At Hetton School there is a firm and unwavering belief in the value of enrichment and engagement in the wider curriculum. These activities and opportunities are diverse and come from sport, music, drama, art, design and food as well as in more general areas of community service and self-development.
Such enrichment activities provide a welcome break from weekly studies and homework. Interests and hobbies can be pursued, many of which provide a mental and physical health benefit. As well as developing the specific skills associated with the activity itself, the softer skills of organisation, time management, teamwork, leadership and independence are developed. These are beneficial back in the classroom and in broader aspects life. Enrichment activities are also designed to give an insight into something new and beyond the norm. Students are encouraged to try something new and take part in something that takes them out of their comfort zone.
To visit our School Trips page, please click here
To visit our Sports Academy page, please click here
Physical Sport and Activities
To find out further information and timetable for our physical sport and activities please click here
To visit our Hetton Honours page, please click here
Hetton’s Got Talent
For further information about Hetton School Talent Show, please click here
Following applications, voting by staff and students and interviews, the Senior Student team for 2020/21 are:
Head Girl- Madeline Taylor
Head Boy- Dillan Bennett
Deputy Head Girl- Eleanor Foggin
Deputy Head Boy- Jake Moss
The School Council is made up of one person from each House Group from Years 7 through to Year 11. This house group representative brings the House Group’s opinions, suggestions and thoughts about what is happening in school, to the School Council. The School Council meets once a half term in PSHE time. They usually meet in 2 groups years 7, 8 & 9 together and then Years 10 & 11 together. Occasionally there will be a joint meeting.
School Councillors may be asked to help out at special events or may show visitors around the school. When new teaching staff are appointed, School Councillors interview the candidates and tell the Head Teacher who they favour and why.
If an item is brought to the school Council and the School Council decide it needs taking further, they can take it directly to the Head Teacher. The Head Teacher meets with 10 members of the School Council every half term. This meeting involves two Council members from each year group. In this meeting the Head Teacher may also ask the Councillors opinions on various ideas he has.
In recent years, the School Council have got more litter bins around the school, had the toilets upgraded and the caterers have been changed.
The School Council is the Students Voice in School.