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Community and Leisure Courses Autumn 2014

West End Refugee project

Once again, in the run up to Christmas, the Human Rights group is coordinating a collection for the West End Refugee project. If you have any clean, blankets, clothes, hats and gloves and this year, any toiletries, please ask your son or daughter to place them in the boxes in the foyer at the front of school or take to their tutor room. The group took a van full of clothes to the project from QE last year and they were gratefully received by people who were in desperate need. The collection will run until the beginning of the last week of term.

QEHS Human Rights Group

Christmas Clothing Appeal


January Exams

Information for the January exams are now available. You can find these in the exams section under the student and curriculum menus of the website. The exams are also available as events in the online calendar.


Au Revoir

Au revoir to our French friends

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The French Exchange group from our partner school, Lycée Flaubert, in Rouen have spent a highly enjoyable and educational week in Hexham. 40 students, accompanied by Élodie Faber, Stéphanie Lemonnier-Paquet and Rachel Testelin arrived on Saturday 8th November and have spent the week with GCSE and AS level French students at QEHS.

During their stay, the French group visited Newcastle, Beamish Museum and the Metrocenter. We also organised a fun and interesting joint visit to York, with both English and French students visiting the York Castle Museum and the York Dungeon.

Another highlight of the week was the opportunity for our French guests to visit our school and experience lessons at QEHS.

Some of the group were able to try out rowing with QEHS Rowing Club. Despite chilly temperatures, lots of fun was had and hot chocolate was on hand afterwards.

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We are now looking forward to taking our students to Rouen in March, with visits to Paris, Honfleur and Normandy on the programme.

The languages department would like to say a big “Merci” to everyone involved in the organisation of the trip and to those who made the French group feel so welcome; students, host families, teaching staff, volunteers and support staff.

Neil Harbron
French Exchange Trip Leader


High School Musical

Thursday 11 December, Friday 12 December and Saturday 13 December
The QEHS Youth Theatre Present: High School Musical

7:30pm Lower School Main Hall
Tickets available now from Lower School Reception
Adults £6 / £4 Concessions

The QEHS Youth Theatre Present High School Musical 11-13 December 7:30pm Lower School Main Hall

QEHS in Sunday Times Top 5 North East Schools

Staff and students at Queen Elizabeth High School in Hexham are celebrating after learning that they had been ranked as the 5th best state school in the North-East of England and in the top 300 in the entire country. The national rankings, complied by the Sunday Times and published in the Journal on 22 November 2014, uses the GCSE and A Level examination results from 2014 to compare schools.

Head of School, Andy Byers was delighted with the news and said, "we knew our exam results were good and that our students and staff work exceptionally hard, but it is lovely to be recognised in regional and national listings for the work we do in serving our local community.”


Charity Events

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Appeal
Operation Christmas Child Logo QEHS Students came together on the morning of Monday 10 November to pack almost 160 shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child.

Students ranging from year nine all the way through to sixth form helped to pack a range of gifts, from toothbrushes and pencils to toy cars and dolls, into shoe boxes to be sent away for children who otherwise wouldn't receive anything for Christmas. A personalised Christmas card was included with the gifts.
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Operation Christmas Child at QEHS