Harton Sixth Form News

Harton Sixth Form News

Head Students
21 May

Meet our new Head Students!

Harton Academy is delighted to introduce our new Student Leadership Team. Emily Miller has been announced as Head Girl and Yacub Ahmed as Head Boy. Our Deputy Head boy is Ben Rimington, and our Deputy Head Girls are Ruby Wann and Amy Ogilvie. They will be joined by our other Head Students, who will make up ......

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16 May

Gold DofE Award at Buckingham Palace

Massive well done to Kirsty in year 13 on receiving her Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award at Buckingham Palace. Kirsty is the first of this year’s group to complete all the sections and hopefully this will inspire the others to complete their award. The gold level is certainly incredibly challenging and it was lovely to see ......

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Y11 Awards Evening 2024 -73
14 May

Year 11 Awards Evening

Recently, Harton Academy celebrated the various successes of our year 11 students through their annual awards evening. As always, the event was a fantastic opportunity for students and their parents/carers to celebrate their academic achievements as well as their outside contributions to sport and our local community. The students have worked magnificently in many areas, ......

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RFA- Proudly Acheived May24
7 May

Rainbow Flag Success

We were delighted to receive the Rainbow Flag Award in May to formally recognise our efforts to be a fully inclusive and LGBT+ friendly school. The award was presented to us by Jack Rivers from the Humankind organisation. The Rainbow Flag Award is a national quality assurance framework that focuses on positive LGBTQ+ inclusion and ......

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Attendance SQ
29 Apr

Excellent Attendance

Well done to the Year 9 students whose attendance last half-term remained over 92.5%. There are only 11 weeks left of the academic year and the forthcoming weeks will be crucial in preparing for Year 10. Remember, excellent school attendance and punctuality is directly linked to improved exam performance in your GCSE’s. Consequently, you are ......

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Issue 15 - March 2024 - SQ
28 Mar

Easter Newsletter 2024

Please find below, our Easter edition of Harton News, the termly newsletter for parents, carers, students, staff, Directors, Governors and members of the community. Click here to download our latest newsletter. * Adobe PDF reader required. ......

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Easter Holiday Activities 2024
26 Mar

SEND Easter Holiday Activity Sessions

Smile Through Sport are providing Easter holiday activity sessions for children and young people with SEND. Sessions will be fun, engaging and interactive providing a wide range of fun activities, sports and games, adapted for all disabilities. Siblings are welcome to attend too! Sessions will take place in Cramlington, Newcastle, Newton Aycliffe, Peterlee and Stanley ......

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School Crossing Patrol - Unavailable
26 Mar

Centenary Avenue/Barbour Avenue Crossing Patrol Unavailable

We have been informed by the Road Safety Co-ordinator from the Town Hall & Civic offices, that the school crossing patrol who operates on Centenary Avenue/Barbour Avenue will not be on duty until further notice. There are no further replacements available and parents are advised to make alternative arrangements for their children.   ......

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HAF SPRING 24 - Secondary Social Media
25 Mar

Spring Holiday, Activities and Food Programme

Harton Academy is working with South Tyneside Council to deliver the Spring Holiday, Activities and Food Programme! FREE places are available for children and young people who: are eligible for benefit related free school meals are aged 5 to 16 years old or up to 18 with SEND live or go to school in ......

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Soundstart Concert 2024 -66
20 Mar

Spring Soundstart Concert

We are incredibly proud of the students who took part in our spectacular Spring Soundstart Concert last night. The Soundstart initiative exists to encourage Harton students to play an orchestral instrument, and for many of the students who have taken this opportunity it was their first time on the stage playing as part of a ......

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Planetarium - Kielder Observatory -30
15 Mar

British Science Week 2024

What an incredible British Science Week it’s been for our students! From exciting lunchtime workshops to captivating challenges and competitions. The week concluded with a visit from Kielder Observatory who brought along their inflatable planetarium for an unforgettable visit with year 7. The students even got the chance to hold a piece of rock from the ......

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Discovery Museum's Careers Fair-3
12 Mar

Exploring Future Career Paths

Our students had an incredible time exploring future career paths at the Discovery Museum’s Careers Fair! With 29 amazing ‘STEM’ related businesses and organisations showcasing opportunities, our 42 students gained valuable insights and inspiration for their future endeavours. A big thank you to all the students and organisations involved for making this event such a ......

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Ramadan Kareem SQ
11 Mar

Ramadan Kareem

Ramadan Kareem We think of members of our school community who are of the Islamic faith as they enter their holy month of Ramadan. May Ramadan be for them, a time of peace and blessings. ...

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International Women's Day 2024 Display
8 Mar

Happy International Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s Day everyone! We have a brand new display in the humanities corridor at Harton Academy for our learners to engage with this month and an activities grid that ......

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Pathways Website - Facebook Advert Reminder
29 Feb

Year 9 Options Information Evening

Dear Parents/Carers As we approach an important milestone in your child’s education, we would like to invite you to attend our Year 9 Options Information Evening. Date: Wednesday 13 March 2024 Time: 6pm – 7pm Location: 1936 building – Main Hall This event aims to provide valuable insights into how the options process will ......

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Ski Trip 2024 -19
29 Feb

Ski Trip 2024

Ski Trip 2024 This year, we took our students skiing in Piancavallo, Italy during February half term. 80 students and 9 staff took to the slopes full of excitement. The students had a fantastic time both on and off the slopes. Five hours of ski tuition per day followed by a quiz, karaoke and a ......

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Rome 2024 -2
28 Feb

Unforgettable adventure to Rome

✈️ 24 of our students embarked on an unforgettable adventure to Rome and soaked up every moment under the glorious sun! ☀️ From marvelling at the grandeur of the Trevi Fountain to standing in awe at the sheer scale of the Vatican, they immersed themselves in history and culture like never before. Exploring the Eternal ......

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Y13 London Olympic Park --1
26 Feb

Geography students visit the London Olympic Park

Year 13 Geography students visited the London Olympic Park in the week before half-term. As part of their studies, students must compare their local area to a contrasting location where regeneration has taken place. The students enjoyed a guided walk around the Olympic Park site, evaluating the successes and failures of regeneration in the area. ......

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Ashbourne 2024 -2
16 Feb

Royal Shrovetide Football – Ashbourne

On Tuesday 13 February 2024 (Pancake Day), a group of ten Year 12 A level PE students travelled to Ashbourne in Derbyshire to experience first hand, the Royal Shrovetide Football game that takes place over two days each year on Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday. Mob football is a topic that the students cover in the Socio-cultural ......

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NHS Careers Theatre
13 Feb

NHS Careers Event

Exciting day at our NHS Careers Event for Year 8 students! Over 350 diverse career paths explored, from nursing to IT, showing countless ways to join the NHS workforce. Whether through higher education or apprenticeships, the opportunities are endless! ...

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School Crossing Patrol - Unavailable
12 Feb

Centenary Avenue/Barbour Avenue Crossing Patrol Unavailable

We have been informed by the Road Safety Co-ordinator from the Town Hall & Civic offices, that the school crossing patrol who operates on Centenary Avenue/Barbour Avenue will not be on duty in the morning on Tuesday 13 February. There are no further replacements available and parents are advised to make alternative arrangements for their children.   ......

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Smile February Holiday Activities
12 Feb

Smile February Holiday Activities

Smile Through Sport are running multi-sport holiday activity sessions for children and young people with SEND across the February half term holiday. Sessions will take place in Peterlee, Newcastle and Cramlington. There will be a range of fun activities; sports and games will be played and adapted for all disabilities, siblings are welcome to attend ......

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Ofsted
5 Feb

Inspection of Harton Academy by Ofsted

Dear parent or carer Inspection of Harton Academy by Ofsted We have just told your child’s school that we will inspect it on 06 February 2024. The lead inspector will be Julian Appleyard. We are writing to you because we would like to know what you think about the school. Please take a few minutes ......

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Attendance - Did you know
2 Feb

Attendance and Punctuality

Harton Academy continues to strive towards excellent attendance and punctuality for all students. We wish to maintain our high standards and encourage all parents and students to see the benefits of promoting great attendance! ...

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Rainbow Flag - Pastoral Support
30 Jan

Rainbow Flag Award Update

Harton Academy believes that respecting and valuing individual differences and the appreciation of, and promotion of, cultural diversity is crucial if every child is to thrive. We are committed to breaking down barriers and cultural divides, instilling values of acceptance and mutual respect that children and young people will carry with them throughout their lives. ......

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UCAS Logo SQ Jan24
29 Jan

Connecting Futures

Year 13 students applying through UCAS can now get an insider’s view into life and learning on campus through a new online chat function which automatically matches them with current students. Visit UCAS website to learn more: ...

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Illuminare MAT Logo SQ
26 Jan

Incorrect Information Shared

We have been looking at improving and upgrading our Trust website. In the process we have been testing some dummy/sample websites and some incorrect information has been shared in the process. Apologies for this, hopefully our website will be up and running ......

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Hedi Argent MBE interviewed by Natasha Kaplinsky
23 Jan

Holocaust Survivor Webcast

9F1 participated in the Holocaust Educational Trust’s live webcast this morning to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2024. The speaker was Holocaust survivor Hedi Argent MBE interviewed by Natasha Kaplinsky OBE. This was an interactive and meaningful way to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2024 as it allowed our students to put a human face to the ......

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6th Form UCAS Deadline SQ
16 Jan

January UCAS Application Deadline

Year 13 students, the January UCAS application deadline is fast approaching. is everything you need to know to complete your application. Please don’t leave it too late, as there is quite a bit to do. Any queries, pop and see Mrs ......

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Free School Meals
9 Jan

Is your child eligible for Free School Meals?

Your child may be entitled to free school meals if their parents or guardians receive any of the following benefits: Universal Credit, provided they have an annual net earned income not exceeding £7,400 (£616.67 per month) Income Support Income-based Job seeker’s Allowance Income-related Employment and Support Allowance Support under Part 6 of the Immigration ......

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Issue 14 - December 2023 - SQ
22 Dec

Christmas Newsletter 2023

Dear all I am delighted to share this December’s Christmas Newsletter. Please do take some time to read about our wonderful students! You will find some useful updates here, too. Please accept the school’s very best wishes for a restful holidays and a wonderful 2024! On a personal note, I am extremely grateful to all ......

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Mother of pearl -1
21 Dec

Rare iridescent clouds over Harton

Some keen Harton weather watchers have captured images of rare iridescent clouds over the school, with some students likening them to UFOs. Nacreous clouds, which resemble mother of pearl, usually develop in extremely cold air above the polar regions, but were spotted early this morning over Harton. The polar stratospheric clouds, which form only below ......

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Kooth & Qwell Festive hours 2023
20 Dec

Winter Pastoral Support

With the winter break fast approaching, at Harton Academy we appreciate there will be some young people who may struggle during the holidays without the access to the daily pastoral support, trusted adults, and friends that the school community provides. Equally, seasonal illness and the closure of many services at this time of year can ......

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ClassCharts logo SQ
18 Dec

Year 11 Revision Sessions

Dear Parent/Carer As we approach the run up to our year 11 examination period, we would like to offer a regular timetable of revision sessions, available to all pupils, from January up until the exams. The proposed timetable, which shows those subjects offering a weekly session for all students to access in order to further ......

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WAS Award SQ
8 Dec

Wellbeing Award for Schools

Harton Academy is celebrating after successfully completing the Wellbeing Award for Schools reassessment. This award is part of a national scheme developed in partnership with the National Children’s Bureau, and recognises the school’s focus on mental health and wellbeing. Acting Headteacher Mr Amos said that Harton Academy wishes ‘to provide an outstanding education for ......

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Key Community Bus Route SQ
7 Dec

Key Community Bus

With an ethos of reducing food waste, promoting healthy, affordable food and offering advice on related issues, Key Community Bus drives into the heart of our communities to help local people thrive. Read more: https://keycommunity.org.uk/key-community-bus/     ...

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We need your views
5 Dec

STPCF Survey

South Tyneside Parent Carer Forum need your help gathering thoughts and experiences on Transitions! Has your child or young person experienced a transition in the last 12 months? If so, we would love to hear from you! Effective and successful transitions, from one setting to another and/or from one class to another are crucial to ......

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Extreme Weather – Uniform Requirements
4 Dec

Extreme Weather – Uniform Requirements

Outdoor Coats With students’ safety in mind, the school changed it’s uniform policy with regards to outdoor coats. We have previously asked that students’ outdoor coats be a plain, dark coat that opens down the front. However, in order to ensure that students are visible and safe on their journey to and from school, particularly ......

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Is my child too ill for school
30 Nov

Is my child too ill for school: attendance advice

We are frequently asked by parents/carers if their child is too ill for school. To help alleviate any concerns about this question, the school are sharing key information taken from the NHS website which may offer reassurance to all. Is my child too ill for school? This advice is taken from the NHS ......

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School Car Park
28 Nov

School Car Park

Dear parents and Carers Please note, the school car park on Lisle Road is for use by staff and approved taxis only. Please can you drop your child off a little further down Lisle Road to avoid the huge congestion in the mornings? The same applies after school, when we request that you park a ......

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Harton Academy Attendance Graphics
24 Nov

Attendance and Punctuality

Harton Academy continues to strive towards excellent attendance and punctuality for all students. Currently, we are the highest-ranking secondary school in the local authority after the first half-term’s data has been collated. We wish to maintain our high standards and encourage all parents and students to see the benefits of promoting great attendance! ...

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Harton Academy for FLICKR
23 Nov

New Head Teacher – Mr Jon Skurr

Directors at South Tyneside’s most popular school, Harton Academy, have appointed a new Head Teacher, only the eighth in its history since opening in 1936, following the retirement of the school’s longest serving Head Teacher, Sir Ken Gibson, who completed 20 years-service as Head Teacher and 40 years as a teacher at the school. Following ......

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Mat Members 2023 SQ
22 Nov

Illuminare Multi Academy Trust

The Illuminare Multi Academy Trust are delighted to announce Dame Vera Baird KC as a Member of the Trust. Dame Vera Baird KC, the former Victims’ Commissioner for England and Wales and Solicitor General during the last Labour Government will bring her wealth of experience to the Trust. Members are responsible for holding the trust ......

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ClassCharts logo SQ
20 Nov

Monitoring and communication package – ClassCharts

Dear Parent/Carer, You will hopefully be aware that we have recently invested in a monitoring and communication package known as ClassCharts. Students have already received their login details for this package and it is currently in use for monitoring student attitudes to learning and sharing homework activities. The next stage of development is to share ......

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Under 19 Netball Tournament
20 Nov

U19 Netball Tournament

On Wednesday 15th November 2023, we took the U19 Netball Team to the Beacon of Light to compete in the yearly County Schools Tournament. The girls had four matches against some very well drilled schools and the standard was very high. Our girls did us proud and whilst we only won one match against Durham High School, ......

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TT Event UoS Template Nov 2023
14 Nov

University of Sunderland – train to teach event

Come and see us! University of Sunderland – train to teach event Wednesday 15 November 2023 at 15:00 – 19:00 University of Sunderland – Sir Tom Cowie Campus, Sunderland, SR6 0DD Event information Join us for our Open Evening to explore the University’s fantastic campus, find out more about our undergraduate and postgraduate Teacher Training ......

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6th Form Open Evening 2023
13 Nov

6th Form Open Evening

Reminder: Harton 6th Form Open Evening Tuesday 14 November 2023 – 6.00pm – 8.00pm The 6th Form at Harton Academy is proud to provide the wide-ranging and high quality academic and extra-curricular opportunities in our purpose-built 6th Form facility. Our teachers understand young people and are friendly, approachable, committed and highly qualified specialists ......

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Remebrance Day Assemblies 2023 -46
10 Nov

Remembrance Service Assemblies

Today, Harton has marked the Armistice in our annual Remembrance Service assemblies and we were delighted to welcome members of the neighbourhood and from Cheviot Court Care Home, as we do every year. We are extremely honoured that one of our special guests, Fred Birks, was able to visit us this morning, too. Fred served ......

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Emma Lewell Buck MP
10 Nov

Emma Lewell-Buck MP visits Harton

This week has been UK Parliament Week, which is an annual event to raise awareness of Parliament and how students can get involved in the political process. Emma Lewell-Buck MP visited Harton ......

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The Equality Act SQ
6 Nov

Equality and Inclusion

Harton Academy continues to be committed towards Equality and Inclusion across the school and our wider community. This includes sharing these protected characteristics with you. ...

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Wellbeing Award in partnership with NCB - SQ
6 Nov

Wellbeing Award for Schools update

The school continues on its journey in promoting wellbeing and mental health across our community. We are enrolled in the reassessment process for the Wellbeing Award for Schools (WAS) and we will be undertaking our reassessment in the forthcoming weeks. Harton Academy has completed approximately 800 evaluations from staff, students and parents gaining valuable insight ......

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Footloose Tuesday - Monday-1400
27 Oct

‘Footloose: The Musical’

Heartfelt congratulations to our exceptional students and dedicated staff for delivering an outstanding performance of ‘Footloose: The Musical’ this week. The packed school hall witnessed breathtaking individual performances and an overall spectacular show. Talent across all years, from 7 to 11, was truly impressive, making this one of the most remarkable performances in the school. ......

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