Hetton Honours

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Hetton Honours Success

This week we have been celebrating the success of our students and rewarding them for their outstanding achievements. Mr. Magee led two Hetton Honours assemblies that focussed on the recent success of the England football team and the need for all of our students to challenge themselves to succeed. Jordan Pickford was used as an example of someone from the local area that has faced adversity, shown incredible resilience and achieved his dreams. The message to our students was clear – dedication, hard work and learning from your mistakes will take you wherever you want to go.

43 students from Year 7 were awarded their Bronze Hetton Honours award in an assembly with Mrs. McKeown and Mr. Wilkinson, our ever supportive governor. This is a fantastic achievement by these students and shows that they have made every effort to ‘stand out from the crowd’ during a successful first year at secondary school.

Mr. Knowles awarded Gold Hetton Honours awards to 7 students from Years 9 and 10. These students have shown a wonderful attitude in school, taken advantage of the many opportunities afforded to them and shown a determination to succeed.

Well done to all of the students rewarded in this week’s assemblies.


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Activity Day

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Next Tuesday (10.07.18)  is Activities Day at Hetton School. The day will start as normal, but finish after afternoon registration (1.20pm). Students do not have to wear uniform – but It is important that students dress appropriately for the warm weather, stay hydrated and wear sun scream if necessary. There will be external vendors selling drinks and snacks, but lunch will be served as normal in school. Please find below more details about ‘What is Activities Day at Hetton School?’

At Hetton School we dedicate one whole morning off curriculum timetable to have ‘fun’. We call this period of time ‘Activities Day’. This day involves students being organised in House groups and going on to the field and doing a range of skills based activities that involve using leadership and teamwork skills. These activities encourage students and teachers to work together as a team with a common goal of participating in games, that encourage living a healthy lifestyle, but also promote mental well-being. This experience improves relationships between teachers and students, which is essential when leading students through their educational journey/experience at Hetton School.

Sports Day

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Tomorrow is non-uniform for Sports day but it must be sportswear or pe kit, no jeans to be worn tomorrow.

Please remember sun cream.

New phone number


A message to all parents – our school phone number is changing to 0191 562 33 22.  This can be used any time as of now.

Although, you still have the opportunity to use the old number until the end of July.

Early finishes


Just a reminder about our 2 early finishes for all students;
Tuesday 26th June – 1.20pm
Tuesday 10th July – 1.20pm

Also Friday 29th June is our staff training day, therefore school will be closed to all students