Pastoral Care


We have a well-founded reputation as a school that cares for its students. We are very proud of this good reputation and work hard to support young people and families.

Our pastoral care is based on a Year system with talented, dedicated professionals leading teams of tutors. All students belong to a tutor group. Some groups are mixed ability with some specialising in certain subject areas such as Maths, English, Science or MFL. Almost all subject teaching is delivered by setting on ability/progress which is then flexible throughout the year.


At Hetton we hold high expectations for all students. This applies to standards of uniform, behaviour, attitude to learning and respect for others.

We expect every student to challenge themselves to be the best they can be, and ensure the right opportunities are in place to facilitate and drive their aspirations.

For enquires regarding your son/daughter, please first contact their respective Head of Year as below:

Heads of Year

Mr K. Magee (Years 7/8) email
Mrs C. Duff (Years 9/10) email
Mrs S. Cooke (Year 11) email

Deputy Heads of Year

Mrs S. Lloyd (Year 7) email
Mrs C. Anderson (Year 8) email
Mrs E. Scott (Year 9) email

For other enquiries please contact Vikki Kent in the school office on: 0191 562 33 22.
Address: North Road, Hetton-Le-Hole, Tyne and Wear, DH5 9JZ