School news

Reading Plus launch for Key Stage 3

We have made a significant investment is an online reading programme which has been shown to have great impact on improving the vocabulary, comprehension and fluency with which students read. In this short video Mrs Meek our Literacy Coordinator explains the significant benefits of the programme which will form part of our English Homework programme for Years 7, 8 & 9 going forward.

Improving our Careers Information Advice and Guidance

We are excited to announce our partnership with Careerwave. (, @careerwaveuk)

Careerwave will provide us with our own dedicated independent careers advisor Clare Braban who will work with students initially in Years 11 and 13 to further strengthen our work to make sure they are prepared for the next stage.

Working in partnership with experts means that our students get the best possible support and guidance when they need it most.

If you have any questions please talk to Mrs Neoptolemos our new Careers Lead.

Bookworms unite!

We are delighted to be opening our brand new library next term. After receiving a generous grant from Shaftoe Trust, we have been able to stock the shelves with brand new books of all genres, which the students will be able to borrow and enjoy. We are also currently...

Building work

We’re beginning to see the benefits of the current building work – it seems like it has been going on for ever! See the ‘flythough’ for an idea of what the finished school will look like.

Coaching Academy

Sixteen HBHS students have been selected to be part of the Northumberland Coaching Academy programme this year.

Tynedale Sports Awards

HBHS students Ethan Hill, Charlotte Murray, Mitchell Sloan and Zoe-Claire Trespaderne have been shortlisted in the schools team of the year section of the Tynedale Sports Awards.

Sport & Exercise Science

HBHS students attended a Sports and Exercise Science workshop. We received excellent feedback about the attitiude and behaviour of our students from the graduate ambassadors who led the sessions.