Harton Sixth Form News

Harton Sixth Form News

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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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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H Boy, H Girl, Sir Ken, Richard 2
14 Sep

New Head Girl and Boy selected

After a very demanding and challenging process which involved an application form, interview and then two presentations to both year 12 and 9/10 Emily Miller and Josh Jamieson have been selected as the Head Girl and Boy. Along with the other applicants and candidates that also presented everyone impressed in what they have achieved, the ......

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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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Kielder 2018 - 2
12 Jul

Kielder Challenge 2018

Thirteen year 12 students have just demonstrated fantastic determination and commitment completing a sponsored 26 mile walk around Kielder reservoir. The majority of the students are from Team Nepal who are raising funds to support their involvement in the 2019 Nepal expedition. One of the additional students was raising money to support an ......

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12 Jul

Leeds University visit

Twenty one year 12 students have recently visited Leeds university and also Leeds Beckett University to give them a feel for the city and what they can offer. We are always keen to support and promote students visiting universities outside of the north east to encourage student to consider their options and broaden ......

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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 Bronze Practice - 05-05-17 -24
9 May

Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award practice expeditions

In the searing heat on the bank holiday weekend record numbers of 6th form students completed their training of the expedition section of the award at both silver and gold level. Some students had completed the bronze and silver sections previously but for many it was their first time and certainly ......

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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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23 Apr

Durham University Visit

Sixteen year 12 students recently visited Durham University to help them research future progression options. We were delighted that two former 6th form students – Chloe who is a first year Psychology and Education undergraduate and Courtney who is a second year undergraduate studying Anthropology and Sociology were able to be ......

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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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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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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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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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