We are delighted to hear that former student, Charlie Mackesy, won the ‘Oscar’ for Best Animated Short along with Matthew Freud for the adaptation of Mr Mackesy’s book, The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse. From all current staff and students at Queen Elizabeth High School – CONGRATULATIONS! Photo credit: Charlie Mackesy

Hexham Poetry Competition

Do you have a budding poet at home? Entries are now open for the annual Hexham Poetry Competition. The competition is held in honour of the Hexham-born feminist poet, Elizabeth Gibson Cheyne. All profits from the competition will go towards offering arts opportunities to the children of Northumberland. Entry for those under 18 is free and there are prizes from

German Exchange

Our German students are currently enjoying the first leg of this year’s German Exchange with our partner school in Steinhagen. Highlights of their trip have been attending lessons with their exchange partners, visiting the Dr Oetker factory where pizza and pudding tasting took place, and of course a day trip to the German capital, Berlin.  We look forward to seeing

Junior Sports Clubs at Hexham Community Sports Hub!

Junior Sports Clubs at Hexham Community Sports Hub Is your child interested in joining a sports club? There is a lot on offer at Hexham Community Sports Hub – located at QEHS. To book, and get in touch with the organisers via the email addresses in the table below.

Calling ex-QEHS students

Are you an ex-QEHS student currently at university? Will you be home from university before Easter (w/c 27th March)? We’d love you to come and give some informal advice to our year 13s about student life (accommodation, living on a budget; some are thinking of studying in London) and what to buy for uni. If you’re interested, email Joanne at

A ‘Quid for the Quake’ Appeal

This week QEHS Human Rights Group will be going around form groups in an appeal to raise funds for the earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria last week. There will also be a collection bucket in the LRC. Any donation will be accepted but we would like to token this as, “A Quid for the Quake Appeal”. Please try to

Dance Workshop

In January we welcomed back ex-QEHS student and professional choreographer Beth Veitch who taught a workshop to year 9 students, inspired by her piece ‘Waiting on It’ which was presented at the Queen’s Hall in December. Students took part in a contemporary technique class and learnt a phrase of movement from the dance piece.