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Goodbye Dryden, hello Stonehills

We are pleased to announce our premises are ready at Stonehills in Pelaw  and we will be moving our provision from the Dryden Centre temporary space to a more permanent home from Monday 18th April. A letter to parents with more details can be... read more

OFSTED report due out soon

              Thanks to all for the work done for our Inspection by OFSTED last month.  A copy of the report will be sent to all parents and will be available online.  As you can see, our staff have been continuing to work hard together to improve teaching and learning – this session was looking at better... read more


The Behaviour Support Service will be Inspected by OFSTED on Tuesday and Wednesday 2nd and 3rd February.  Information for parents is attached.  If you are a parent of a student you can gve your view of the service via Parent View – details are in the letter for parents.  Click here:  Letter to parents A guide for... read more

KS3 & 4 football matches

Well done to all of the boys who played in football fixtures against Linhope recently.  KS4 played in lashing rain. Excellent individual performances couldn’t avoid a defeat but they look forward to the rematch!  KS3 had better weather but the same luck in terms of the final score.  Mr Montague, our Sports coordinator, hopes to arrange other matches in the New... read more

Outdoor learning – pizza oven

Well done to the KS3 girls – their pizza oven is starting to take shape.  The students made the woden formers for the base and the arched brick oven doorway.  They have learned to mix concrete and even though the weather is getting colder, have continued the construction work.  We look forward to the first fresh-baked pizza of 2016!  Thanks to Mr Edgoose for leading the... read more

A visit to the Apple store.

On Thursday 19th November, a group of students from Heworth Hall went to the Apple store at the intuMetrocentre to attend a workshop on how to use technology to produce interactive documents. As most of the students have been studying volcanoes in their Geography lessons, we decided to make this the focus of our work and produce an information leaflet to show what we have learned so far this term. The staff were very helpful and showed us how to import pictures, sounds and videos to make our information leaflets more engaging and interactive. Using the MacBooks was a bit of a challenge at first as they don’t work in quite the same way as the Windows PCs we use at school but we soon got used to using the track pad – even Christine! At the end of the session we were each given a memory stick bracelet with our work on and an Apple t-shirt. They even gave us some spares for the students who had not been able to go. The trip got the thumbs up from all who went and we will be booking up again later in the year to look at how to make an interactive book which we will be able to use on the iPads back at... read more

Christmas comes to Heworth Hall!

  Christmas arrived at Heworth Hall today when our Year 11 students decorated our new Christmas tree. They worked as a team to unpack and erect the tree and made group decisions about the placement of the decorations – whilst covering themselves in glitter! We think their finished tree looks beautiful and the centre is now feeling very festive and ready for the Christmas... read more

Armistice Day

Students in KS3 and KS4 marked the day at 11am with a short silence.  Students will be invited to place their own poppy designs on special displays as a mark of respect for soldiers lost in... read more
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