Year 11 Parents’ Evening

Hetton School Life

Due to the expected icy conditions and to keep people safe, tonight’s Yr11 Parent’s Evening is postponed until Thursday 25th January.

 Craig Knowles


Hetton School

Secondary Teacher Training Evening – HTSA


Harton Academy is holding an Application and Information Evening on Tuesday 23rd January from 5.30 pm to 7.00pm, for those interested in Secondary Teacher Training.

Hetton School is a partner of Harton Academy, as part of the Harton Teaching School Alliance. SecondaryTeacherTrainingApplication

SLS @ Hetton School – Facilities Booking


Bookings now being taken for the fantastic facilities at Hetton School – Contact SLS (School Lettings Solutions) now on 0191 501 6977 or check out the website here

Hetton School’s facilities are available to hire. Based in the Durham community; We have facilities for hire that are great for sport, drama, martial arts, business meetings, events plus much more! With free parking on site Hetton School can also accommodate private functions, birthday parties, conferences and events at affordable, low cost prices.

Key Stage 3 Welcome Presentation


We invite all Parents’ of Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9 to our Key Stage 3 Welcome Presentation this afternoon from 5-6pm in our Main Hall.  This presentation will give you more information about the experience your child will have us here at Hetton School, and allow you to further support your son/daughter in their learning.

We will introduce our new assessment system and our school’s Learn to Achieve philosophy which is the cornerstone of life here at Hetton School.  The aim of this strategy is to develop resilience, independence, aspiration, a desire to improve and a determination to succeed within all of our students.  This in turn will lead to academic success and a young adult who is ready to face the challenges of post-16 life.  We will also be covering ways in which you can also help complement this Growth Mindset at home.

Macmillan Coffee Morning


We are expanding the Macmillan Coffee morning on Friday 29th September to include students, and a staff bake-off!

The plan – Students and staff to bring in homemade or bought cakes to sell during lunchtime in the Main Hall.

Staff who have made their cakes will enter the staff bake-off.

Raffle tickets will be sold from tomorrow to students; the 4 winners will become the judges of the staff bake-off. The judging will take place during Period 4 on Friday 29th September in the main hall (the cakes will then be sold with the student cakes during lunchtime)

All cakes to be taken to Miss Miller’s room before registration on Friday 29th September.

Open Evening Thursday 21st September 6pm

General Hetton School Life Visits and Events

“It gives me great pleasure to invite you to our Open Evening. The evening will start with a brief introduction, but the majority of the time will be your chance to meet the students and staff of our school.

I would love you to take part in our interactive sessions and learn more by asking questions of anyone. I look forward to seeing you there.” Craig Knowles, Acting Headteacher

Great Active Gold standard

Hetton School Life

Hetton School is a Great Active Sunderland School.

Hetton School is celebrating achieving the Gold standard for the Great Active Sunderland Schools Charter.

The Great Active Sunderland School Charter has been developed to be a celebration of school’s who are improving the health and wellbeing of pupils, creating sport and physical activity opportunities and being a great community school. The Charter has 18 elements with schools across the City working towards achieving enough components to gain either a Bronze, Silver or Gold standard.

Hetton School has worked hard to encourage its students to embrace a culture of exercise, physical activity and healthy eating and have been rewarded by achieving the Gold standard.

Councillor John Kelly, Portfolio Holder for Public Health, Wellness and Culture, commented that “The Great Active Sunderland School Charter is an innovative accreditation developed with the aim of ensuring schools work towards the city’s outcome of; ‘All together an Active Sunderland’ and ensuring that schools are recognised for the important work that they do in physical education, sport, physical activity and in the community”.

Craig Knowles the acting head teacher of Hetton School is very proud of the school becoming one of the first schools in Sunderland to be awarded the Gold standard for the Great Active Sunderland Schools Charter for 2017. The Charter has proved to be a great improvement tool and gives credit to the school for its achievements in creating a culture of sport, exercise, physical activity and healthy eating.