Queen Elizabeth High School, Hexham
|Queen Elizabeth High School|
Whetstone Bridge Road
|Type||Comprehensive community school|
|Motto||Spes Durat Avorum ("The hope of the ancestors endures")|
|Specialists||Arts & Science|
|Department for Education URN||122356 Tables|
|Age||13 to 18|
Queen Elizabeth High School (QEHS) is a community high school in Hexham, Northumberland, England.
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The school was founded in 1599. Thomas Stackhouse, afterwards an Anglican clergyman and theologian was headmaster of the school from 1701 to 1704. The school is in a multi-academy trust (Hadrian Learning Trust) with Hexham Middle School. The head of school is James Andriot, and Graeme Atkins is the Executive Headteacher, having previously headed Northwood School.
It has approximately 1300 students, of whom 380 are in the Sixth Form. Northumberland LEA currently operates a three-tier system, so QEHS has students aged between 13 and 18.
The school is part of the Tynedale Virtual College, a collaboration between the four high schools in the Tyne Valley and Northumberland College. The TVC seeks to provide vocational learning across the area.
It is situated just off Allendale Road (B6305) in the west of Hexham.
It gets above average GCSE and A level results, with the third highest at GCSE in Northumberland. In November 2014, Queen Elizabeth High School was said to be the fifth best state school in the north east of England.
- Brig Eric Forster MBE, General Manager from 1970–82 of the Potato Marketing Board
- Basil Reay, Secretary General from 1973–6 of the International Tennis Federation, and Secretary from 1948-73 of the Lawn Tennis Association
- Matthew Wells (rower), British Olympic Rower.
- Three of the founding members of the band Everything Everything.
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