SchoolGateway – Online payment for lunch

COVID-19 Updates General

Dear Parent / Carer,


Due to the Coronavirus we are taking appropriate measures to help reduce any risk in the spread of infection. Therefore, as of Monday 23rd March students will no longer be able to access the revaluer in school to put money on for lunch. All money will need to put on electronically via the schoolgateway app.

School Gateway also allows you to view your son/daughters timetable, amend personal details directly and view your child’s attendance. A message will be sent via the app to inform you of any unexplained missing marks making it easier for you to track and communicate with the school. You can also access the school website, calendar and social media pages direct from the app.

Getting started
You will first need to register for a School Gateway account at where it will ask you for your email address and mobile number. These details need to match with the details we have for you on our school system. If you need to update your details please call the school direct.

When you have entered your email address and mobile number, select the Send PIN button. A PIN number will be sent to your mobile phone. You can then use this PIN number along with your email address to log into the School Gateway.

If you have any questions about this or need help to set the app up, please do not hesitate to contact me on 0191 5623322.

Please prepare yourself for this measure during this week.

Yours faithfully

Mrs V Kent
Headteachers PA / Office Manager

Y11 summer experience with National Citizen Service (NCS)

General Hetton School Life Student Resources

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 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 – 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

General Hetton School Life

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