“There have been fantastic academic results for all my children, however, just as important to me was their safety, happiness and enjoyment of secondary school which I feel was achieved. My children have enjoyed many trips with Hetton School including Milan, Madrid and Kenya. I have always felt welcome in the school and took particular pleasure in attending the drama shows including ‘Grease’ and ‘High School Musical’.”
Parent of Year 11 student and past students

“As parents, we are always impressed with the way in which Hetton School staff listen to comments or concerns, and act quickly and effectively, particularly when relating to pupil progress and wellbeing. There’s a good community feeling. Hetton School has good systems in place to support students’ individual attainment. It offers good opportunities outside of the school day for pupils to progress further. We’re well aware that standards and results at Hetton School have risen in recent years and continue to do so.”
Parent of Year 7 and 10 students

“I am very pleased with the pastoral support. Hetton School value the opinion of students and this can only help to build self-confidence into adulthood.”
Parent of Year 10 student

“My eldest son left school in 2007 so there was never any question of which school my youngest would attend in 2012. However, what a huge difference I’ve found in the school from then until now. The school is very well led with the Head being a major presence, the staff are very well respected, approachable and helpful at all levels. Examination results continue to improve which is fantastic. Pupil moral is great with reward schemes, extra-curricular activities and school excursions open to all.”
Parent of Year 8 student

“I have been very impressed with how well my daughter has settled into Hetton School. She has made some very good friends, gets on well with her form tutor, enjoys her lessons and has made good academic progress. The school keeps me up-to-date with how she is doing and acknowledges when she has done something of particular merit. The Parents Forum gives us a voice to bring up any issues that arise and for the school to ask our opinion also. I would definitely recommend Hetton School to any prospective pupil or parent, and with a new build coming, Hetton will finally have the building this good school deserves.”
Parent of Year 8 student


Parent View
Parent View gives you the chance to tell Ofsted what you think about your child’s school.

Parent View asks for your opinion on 12 aspects of your child’s school, from the quality of teaching, to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour.

line2The Department of Education has released a guide on cyberbullying, which can be read here
World Mental Health Day – Tips for Talking
School Gateway Communication and Online Payments
School Newsletter 13th March 2020



We are now an Operation Encompass School. Children who are affected by domestic abuse don’t have to suffer in silence.

Operation Encompass enables key adults in schools, police and teams within Sunderland City Council to train and work together to help children feel safe, secure and receive the appropriate support.

Further details are available here.

CEOPChild Exploitation and Online Protection Centre. Further information is also provided at CEOP’s Thinkuknow for Parents and Carers

SSCBParents Against Child Sexual Exploitation (Pace) and the Safeguarding Children e-Academy have teamed up to provide this short (20-30mins) online course.


Well Being InfoWellbeing Information in Sunderland and South Tyneside – Information, services and resources for people in Sunderland and South Tyneside. Find help for your Wellbeing including a directory of local services.


Reading through Sport!

Below you will find a very useful link to a website that could help your child improve his or her reading skills. It is based around a partnership between the Football Premier League and The Literacy Trust. I am sure that you will do everything you can to ensure that your child has the best opportunities to be successful, healthy and happy. Don’t miss out!


Young Minds – Mental Health and Wellbeing

YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.


National Online Safety

Specialists in Online Safety Training for Schools
We equip school staff, parents and pupils with the knowledge they need to understand online dangers.


NSPCC – Every Childhood is Worth Fighting For

Online safety – We’ve teamed up with O2 to help you keep children safe when they’re using the internet, social networks, apps, games and more.


Safer Internet Day 2020

Safer Internet Day – Information and Online Resources