Harton Academy News

Harton Academy News

Y11 Parents Evening Reminder
16 Jan

Parents’ Evening Reminder

Year 11 parents’ evening is on Tuesday 23rd January 2018. If you haven’t done so already,Please complete the reply slip below and ask your son/daughter to return it to their Form Tutor as soon as possible. For slip, download PDF/printable version of letter here.   ...

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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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6th Form Awards Evening013
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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Annalise and Justine Greening 1
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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DofE Awards Evening - SQ
8 Feb

Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Evening

For the first time in many years, nine students were presented with their silver 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 successfully complete the award. There are record numbers ......

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Community Tea Dance 2017 - 7
27 Jan

Community Tea Dance success

For the fifth year Harton 6th Form held one of the nicest events on the calendar when over 40 people supported a community tea dance on Saturday 21st January. As ever the 6th form students were fabulous in firstly volunteering their time to support the event and in serving food, cleaning up and even having ......

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Cambridge University Trip - 6- SQ
23 Jan

Cambridge University Trip

Fifteen year 12 students have just recently returned from a two day visit to Trinity Hall at Cambridge University. The visit has been a huge success over the past few years in helping to raise students aspirations in believing that they can apply to such world renowned universities. The students thoroughly enjoyed the visit which ......

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5 Jan

6th Form Ice Skating Trip

Record numbers of Harton 6th form students ventured to Whitley Bay Ice Rink prior to Christmas to test out there skating skills. Fair to say mixed fortunes but most importantly everyone had a great time and it is nice to see the numbers growing each year in what has become a Christmas tradition along with ......

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16 Dec

Confirmation of Multi Academy Trust

The school received confirmation last night from the Department for Education that Harton’s bid to become an Academy and set up a Multi Academy Trust, initially with Jarrow School, had been accepted. Further information will follow in the New Year. Sir Ken Gibson Executive Head Teacher View more information ......

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16 Dec

Christmas Concert 2016

This year’s Christmas Concert was described as the finest in Hartons history. Approximately 180 students took part in either the choir, the band or as main performers. An additional three further performances where held in the final morning where all students had the opportunity to attend. Many thanks to everyone who took part and to ......

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13 Dec

6th Form Awards Presentation Evening

Many of last year’s cohort of students made the effort to come back for the event to receive certificates and prizes in recognition of their fantastic efforts. It was a lovely event and great to see and catch up with student’s that have progressed on to many different universities or apprenticeships around the ......

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21 Nov

Writing workshop with a professional writer

New Writing North are hoping to establish a creative writing group in South Shields. This will start from Saturday 19th November and be held weekly on Saturdays at The Word from 1pm – 3pm. To encourage pupils to attend, New Writing North contacted the school to ask if any pupils would be interested in a writing ......

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15 Nov

Remembrance Service

Harton Technology College stopped still for a short while on 11th day of the 11th month to remember those lost and hurt by war. Every student in the school attended a Remembrance Service led by Ms Braybrook where students were asked to take time out from their busy lives to reflect upon the sacrifices made ......

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8 Nov

Bronte Trip

A visit to Howarth was undertaken by the Year 12 and Year 13 English Literature students in an endeavour to underpin Emily Bronte’s ‘Wuthering Heights’. The itinerary comprised of various lectures rooted in the importance of context and varied interpretations of the text; such components indicative of the outlined assessment objectives. A tour of the ......

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31 Oct

Lessons from Auschwitz Project

Leoni and Ben from Harton 6th Form recently took part in the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Lessons from Auschwitz Project. Since 1999, over 30,000 students and teachers have taken part in the scheme and based on the premise that ‘hearing is not like seeing’, this four-part course explores the universal lessons of the Holocaust and its ......

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18 Oct

Expedition Teams complete a Kielder Challenge

Twenty one students from Harton 6th form completed a 26 mile cycle and walking challenge around Kielder reservoir to help them to raise funds for overseas expeditions that they will be undertaking in the next couple of years. Seven students will be heading off to Ecuador in the summer of 2017 and 14 students will ......

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6 Oct

Prospectus 2016

Harton is a mixed 11 – 18 L.A. comprehensive school which has no religious affiliation. As at September 2016, there are over 1640 students on roll. The school occupies a pleasant urban site with extensive playing fields, including all-weather pitches, multi-use games areas, a 3G floodlit pitch and a swimming pool. Our fabulous new school ......

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30 Sep

Ocean Beach Pleasure Park specially priced tickets

Ocean Beach Pleasure Park has kindly donated specially priced tickets which will allow thrill seekers to enjoy all the fairground attractions while raising money for good causes. Each one entitles the bearer to over £30 worth of rides and attractions at the park on Saturday 22 October 2016, 12.00-2.30pm. Please note that there are 2 ......

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15 Sep

Collecting children by car

If you are collecting your child from school by car, could you please ensure you do not park across our neighbours’ driveways on either Lisle Road or St. Mary’s ......

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14 Sep

Borneo Expedition 2016

Eight Harton 6th Form students have recently returned from the trip of a lifetime in Borneo. In incredibly hot and humid conditions they completed a community project in a local school and had the opportunity to teach within the school. They also completed some very challenging trekking and managed to see some fantastic sights in ......

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GCSE Results Day 2016_-85
25 Aug

GCSE Results 2016

We are absolutely delighted once again with the stunning results from our wonderful students. They have worked incredibly hard throughout their time at Harton and have been rewarded with significant success. The support from teachers and other staff has been superb and there were so many ecstatic students, parents and staff present in the hall ......

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A2 A Levels 2016 -_-30
18 Aug

A-level Results

Students have again achieved some incredibly strong results and we are delighted that so many students are now able to pursue what they aspired for in the future. Many students have secured places at universities across the UK and also in Europe with a significant number gaining places at some of the most prestigious and competitive ......

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21 Jul

Rugby Tour

The boys have loved every minute of the rugby tour, and are just about winding down now, ready to come home! They lost their first game against Okapi Wanderers, which we put down to heat/jet ......

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