Harton Academy News

Harton Academy News

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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9 Jul

Record numbers on Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Forty two students successfully completed their qualifying expedition recently by completing a gruelling three days of walking in the heat in the Kielder / Hadrian’s Wall area. The group started on the Friday morning and walked to Stonehaugh where they cooked and camped along with a considerable number of midges!!! The next day the ......

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9 Jul

Message from team Cambodia

Hello everyone, we are having a fab time away in Cambodia. We are currently in a great hostel in Siem Reap having traveled from Phnom Penh after a rather “pleasant” 7 hour bus ride.   Today we visited Angkor Wat as ......

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4 Jul

Prom 2018

The sun shone on our School Prom, held last week. 200 pupils joined over 40 staff to celebrate the event. 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 sophisticated and debonair in their suits. Seeing so many ......

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18 May

Non-uniform day – Tuesday 22 May 2018

We would like to give you advance notice that Tuesday 22 May will be a non-uniform day. As is tradition, the suggested donation per student will be £1.00. We will use this occasion to raise funds for the ‘Together Forever Trust’, set up in memory of two of South Tyneside’s own: Chloe Rutherford and Liam ......

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14 May

Medal success at the world school games

World school games 2018 – Marrakesh-Casablanca Morocco Year 13 Harton student Rachel Taylor has just returned after representing the England swim team in the World School Games in Marrakesh, Morocco. The England swim team consisted of 24 swimmers from all over the country- 12 boys and 12 girls selected on the basis of national rankings. ......

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DofE Silver and Gold April 2017 --38
9 May

Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’ Award expeditions

It is fantastic to see so many students at Harton challenging themselves and getting involved in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and recently we have been doing the expedition section which certainly takes students out of their comfort zone and challenges them in the great outdoors. Close to 80 students over four weekends ......

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New School Uniform - SQ
26 Apr

Introduction of New School Uniform

Following an extensive consultation with students, parents and teachers, the Governing Body has decided to go ahead with the introduction of a new school uniform. This is in line with many schools locally and nationally and will ensure that Harton Academy students are proud to be dressed in a uniform that is both practical and ......

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Parents Y11 Letter
19 Apr

Year 11 Leavers

Dear Parent/Carer For our Year 11 students the arrival of the exam period marks the beginning of the end of KS4 and GCSE at Harton Academy.  This letter contains important information about arrangements for the exam period and ‘leaving school’. Of course, many of our students will return into the sixth form, but ......

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Parents Y8 Letter
10 Apr

Year 8 Parents’ Evening

Year 8 Parents’ Evening I would like to extend to you a warm invitation to visit the school on the evening of Wednesday 9th May 2018. This will be the occasion of the Year 8 Parents’ Evening. If you would like to attend, please ask your son/daughter to arrange appointment times for you with subject staff that ......

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27 Mar

Easter Newsletter

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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26 Mar

Kirkland Rowell Surveys and Potential Uniform Change

Our Ref: KAG/_JE/ADM334 Date: 26 March 2018 Dear Parent/Carer Kirkland Rowell Surveys and Potential Uniform Change Parents will be aware that we recently made an electronic version of the Kirkland Rowell survey available for completion. We would like to offer our thanks to all who have completed that version of the survey. ......

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22 Mar

End of term arrangements

End of term is Thursday 29th March. This will be a normal school day with buses available at the usual time. Thursday will also be a non-uniform day. The suggested donation is £1.00. Proceeds will be allocated to charities by the student Charity Board. There will be no relaxation of the school rule regarding the ......

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Parents Y7 Letter
16 Mar

Year 7 Parents’ Evening

Our Ref: IC/_je/ADM321 Date: 13 March 2018 Dear Parent/Carer  Year 7 Parents’ Evening I would like to extend to you a warm invitation to visit the school on the evening of Thursday 19th April 2018. This will be the occasion of the Year 7 Parents’ evening. If you would like to attend, please ask ......

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Parents Y9 Letter
14 Mar

Year 9 Parents’ Evening

Our Ref: CC2/_je/ADM319 Date: 8 March 2018 Dear Parent/Carer Year 9 Parents’ Evening / Year 9 Options Evening I would like to extend to you a warm invitation to visit the school on two occasions over the coming weeks. The first event is the Year 9 Options Evening which will take place on Monday 19 ......

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Harton Technology College - Front Door
7 Mar

Kirkland Rowell Survey

Parents and Carers – could you please take a few minutes to complete the Kirkland Rowell survey, about which we wrote to you last week? The link and password are in the letter your child brought home. Please call school, should you need these. Many thanks. Mr Amos, Head of ......

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6 Mar

Year 9 Options Evening

Monday 19th March 2018 18:30 – 20:00 It has been necessary to change the date of the Year 9 Options Evening to MONDAY 19 MARCH instead of Wednesday 21 March as previously added, sorry for any inconvenience ......

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Parents Y10 Letter
21 Feb

Year 10 Parents’ Evening

Our Ref: DR/_JE/ADM318 Date: 19 January 2018 Dear Parent/Carer Invitation to Year 10 Parents’ Evening I would like to extend to you a warm invitation to visit the school on the evening of Thursday 22 March 2018.   This will be the occasion of the Year 10 Parents’ evening – an opportunity to discuss ......

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Application process closed
13 Feb

6th Form on-line application

Our 6th Form on-line application process has now closed. If you would like to enter a late application or discuss your late application please contact us on 0191 427 4050. Visit: ...

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Christmas Concert 2018-04
20 Dec

Christmas Carol Concert

The Christmas Concert this year was probably the best that I have witnessed anywhere in over 38 years of teaching. The fantastic band, the beautiful choir and the stunning individual performances were an absolute credit to the students and, of course, our magnificent music department. It was an absolute joy to be part ......

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19 Dec

Year 13 Presentation Evening

It was fantastic to see our 6th Form leavers at the Annual Presentation Evening.  The vast majority of them are home for Christmas, having completed their first term at University. The evening started with a wonderfully inspirational talk by Hannah Russell and then the students received A level certificates ......

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Joe McElderry SQ
19 Dec

Joe McElderry Special Appearance

It was an absolute delight to have Joe McElderry back in school at our Christmas Concert rehearsal. Joe was unable to attend the actual Christmas Concert on Tuesday 19th December because this was the very day that he starts his lead role as ‘Joseph’ at the Newcastle Arena. Joe’s visit was made even more special ......

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12 Dec

England V Canada – Twickenham Trip

Fourteen girls from Harton Academy’s U15’s Rugby team travelled down to Twickenham to watch the Red Roses in the final of the Old Mutual Wealth Cup, where England won convincingly, scoring many excellent individual and team tries. April, one of our year 10 students, had the opportunity to be a mascot for the match, running ......

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National Citizen Service NCS
8 Dec

100+ Harton Academy students set to change South Tyneside next summer

Students at Harton Academy in South Shields have been flocking to reserve places on a transformative programme that enables young people to develop vital skills and make a difference to the local community. Since delivering an assembly to the year 11s on November 13, National Citizen Service (NCS) has been inundated with applications from students ......

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30 Nov

Dylan creates grotto to raise funds for St Clare’s Hospice

Dylan joined Harton Academy from Westoe Crown Primary school in September 2017. For the last five years Dylan has dedicated the winter time to raising money for charity by converting his bedroom into a grotto for local residents to visit. During this five year period he has raised a large amount of money ......

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29 Nov

Year 9 student receives award from the Royal Geographical Society.

Scott, a Year 9 student from Harton Academy has received an award from the Royal Geographical Society as part of the Young Geographer of the Year award. The Young Geographer of the Year is a national competition run by the Royal Geographical Society (with Institute of British Geographers (IBG)) to encourage pupils ......

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HE+ Programme
13 Nov

University of Cambridge’s HE+ programme

On Tuesday 8 November Harton hosted the inaugural launch event for the University of Cambridge’s HE+ programme. This event, which had over 120 attendees from nine 6th Forms from South Tyneside, Gateshead and North Tyneside, is the first part of a 3 part programme designed to stretch the most academically able ......

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Remembrance Day 2017-2
10 Nov

Remembrance Celebration Service

Harton Academy today had the privilege of being joined in their Remembrance Celebration Services by two highly decorated veterans from World War Two, as well as members of the local community. The war heroes were Mr Harold Yeoman, a former RAF bomber pilot, and an Old Boy of the school and of Westoe Rugby club. ......

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30 Oct

NCS Star School

Harton Academy was delighted to receive a Star School Award. This Award recognises the achievements of dedicated schools in empowering young people to complete the National Citizen Service. It is a great scheme that ......

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Jadene Lynch-4
26 Oct

Recruitment is now open

Here at Harton Teaching School Alliance, we offer teacher training through the School Direct route. If you want your training to be based at a school where you can be fully immersed in the life of a teacher from day one, a school-led training course is for you. ...

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24 Oct

A day of rehearsals

Today at Harton Academy, we have had a day of rehearsals, working hard towards our school production of “School of Rock”. A show not to be missed. Tickets available from the school main reception at a price of £3 for adults and £2 for children. Performances are on the 7th & 8th of ......

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SOR Production - SQ
19 Oct

School of Rock

On Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th November we will be hosting our performance of Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s hit musical School of Rock. The show is based upon the hit Paramount movie of the same name starring Jack Black, with performances coming from many of our pupils in years 8 to 11. Tickets can be ......

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Harvest Festival 2017-7
18 Oct

Harvest Festival

Harvest festival is a long-standing tradition at Harton, and as an academy, we remain very proud of this! On 7th October, we welcomed several guests from our community, including the elderly VIP from Cheviot Court Care Home, escorted by Erica. They were also joined by the charity, The Key Project. It ......

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17 Oct

Lessons from Auschwitz programme

Two students from Harton 6th Form and a member of staff have been involved in a “Lessons from Auschwitz” programme run by The Holocaust Educational Trust. The mission of the trust is to educate every person from every background in the UK about the Holocaust and its contemporary relevance. Based on the premise that ‘hearing ......

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5 Oct

David Miliband’s South Shields Lecture with Danny Boyle

The 2017 lecture was David Miliband’s fifteenth South Shields Annual Lecture and the ninth consecutive year that it has been hosted at Harton Technology College. This year we were delighted to welcome none other than film director, producer and screenwriter, Danny Boyle. Danny is best known for directing ….Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting 2, 28 Days Later, ......

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25 Sep

Ecuador Expedition 2017

There is a small community of Kichwa Indians who live on the banks of the River Arajuno in Ecuador. Thanks to the fundraising efforts and work of the 2017 ......

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DofE Gold
13 Sep

Duke of Edinburgh Gold Expedition

The first team of students for many years have recently undertaken their Gold Duke of Edinburgh expedition in the Lake District in unbelievably challenging conditions. The weather was horrendous from the start and the rain did not let up for the four days that the group were walking and the group dynamics were tested to ......

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7 Sep

Challenging induction for Harton’s new 6th form students

We are delighted to welcome our new year 12 students to Harton 6th form and especially close to 50 students that have joined from other school’s around the region. They have been put through their paces with a series of challenges and team building activities so that they can get to ......

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1st day 2017-1
5 Sep

Our New Year 7s First Day of School

Despite the awful weather, it was an absolute delight this morning to welcome our new Year 7 students into Harton Academy – all 278 of them! They all looked incredibly smart, were extremely attentive, polite and well-mannered during the welcome assembly and I wish them every success in their exciting first ......

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GCSE Results Day 2017 - Forder-1
24 Aug

GCSE Results

“I am delighted with the GCSE results once again. Despite the changes to numbered grades in maths and English, the results compare extremely favourably with recent years and with the local, regional and national picture. Two-thirds of the students achieved at least a good pass in both maths and English. The students and staff ......

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6th Form Results - Leoni-1
17 Aug

A-level Results

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 ......

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Head Boy and Head Girl -4
21 Jul

2017/18 Head Boy and Girl

Following a very demanding four stage process I am delighted to announce that Clodagh Denham was selected as the Head Girl and Lewis Appleton as the Head Boy. Bethany Stanton, Abigail Carr and Elizabeth Brown will all be Deputy Head Girls and Brandon Jones and Michael O’Neil will both be Deputy Head Boys. I very ......

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13 Jul

Ecuador 2017

Team Ecuador has just sent through the first update since arriving 10 days ago. They have just returned to Tena after finishing the project phase. Everyone is grubby but happy and well. The team managed to build a jungle greenhouse for medicinal plants for the local communities, planted bamboo to reinforce the ......

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7 Jul

Danny Boyle to deliver South Shields lecture

David Miliband has announced that the 2017 South Shields Lecture will be delivered by award winning film producer, Danny Boyle. His work includes, Shallow Grave, Trainspotting, The Beach, Slumdog Millionaire, 28 Days Later ......

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Leavers Ball 2017-101
6 Jul

A sweet end to a new beginning

The Year 13 students were in high spirits after two years of hard work, commitment and dedication. The class of 2017 certainly celebrated in style at The Hilton Hotel, Newcastle where they feasted on canapés and a three course dinner. The evening was a great success with many comical photo booth pictures, impromptu sing-alongs and a ......

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17 May

Academy Status Update

The process of conversion to Harton Academy within the Illuminare Multi Academy Trust continues. There has been a delay in the conversion date due to a number of small issues that are out of our control but all of which are currently being addressed. Our current date for conversion is September 2017. We are looking ......

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DofE Silver and Gold April 2017 --10
6 Apr

Durham University visit and tour

Twenty-two Harton 6th for year 12 students recently visited Durham University for a visit and tour. We were delighted that a former student Courtney was willing to act as our tour guide as she is currently studying Sociology and Anthropology at the university. It was great to catch up with her ......

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Ecuador Expedition Training - 09
27 Mar

Ecuador expedition training in North Yorkshire

Seven Harton year 13 students and one member of staff will soon be heading on a trip of a lifetime when they travel for a monthlong expedition to Ecuador in July 2017. After fundraising for 18 months the final preparation are now taking place with the team completing their expedition training in North Yorkshire. The ......

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6th Form Football - 3
16 Mar

Football victory against St Joseph’s

Harton’s 6th form football team have made it through to the final of the local league with a hard fought 4 – 3 victory against St Joseph’s. It was a good competitive game in windy conditions and both sets of players were a credit in the way they conducted themselves. Well done ......

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15 Mar

Academy Status Update

The current date that Harton is hoping to complete conversion to Academy status is 1 May 2017 however, as this is quite a detailed process, this date could realistically be put back a little further into the summer term. Jarrow School are hoping to convert by 1 July 2017. We are looking forward to starting ......

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2 Mar

Alnwick Shrovetide Mob Football trip

Six of the A level Physical Education students watched a traditional game of mob football in Alnwick, Northumberland which is one of only four games which still continue in England. This game has been going for many centuries and has quite a gruesome history but a far more accessible occasion takes place every Shrovetide. The ......

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16 Feb

Lord Glenamara memorial prize

One of our talented students has been recognised for her academic success and voluntary work with a prize given to commemorate a politician who championed education in the North East. Annalise Murray, year ......

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DofE Awards Evening - SQ
8 Feb

Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Evening

For the first time in many years twenty four students were presented with their bronze certificate and badge at the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award evening hosted at Harton. It was lovely to celebrate the students success in front of family members and staff and to see so many students complete the award. There are record ......

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