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.
Schoolcomms & Online Payments
As parents/carers will be aware, we are now using Schoolcomms to send out school communications via email and text message.
In addition, Schoolcomms has the facility to enable parents/carers to make online payments via the School Gateway smartphone app or website. Parents/carers will also be able to view school meal balances and purchases, and top up school meals money at any time.
To set up online payments, you will need to use the website to complete the initial setup; click the icon above to go to the School Gateway website. If you are unable to log in, it may be because the school doesn’t have your current email and mobile phone number on record. Please contact the school and we will update the details on our system.
Sixth Form Bulletin (27/05/16)
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
Academy Proposal - Additional Answers to Further Questions
Additional responses to questions asked by stakeholders during the consultation process between 7 May and 20 May 2016 have now been added.
YDT Achieve National Success
Youth Dance Tynedale’s advanced group has been selected to take part in One Dance UK’s national youth dance festival for the second year running. ‘Requiem of Youth’ by Anthony Lo-Giudice is one of the works that will represent the North East in U Dance Salford 2016. YDT Advanced is made up of 8 past and present Sixth Form dance students and the performance at the festival in July will be their last with YDT. ‘Requiem of Youth’ explores the desires, fragility and the journey into adulthood most of this group are about to embark on. Dancers delve into motifs of fear and absence, haunting moments of joy and memories of elegiac themes of flight, fright and fight. Channeling the ebbs and flows of life as a young adult, the dancers have worked with Anthony to devise movement on the subject of fear, be it personal or universal.
Academy Proposal - Answers to Further Questions
Responses to questions asked by stakeholders during the consultation process have now been added. Questions that were received after 6 May 2016 will be answered in a later document.
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.