Harton Academy News

Harton Academy News

Head Boy Head Girl 2019 -9
18 Jul

Head Boy and Head Girl

We would like to congratulate all of the candidates for their outstanding performance during the election campaign, hustings, and their superb conduct throughout this intense and challenging period. We hope that the experience was both rewarding and memorable for all of them. They showed an incredible degree of collegiality despite competing for the same positions ......

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Newsletter Summer 2019 SQ
18 Jul

Harton Academy Newsletter

Please find below, the Summer edition of Harton News, the termly newsletter for parents, students, staff, directors, governors and members of the community. I do hope you enjoy reading our latest news, and would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a fantastic Summer break! Best wishes Sir Ken Gibson Executive Head Teacher ......

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Leavers Ball 2019 -35
15 Jul

Year 13 Leavers’ Ball

The class of 2019 were in high spirits and keen to celebrate the end of A levels. They all looked smart and sophisticated and it was lovely to see the amazing young adults they have turned out to be. They arrived at The Holiday Inn, Jesmond where they enjoyed canapes and arrival drinks, chatting with ......

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Prom SQ
5 Jul

Prom 2019

The sun shone on our Year 11 Prom, held at Beamish Hall Hotel. 200 Year 11 pupils joined over 40 staff to celebrate the end of their exams. The girls were stunning and wore breath-taking dresses in a variety of colours and styles reflecting their diverse personalities. The boys, looking more like young men, looked ......

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3 Jul

End of Term Arrangements

End of Term Arrangements July 2019 We would like to issue a reminder that the last day of term will be Friday 19 July. We intend to close the school at 12:15pm on that day so that end of term staff presentations can take place. These arrangements should not result in any child being unduly ......

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Nepal 1
1 Jul

Team Nepal Depart

Team Nepal have now departed and we wish them well on their expedition. The team are heading in to Kathmandu to complete a project in a local school and will then be taking on the challenge of trekking to Annapurna Base Camp. We look forward to hearing about the adventure in the coming weeks. ...

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New School Uniform - SQ
18 Jun

School Uniform

In addition to purchasing uniform through the suppliers www.michaelsehgal.co.uk, please be aware that Year 11 students who are now in the process of leaving school, have been asked to donate any unwanted uniform to The Children’s Society shop at the Nook. You can, also, donate any unwanted uniform items there also. Many thanks ......

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ChloeandLiam
22 May

Non-uniform day Friday 24 May 2019

We will be having a non-uniform day on Friday 24 May, with a suggested donation of £1 per student. We will use this occasion to raise funds for the ‘Together Forever Trust’, set up in memory of Chloe Rutherford and Liam Curry, who were killed in the Manchester Arena Bombings on 22 May 2017. The ......

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Free Breakfast SQ
17 May

FREE breakfast is available to all students

We welcome all students to join us for a great start to the day. Our FREE breakfast is available from 8.00am to 8.30am and is held in the Dinner Centre. We offer Healthy Bagels and Cereals! Harton Academy has joined the government’s National School Breakfast Programme (NSBP), which is being delivered by the charities Family Action ......

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15 May

Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Expedition

Well done to the twenty five year 10 students that completed the qualifying expedition of the bronze award. The group the previous weekend completed a practice expedition in Northumberland and then went to Teesdale where they walked for two full days and camped in very cold conditions. All of the students impressed in demonstrated a ......

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6th Form Football Success
2 May

Harton 6th Form Football Success

The 6th form football team has again had a very successful season in winning the northern league and making it to the final which was played at Durham University. Unfortunately they lost out to a strong St Robert’s team but all the players did themselves proud in the way that they organised and conducted themselves ......

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Durham University visit - April 2019 -6
29 Apr

Year 12 Durham University visit

Over 50 year 12 students recently went to Durham University to find out more about how a Collegiate university works and also to have a tour around the city and several of the different Colleges. It is great to see so many students aspiring to go to such a prestigious university and we were delighted ......

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6th Form Silver Practice - April 2019 -15
29 Apr

Silver D of E Training Expedition

Twenty three year 12 students have just completed the training expedition in the Yorkshire Dales and impressed in the way that they dealt with the very mixed weather over the three days. The groups walked approximately 16 miles over two days and had to be totally self-sufficient in terms of cooking and managing themselves. It ......

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News Letter Now Availble SQ
5 Apr

Easter edition of Harton News

“Please find below, the Easter edition of Harton News, the termly newsletter for parents, students, staff, governors and members of the community. I do hope you enjoy reading our latest news, and would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a fantastic Easter break! Best wishes Sir Ken Gibson Executive ......

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Parents Y10 Letter
4 Apr

Year 10 Parents’ Evening

Download PDF/printable version of letter here. Our Ref: CC2/at/145 Date: 1 April 2019 Dear Parent/Carer Year 10 Parents’ Evening I would like to extend to you a warm invitation to visit the school for the Year 10 Parents’ Evening which will take place on Tuesday 7 May at 3.30 pm. If you would like to ......

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Renaissance Champion School SQ
3 Apr

Awarded Champion School status

“We are delighted to announce that Harton Academy have been awarded Champion School status by Renaissance Learning. This reflects our students’ great progress in reading over recent years. Staff and students have a fabulously positive attitude towards Accelerated Reading. Well done to all staff and students ......

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Nepal Expedition training weekend
2 Apr

Nepal Expedition training weekend

Team Nepal have just completed the training weekend in preparation for the upcoming expedition to Nepal this summer. The team did incredibly well walking 13 miles on the first day from Richmond ......

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26 Mar

Statement regarding recent Social Media Speculation

The Academy would like to respond to a situation that has been the subject of some recent parental concern and social media speculation. During the week ending Friday 15th March, staff were made aware of the possibility that a student may have been in possession of a knife. The matter was immediately addressed and investigated ......

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19 Mar

Statement regarding recent Social Media Speculation

The Academy would like to respond to a situation that has been the subject of some recent parental concern and social media speculation. During the week ending Friday 15th March, staff were made aware of the possibility that a student may have been in possession of a knife. The matter was immediately addressed and investigated ......

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19 Mar

The Red Box Project

We are proud to announce that we are now supporting The Red Box Project. The Red Box Project is a community run project that has been set up to tackle period poverty by providing free sanitary products in schools to any young woman who needs them. It is focused on ensuring no young woman misses ......

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12 Mar

Statement regarding recent Social Media Speculation

The Academy would like to respond to a situation that has been the subject of some recent parental concern and social media speculation. During the week ending Friday 15th March, staff were made aware of the possibility that a student may have been in possession of a knife. The matter was immediately addressed and investigated ......

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Parliament Visit 2019 -5
12 Mar

Parliament visit as a guest of the Rt. Hon. John Bercow MP

Harton Academy’s year 12 Government and Politics class had a once in a lifetime opportunity last week to visit Parliament as a guest of the Rt. Honourable John Bercow MP, who had very kindly visited the school last year. We all travelled down on Tuesday 5th March where we all enjoyed an Italian meal in ......

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Internships -
7 Mar

Paid Teacher Training Internships now available

We are looking for enthusiastic second year university students who are confident and passionate about their subject and are interested in becoming a Physics or Maths teacher. We are looking for people who are interested in taking part in an exciting opportunity, becoming a member of our school’s Physics or Maths department and gaining experience ......

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Alnwick Shrovetide Football 2019-2
6 Mar

A level PE Shrovetide Football trip

On Shrove Tuesday fifteen A level PE students were taken to Alnwick for a history of sport trip which included watching the Alnwick Shrovetide Football match which is the name of a large scale shrovetide football match played yearly in Alnwick, Northumberland. Once a street contest, it has now moved to ......

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6 Mar

Girls’ U15 Rugby Squad win the County Cup

Congratulations to our Girls’ U15 Rugby Squad who have won the County Cup for the first time in the school’s history; many thanks to Vic Young for sponsoring the competition. Following their phenomenal first round success in which they scored 19 tries and conceded none, the girls went on to convincingly win their final two ......

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Harton Technology College - Front Door
15 Feb

Revision on the Go

Exams are fast approaching and I know many of you are keen support your child as they prepare for this challenging time. As such I wanted to make you aware of a resource we have invested in called ‘GCSEPod’.  There are about 11 weeks until the examination season begins...

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Non-Uniform Day
8 Feb

Non Uniform Day raised £1,224.38

Our last non-uniform day raised a total of £1,224.38. This has been divided and donated to the five chosen charities accordingly as a result of the student poll carried out. Thank you to everyone for your kind generosity. More information can be found below. ...

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Community Tea Dance 2019 - 6 - SQ
22 Jan

Community Tea Dance

We were again delighted to host a Community Tea Dance alongside Age UK as we have done for many years. It was as ever a lovely event with over 50 people attending and many Harton 6th form students helping and making sure the event went smoothly. There was lots of fabulous dancing and ......

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Ice Skating 2018 -37
8 Jan

Christmas 6th Form Ice Skating Trip

The annual ice skating trip again proved incredibly popular with large numbers of Harton 6th form student hitting the ice at Whitley bay. As ever the skills varied considerably but the main thing was that a good time was had by all. A few potential future winter Olympians maybe!!! Or maybe ......

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Fundraising Boxing Day Dip SQ
7 Jan

Fundraising Boxing Day Dip

Fifteen students from both the 2019 Nepal and 2020 Vietnam and Cambodia teams braved the cold water on boxing day in order to help them raise funds for their overseas expeditions. Needless to say it was a little refreshing but it was great to see so many family and friends supporting the students. Well done ......

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Christmas Concert 2018 - 31
21 Dec

Christmas Carol Concert 2018

We had another fantastic Christmas Concert with over one hundred students involved, along with our magnificent music department. The procession of talent was an absolute joy to watch and listen to, and the concert certainly put everyone in the festive mood. Many thanks to all who performed, attended or supported. Have a fabulous Christmas and ......

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19 Dec

Newsletter – Christmas 2018

To continue our environmentally friendly ethos and to save a few trees, please find below our Harton Academy Christmas Newsletter, which you will find very interesting, colourful and informative. We would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Click here to download ......

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John Bercow -SQ
10 Dec

The Rt Hon John Bercow MP

We were delighted to welcome the Rt Hon John Bercow MP (Mr Speaker) to Harton Academy on Friday 30th November. Mr Speaker spent the entire morning chatting to a range of students in our Lecture Theatre. First of all he outlined his role as Mr Speaker and answered some excellent questions from our Year 7 ......

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Addams Family - 39
27 Nov

Addams Family School Production

On the 6th and 7th of November, everyone’s favourite kooky family visited Harton Academy in a spectacular musical-comedy about love, friendship and, most of all, family. Both shows were a great success, with over 400 people attending the performances over two nights. The talent on display from our students was fabulous, and every single member ......

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Former student heads state side for summer camp experience
22 Nov

Former student heads state side for summer camp experience

Former student heads state side for summer camp experience Delighted to hear that former student Syed Uddin has been successful after a long and competitive process in being selected to work as a camp counsellor. He has been placed at French Woods summer camp in New York state where he will be spending his whole ......

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WRD
15 Nov

White Ribbon Campaign

Harton Academy is supporting the white ribbon campaign to end male violence against women. By wearing a white ribbon staff and students pledge never to commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women. The UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women is on 25th November. This is the first day of ......

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Train to Teach
13 Nov

Train to Teach event

On Tuesday 20 November from 4.30 – 7.30pm we will be at Grand Hotel, Sunderland. Graduates, hoping to apply for teacher training places to begin in ......

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TraintoTeach-SQ
12 Nov

Train to Teach event

University of Newcastle at The Great North Museum : Hancock on Tuesday 13 November 2018 between 4 – 7pm. Are you thinking about kick-starting an ......

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Remembrance Day 2018 SQ
9 Nov

Remembrance Service 2018

Today, Harton has marked the centenary of the Armistice in our annual Remembrance Service assemblies and we were delighted to welcome members of the neighbourhood from local care homes, as we do every year. We are extremely honoured that our special guest, Mr Harold Yeoman, was able to visit us this morning, too. Harold was ......

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1 Nov

Pupil medical conditions and medication in school

Important information to parents/carers about pupil medical conditions and medication in school Harton Academy is an inclusive community that aims to provide support for pupils with medical conditions, impairments and personal care needs.  The Academy aims to afford all children with these conditions the same opportunities as others at the Academy. Pupils with medical conditions ......

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Addams Family SQ
12 Oct

The Addams Family Musical Comedy

On the 6th and 7th of November, everyone’s favourite kooky family come to Harton Academy in a spectacular musical-comedy about love, friendship and, most of all, family.  ......

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DofE Bronze Presentation Evening 2018 -18
12 Oct

Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award presentation

It was great to see so many students receiving their certificates and badges after successfully completing the bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. All the students completed the four sections of the award and demonstrated and developed many key skills along the way. It will certainly set the students  up well for a successful ......

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Harvest Festival 2018 SQ
9 Oct

Harvest Festival 2018

Harvest festival is a long-standing tradition at Harton, and as an academy, we remain very proud of this! On 5th October, we welcomed several guests from our community, including the elderly VIP’s from Cheviot Court Care Home and Roseway house , escorted by Erica and Pauline. They were also joined by the young peoples homeless charity, ......

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2018 South Shields Lecture - Sir John Major
5 Oct

Sir John Major speaks at the South Shields Lecture

It was an absolute delight to welcome back the Rt Hon David Miliband with his special guest the Rt Hon Sir John Major KG CH for this year’s South Shields Annual Lecture. Sir John, of course, was our Prime Minister from 1990 until 1997 and is also a former Chancellor of the Exchequer and former Foreign ......

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Prospectus Web SQ2
2 Oct

Open Evening

For anyone thinking of sending their child to Harton Academy, our open evening is tomorrow 6.30-8.30pm. There will be lots of activities around the school and plenty of opportunities for parents to speak to staff who will introduce you to the school and answer any questions you have. Please join us and see for yourself ......

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Cambodia 2018-20
27 Sep

Team Cambodia 2018

A team of ten 6th form students and two staff have had the trip of a lifetime after arriving back from a 4 week expedition in the far east. The team experienced an emotional rollercoaster in visiting one of the wonders of the world – Angkor Wat and also the killing fields and prison S-21 ......

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DofE Gold SQ-1
21 Sep

Successful Gold Duke of Edinburgh Expedition

Seven Harton 6th Form students have recently completed their gold DofE Expedition in the Lake District and impressed the assessor in the way that they worked as a team and showed genuine commitment and determination in challenging conditions. The route is difficult but the group responded well although they were all exhausted at ......

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Year 12 - 1st Day 2018-SQ
17 Sep

New 6th Form students off to a challenging start

Harton 6th Form is delighted to welcome 140 year 12 students in to 6th Form and they have certainly made a positive first impression in throwing themselves at a range of different activities and problem solving challenges. It is great to see everyone making new friends from all the schools that students have ......

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Website SQ
13 Sep

Train to Teach Recruitment Event

Sunderland University Train to Teach Recruitment Event Wednesday, September 19, 2018 15:00 – 19:00 David Goldman Building, Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter’s, Sunderland Find ......

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New Year 7's Welcome 2018-SQ
4 Sep

Our New Year7s First Day of School

It was an absolute delight this morning to welcome our new Year 7 students into Harton Academy – all 277 of them! They all looked incredibly smart in their brand new uniform, were extremely attentive, polite and well-mannered during the welcome assembly and I wish them every success in their exciting first year at Harton. ......

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23 Aug

Exam Success 2018 Headline Results

“Once again, I am absolutely delighted with the results this year. They are very similar to last year’s results with 64% of the students achieving a good pass in Maths and English. The efforts of the students and staff have been quite phenomenal and it was a joy to see so many happy and smiling ......

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A levels Results 2018 SQ
16 Aug

A-level Results 2018

It has been another pleasing year at Harton 6th Form and we are delighted that so many students have reaped the rewards for all the hard work they have put in over the past two years. It is lovely to see so many fulfilling their ambitions with high numbers heading to a wide range of ......

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Reminder SQ
23 Jul

Please collect your 2017 examination certificates

This is a reminder to all our ex-students: Can you please collect your 2017 examination certificates from the new reception over the summer holidays? This will be open from 9.00am-3.00pm every work day, except for the 16 and 23 August, when we will be busy with A Level and GCSE results. Many thanks and best ......

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July 2018 - Issue 3 - website SQ
19 Jul

Newsletter – Summer 2018

Dear Parents and Carers – The latest edition of our termly newsletter is now available. Click here to download our latest newsletter. * Adobe PDF reader required. ...

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YEAR 9 & 10 AWARDS-3
11 Jul

Year 9 and Year 10 Awards Evening

Monday night’s award ceremony was extremely successful. Prize night for year 9 and 10 students was a fantastic and apt celebration of the high attendance, attainment, effort and progress that the students achieved throughout the course of the academic year. It was also fitting that the school acknowledged some of the outstanding extra curriculum activities ......

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