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2021 Leavers Certificates
24 Jan

Summer 2021 Leavers Exam Certificates

Exam certificates will be available to collect on Monday 7 and Thursday 10 February 2022 in the Dinner Centre between 3.30pm and 5pm. If you can’t collect in person, can you please give written permission to the person collecting on your behalf. After these dates collection’s will have to be ......

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Parent Mental Health Day Flyer 2022 SQ
21 Jan

Parent Mental Health Day!

On January 27th 2022, stem4 launches its first ever Parent Mental Health Day! stem4’s Parent Mental Health Day (PMHD) encourages understanding and awareness of the importance of parents’ mental health and its impact on the whole family system. With this year’s theme ‘balance’, the day aims to get parents and carers ......

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Alumni SQ 2022
21 Jan

Alumni Network

We are building our alumni network at Harton Academy. Alumni are great role models for current students and so we would love to explore opportunities of how we could work together in the future. If you are a previous student of Harton Academy and would like to be a part of our network, then please ......

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Little Mouse - by Sophie Carr-5
14 Jan

Little Mouse by Sophie Carr

Sophie Carr (Year 10) has written a short story to try to help others make sense of the thoughts that those who suffer from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and other mental health issues face every day. This powerful story about Little Mouse will resonate with a wide audience – well done Sophie! If enough people ......

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Virtual Open Evening 2022 SQ
12 Jan

Sixth Form Virtual Open Evening 2022

Sixth Form Virtual Open Evening – Welcome Please see below a welcome video from the Executive Head Teacher and Director of Sixth Form. For subject videos, please click here. To apply, please click here. If you have any specific questions please contact us via: ...

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Save our Test Centre SQ
12 Jan

Petition to oppose the closure of South Shields Driving Test Centre

Dear Student/Parent/Guardian of students in Years 10-14 We have been asked to send this information on behalf of South Tyneside’s driving instructors, South Tyneside Council and Kate Osborne MP. The DVSA are considering the closure of South Shields Driving Test Centre.  Should this go ahead, future tests will be conducted from Sunderland Driving Test Centre. ......

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NHS Nightingale Vaccination Bus SQ
12 Jan

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccinations

As previously advised the Immunisation Team will be returning to Harton Academy to undertake another round of  Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccinations for pupils who missed out or need a second dose. If you would like your child to receive the Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination at Harton Academy please ask them to collect a consent form ......

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COVID-19 South Tyneside Information SQ 3
12 Jan

Recent changes to COVID-19 guidance

Message from South Tyneside Council detailing recent changes to guidance With the high rates of COVID-19, we would like to clarify some of the recent updates to national guidance to help reduce the spread of the Omicron variant. 1 – PCR testing requirements Any pupil who has symptoms of COVID-19 must not attend ......

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Harton 6th Form Open Evening
11 Jan

Harton 6th Form Open Evening

Unfortunately, due to the high case numbers in the region at the moment, the Harton 6th Form Open Evening will not take place on Wednesday 12 January 2022. We are extremely disappointed not to be able to open our doors as usual to welcome prospective applicants. A virtual welcome video will be added to the ......

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1st - Sabaa Al-Sayyadi - 9S1
17 Dec

Christmas Card Competition

The Harton Academy Christmas Card Competition is a much-loved annual event, where students participate to win the chance of having their artistry printed and used as the schools’ official Christmas card! The Art department staff selected nominees from Years 7, 8 and 9 and, once again, the quality of the entries was extremely high: ...

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COVID-19 MASS TESTING SCHEDULE
16 Dec

COVID-19 Mass Testing Schedule

COVID-19 mass testing schedule for students before they return to school after the Christmas holidays. Could we please ask that: students arrive promptly at their designated time to the sports centre parental consent has been completed students arrive wearing a face covering unless exempt School reopens as normal to all pupils on Thursday ......

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HAF WINTER PLASMA
9 Dec

Winter Holiday Club

Saturday 18 December to Sunday 2 January You can now enrol your child in a free holiday club programme over the winter. There are free places available for children and young people ......

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Emma-1-SQ
6 Dec

Celebrating Student Success

Celebrating the many talents of our young people at Harton Academy is a huge pleasure. We are proud to announce that Emma Stephenson in Year 13 has gained her senior adult black belt in karate. She now has the honour of being called Senpai, or ‘Teacher’. Not only has Emma succeeded in her karate, but ......

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3 Dec

Hospitality and Hope

Harton Academy are incredibly proud to be working with an amazing charity based in South Shields. Hospitality and Hope are working to improve community wellbeing, reduce homelessness, increase employability and most profoundly for many, tackle food insecurity in our local area.   As many of you will already know, food banks have become a lifeline for many ......

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SEND An Update Issue 1 SQ
25 Nov

SEND An Update Newsletter

South Tyneside Local Authority have asked all schools to share the new quarterly newsletter – SEND An Update. If you would like this in hard copy, please contact the Equal Opportunities Department in school. Click here to download the latest SEND An Update. * Adobe PDF reader ......

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Mock Examination Absence SQ
22 Nov

Mock examination absence

It remains highly unlikely, but possible, that summer examinations could be cancelled in response to the on-going pandemic. If, however, summer examinations are cancelled mock examinations will contribute to Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs) as detailed in contingency plans released by Ofqual. It is therefore essential that these examinations are completed, in school, under secure conditions ......

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6th Form Open Evening 12 January 2022 SQ
22 Nov

6th Form Open Evening

Dear Students/Parents/Carers, The new date for our 6th Form Open Evening is Wednesday 12th January 6.00pm – 8.00pm. The application process is currently open via the Apply section of the Harton 6th form website and the deadline for applications is at present the end of January but this will be reviewed in the near future and the website ......

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Young People Health & Wellbeing Priorities QR code
18 Nov

Young People Health & Wellbeing Priorities

A group of young people have worked with the Public Health Team to decide a number of different health priorities. We now want more young people to help us decide which of these are most important for us to focus on over the next few years. Your answers can make a real difference to young ......

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Ofqual Assessment Arrangemens 2021-22 SQ
15 Nov

Ofqual update regarding assessment arrangement 2021-2022

We advise students and parents to follow the link shown below. This will take you to an open letter and video from Jo Saxton (Chief regulator of Ofqual). In this letter and video, she summarises the arrangements for external assessments for the academic year 2021-22. www.gov.uk/government/publications/open-letters-arrangements-for-gcses-as-and-a-levels-in-2022/letter-to-students ......

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Leavers Hoodie 2022
10 Nov

Harton Academy Leavers’ Hoodies

We are offering Year 11 leavers the chance to purchase a leavers’ hoody.  These will be in the school colour of navy blue and will be available in small, medium, large and extra-large*sizing below.  There is also the option to personalise your hoody. The cost is £17.50 (without personalisation) or £19.00 for a personalised hoody. ......

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9 Nov

Poem written by McKenzie Davies

At Harton Academy, we are proud of the creative efforts of all our young people. Here are pictures from Sainsburys in Shrewsbury to commemorate Remembrance Day, using a poem written last year by McKenzie Davies (Y10). Mckenzie’s most recent poem is being used for the Remembrance Day Service by the Military Wives Choir in Shropshire ......

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Year 8 Meet the Tutor Evening
3 Nov

Year 8 ‘Meet the tutor’ Parents’ Evening

Dear Parent/Carer Year 8 ‘Meet the tutor’ Parents’ Evening I would like to extend to you a warm invitation to visit the school on the evening of Wednesday 17 November. This will be the occasion of the Year 8, ‘Meet the Tutor’, Parents’ evening. The evening is an opportunity to provide you with feedback about ......

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6th Form Open Evening Postponed SQ
2 Nov

6th Form Open Evening Postponed

Dear Students/Parents/Carers It is with much regret that, following Public Health advice, we have been forced to postpone Thursday’s 6th Form Open Evening. Hopefully, we may well be able to host the evening in early December or alternatively produce a Virtual Open Evening. The application process does still open on Monday 8th November via the ......

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COVID-19 Information SQ3
29 Oct

Important letter for parents, carers and students

Dear parents/carers/students – I hope you and your loved ones are well. Please read the following letter carefully as we fully intend to implement, or continue to implement, from Monday 1st November, most of the 10 important points mentioned. So, we fully expect students and staff to be wearing masks again in classrooms and communal ......

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COVID-19 Information SQ2
29 Oct

Vaccinations for 12 to 15 year olds

Dear Parents/Carers We have been asked to share this communication with you from the Secretary of State for Education. Please note, Harton Academy is not endorsing the vaccination; this is a decision for families to make with their children. Please click here. Best wishes. Mr Amos...

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6th Form Open Evening Postponed SQ
22 Oct

6th Form Open Evening Postponed

Update Dear Students/Parents/Carers It is with much regret that, following Public Health advice, we have been forced to postpone Thursday’s 6th Form Open Evening. Hopefully, we may well be able to host the evening in early December or alternatively produce a Virtual Open Evening. The application process does still open on Monday 8th November via ......

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Teach North East SQ
22 Oct

School Direct training programme

Teaching offers you all the opportunities, training, support and rewards you need to build a stimulating and successful career. If you want your teacher training to be based in a school where you will be part of school life and work with experienced teachers from day one, our School Direct training programme is for you! ......

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COVID-19 Information - no text
21 Oct

Government’s advice for school staff and students

Dear Parents and Carers I am sure you are all looking forward to spending some time with your children as we hand them back to you at the end of school today, Thursday. I would just like to take a moment to remind you of the Government’s advice for school staff and students to continue ......

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Breakfast Club Facebook SQ
18 Oct

Breakfast Club starting Monday 1 November

We’ve secured funding from the National School Breakfast Programme for this academic year. This enables every student to have a free breakfast, either a bagel or a choice of Cereals (gluten-free also available), served from 8am every day in the dining hall. ...

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Prospectus 2021
15 Oct

Missed our Open Evening?

You can access our latest Prospectus and watch the presentation below: Prospectus 2021-2022 Click here to download our latest prospectus. * Adobe PDF reader required.     Open Evening 2021 Presentation   Want to find out more? Please ......

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BBC Bitesize 4
13 Oct

The Bitesize Schools Tour 2021

Harton Academy had an opportunity to be part of a tour programme which focuses on careers in Innovation (The Bitesize Schools Tour 2021). There is an increasing skills gap appearing in the science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics sectors (STEAM), which is costing UK businesses an estimated £1.5 billion a year and thousands of jobs to ......

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Your Next Steps INSTAGRAM - FACEBOOK
11 Oct

Your Next Steps Live

There is an opportunity for Year 11 Harton Academy students to attend a careers event at Temple Park. Students are invited to explore their careers and training opportunities, meet employers currently hiring and build their future at Your Next Steps Live. Parents and carers are also invited. Temple Park | Thursday 21st October | 3:30 – ......

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Year 6 Open Evening Tonight
7 Oct

Open Evening at Harton Academy

Dear Parents and Carers of current Year 6 pupils in South Tyneside We are looking forward to welcoming you and your child to tonight’s Open Evening at Harton Academy. Please note that this event is only for parents and carers of current Year 6 children. With every good wish – here’s hoping it doesn’t rain! Mr Amos...

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4 Oct

Making a positive impression!

It was lovely to receive a message from a lady who recently met our gold Duke of Edinburgh Award students on their expedition just north of Grasmere next to Lake Thirlmere. It was lovely to receive a nice message of how impressed she was with the students. She passes on her congratulations and said that ......

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COVID-19 Information - no text
4 Oct

Message from The local Immunisation Team

Dear Parents and Carers of children aged 12-15. The local Immunisation Team, responsible for administering your child’s COVID-19 vaccination, has asked that we share the following communication with yourselves. Please note, Harton Academy is merely a venue for the COVID vaccine, and we are not in the position to respond to any queries you ......

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Harvest Festival 2021-7
1 Oct

Harvest Festival 2021

The school has a long history of celebrating Harvest Festival. Today, we held a series of assemblies in our main hall involving all year groups. We were delighted to be able to finally reinstate this long-held tradition. Sixth Form students assisted with the preparation of the assemblies and invited members of the local community to ......

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Year 11 Parents Evening 2021
1 Oct

Year 11 Parents’ Evening

Dear Parent/Carer Year 11 Parents’ Evening I would like to extend to you a warm invitation to visit the school on the evening of Thursday 14 October. This will be the occasion of the Year 11 Parents’ Evening. If you would like to attend, please ask your son/daughter to arrange appointment times for you with ......

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Facebook Advert
27 Sep

Open Evening on Thursday 7 October

Dear Parents/Carers Harton Academy Open Evening, 7 October 2021 Over the coming weeks, you will be making the very important choice of secondary school education for your child. At Harton, we always try to provide prospective parents and carers with the fullest possible information as well as with opportunities to visit the school itself. We ......

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Gold DofE Qualifying Expedition -4
20 Sep

Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Qualifying Expedition

Huge congratulations to the fifteen students that completed the Gold Qualifying Expedition in the Lake District last week. They completed the gruelling four days of hiking over some of the high peaks over four days and impressed the staff and assessor with their attitude and heart even though some of the groups were not feeling well ......

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17 Sep

Y11 Awards Evening

We are delighted to be able to share some images of our Y11 Awards Evening which was celebrated on the evening of Wednesday 15th September. This was the first time we have been able to gather to celebrate student success in almost two years and clearly demonstrates that we have made huge progress in returning ......

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COVID-19 Information - no text
17 Sep

COVID-19 Vaccination

Dear Parents/Carers The Government has asked that we share this information regarding the COVID-19 vaccination, which will be offered to 12-15 year-olds in the coming weeks. Please note, Harton is not endorsing the vaccine; this is a decision for our families. We are merely sharing the information from Public Health England. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-resources-for-children-and-young-people/covid-19-vaccination-a-guide-for-eligible-children-and-young-people-aged-12-to-17 With every ......

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Harvest Festival 2018-2
17 Sep

Harvest Festival on Friday 1st October

Dear Parent/Carer Harvest Festival Friday 1st October 2021 We are holding our annual Harvest Festival assemblies on Friday 1 October and, as is tradition, we are inviting families to donate one non-perishable food item to the event. The food will be displayed in the main hall during the service and afterwards will be distributed to ......

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Year 6 Open Evening
16 Sep

Main School Open Evening

Dear Parents and Carers of Year 6 children. We are delighted to confirm that our Main School Open Evening will be taking place on Thursday 7 October. More details will follow very shortly, and please be aware that this event is always subject to last-minute changes, in light of COVID-19. Everyone at Harton is looking ......

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Meet the tutor Parents Evening
16 Sep

Year 7 ‘Meet the tutor’ Parents’ Evening

Dear Parent/Carer Year 7 ‘Meet the tutor’ Parents’ Evening I would like to extend to you a warm invitation to visit the school on the evening of Wednesday 29 September.  This will be the occasion of the Year 7, ‘Meet the Tutor’, Parents’ evening. The evening has been introduced in order to provide you with ......

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Key Dates for the rest of this half term
10 Sep

Dates for the rest of this half term

Dear Parents and Carers It has been wonderful to welcome the students back to school, and everyone seems to be enjoying some form of normality, which we all dearly hope will stay. If Public Health England or the Local Authority require us to reinstate any form of additional measures, such as the reintroduction of face ......

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Gold DofE practice Sep21 - 2
10 Sep

Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

A big well done to seventeen 6th Form students that successfully completed their practice Gold D of E expedition in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. It was great to see the students back in the great outdoors after the past 18 months and I was very impressed with how they all coped with some challenging walking ......

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Supporting students at secondary school
6 Sep

Return to Education

Dear Parents and Carers Please find this item “Return to Education – Secondary School Leaflet”, which the Government has asked schools to share with you. Please note that the reference to vaccinations is not an endorsement of such by Harton Academy; we are merely sharing the Government’s information. Best wishes. Mr Amos...

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Lunch Arrangements return to normal
2 Sep

Lunch Arrangements

Dear Parents/Carers, we would like to make you aware that we return to normal, pre-COVID lunch arrangements from Wednesday 08 September ......

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Information for parents and carers
1 Sep

Information for Parents and Carers

Information for Parents and Carers: Tutor groups and tutor room numbers, September 2021. Dear Parents/Carers The start of the new school year is fast approaching, and I write to you in advance of students’ return.  I would like to share some further details with you, in preparation for the start of the new academic year, ......

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16 Aug

Well done and best wishes to Elle-May in the USA

It is great to hear that Elle-May has settled into life at University in California. Elle-May has already started training as part of her soccer scholarship and will be starting her Business Course soon. Elle-May recently achieved 3 A’s in Psychology, RE and History and is now settling into university life in the USA and ......

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GCSE Results Day 2021_--3
12 Aug

GCSE Results Day – 2021

Once again our marvellous students have achieved outstanding results at KS4. They have worked tirelessly throughout the past two years despite the very difficult circumstances and significant disruption to their education. Their engagement during lockdown periods was first class and the support and teaching, which they received, have been phenomenal. I would like to congratulate ......

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12 Aug

Mass Testing and Return to School

Dear all Coronavirus Self-Test before your child returns to school Please find, below, the plan for mass testing and return to school for Years 7-11. The tests are carried out by the children themselves, under the supervision of trained staff. It is essential that consent has been given. If you have not already done so, ......

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A-Level Results Day 2021 no-names-_-8
10 Aug

Harton Academy – A Level results 2021

Our wonderful 6th form students have once again excelled this year. Despite the incredible challenges of the past 16 months, the students continued to work exceptionally well throughout and even managed to remain fully focused during any lockdown periods. There are some stunning individual successes and there were some very happy students and staff this ......

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Results Days Update
23 Jul

Results Days Update

We would like to make you aware that JCQ has indicated that results may not be released to students until 8:30am and not 8:00am. Emails will therefore be sent at 8:30am and results will be available for collection in person from 8:30am. All other arrangements remain as previously ......

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ST Summer Holiday Club SQ
22 Jul

South Tyneside Summer Holiday Club

Summer Holiday Club Monday 26 July to Friday 3 September You can now enrol your child in a free holiday club programme over the summer. There are free places available for children and young people in South Tyneside who are eligible for benefits related free school meals, where they can enjoy a variety of creative ......

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22 Jul

Mass Testing for our Year 6 parents only

Dear Parents/Carers of next year’s Year 7 students COVID-19 Mass Testing Plans, September 2021 We are looking forward to welcoming our new Year 7 students to Harton next year, and am sure they are excited, if a little nervous, about joining us in their new school. Please be reassured that we will have everything in ......

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Mass Testing - Key Worker Children_-3
22 Jul

Mass Testing for all Harton students

Dear Parents/Carers Mass Testing, September 2021 We have emailed all of our parents and carers regarding COVID-19 mass testing from September 2021. Please do check your spam or junk emails, as we need your consent. Thank you. If you (or your child, if they are over 16) do not consent to self-test in school in ......

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