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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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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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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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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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non uniform day sq
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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