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WELCOME FROM THE HEADTEACHER

Thank you for your interest in Hetton School.

Our aim is to improve the life chances of all young people in our community. We do this by delivering high quality learning experiences both in and outside the classroom.

Students at Hetton learn in a school environment with superb facilities; dedicated, caring staff; and through a highly personalised curriculum designed to allow everyone to achieve high standards.

Our students are well presented, display good manners and demonstrate courtesy and respect to others. We work hard to develop their aspiration and ambition through a growth mind-set philosophy we call Learn to Achieve.

Hetton School is committed to providing high quality education for young people between the ages of 11 and 16. We focus on developing the whole child academically and pastorally.

Mr C Knowles - Headteacher

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Hetton School is surrounded by acres of fields which puts the school in an ideal position to develop our sports academies

If you are a part of our community you may wish to hire our fantastic facilities. To find out more click on the link.

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Durham Cricket Board

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Digital Parenting Week 11-15 October
Peer pressure online is something that many children experience. Using the links below you will find a guide which tells you more about this topic as well as some information that will help children to think critically about their online and offline relationships. Peer pressure: parentzone.org.uk/peerpressure Critical thinking: parentzone.org.uk/article/critical-thinking-online-parents-guide
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Peer pressure online is something that many children experience. Using the links below you will find a guide which tells you more about this topic as well as some information that will help children to think critically about their online and offline relationships. Peer pressure: https://parentzone.org.uk/peerpressure Critical thinking: https://parentzone.org.uk/article/critical-thinking-online-parents-guide
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Calling all avid readers!!!

Did you know that reading boosts school performance, builds good communication skills and strengthens the human brain??

Hetton School is now appointing Reading Ambassadors! Their job will be to promote reading across the school and encourage all students to read more than they currently do. Their role will include posting recommendations of books, articles and blogs on our social media accounts, as well as helping choose material for the library.

Watch out for the posts and get reading!
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Calling all avid readers!!!

Did you know that reading boosts school performance, builds good communication skills and strengthens the human brain??

Hetton School is now appointing Reading Ambassadors! Their job will be to promote reading across the school and encourage all students to read more than they currently do. Their role will include posting recommendations of books, articles and blogs on our social media accounts, as well as helping choose material for the library.

Watch out for the posts and get reading!
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Our planned Staff Development day on Monday 1st November has been postponed. All students are now to attend on that day.

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“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

"Parents and carers are broadly supportive of the school and its new leadership. They feel that their children are well cared for and supported"

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“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 Student

"Pupils are proud of their school and its caring, tolerant ethos".

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“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

"The quality of leadership and teaching in the local authority resource provision for pupils who have speech and language difficulties enables pupils to make strong progress".

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“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
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