Y11 summer experience with National Citizen Service (NCS)

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Year 11s can now book their incredible summer experience with National Citizen Service (NCS).

The NCS team presented an assembly, on the 7thMarch, and offered the three week programme to students. Places are limited, so interested students should head to www.NCSYES.co.uk to book their place on the programme.

• Taking place during the summer holidays, the NCS journey begins with a jam-packed outdoor adventure with exhilarating activities to make you feel unstoppable.

• Next, there’s another residential at Sunderland University experiencing independent living and developing skills ready for work and life.

• Putting everything they’ve learnt into action, participants create a project that makes a difference in the local community.

• At a celebration event NCS graduates will be awarded a certificate signed by the Prime Minister which is great for CVs and university applications.

The programme is worth around £1,500 but thanks to government-backing you’ll never pay more than £50. Year 11 students from Hetton School can take part for just £35 when booking at www.NCSYES.co.uk – early booking is advised. Young people eligible for a free school meals are eligible for a bursary which may lower the cost further to £10. Please call 0800 197 8010 for more information.

U13’s County Cup Final Report – Cricket

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Hetton vs Red House

Jack Scott and Daniel Walker walked out to the square in preparation to face the first ball of the innings against the Red House opening bowler. The first ball faced was bowled as a wide however the opening bowler soon recovered with a wicket very next ball by bowling out the Hetton opener Jack Scott. The NO.3 batsmen Ty Wilkinson didn’t take very long to get settled into the crease as on his first ball faced he put the bowler away for 4. Unluckily for Hetton, another quick wicket was taken as Ty fell to the same dismissal as the first wicket. After the first over Hetton were 7-2. Another wicket fell in the next over leaving Hetton in not the best of positions with 3 wickets lost inside 2 overs with a score of only 11. The middle order batsmen kept the board ticking however a wickets were still falling after every few overs. After the whole 20 overs passed Hetton had only managed to scavenge a total of 69 runs with Taylor Moulder the NO.7 top scoring with 15 runs.


The second innings started strong for Hetton as inside the first 2 balls the opening bowler Harrison Lowther had taken the wicket of Red Houses NO.1 batsmen. The game was looking good for Red House as there 2 and 3 batsmen stayed at the crease for quite a length of time. There other opening batsmen was building a good innings with a score of 14 until he ran himself out in the 11th over. The next 2 batsmen shortly followed as bowler Jack Scott took two important wickets in his 3rd over. At this point the Red House batsmen were scoring a lot slower than they were at the star of the game with their top order batsmen. More wickets fell as the NO.3 batsmen was left in bat with his bottom order. Trying to get the score over the line to win the game the long lasting batsmen ran himself out with few overs to go. This boosted the confidence in the Hetton team as the batsmen’s 22 was very important to the opposing side. In the last 4 overs of the game the rest of the wickets fell; the last 7 batsmen only adding a total of 3 runs to the team’s final score.

The last ball of the game sent Red House in shock as they ended with a score of 51 all out as the NO.10 batsmen, looking for runs, was ran out for a score of 0. After a very bad first innings from Hetton they pulled it back and won by 18 runs. The leading wicket takers were Harrison Lowther with 4, Matthew Tomys with 3, and Jack Scott with 2.

By Harrison Lowther

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