Students at Hetton School achieve academic success at all levels. Hetton alumni include doctors, professors, entrepreneurs, solicitors and even teachers. Students move on from our school with the qualifications and transferrable skills to be successful at universities such as Cambridge and Durham, at employers such as the NHS and BAE systems, and in companies in the locality such as Nissan and Sage. Students in the highest ability category always achieve GCSE results comparable to any local school.
At Hetton we pride ourselves in our sporting achievements. At the forefront of this are our young cricketers. In most years we win a county championship in at least one age group and many of our cricketers have representative honours for Durham including one for England. We work closely with coaches from Durham Cricket Board and local clubs Hetton Lyons and Eppleton in our cricket academy.
It is not just cricket where sporting success occurs for Hetton. Boys’ and girls’ football has had some high profile success leading to the start of our football academy, in association with Sunderland Foundation of Light. We have also started a rugby academy in association with Houghton Rugby Club and a dance academy linked with East Durham College.