Harton Academy News

Harton Academy News

LSOH Show 2 -175
9 Dec

Little Shop of Horrors

On the 19th and 20th November, the hit Sci-Fi musical Little Shop of Horrors took to the stage here at Harton Academy. The story followed Seymour Krelborn, a meek floral assistant, who unearths a strange and interesting plant with a killer potential. Both shows were a great success and demonstrated the wonderful talent we have ......

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6th Form Open Evening 2019 SQ
27 Nov

6th Form Open Evening

Sir Ken Gibson (Executive Head Teacher) and Richard Burroughs (Director of 6th Form) invite you to attend our 6th Form Open Evening where you have the opportunity to have a look around and meet the staff and students. ...

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6th Form Open Evening 2019 2 SQ
27 Nov

6th Form Open Evening

Sir Ken Gibson (Executive Head Teacher) and Richard Burroughs (Director of 6th Form) invite you to attend our 6th Form Open Evening where you have the opportunity to have a look around and meet the staff and students. ...

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LSOH - Dress Rehearsals-SQ
19 Nov

Little Shop of Horrors

Tonight, 19 November 2019, Harton Academy presents the first of its two performances of the hit Sci-Fi musical Little Shop of Horrors. Watch as Seymour Krelborn, a meek floral assistant, unearths a strange and interesting plant with a killer potential. Will his newfound fame and fortune attract the attention of Audrey, the girl of his ......

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Reminder SQ
14 Nov

Examination Certificates

Summer 2019 Harton Leavers, your exam certificates are now ready to be collected! Available from the Main Office, Mon-Thurs 8am-4.30pm, Fri 8am-4pm – if you’re not collecting them yourself you will need to give a letter authorising someone to collect them on your behalf. Please note that certificates will be kept by the school for 2 ......

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Kielder Challenge 2019-16
11 Nov

2019 Kielder Challenge

A very big well done to the twenty six year 12 and 13 students that successfully completed the Kielder Challenge which consists of a 12 mile cycle and 14 mile walk around Kielder reservoir. The group had a very early start meeting at 5.50am and did not return until 8.00pm after a demanding day which finished ......

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Remembrance Day Assembly 2019-13
11 Nov

Remembrance Service

On Friday 8 November, Harton Academy marked the Armistice in our annual Remembrance Service assemblies and we were delighted to welcome members of the neighbourhood and from a local care home, as we do every year. We are extremely honoured that our special guest, Mr Felix Wileneus, was able to visit us this morning, too. ......

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6 Nov

Sporting Success

We are delighted to celebrate and share the success of our students. Lucy Fleming – year 7 has been selected to be part of the Aspire Programme for the Newcastle Eagles Basketball Academy. Lucy was identified as one of the best players across the region and we hope that she continues to progress with the ......

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Gary Lineker at the South Shields Lecture hosted by former MP David Miliband, at Harton Academy.
5 Nov

South Shields Lecture

Once again, it was a privilege to welcome back the Rt Hon David Miliband for his tenth South Shields Annual Lecture at Harton Academy. This year, David’s special guest was non-other than Gary Lineker OBE who was an English former professional footballer and current sports broadcaster. Gary Lineker began his football career at Leicester City ......

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Little Shop of Horrors Performance - SQ
5 Nov

Little Shop of Horrors

Harton Academy presents the hit Sci-Fi musical Little Shop of Horrors. On the 19th and 20th November, watch as Seymour Krelborn, a meek floral assistant, unearths a strange and interesting plant with a killer potential. Will his newfound fame and fortune attract the attention of Audrey, the girl of his dreams? Or will his world ......

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Chris and Karen - Strictly Come Dancing-SQ
24 Oct

Strictly Come Dancing

Over 500 students and staff were absolutely thrilled to witness Chris and Karen’s dance last week and the students gave a massive thumbs up with a hall full of marks of 10 out of 10! Chris was hilarious on stage in his old school before the dance and he, and the delightful Karen, mixed with ......

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Zasia --3
23 Oct

North East Young Engineer of the Year Winner

We are delighted that a Harton 6th Form student has recently as part of the Big Bang Science and Engineering Competition won the young engineer of the year award. Over the summer, Zasia completed a Nuffield research placement with AMAP for four weeks where she designed an enclosure for a condition monitoring system on a lathe ......

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INSET Day Facebook Reminder
23 Oct

INSET day

Just a reminder that Friday 25 October is an INSET day, the school will be closed to ......

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Year 11 Parents Evening
17 Oct

Year 11 Parents’ Evening

Just a reminder that our year 11 parents’ evening is on Thursday 17 October. We’re looking forward to meeting you. Download PDF/printable version of letter here. Dear Parent/Carer Year 11 Parents’ Evening I would like to extend to you a warm invitation to visit the school for the Year ......

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October 2019 - SQ1
17 Oct

Train to teach event

HTSA will be attending this train to teach event and we will be able to provide you with the information you need to pursue a career in teaching and the details of how to apply. ...

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Non uniform day
9 Oct

Non-uniform day

We would like to remind you that Friday 11 October will be a non-uniform day. As is tradition, the suggested donation per student will be £1.00. In response to pupil voice, we will use this occasion to raise funds for local mental health charities as part of our on-going drive for improvement in this ......

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Harvest Festival - 2019 -5
4 Oct

Harvest Festival 2019

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. Sixth Form students assisted with the preparation of the assemblies and invited members of the local community to join us. We welcomed guests from Cheviot Court Care Home and the ......

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Facebook Advert 2
3 Oct

Year 6 Open Evening

For anyone thinking of sending their child to Harton Academy, our open evening is tonight, Thursday 3rd October, 6.30pm – 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 ......

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25 Sep

Visiting teachers from China

We were delighted to welcome visiting teachers today from Hangzhou, in the Zhejiang Province of East China. The 25 visitors spent the morning and lunchtime with us, touring our school and observing lessons. It was an absolute pleasure to meet colleagues from across the world, and to share ideas about teaching. We wish all our ......

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Y7 Meet the tutor parents evening
25 Sep

Y7 ‘Meet the tutor’ parents’ evening

We would like to invite all parents and carers of Year 7 students to meet your child’s tutor. Appointments can be made between 3:30pm and 6:00pm on Tuesday 8 October. Appointments can be made by your child and arrangements will be circulated by email, where available. Details can also be obtained by contacting the main ......

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Anne Longfield OBE-6
20 Sep

Harton welcomes the Children’s Commissioner

Harton Academy was delighted to welcome Anne Longfield OBE who is Children’s Commissioner for England as part of the Speakers for School programme. Anne spoke about her own background and how she became the commissioner ......

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17 Sep

Change to the morning bell

“Dear Parents/Carers. Please note, from Monday 23 September, the school bell will ring at 8.28am. Students are being advised this week that they must be in form class by 8.30am. There is no change to the school day (harton-tc.co.uk/sixth-form/life-harton/the-school-day/), but we are keen that the students arrive promptly. Thank ......

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Train2Teach
13 Sep

Train to Teach Recruitment Event

University of Sunderland – Train to Teach Recruitment Event Wednesday 18 September 2019 5:00pm – 8:00pm The Prospect Building, Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter’s, Sunderland, SR6 0DD ......

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DofE Gold 2019 - 6
12 Sep

Successful Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award expedition

Well done to all the students that completed the Gold expedition where the two groups walked across the Lake District in challenging whether conditions. The assessor commented that it was one of the best groups he had worked with over many years and they all demonstrated the necessary skills and coped with all that was ......

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6th Form Induction Days - 2019-4
6 Sep

Harton 6th Form Induction Days

We are delighted to welcome the new year 12 students to Harton 6th Form and they have already made a positive and impressed staff with a positive attitude. Students have joined us from a wide range of schools from around the region and this really adds to the 6th form in a positive way. We ......

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6 Sep

GCSE Results

We are delighted with this year’s GCSE results and would like to congratulate all of our students for their incredibly hard work. It goes without saying that we are also incredibly grateful of our teachers’ efforts in preparing these students. There are numerous individual successes, including students who have achieved the very highest possible grades ......

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Year 7 1st Day - 2019-1
3 Sep

Welcome to our new Year 7 students

It was an absolute delight this morning to welcome our new Year 7 students into Harton Academy – all 273 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. Sir ......

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22 Aug

Harton 6th Form 2019 results

3+ A* – E A level pass rate – 100% (National Average – 97.7%) Number of students achieving A – 19.4% (National Average – 17.5%) Number of students achieving A* – B – 55.6% (National Average – 51.1%) Number of students achieving A* – C – 80.3% (National Average – 75.3%) Harton 6th Form progression 85% of students in year 13 students ......

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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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Red Box Project Logo 2
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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