Queen Elizabeth High School, Hexham

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Queen Elizabeth High School
Queen Elizabeth High School, Hexham logo.jpg
Mottoes Spes Durat Avorum
Established 1599[1]
Type Comprehensive community school
Headteacher Mr Graeme Atkins
Location Whetstone Bridge Road
Hexham
Northumberland
NE46 3JB
England
Coordinates: 54°58′12″N 2°07′04″W / 54.97012°N 2.11781°W / 54.97012; -2.11781
Local authority Northumberland
DfE number 929/4417
DfE URN 122356 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1358
Gender Coeducational
Ages 13–18
Website www.qehs.net

Queen Elizabeth High School (QEHS) is a community high school and Performing Arts College in Hexham, Northumberland, England.

History[edit]

The school was founded in 1599.[2] Thomas Stackhouse, afterwards an Anglican clergyman and theologian was headmaster of the school from 1701 to 1704. The school is in a federation with Hexham Middles School. The head of school is Andrew Byers and Graeme Atkins, the federation Executive Headteacher, as of September 2014.

Admissions[edit]

It has 1422 students, of whom 498 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.

Academic performance[edit]

On 21 April 2012 an Ofsted inspection judged the school to be 'Good'.[3]

It gets above average GCSE and A level results, with the third highest at GCSE in Northumberland.[citation needed] In November 2014, Queen Elizabeth High School was said to be the fifth best state school in the north east of England.

Alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ History of the School Archived 9 February 2011 at the Wayback Machine., Queen Elizabeth High School, Hexham.
  2. ^ History of the School Archived 9 February 2011 at the Wayback Machine., Queen Elizabeth High School, Hexham.
  3. ^ "Inspection Report". Ofsted. 2007. Retrieved 5 January 2011. 

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